Strive to Thrive Lincoln seeks applications from nonprofits

Strive to Thrive Lincoln seeks applications from nonprofits

Strive to Thrive Lincoln students awarded Still Waters Equestrian Academy of Hickman $6,000 in 2016.
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Strive to Thrive Lincoln students awarded Still Waters Equestrian Academy of Hickman $6,000 in 2016.

A management class in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's College of Business is accepting applications from local nonprofit organizations focused on child development. The organizations could receive as much as $10,000 in funding from the Learning by Giving Foundation.

This semester, the senior-level class, Leading People and Projects (Management 411), will provide a funding opportunity for groups to make a positive difference in Lincoln and/or Lancaster County as students gather knowledge of philanthropy. The class will learn how to initiate a funding process, create a grant application, evaluate applications and make decisions on providing grants for community betterment.

The project, Strive to Thrive Lincoln, is supported by funding from the Learning by Giving Foundation. Nebraska is one of 40-plus partner colleges and universities teaching philanthropy classes nationwide. At each institution, students have the opportunity to distribute Learning by Giving funds to local nonprofit agencies to address those communities' greatest needs.

Funded by a $5 million gift from board member Doris Buffett, the foundation provides a platform for students to become thoughtful and effective givers by awarding grants to nonprofit organizations in their local communities.

Lincoln and Lancaster County nonprofit organizations can apply by Oct. 6 for awards of at least $2,000, up to $10,000. Organizations must have 501(c)3 status and propose a project consistent with their mission and the mission of Strive to Thrive Lincoln. Within the application, organizations must provide their most recent Form 990 and IRS letter, give brief descriptions of their organization and its relevant achievements, and outline the proposed project along with how it aligns with their mission and goals.

To learn more about Strive to Thrive Lincoln or to apply, click here.