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-Lisa Smith, Former Chair of the University of Nebraska Foundation Women in Philanthropy subcommittee

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HearU Nebraska and WIN members talk about grants 

"I was able to meet some amazing women who just exuded this strength and confidence, and this passion to help others, and I it was this connection I wasn't prepared for...
They were so invested."

Stacie Ray, Director
HearU Nebraska

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2018 Grant Recipients

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Nebraska Nonprofit:
Sherman County Prevention Coalition
Every School After School
$91,500

Every School After School will provide curriculum materials, training and ongoing support to another 15 schools, each with 200 to 2,000 students, expanding the availability of quality, meaningful after school programming in areas where parents need accessible, affordable ways to care for their children in the time between school and the end of the work day.

University of Nebraska:
UNMC College of Nursing West Division in Scottsbluff

Geriatric Cognitive and Mental Health Project for Rural Nebraska

$91,500

This project will make early screening and accessible services available to the more than 16,000 older adults living in the state’s 11-county Panhandle region where there is a shortage of mental health services. The program will provide services to an estimated 500 older Nebraskans through specialized clinics and conduct around 40 comprehensive geriatric cognitive and dementia assessments during 2019. It also provides on-site clinical training to psychiatric mental health and adult geriatric nurse practitioner students, with a goal of having a nurse practitioner remain and practice in the Panhandle after graduation.

2017 Grant Recipients

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Nebraska Nonprofit:
Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska
Brain Injury and Domestic Violence: Making the Connection and Improving Care

$85,000

Brain Injury and Domestic Violence: Making the Connection and Improving Care will train domestic violence shelter staff, health care providers and others who come in contact with survivors of domestic violence to screen for indicators  of traumatic brain injury, including concusions, which might otherwise be mistaken or disorganization, intoxication, fatigue or other conditions.  Collaborating with care providers and researchers in the state, the group is 
widening the reach of its pilot program, which included 93 survivors of domestic violence with 60 percent showing indicators of possible traumatic head injury.

University of Nebraska:
University of Nebraska Medical Center Munroe-Meyer Institute

Statewide NICU Feeding and Swallowing Follow Up
$85,000

Statewide NICU Feeding and Swallowing Follow Up will make available portable fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation equipment in the Hastings area and training for an existing network of speech pathologists around the state. This project makes it easier for families living outside the Lincoln and Omaha areas to access radiation-free and cost-effective follow-up screening for swallowing development in infants who spent time in neonatal intensive care units after birth. Feeding and swallowing needs change as infants develop which impacts
not only nutrition and growth, but the development of their self-calming abilities, communication and bonding with families.

2016 Grant Recipients

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Nebraska Nonprofit:
Food Bank for the Heartland
Kids Cruisin' Kitchen
$62,500

Food Bank for the Heartland's Kids Cruisin' Kitchen program provided healthy summer meals to children who qualified for free and reduced-price lunches during the school year. 2017 Omaha-area  summer programs included food for parents or guardians who also might otherwise go hungry. The USDA 
Food Insecurity Index shows that one in five children in Nebraska is food insecure, meaning they are uncertain from where their future meals will come.

 

Kids Cruisin' Kitchen included in PBS report 

University of Nebraska:
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Simulation in Motion-Nebraska
$62,500

UNMC's Simulation in Motion-Nebraska grant helped send mobile, high-tech simulation trucks across Nebraska, offering rural first responders who may provide the only medical care for many miles training opportunties for life saving procedures. Training for volunteers  and health care professionals is provided at no cost and is tailored to needs in each region of the state. Each simulation vehicle houses human patient simulators and supplies to recreate emergency settings as close to reality as possible. 

2015 Grants Recipients

 

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Nebraska Nonprofit:
Tabitha
EngAGE
$53,700

Tabitha, which serves 28 Nebraska counties with health care services for elders began a new program to provide care coordination for adults age 65 and older who are especially at risk because of limited income, chronic or emergent health conditions, or psychosocial concerns. EngAGE by Tabitha provides individuals and their families with personalized support through consultation, advice and coordinated access to health care services.

University of Nebraska:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education
Primarily Math
$53,700

Primarily Math, a program of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Center for  Science, Mathematics and Computer Education, works to transform K-3 mathematics education in Nebraska. The funding provided Primarily Math to provide training for teachers in high-need school districts across the state, helping with their own knowledge of mathematics and improving the teaching of mathematics in primary grades.
 

 

2014 Grant Recipients

 

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Nebraska Nonprofit:
Third City Community Clinic
$75,950

Third City Community Clinic's grant funded urgent and critical
needs, giving hope to children, women and men with neither funds nor insurance. The clinic supplies medical and dental care and medication to families who otherwise without access to health care. The grant helped to increase the number of patients served, updated equipment and assisted with pharmaceutical costs and professional staff. 

University of Nebraska:
University of Nebraska-Lincoln's HearU Nebraska
$75,950

HearU Nebraska helps ensure that every child in Nebraska has access to sound, regardless of their family's financial means. By giving the "gift of hearing" to children, this projects helped minimize the effects of hearing loss on children's language acquisition, cognition and overall educational success. With the grant HearU Nebraska fit 217 hearing aids on 127 children across Nebraska ranging in age from 3 weeks to 18 years of age, and purchased testing equipment that can be used with babies as young as 2 or 3 weeks old. 

 

2013 Grant Recipients

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Nebraska Nonprofit:
Nebraska Children and Families Foundation
Project Everlast
$76,750

Project Everlast is an innovative partnership working with young adults transitioning out of the foster care system and into independent adult life. The grant helped expand the program into Lincoln and northeast Nebraska.

University of Nebraska:
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Women and IT Engagement Link
$76,750

A middle school immersion program, high school computing recognition and UNO student and faculty programs helped encourage women to pursue technology careers.

 

 

2012 Grants Recipients

 

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Nebraska Nonprofit:
Nebraska Alliance of Child Advocacy Centers
$77,425

A statewide training initiative focused on prevention, identification and reporting of child abuse and neglect included 1,767 professionals and community members. Training was segmented for law enforcement personnel, adults involved with youth organizations, individuals in mandatory child abuse reporting positions, such as teachers and day care providers and online learners wanting more information about prevention, identification and reporting.

University of Nebraska:
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing
Mobile Nurse-Managed Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Project
$77,425

Funding provided for 504 supervised UNMC nurse practitioner training hours to assess the needs and care of 27 rural Kearney elders. This program provided needed experience for health care professionals and improved geriatric health services.