Apply for a Grant

We want to see your community thrive just as much as you do. And we’re doing everything we can to help.

Aksarben community grants have been a staple of the Aksarben mission since some of our earliest days. We have granted funds all across Nebraska and look forward to receiving new applications each year speaking of new projects taking shape, and how we can help you impact your communities through this work.

Our application deadline has closed for 2022, but we’re still anxious to hear from you! Please let us know what projects are taking shape in your area and what we can help shine a spotlight on until the application window reopens in 2023!

Community Grants

Aksarben Community Grants are selected and intended for projects budgeted up to $10,000 in total. The maximum grant awarded $1,000 and all grant awards are contingent upon a matching gift component. While you may submit your application at any point throughout the year, the deadline each year is March 15 and grant recipients are notified by April 1 of the same year in which the awards are sent out. For additional information on the application process, please contact: info@aksarben.org

The 2022 Aksarben Community Grant Recipients are:

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Eligibility

  • 501(c)(3)Organization status.
  • Project responds to emerging community need and builds upon community resources.
  • Requires matching funds.
  • Communities are only eligible for one grant per year.
  • Funds cannot be used for: political campaigns, lobbying efforts, businesses established for profit, annual fund drives, agency deficits or endowments, salary support, overhead or direct support of religious activities. Secular activities provided by religious organizations may be eligible for funding.

  • Must Include:
    1. Brief description of community need being addressed and how requested grant funds will be used
    2. Goals and objectives to address community need
    3. Expected results
    4. How is the applying organization working with others in the community to accomplish this goal?
  • Provide a budget specifying each line item and associated costs and a description of income and expenses related to the project (even if they exceed amount requested).
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