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The Viking Foundation of Lincoln Grant

Grants to Nebraska, Iowa, and Colorado Nonprofits
to Benefit Children and Families in Need

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The Viking Foundation of Lincoln

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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 to Nebraska, Iowa, and Colorado nonprofit organizations to support young people and families in eligible communities. Eligible organizations serve communities in Lancaster County, Nebraska; Polk County, Iowa; and Denver County Colorado. The Foundation provides modest, need-based grants directed to individuals (especially children) and families challenged with education, poverty, housing, gender, mental and physical health, and other issues.

The areas of support and core values will be sustained in perpetuity, unchanged by future Boards of Directors of the Foundation. The Foundation's objective is to remain as flexible and creative as possible, in the context of the mission, regarding the nature, size and purpose of the grants awarded.

To help understand the Foundation's objectives, a few hypothetical examples are listed below to demonstrate the Foundation's commitment to flexibility and creativity. These examples also show scenarios deemed worthy of funding:

-A family needing a new furnace identified through Habitat for Humanity's Denver, Colorado affiliate.
-Helping to purchase a delivery van for The Food Bank of Lincoln, Nebraska.
-A grant to pay for physical therapy for an injured family breadwinner through Denver, Colorado's Vocational Rehabilitation Agency.
-Developing a child care program for high school age parents in the Ankeny, Iowa Public Schools.
-Supporting an occupational training program for mentally or physically challenged youths in Commerce City, Colorado.
-Providing for respite care for a family caring for an ALS patient in Lincoln, Nebraska.
-Stocking new children's books in a branch of the Lincoln City Libraries in Lincoln, Nebraska.
-A Girl Scout Chapter in Des Moines, Iowa, needing to employ a summer intern to manage their Learn to Fish program for young girls.

These examples are provided only to demonstrate the broad spectrum and creative possibilities for Foundation assistance.
The Foundation especially likes to fund proposals for specific activities, projects and initiatives that are creative/innovative, unique and stand-alone in nature.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181549

Number of Grants:

Five to fifteen grants will normally be awarded annually.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Preference will generally be given to proposals requesting support in the $5,000 - $10,000 range.

Term of Contract:

The Foundation prefers projects that have a limited (one year or less) time frame.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any organization with a broad mission consistent with the Viking Foundation's Core Values is generally eligible.

This support will only be provided to other 501(c)(3) organizations in three counties in Nebraska (Lancaster), Iowa (Polk) and Colorado (Denver).

Pre-Application Information:

The annual application due date is October 1.

The annual award month is December.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Colorado: Denver County;   Iowa: Polk County;   Nebraska: Lancaster County