WIN Issues Requests for Proposals
WIN Issues Requests for Proposals
The WIN grant committee has been busy reviewing almost 70 Letters of Inquiry submitted by the University of Nebraska and area nonprofits. As a result of this review, WIN issued requests for proposals to 10 University applicants and 12 nonprofits. Those projects selected to move forward in the grants process are:
UNL - HearU Nebraska
UNMC - High School Alliance e-Learning
UNL - Primarily Math: Transforming K-3 Mathematics Education in Nebraska
UNL – Better Infant Formulas for better child health and development
UNL – Implementing a Temperament-Based Social-Emotional Learning Program in Nebraska Kindergartens
UNMC - EngAge Wellness: Development of EngAge in Education (Lifelong Learning Institute for Metropolitan Omaha)
UNL - Getting Ready: Supporting Young Children's School
UNO - Nebraska Business Development Center: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs for Business Planning and Success
UNK - Recruiting Women in IT (WIT@UNK)
UNL - Sheldon Museum of Art: Implementing Nebraska's New Arts Education Standards: A Toolbox for Teachers
YWCA Adams County - Feed Our Children
Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Inc. - RSafe® Trauma Treatment & Therapeutic Support for Children & Families Impacted by Child Sexual Abuse
Junior Achievement of Lincoln - Impacting Nebraska's future economic growth and work force success
Brain Injury Association of Nebraska - Women of Warriors Weekend
Women's Center for Advancement - Safety Services
Boys and Girls Club of Lincoln-Lancaster County - Be Great: Graduate
Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska - Girl Scouts Statewide Be a Friend First (BFF) Bully Prevention Program
Lincoln/Lancaster County Habitat for Humanity - Building Houses. Building Hope.
Third City Community Clinic - Healthcare, dental care for the low income community
Mosaic at Bethphage Village - Helping Children Reach Their Full Potential
Girls Incorporated of Omaha - Fostering Futures
Junior League of Lincoln - Clothesline
The Grants Committee will review detailed proposals and supporting materials through May. Once evaluations are completed, we will proceed with site visits for specific organizations and projects. After the committee determines the finalists, we will prepare detailed information about each project, and at the end of the summer the entire WIN membership will vote to determine the 2014 grant recipients.
Organizations selected for a WIN grant will execute a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that outlines the terms and requirements for the grant. WIN will require each recipient to submit a Project Overview that specifies the main goals and how progress will be measured before the initial payment is disbursed. In addition WIN will require progress reports during the grant cycle as well as a follow-up report after the final payment. An impact assessment committee may conduct site visits during the grant cycle, the purpose of which is to research and assess over time the impact of the grant on the organization and the community being served.
"What happens when we connect the belief in ourselves to effect change with tenacity and persistence, a sense of urgency to act now, and the power of our collective voice? I'll tell you what happens: progress begins and lives improve."
-Tricia Raikes, Co-founder of the Raikes Family Foundation