Foundation / Corporation
Peter Kiewit Foundation
Grants to Nebraska and Western Iowa nonprofits and agencies for programs in the areas of preparing youth for success in education and employment, promoting economic development, and supporting local efforts to build thriving communities. Applicants must speak with a program officer prior to submitting an application.
Youth Pathways to Success
-Increase the number of youth who progress in their education and secure meaningful employment.
Economic Growth and Opportunity
-Bolster a vital, diverse and growing economy that advances individual and community prosperity.
-Support local efforts to build thriving communities.
Emergent Issues and Opportunities:
The foundation also considers requests outside of the three primary areas of focus to fund projects with high potential for impact and learning.
Funding is intended to support proven and promising programs, systemic solutions, capital projects, general operations, planning and capacity building, and policy development.
It is important that the applicant demonstrates their ability to sustain the work after the proposed grant period ends.
GrantWatch ID#: 178879
There are no limits on the duration of the grants that may be requested. However, while the foundation does consider and has made grant commitments for multiple years, it is not the practice of the foundation to provide permanent or continuous support for a project, program, or organization.
Grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations with a valid 501(c)(3) status and to units of government. Funding is not provided to individuals, for-profit businesses, other private foundations, individual K-12 schools, or churches.
The foundation supports efforts primarily in the Omaha metro area and across the state of Nebraska. Grants are also made in that portion of Western Iowa within 100 miles of Omaha, as well as other geographies of interest to Mr. Kiewit.
The Foundation does not provide funding to support debt retirement, operational deficits, endowments, general fund drives/annual appeals, event sponsorship, or routine public works projects.
The foundation accepts and makes decisions on grant applications on a quarterly basis. Please submit applications through our online application portal by midnight on the deadline date.
Connect with Program Officer by:
December 20, March 26, June 25, September 24
January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15
March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31
A representative from your organization should connect with a foundation program officer at least three weeks prior to the application deadline to discuss the proposed project, confirm eligibility to apply, and determine alignment to foundation goals. Please contact a Program Officer within the Impact Area most aligned to your request. In most cases, a brief written summary of the request will be needed to determine alignment and readiness. If eligibility, alignment, and readiness are confirmed, a program officer will issue a URL link to the online application.
For capital projects, applicants must apply prior to the beginning of construction. When capital construction grants are approved, foundation funds are paid only after the construction has been completed and the facility is available for its intended use.
All Peter Kiewit Foundation grants are awarded on a matching funds basis with the following maximum levels of foundation participation:
– Non-profit organizations may apply for a maximum of 50% of the total project cost.
– Units of government (tax-supported entities) may apply for a maximum of 25% of the total project cost.
It is to an applicant’s advantage to have developed at least a portion of the matching funds needed before submitting a request.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Nicholas Wenham, Grants Manager
Peter Kiewit Foundation
1125 South 103rd Street
Omaha, NE 68124
USA: Iowa: Western Iowa, within 100 miles of Omaha; Nebraska: Primarily in the Omaha metro area and across the state