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At its most recent meeting, the CHE Board of Trustees approved grants totaling nearly $2 million. All grants listed begin on July 1, 2021. This round of grants from the Resiliency Fund will focus efforts on vulnerable populations as determined by CHE's Place Matters Report. Projects will address under- and un-employment caused by the pandemic, substance abuse treatment and support, youth programming in high poverty areas, child victims of abuse, and more.

In July 2020, CHE funded the creation of the Lincoln Youth Mentoring Coalition. This group, representing 26 organizations in Lincoln, has been hard at work to better understand the “state of mentoring” in Lincoln, and to provide specific recommendations for improving mentoring services going forward. This is a first of its kind project for Lincoln/Lancaster County. Read the report to learn more!

Applications for the Fall 2021 grant cycle are due by noon on Friday, July 16, 2021. Contact CHE with questions.

A recording of the Applicant Workshop webinar presented on December 17 is now available. Click on the article title to access the recording, the handout, and the PowerPoint presentation used in the webinar. Contact CHE with questions. Applications for the Spring 2021 grant cycle are due by noon on Friday, February 12, 2021.

Applications for CHE's Spring 2021 Resiliency Fund grant cycle are due on Friday, February 12. Join us on Thursday, December 17, at 2 p.m. for an applicant workshop webinar to learn more. Register for the webinar here: The webinar will be recorded and posted on the CHE website. Contact Jodi Loos at, with questions.

At its most recent meeting, the CHE Board of Trustees approved grants totaling up to $589,136 for year one and $1,078,145 over three years. All grants listed begin on January 1, 2020. Additional funds from the Resiliency Fund will be awarded in a second round in early 2021. Click on the link to view a list of grantee partners funded in this cycle.

When we began the year covered by this report, CHE was wrapping up the celebration of our 20th anniversary. We could not have predicted that just 12 months later, our community and our world would be living through a global pandemic. This annual report is “A Tale of Two Cities” -- the Lincoln that existed before COVID-19 and the Lincoln that is emerging. This 2019-2020 Annual Report is dedicated to public health professionals, medical providers, and non-profit organizations who stepped into new roles and stood in the gap between safety and fear with selflessness and compassion. The CHE 2019-2020 Annual Report is available to view online or download by clicking on the title of this article.

Working with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department, CHE has added a new set of maps to the Place Matters Community Mapping Project. These maps show where poverty and race/ethnicity exceed the average rates for the city of Lincoln, and where those two factors overlap. The final map in the set shows where both poverty and race/ethnicity are most concentrated and exceed double their average rates. Click on the title of this article to open the maps in a new window.

The Board of Trustees of the Community Health Endowment of Lincoln (CHE) today announced the establishment of a Resiliency Fund of up to $2.5 million to support the community’s efforts to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. CHE also established new funding priorities around health equity, human connection, and embracing opportunity.

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