31 Schools to Receive Grants Totaling $263K Through NCF Affiliated Funds

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31 Schools to Receive Grants Totaling $263K Through NCF Affiliated Funds

It has been announced that, thanks to an anonymous donor and the Alice DeVoe Donor-Advised Fund—an affiliated fund of Nebraska Community Foundation (NCF; NebraskaHometown.org), 31 Greater Nebraska schools are receiving grants totaling more than $263,000. The opportunity for funding was made available exclusively to affiliated funds in the NCF network and required a 1:1 local funding match.

“The homework gap has long existed, but COVID-19 has exacerbated the divide between Nebraska students,” said Jeff Yost, president and CEO of Nebraska Community Foundation. “These grants support a wide range of methods to bridge the homework gap including computer equipment and software, internet access, staffing for summer school and individualized instruction for at-risk and special education students, transportation and professional development for trauma informed practice.”

All across Nebraska Community Foundation’s statewide network, local volunteers are stepping up in extraordinary ways to meet basic needs and respond to emerging challenges. Affiliated funds of Nebraska Community Foundation have been making grants to address food insecurity, mental health, early childhood development, elder care, and much more. Affiliated funds are also playing critical roles as conveners and connectors, leaders, fundraisers, and community cheerleaders and champions.

To learn more about the roles Nebraska Community Foundation affiliated funds are playing in Greater Nebraska’s COVID-19 relief and response efforts, visit NebraskaHometown.org. If you are interested in supporting the community-building work happening in your Nebraska hometown, call (402) 323-7000 or email info@nebcommfound.org.

 

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