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WIN seeks winning ideas from Nebraska nonprofits

WIN seeks winning ideas from Nebraska nonprofits

Nebraska nonprofit organizations and University of Nebraska groups striving to address critical community needs or wishing to make a significant local or state impact are invited to submit their funding ideas to Women Investing in Nebraska (WIN).

For information about how to submit a letter of inquiry, go to, and submit it by Feb. 20, 2015.

WIN will again award two grants this year of equal value. One grant will be awarded to a Nebraska charitable organization, and another grant will be awarded to an organization or group directly affiliated with the University of Nebraska. Last year, WIN awarded two grants of $76,000 each.

Qualifying Nebraska organizations must be designated as nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charities. Organizations and groups affiliated with the University of Nebraska may also submit inquiries. All applicants must submit an inquiry by Feb. 20 and will be notified about eligibility to submit a formal grant proposal.

WIN was established in 2011 by the University of Nebraska Foundation and its women in philanthropy committee to connect women and involve them in local philanthropy. Members of WIN pledge to make a gift each year for at least three years. Its members combine their donations and collectively grant half of their annual contributions to a Nebraska nonprofit organization and half to a University of Nebraska organization.

Last year WIN awarded the Third City Community Clinic of Grand Island a grant to support its work in providing healthcare and dental care for low income individuals. HearU Nebraska, a statewide program with the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, was awarded a grant to help provide hearing aids for children.

WIN is accepting new members. To learn more about membership and upcoming events, go to or contact Director Sarah Gloden Carlson at 402-502-4113 or 800-432-3216.

Media contact: Robb Crouch, NU Foundation, 402-458-1142,

"I truly believe something remarkable will come from this group of women."

-Tricia Raikes, Co-founder of the Raikes Family Foundation