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Grants & Programs

The Nebraska Presbyterian Foundation accepts grant applications during two annual grant cycles.  Applicants are restricted to Nebraska PCUSA congregations and to human services organizations in Lancaster and Platte counties in Nebraska.  Applicants may apply for a grant during either grant cycle.

 

NEBRASKA PCUSA CHURCHES

Nebraska Presbyterian churches and related organizations (PCUSA) may apply for grant for the support and benefit of new or existing outreach activities which enhance or expand some aspect of their ministry and mission into their neighborhood and community.

Is there an outreach project your congregation has dreamed of starting but lacked the financial resources to get it off the ground?  Does your congregation have a mission project you're ready to expand for broader impact?  Our grant program could help provide funding to jumpstart your mission project which reaches out to your neighbors in need, to share the love of Christ, and take a bold step in reimagining what church should be.

To apply for a Nebraska PCUSA congregation grant, click here (June 1-15 or Dec. 1-15 only).

 

HUMAN SERVICES ORGANIZATION IN LANCASTER & PLATTE COUNTIES

Human services organizations in Lancaster and Platte counties in Nebraska who work to meet the needs of vulnerable populations, with preference to the elderly, and whose programs create pathways toward greater self-sufficiency and empowerment may apply for grants for the support and benefit of programs and projects which strengthen their mission and community.  (General operating grant applications are not accepted.)

To apply for a human services grant, click here (June 1-15 or Dec. 1-15 only).

 

GRANT CYCLE TIMELINES

SPRING GRANT CYCLE:

December 1-15              Letter of Intent Accepted

January 1                        Notification of Eligibility

January 31                      Full Grant Application Due

By May 1                         Grants Awarded

FALL GRANT CYCLE:

June 1-15                       Letter of Intent Accepted

July 1                              Notification of Eligibility

July 31                            Full Grant Application Due

By November 1             Grants Awarded

FUNDING GUIDELINES

All applicants must have current 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status to be eligible for funding.  Preference is given to projects or programs that demonstrate broad funder support.  Applicant must show that the program or project can be sustained after the grant period without additional funding from Nebraska Presbyterian Foundation and have clearly stated and achievable objectives and timeframes.  Organizations may not submit multiple applications in a grant cycle.  Organizations who are awarded a grant must complete a final grant report one year after receiving the grant before applying for a new grant.

We do not fund:

  • For-profit organizations
  • Individuals
  • General operating grants
  • Debt reduction
  • Multi-year grants 
  • Endowments or other foundations
  • Event sponsorships
  • Travel or conferences
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