In its 10th year of assisting nonprofit organizations, The Viking Foundation of Lincoln ( recently awarded grants totaling $110,000 to nonprofit organizations, including 13 in Lancaster County.

“As we move into our second decade, our board of directors is delighted to continue supporting a broad range of benevolent organizations,” said Steve Eggland, the foundation’s president and founder. “With the recent increase in inflation, nonprofits and those they serve have been hit very hard. We are pleased to do our part to provide assistance.”

The Viking Foundation supported 23 grants, including these in the Lincoln area:

  • $4,000 to Center for People in Need
  • $4,000 to Child Advocacy Center
  • $5,000 to Common Threads Sewing Group
  • $3,000 to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
  • $5,000 to Eastridge Presbyterian Church
  • $5,000 to HopeSpoke
  • $1,000 to Lincoln Fencing
  • $4,000 to Malone Center
  • $5,000 to Nebraska Appleseed
  • $3,000 to Nebraska Children and Families Foundation
  • $5,000 to Planned Parenthood
  • $3,000 to Willard Community Center
  • $3,000 to Yazda-Yazidi Cultural Center

The Viking Foundation was created to help improve and enrich the lives of individuals—especially children—who are less fortunate. The foundation provides charitable grants to 501(c)(3) organizations primarily in three counties. The grants are directed to those who are challenged with issues related to poverty, housing, gender, education, mental and physical health, and others. The 2023 grant proposal submission deadline is October 1. Detailed information about the foundation and its history, values and proposal guidelines can be found at