The Viking Foundation of Lincoln



Viking Foundation Press Release 2019 Awards

Posted by sallyanderik on December 14, 2019 at 4:30 PM

For Immediate Release

The Viking Foundation of Lincoln announced its recent funding of 16 grants—including 9 in the Lincoln area—totaling $80,000 in support of nonprofit organizations in three states.

The following Lincoln-area grants totaling $40,000 were funded:

$3,000 to ACLU-Nebraska—to support analysis of Lincoln Public Schools’ sex education program,

$5,000 to Appleseed-Nebraska—for its Health Care Access Program to help fund staff to implement Nebraska Medicaid Expansion,

$4,000 to Autism Family Network—to provide activities well-suited to people with autism and their families,

$2,000 to Center for Illegal Immigration Assistance—to help fund staff costs for completing renewals (DACA) and other immigration-related legal work,

$3,000 to Center for People in Need—to provide food for families and individuals in need,

$5,000 to Child Advocacy Center—to help fund forensic interviews for children alleging abuse,

$5,000 to Good Neighbor Community Center—to provide food for families and individuals in need,

$8,000 to Horses for Healing—to fund equine-facilitated learning programs for youth in foster care, or with physical, emotional and cognitive challenges,

$5,000 to Nebraska Children and Families Foundation—to support camp costs for bringing together siblings separated by different foster care placements.

In addition to these contributions, The Viking Foundation awarded a total of $20,000 to these nonprofit organizations in Denver County, Colorado: Bella Boutique, Cross Purpose, Remerg and Wee Cycle; and $20,000 to nonprofits in Polk County, Iowa: Des Moines Pastoral Counseling, Dress for Success, Des Moines, and New Horizons Adult Day Center.

The Viking Foundation was created in 2012 to help improve and enrich the lives of individuals – especially children – who are less fortunate. The foundation provides charitable grants annually to 501(c)(3) organizations in three counties, including Lancaster. The grants are directed to those who are challenged with issues related to poverty, housing, gender, education, mental and physical health, and others.

The 2020 grant proposal submission deadline is Oct. 1. Detailed information about the foundation, and its history, values and proposal guidelines, can be found at


For additional information, please contact Roseann Christensen, public information officer, Viking Foundation Board of Directors, at [email protected]


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