At Strictly Business, we believe it is so important to support our local nonprofits. Our commitment to supporting local nonprofits stems from recognizing their pivotal role in addressing the pressing needs of our community’s most vulnerable segments. Nonprofit organizations understand the needs of those who are vulnerable in our community and work to help support causes many of us connect to.

These organizations not only champion causes that resonate deeply with us, but also play a significant role in job creation, providing invaluable opportunities for individuals – be they workers, volunteers or donors – to contribute meaningfully to causes larger than themselves. When we pitch in to help nonprofits, we’re helping our communities and neighbors, keeping a culture of humanity, art and philanthropy alive.

Since 1978, Friendship Home ( has helped survivors of domestic violence find physical and emotional safety by offering possibilities to help change their lives when things are at their worst. Friendship Home’s current facilities have expanded shelter options including transitional housing and single-family shelters and a variety of different crisis services.

Friendship Home offers emergency shelter in a communal shelter setting, apartments for families and transitional living for families who need more time to rebuild their lives – free from violence. Friendship Home continues to empower everyone who comes through their doors to achieve safety, independence and freedom from domestic violence.

Friendship Home is Lancaster County’s only safe, confidential emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence and their children. Services include emergency and transitional shelter, as well as supportive services, through safety planning, crisis intervention, support groups and mental health counseling. To access safe shelter and services, call (402) 437-9302. Learn more about Friendship Home online at

Angels Among Us ( provides financial and emotional support to families whose children are battling pediatric cancer. Any family living in or being treated in Nebraska is eligible to apply. Once approved, families are provided with $500 or $825 a month, depending on household income levels, for the length of their entire treatment plan, up to three years, to help them stay financially stable during treatment. Funds are paid directly to the creditor, which ensures that funds are used for their intended purpose.

In addition to financial support, Angels Among Us launched 11 emotional support programs to provide wrap-around services for all members of the pediatric cancer family. Programs for teens, kids, siblings and caregivers; events for the family to attend together; and bereavement support services are now offered. These emotional support programs allow Angels Among Us to better fulfill its mission of BOTH financial and emotional support.
Angels Among Us recently moved into its new space, The Harper Hope Center. This space allows Angels Among Us to conduct programmatic events and support groups for the pediatric cancer families they serve, on site, for the first time. We are now located on 89th and Indian Hills Drive at 220 N 89th St. STE 101 in Omaha.

Since 2006, Angels Among Us has assisted over 700 families with over $5 million in support. Gifts of any amount are welcome and encouraged. For more information, contact Angels Among Us at (402) 934-0999 or visit the website at

The mission of the American Red Cross ( is to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Our mission is more than words. We always aim to prevent and relieve suffering with every action. The Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides comfort to people affected by disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, military members and their families. The Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. Red Cross supporters provide a beacon of hope. From helping during disasters and ensuring access to lifesaving blood, to providing training to save lives and supporting military communities, the Red Cross is there when help can’t wait. To learn more, visit

For over 60 years, Keep Nebraska Beautiful (KNB) ( has worked for the betterment of Nebraska through waste reduction, recycling and community beautification. KNB’s mission is to enhance, preserve and beautify Nebraska by developing and managing programs and partnerships with statewide affiliates, private industry leaders and citizens who share a passion for the environment. As a state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful (KAB), KNB coordinates KAB events in the state of Nebraska and is a statewide resource for its 20 local community affiliates and all Nebraska residents.

The largest programs offered through KNB are the Nebraska School Chemical Cleanout Campaign, Materials Exchange Program, Used Oil Collection Program, Food Waste Reduction Program and Household Hazardous Waste Program. These initiatives focus on promoting environmental sustainability and public health.

Contact KNB at (402) 486-4562 or visit for more information.

Voices of Hope ( provides 24-hour services to all genders who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, or related forms of abuse. They have provided free and confidential services to individuals of these crimes in Lincoln/Lancaster County for 48 years. Their services include a 24-hour crisis line (402) 475-7273, victim advocacy courts/hospitals, support groups, crisis counseling, safety planning, assistance with protection orders, basic needs and campus advocacy. They answer more than 8,000 crisis line calls a year and provide face-to-face services to approximately 2,500 unduplicated survivors. Voices of Hope is in need of financial donations, gift cards, gas cards, and donations of basic need items such as personal hygiene items, household items, and security cameras. To learn more visit

St. Monica’s Home (STM) ( provides licensed substance abuse and mental health treatment for 250+ women each year, offering a holistic recovery program for adult women and mothers along with their children. Our purpose is to provide recovery within a home-like environment to help empower women combating various problems intertwined with substance abuse. We have provided gender-specific behavioral health treatment in Lincoln since 1964.

STM’s substance abuse treatment programs are trauma-informed, treating not only the addiction but the underlying circumstances. Our continuum of care extends through several levels of treatment and continuing case management after treatment. Each woman’s individual treatment plan addresses substance use disorder, as well as co-occurring mental health disorders in addition to trauma. STM programs include Short-Term Residential, Therapeutic Community, Project Mother­ Child (PMC), Women are Sacred (a Native Specific program for women and children), Step-Down Housing and increased outpatient therapy options.

Clinic With a Heart ( is a faith-inspired organization that helps people who are uninsured and underinsured through a ministry of healthcare. It started because of a week in Reynosa, Mexico in 2002, when Dr. Rob Rhodes was providing free healthcare to a disadvantaged population. After they ended their medical mission in Reynosa, Mexico, they related it to home asking the question, “If we can provide free healthcare in Mexico, why wouldn’t we provide free healthcare in our own backyard?” Then, after verifying the need, the inspired and motivated team started their journey to provide free healthcare in Lincoln, Nebraska. Clinic With a Heart was officially sanctioned as a nonprofit organization and opened its first free healthcare clinic in May, 2003.

Today, each clinic night is sponsored by a mission team. The team provides the coordination of service and funding. Mission team sponsors include seven different churches, a temple, two hospitals, and one education institution.

All service provided at Clinic With a Heart is free of charge for the patient. For more information, visit

Junior Achievement of Lincoln ( is one of over 100 local JA Areas across the nation. We are the nation’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices. We at Junior Achievement of Lincoln provide several ways to get involved whether you are looking to volunteer, or part of a business to help us expand the reach of our mission.

Our mission is to empower young people by equipping them with the knowledge and skills to take control of their futures, make good financial decisions, be career-oriented, and have an entrepreneurial spirit. Junior Achievement volunteers empower K-12 students through financial education, professional development, and soft skills such as critical thinking and teamwork to prepare them for ownership over their futures and careers.

One of Lincoln’s largest nonprofit organizations focusing on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility is the YMCA of Lincoln ( The YMCA has served the community for over 150 years – promoting positive values through programs that build spirit, mind and body for all. Today, the YMCA serves the community with facilities in all quadrants of Lincoln through programs including swim lessons, YMCA Youth Sports, YMCA Camp Kitaki, after school programs, health and wellness offerings and more.

While the names and program offerings have changed over the past 150 years, the cause remains the same – strengthening the community. As one of the country’s most storied nonprofits, the YMCA knows that lasting personal and social change comes about when everyone works together. Every day, the YMCA works side-by-side with their neighbors to make sure everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. For more information on the YMCA of Lincoln, visit

Through a growing grassroots network of volunteers who hail from every corner or the state, Nebraska Community Foundation ( unleashes abundant local assets, inspires charitable giving, and connects ambitious people to build stronger communities and a Greater Nebraska. This year, NCF celebrates 30 years of progress toward its vision to make Nebraska a place where our hometowns are achieving their dreams.

Headquartered in Lincoln, the Foundation serves communities, donors and organizations by providing financial management, strategic development, education and training to a statewide network of 1,500 volunteers serving more than 270 communities.

In the last five years, 45,993 contributions have been made to Nebraska Community Foundation and its affiliated funds. Since 1994, Nebraska Community Foundation has reinvested $517 million in Nebraska’s people and places. For information, visit

Nebraska Diaper Bank (NDB) ( operates a growing diaper distribution program, working collaboratively with other social service agencies to serve the community since 2014. Clean, dry diapers are necessary for the health and well-being of growing babies, yet many families struggle to provide enough diapers for their child’s needs. Diapers are not covered by any federal program such as SNAP, WIC, or Medicaid. For families who stretch every dollar, the extra burden of $80+ for diapers every month can be the breaking point. NDB focuses on filling this gap for low-income families in Nebraska. As the only organization in the state partnered with the National Diaper Bank Network, NDB has access to bulk buying programs. Diapers reduce family stress and help parents go to work. Last year NDB distributed over 2.8 million diapers to 10,784 babies, and they are on track to distribute 3.5 million diapers in 2024.

The mission of the Apace Foundation (, previously Region V Foundation, is to support and improve the quality of life for people with disabilities in Nebraska. Apace helps provide services that may not be available through usual funding methods, including day services, transportation, housing, job coaching and other programs and experiences. Apace has been serving the Lincoln area and Southeast Nebraska for over 45 years. We strive for a community where those who experience disabilities are included. By providing tools and resources, we educate the public and connect members of the community.
To learn more, please visit or call (402) 471-6400.

For more than 50 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters Lincoln (BBBSL) ( has operated under the belief that inherent in every young person has the ability to succeed and thrive in life. BBBS Lincoln is under the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands’ (BBBSM) umbrella and part of the largest donor-and-volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. The Big Brothers Big Sisters’ vision is for all youth to achieve their full potential. To fulfill that vision, the mission of BBBS is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. As an organization, BBBSM is committed to defending the potential of youth in the Lincoln and Omaha/Council Bluffs metro areas, spanning across nine counties in Nebraska and Iowa. Through the support of nearly 150 mentoring relationships this year, BBBSL strives to provide a solid foundation for personal growth, academic achievement and positive development. To volunteer, donate or acquire further information about our initiatives, please visit or contact us at (402) 330-2449. Stay connected and informed by following Big Brothers Big Sisters Lincoln (@bbbslincoln) on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

City Impact (, a faith-based non-profit, urgently seeks volunteers and donations to empower and equip kids and families to rise above vulnerable circumstances, transforming into who God created them to be.

City Impact offers FREE community programs, mental health and fitness workshops, sports camps, STEAM Summer Learning, and faith and literacy programs, all aimed at helping kids and parents thrive. Rooted in faith and compassion, we believe every child deserves the chance to reach their full potential.

Needs: Our volunteers and donors are essential to our success, allowing us to offer FREE crucial services and create positive change in our community. With increasing demand for our programs, we need more volunteers and financial contributions. Whether you can volunteer a few hours a week or become a monthly donor, your support is invaluable.

To get involved, visit our website at or contact us at (402) 477-8080.

The Down Syndrome Association for Families (DSAF) ( provides networking opportunities, educational events and up-to-date information about Down syndrome. DSAF was established in 1995 to support parents of children with Down syndrome and became a 501(c)3 organization in 2002. The organization hosts the Capital City Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk to raise awareness and funds locally. DSAF’s health equity initiatives prioritize healthy living for individuals with Down syndrome and aim to reduce health disparities and increase social inclusion. The Down Syndrome Association for Families is committed to providing networking opportunities, educational events and current information about Down syndrome to the community. DSAF focuses on promoting awareness, support and healthy living for individuals with Down syndrome. It offers various programs and services, with a specific emphasis on addressing the unique needs of individuals with Down syndrome. To learn more, visit

Theatre Arts For Kids-logoTheatre Arts For Kids (TAFK) ( is a non profit children’s theatre company serving Lincoln and surrounding areas. TAFK provides quality performance opportunities for kids of all ages  and abilities. This inclusive program provides opportunities for all children despite any physical, emotional or financial challenges etc.  Through singing, acting and dancing, TAFK also teaches leadership, team work, philanthropy and humanity.  With emphasis on professionalism, shows at TAFK are not like any other children’s theatre.  Theatre Arts For Kids has been in Lincoln for eleven years and is currently in the throngs of an exciting capital campaign for their forever home. For more information about TAFK, visit

Since 2008, the Husker Fans Salute the Troops ( organization has hosted a Husker Salute weekend for up to 100 Veterans, active military personnel and their families, with the mission to Salute, Serve and Support them for their sacrifices, and to help ensure that every person with Military ties in Nebraska and surrounding communities feels respected and appreciated for their service and are hopeful for the future. 2024 Husker Salute Weekend is being planned for this fall (tent. Sept 28-29), with an inspirational keynote speaker, FUN – FREE – FAMILY oriented activities, hotel accommodations, complimentary meals, a game-watch tailgate, and a tour of Memorial Stadium.

Husker fans and businesses from across Nebraska and the USA help support Husker Salute with donations of funds, services, materials, food and drink. You too can join the support team! See, on Facebook at Husker Salute, or email Please help this Big Red cause!

For over 20 years, Domesti-PUPS ( has been supporting people in our local, regional and national communities through the assistance of animals. From therapy dogs in the classroom motivating children to pet therapy visitations in nursing homes, hospitals and assisted living centers, Domesti-PUPS pet therapy teams bring a bit of brightness through their furry encounters. The organization’s service dog teams provide increased independence when paired with a disabled partner. These highly-skilled canines can turn on lights, provide balance and mobility, retrieve dropped items, bring a bottle of water from a refrigerator, respond to medical emergencies such as a seizure or a diabetic high or low and open doors both literally and figuratively. Some even provide lifesaving measures for their disabled partners. Learn more online at

The Foundry Community ( exists to support, educate, and develop the Nebraska purpose-driven community. We design resources to provide talent, capacity, programs, and spaces tailored to nonprofits. By joining our community, organizations can accelerate their impact pathway through fiscal sponsorships, and benefit from reliable services through our partnerships with University of Nebraska-Lincoln Honors program (Intern Foundry) and AmeriCorp (BASE CAMP.) We also offer meeting rooms, event spaces, and a specialized coworking environment. We deeply value our members and work to provide infrastructure that sets up Nebraska-based nonprofits, purpose-driven businesses, and public sector organizations up for success. We enable small organizations to focus on their core missions, empowering them to make a direct and positive impact on the world. Join us to become part of a collaborative network that fosters growth, community, and success. To become a member, visit

Through partnerships and collaboration, Lincoln Community Foundation (LCF) ( facilitates positive change for the common good. LCF’s mission is to inspire our community to give, act and lead.

Since 1955, LCF has been privileged to be part of many wonderful legacies by connecting donor generosity to local needs. The organization serves as a faithful steward for many types of philanthropic gifts and helps donors create lasting legacies of giving. With gifts of all sizes from thousands of donors over the years, the assets of LCF have grown to more than $232 million. LCF has distributed more than $237 million in grants to nonprofit organizations that have improved the lives of our residents.

The success of Lincoln Community Foundation is measured by the quality of life achieved for people today and generations to come. Find out more online at or by calling (402) 474-2345.

The mission of the Nebraska Safety Council ( is simple: For more than 60 years, they have provided education and leadership to empower people to live safe and healthy lives. The Nebraska Safety Council’s comprehensive programs, training courses, events and services are designed to improve employee care at a desk, on the production floor, behind the wheel and off the job. Their unique Worker 360° approach provides integrated risk management to improve overall worker quality of life and positively impact an organization’s bottom line. Members of the Nebraska Safety Council include organizations throughout Nebraska and surrounding areas, across a variety of industries. There is no one-size-fits-all option. Each company’s safety and wellbeing program is customized for their needs and size. Demonstrate your commitment to employee safety and health by becoming a member of the Nebraska Safety Council. You will receive access to training, guidance and resources to establish or enhance your safety and wellness programs and policies. The Nebraska Safety Council provides leadership and resources for a safe and healthy workplace and community. To reach their team, call (402) 483-2511 or visit to learn more.

For 92 years, Goodwill Industries Serving Southeast Nebraska, Inc. ( has been strengthening the Lincoln community by providing services for individuals who face barriers to employment and by offering residents an outlet for recycling unused household items and clothing. The sale of donated items in Goodwill’s retail stores remains the largest source of funding for its programs and services.

Goodwill recognizes that services provided by peer agencies prepare people served by Goodwill to better succeed in Goodwill’s employment programs. It is with this understanding that Goodwill provides funding to colleague agencies to help with their own programs that align with

Goodwill’s mission of keeping willing workers employed and community resources maximized. To learn more, visit

Founded in 1932, Catholic Social Services (CSS) ( of Southern Nebraska is the charitable arm of the Diocese of Lincoln, serving all individuals regardless of faith in the southern third of Nebraska. Their services cover 24,000 square miles and touch the lives of nearly 30,000 people annually.

Catholic Social Services provides food market and meal services, family support services – which include rent and utility assistance, disaster relief, refugee, immigration services and St. Gianna Program (a program for women and their children escaping violence and domestic abuse). Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska has offices and Gift & Thrift stores in Lincoln, Auburn, Hastings and Imperial. To connect, donate or volunteer with CSS in bringing Hope in the Good Life, visit or call (402) 474-1600.

A Time to Heal Cancer Foundation ( is a local organization started in Omaha, Nebraska. They offer FREE support, education and empowerment for cancer survivors and caregivers. Our programs are a blend of emotional support groups and education available online from anywhere or in-person at their new office at 220 N 89th St. Suite 201.

They provide many different programs including: Survivorship 101, a nine-week, 90-minute per week class offering researched-based guidance on nutrition, exercise, anxiety and intimacy after cancer; Navigating Brain Fog, a unique 6-week, 90-minute per week class helping cancer and COVID-19 survivors improve memory and cognitive function; Advanced/Chronic Cancer Support, monthly session for those with ongoing cancer, providing connections, help and support.

Their programs are free and facilitated by trained healthcare professionals. Generous donations make this life-changing support possible for over 800 survivors each year! For more information or to support survivors, contact A Time to Heal at (402) 401-6083 or visit

Over the past 50 years, CenterPointe ( has grown to include over forty programs including mental health and substance use treatment, primary care services, rehabilitation, medication management, 24-hour crisis response, and housing. Most of those served experience severe and persistent mental illness, addiction, and health issues. Nearly all are low or no income.

Last year, CenterPointe served over 4,500 individuals, half making less than $1,000 a year. This year, they have already surpassed that number; the need for comprehensive, whole health services has never been greater.

CenterPointe builds stronger communities by helping people get better, sooner, for longer. To learn more, visit

Based in Lincoln, nonprofit Mosaic in Southeast Nebraska ( is part of a whole-person healthcare organization across 13 states in more than 700 communities serving people with intellectual and developmental needs. Mosaic’s purpose is to “love and serve” and its mission is to “embrace God’s call to relentlessly pursue opportunities to empower people.” The values woven through Mosaic’s work are belonging, connection, faithfulness and grit.

At Mosaic in Southeast Nebraska, “to empower” means providing truly personalized services to those it supports to achieve their best or most meaningful life, working with them and their families to create closer ties to the community in order to open up volunteer and employment opportunities and Mosaic standing alongside them to advocate with and for them to bring awareness to issues that affect their lives and promote public policy that positively impacts them.

This empowerment of people ranges from helping someone communicate for the first time to helping another gain enough independence to secure a job and live in their own home. If you would like to learn more about Mosaic in Southeast Nebraska’s services, to donate, volunteer or inquire about employment, please go to

Since 1952, The Arc of Lincoln ( has been a resource for parents, schools, agencies and individuals who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities. The mission is to empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to promote and protect their rights and interests, while enriching the quality of their lives. They believe that all people deserve opportunities and to be contributors and influencers in their communities. Questions can be directed to Jennifer Stuhmer, Executive Director, at (402) 421-8866 / Visit for more information.

The mission of Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach ( is to relieve hunger, overcome homelessness, address addiction and provide outreach and advocacy in Lincoln. Serving lunch and dinner seven days a week, Matt Talbot is a hunger relief and outreach center dedicated to helping the homeless and near-homeless find possibilities when things seem impossible. Each year over 250,000 meals are provided through onsite prepared meals, emergency food pantries and the distribution of donated high-quality food and over 50,000 outreach and homeless prevention services are provided including housing, case management, drug and alcohol evaluations, education classes, homeless diversion and help with obtaining vital identification documents. Matt Talbot has maintained a four-star Charity Navigator ranking for ten consecutive years, received the 2023 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics, and is recognized for transparency with a Gold Seal GuideStar Nonprofit Profile.

Learn more at

The Branched Oak Observatory (BOO) ( is a unique astronomical park located conveniently just 20 minutes from downtown Lincoln near Branched Oak Lake Recreation Area. Established in 2015, they offer a unique viewing experience and learning opportunity for young and old alike. Whether viewing the sun, the moon or deep-space star clusters and nebulae, the Observatory’s staff of volunteers – amateur and professional astronomers alike – help to “Bring the Night Sky Down to Earth.”

The Observatory has a radio telescope to view the electronic spectrum of the universe, a SATCOM array for communications with the International Space Station and other satellites, a Cosmic Ray Detector and an Earth Moon Earth EME array that will allow them to bounce radio signals off the surface of the moon and back to Earth!

Please follow the Branched Oak Observatory on Facebook (@BranchedOakObservatory). Their new summertime hours are 7 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for safe solar viewing on “SUN”days. If you would like more information, visit or contact Matt Anderson at / (402) 480-5515. Branched Oak Observatory is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

HopeSpoke ( inspires healthy futures for children and families through comprehensive behavioral and mental health services. Emotional issues and trauma are hard for anyone to overcome, especially for kids. When things feel hopeless, HopeSpoke can help.

HopeSpoke provides mental health services for individuals and families across the lifespan, including:

  • Outpatient counseling
  • School-based therapy
  • Extended day treatment
  • Crisis and residential services

Outpatient counseling is available in-person or via telehealth to best fit each individual’s needs. Caring for children’s mental health since 1949, HopeSpoke continues to provide expert, innovative services to grow a community of happy, hopeful, healthy families. For more information about HopeSpoke’s programs, or to make a gift to support mental health for children and families, please visit or call (402) 475-7666.

The Pregnancy Center of Lincoln ( is a nonprofit, faith-based organization located in the heart of Lincoln, just off O Street. Every day women in our community visit the Pregnancy Center for answers. These women desperately need love and support, and many of them are afraid and feel like they have no options. The Pregnancy Center provides comprehensive information about every option available to women facing an unintended pregnancy. The center also provides confidential counsel, pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, materials support, parenting and birth classes all at no cost to their clients or taxpayers.

Fresh Start ( has provided a new beginning for over 1,800 women striving to enhance their lives. Serving as a nonprofit transitional housing program dedicated to women, Fresh Start offers more than just a secure living environment. It operates as a goal-oriented initiative that empowers women to transform their lives by identifying and overcoming obstacles to self-sufficiency. Through Fresh Start, women aged 19 and above facing homelessness for various reasons can reside in a secure and supportive setting for up to a year. This extended period allows them to concentrate on their long-term objectives, address challenges and effect positive changes.

Donations of essential items such as dish soap, toilet bowl cleaner and disinfectant cleaning supplies are greatly appreciated at this time.

To donate or learn more about volunteer opportunities, please visit their website at Contact LaCresha Brooks at (402) 475-7777 or

The American Heart Association ( is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives – devoted to saving people from two of the nation’s top killers: heart disease and stroke.

Powered by millions of volunteers, global and local collaborators, their goal is equitably increase worldwide healthy life expectancy from 64 to at least 67 years by 2030.

Through events right here in Nebraska, like the Heart Walk, Go Red for Women and Heart Ball, the American Heart Association is making an impact. For more information, visit

Lincoln Medical Education Partnership (LMEP) ( is a leader in healthcare education, patient care and behavioral health services through a variety of programs designed to meet community needs. These include the training of Family Medicine resident physicians and the delivery of exemplary patient care through the Lincoln Family Medicine Residency Program and the Lincoln Family Medicine Center, exposure to integrative medicine through Lincoln Medical Acupuncture, outpatient mental health and substance use counseling services for adults through Stepping Stones, and the provision of training and technical assistance to help schools identify and assist students with behavioral health issues through School Community Intervention & Prevention (SCIP). To learn more about Lincoln Medical Education Partnership, visit or call (402) 483-4581.

More than 11,000 Nebraskans will be diagnosed with cancer this year. The Heartland Cancer Foundation’s (HCF) ( mission is to provide practical and immediate financial assistance to eligible cancer patients in our community so they can focus on what matters most: healing.

If YOU are passionate about supporting local cancer patients who are struggling with both a cancer diagnosis and financial hardship, YOU can get involved by sponsoring one of HCF’s signature events like the Mardi Gras Gala, Oncology Symposium or Heartland Golf Classic, or by becoming an Impact Partner and having a presence at all events year-round.

Other ways YOU can show your support include volunteering, joining the Impact Guild, setting up a recurring gift or including HCF as a beneficiary in your legacy plans.

Chances are, cancer has had an impact on your life. If you’re ready to provide hope, learn more and reach out at

Established in 1992, The Mediation Center ( fills a unique and important niche in our community. With staff possessing expertise in conflict resolution and consensus building strategies, along with the commitment of nearly 100 extensively trained mediators, over the years thousands of mediations have benefited thousands of individuals. The Center operates on a sliding fee scale and is dedicated to providing anyone in our community access to professional mediation services regardless of their ability to pay.

Mediation is a non-adversarial process for resolving disputes guided by a neutral third party mediator. The Mediation Center is proud of the quality and breadth of their programming and works relentlessly towards achieving a future for our community where mediation is the first option considered to resolve conflict and preserve relationships.

Call The Mediation Center at (402) 441-5740 or go to the website at for more information or to request services.

The BridgeThe Bridge Behavioral Health ( is a nationally accredited substance use treatment center. Their mission is to provide hope and a strong foundation for recovery through substance use treatment and behavioral health intervention. Since 1984, The Bridge has served as an essential part of the community’s safety net, providing compassionate support and treatment to people struggling with substance use and related mental health disorders. The Bridge offers a continuum of services including medically-monitored withdrawal, substance use and mental health respite, residential treatment and outpatient counseling.

For more information, contact Brianna Georgeson at or visit

Christian Businessmen’s Connection (CBMC Lincoln) ( is part of a global network of men in the marketplace who want to develop personally, professionally and spiritually. These are men who aspire to honor God in their businesses and work. CBMC encourages men to connect with Christ and with others who are growing and discovering how to represent Christ in life and work.

CBMC offers one-on-one mentoring, challenging growth groups, leadership development, networking and events throughout the year. They also serve business owners and leaders through Peer Advisory Groups geared to equip members to lead lives and businesses which honor Christ and serve the community. Young Professionals (YP) groups offer opportunities for men from all areas of the workplace to engage with other YP’s as well as learn from senior leaders and business owners. When men connect with CBMC, they become part of a trusted band of brothers who are there to provide encouragement and accountability and share wisdom.

To learn how CBMC Lincoln can serve you, please contact CBMC Lincoln at (402) 204-1997, connect with them on Facebook (@cbmclincolnne) or visit

Hundreds of children and youth in Lancaster County are victims of abuse and neglect. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Lancaster County ( ) is a local nonprofit that recruits, trains and supports community volunteers who advocate on behalf of abused, neglected, truant or ungovernable children in Juvenile Court. CASA volunteers get to know the children and the circumstances and issues surrounding the family. They gather information and report their findings and recommendations directly to the judge. CASA volunteer advocates provide a voice for children in court, expedite permanency, share with the judge the needs and wishes of the children and ensure that children have safe, permanent homes. Help us “Change a Child’s Story™” by becoming a CASA volunteer or by donating today!

To volunteer, donate or for more information, please contact CASA for Lancaster County at (402) 474-5161 or visit / Facebook @CASA4LancasterCo.

People’s City Mission (PCM) ( was started in 1907 by local churches, offering food and shelter for transient and impoverished men, women and children. In 1987, PCM moved to their current location and now houses on average 350 men, women and children nightly in their emergency shelters and the Curtis Center permanent supportive housing program. The Help Center offers free clothing, housewares and food to Lincoln’s needy, to aid in preventing homelessness. The Free Clinic offers quality dental and other services to the uninsured. As Lincoln’s homeless shelter, People’s City Mission’s work is more than 97% funded by community donations. When you give a little, you can change a lot.

Contact or call (402) 475-1303 for more information. You can also visit or @pcmlincoln on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for more information.

The Nebraska Chapter of Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) ( is part of the world’s largest and oldest children’s youth ministry. Established in 1937, the global ministry has reached over 350 million children with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They are unique in that they focus specifically on elementary children ages five to 12. CEF of Nebraska’s Good News Club is an after-school Bible club during the school year that primarily meets in local public elementary schools. During the summer, their Summer Good News Club (formerly the Five-Day Club) goes where the children are – neighborhoods, homes and parks.

CEF of Nebraska brings the gospel of Jesus Christ to children for an opportunity in which to make a life-changing decision for Christ in a safe and loving environment. If you would like to know more, please contact Matt Anderson at / (402) 480-5515.

Lincoln TeamMates ( matches an adult volunteer with a student in grades three-12 to help them realize their strengths, grow hope for their future and to simply be heard. Matches share common interests and/or lived experience. Mentor’s may choose the school and/or grade level that fits best for them. Visits last one class period, once each week and take place at school. TeamMates began in 1991, thanks to Dr. Tom and Nancy Osborne. In 32 years, program outcomes have confirmed their belief that caring adults help students – especially those with multiple life challenges – stay engaged in school, graduate high school and make post-secondary plans. Mentors help students expand their aspirations, develop visions for their futures and realize their full potential. To discuss the benefits of mentoring for associates in your business or to offer donations of food for trainings, reach out by calling (402) 436-1990. You can learn more at

Filament Essential Services ( a nonprofit dedicated to enabling other nonprofits to make a greater impact by easing the burdens of administrative tasks. Our fractional business services will free you up to concentrate on what truly matters – fulfilling your mission and changing the world.

  • Improve Organization Visibility by defining your brand identity, upgrading communications materials, producing captivating videos and creating targeted campaigns.
  • Ensure Financial Stability with our meticulous bookkeeping, payroll processing, financial reporting and compliance guidance.
  • Safeguard Donor Information following our certified vCISO and CISSP support that establishes compliance with industry standards.
  • Resolve Technology Issues by subscribing to our Managed Services Program to support your software and hardware infrastructure.

For more information about Filament Essential Services, visit or call (402) 219-9600.

Since 1965, Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties ( has been partnering with its community in fearless pursuit of anti-poverty solutions so all have the opportunity to live well.

Community Action provides programs and services in four impact areas: Early Childhood Education, Homelessness Prevention, Financial and Family Well-Being and Hunger Relief and Healthy Food Access. Just some programs include Head Start, which gives children and families the education and supports for success in kindergarten and beyond; Emergency Services, which provides rent, utility, and deposit assistance to those at-risk of and experiencing homelessness; and the Gathering Place, which provides free hot, nutritious meals to anyone experiencing hunger in Lincoln.

In 2023, Community Action provided over 109,000 anti-poverty services to over 17,000 individuals. To connect, call (402) 471-4515 or visit

Vision Maker Media ( envisions a world changed and healed by understanding Native stories and the public conversations they generate. What began as a film archive to conserve and document Native American stories, transformed into the nation’s leader in content by and about Indigenous people. Since 1976, VMM has helped develop, produce, and distribute programs to educate and engage audiences. Through programs like iNative Shorts for Kids, Native Youth Media Project, Creative Shorts Fellowship, Public Media Fund and SHOP Films, VMM provides mentorship, training and funding to nurture the next generation of filmmakers, and has a catalog of films available for purchase to use in the classroom and other educational spaces. Vision Maker Media shines a long-overdue light on the foundation of American history with Native American perspectives, while empowering and engaging the next generation of Native filmmakers to share their stories. For more information, visit

As the state’s quality award-winning expert for older adults, nonprofit Tabitha ( empowers people to live joyfully and age gratefully. Supporting families across Nebraska since 1886, Tabitha offers a range of services: from results-driven rehabilitation, accessible at-home health care, innovative living communities, compassionate hospice services and Tabitha Meals on Wheels (Lincoln). For all Senior Care needs, “Tabitha is the answer.”

Each year, Tabitha must fundraise to supplement the cost of Seniors’ care. Medicaid and Medicare do not come close to fully reimbursing Tabitha to cover costs.

Connect with the Tabitha Foundation to make a donation to support Seniors TODAY. Call (402) 486-8520 or go to

Aiding Angels ( is a local, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing FREE, professional house cleaning to the cancer heroes in our community during one of the most stressful times of their lives. A clean home and environment contributes to the welfare and recovery of patients.

Brenda Schwery, local business owner of Maid to Please, has provided free home cleaning services for years through another foundation where women with cancer are the only recipients. In response to an overwhelming number of requests from not only women, but also men and children, Brenda founded Aiding Angels. Now, the void is filled and the much-needed help is extended to everyone – men, women and children regardless of financial status – going through cancer treatment or hospice due to cancer.

For more information on Aiding Angels, please visit or contact Brenda at (402) 434-2472.

The Combine AgTech Incubator ( supports agriculture technology founders with the individualized support they need to lead in agriculture innovation. At The Combine, we know that founding a startup can be intimidating, but founders truly want to build a successful company and lead ag innovation. The problem is many founders don’t know the right steps to build an AgTech startup which makes them feel a lack of confidence in themselves as a founder.

The Combine believes founders shouldn’t have to figure it out alone. We understand it can be overwhelming, which is why we’ve created a proven method that has helped 29 startups that have raised over 16 million in capital.  Founders benefit by getting individualized support, gaining access to a network of farmers, and being immersed into the Nebraska AgTech Ecosystem. For more information, visit

Christian Record Services, Inc. (, located in Lincoln, is a ministry that serves children and adults who are blind. This year, the organization is celebrating 125 years of service to the Lincoln community and beyond with nearly 18,000 members throughout the United States and in countries around the world.

Christian Record Services offers an array of services and programs, including Bible study lessons, books, magazines and Bibles in audio, braille and large print from a library of more than 2,000 titles. Members also can deepen social, educational, and spiritual connections through PhoneFaith, scholarships for higher education, and National Camps for Blind Children.

These services and programs are free of charge to people who are legally blind, regardless of spiritual beliefs or faith background.

For more information, visit, call (402) 488-0981, or email