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CHE Establishes Funding Priorities and Announces Nearly $550,000 of Spring 2024 Funding Availability
To achieve the vision of making Lincoln the healthiest community in the nation, the Board of Trustees of the Community Health Endowment of Lincoln (CHE) will make nearly $550,000 available in the Spring 2024 funding cycle, with additional funds of over $1.7 million allocated to previously approved, multi-year projects.
The Place Matters Mapping Project has informed CHE’s new funding priorities. Additionally, CHE funding will focus on mental wellness and human connection. Please visit https://www.chelincoln.org/whatwedo/funding/ for more information.
The CHE Board of Trustees has made the difficult decision to postpone new funding awards in the Spring 2023 grant cycle.
The CHE Board of Trustees has made the difficult decision to postpone new funding awards in the Spring 2023 grant cycle. Please note that this decision impacts only new funding awards and only the Spring 2023 grant cycle. CHE remains fully committed to meeting our obligations to existing, multi-year projects.
The CHE fund is required by city statute to achieve inflation-adjustment growth. Due to the unique market conditions over the past 12 months, the CHE Board of Trustees and staff worked very closely with our experienced financial consultants to make the prudent decision to postpone new funding. CHE will continue to monitor the situation closely and inform the community when funding for new projects is made available. At this time, no Applicant Workshops are planned.
Despite this difficult decision, CHE is confident that we will resume our regular grant cycles in the near future. We would encourage you to contact us to discuss future grant ideas.
From the City of Lincoln, Department of Transportation and Utilities:
The public is invited to attend a public information open house to learn about Water 2.0: Securing Lincoln’s Second Source, a project to study and develop options for the future of Lincoln’s water. The community will learn about the City’s efforts to ensure Lincoln’s long-term growth and prosperity through its Water 2.0, Securing Lincoln’s Second Source effort.
Data from the Place Matters Mapping Project (https://www.chelincoln.org/placematters) informed the Community Health Endowment’s (CHE) most recent awards totaling nearly $1 million. Grants were awarded to non-profits to address geographic disparities in healthy food access, youth fitness, and mental wellness and human connection. All grants begin on January 1, 2023.
In 2020, the Board of Trustees of the Community Health Endowment of Lincoln (CHE) established a Resiliency Fund to support the community’s efforts to respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fund focuses its funding on health equity and human connection.
At its most recent meeting, the CHE Board of Trustees approved grants totaling nearly $1.5 million. All grants listed begin on July 1, 2022.
To achieve the vision of making Lincoln the healthiest community in the nation, the Board of Trustees of the Community Health Endowment of Lincoln (CHE) has established new funding priorities.
The Place Matters mapping project has consistently informed CHE’s work and funding decisions since 2015. CHE funding will focus on 3 community issues that have been consistently identified by Place Matters. Additionally, CHE funding will address mental wellness and human connection as impacted by the COVID pandemic.
Join us on Friday, April 22, 2022 from 12-1pm for a virtual community conversation to learn about the inequities and disparities in youth sports.
Participation in youth sports can have a lifelong positive influence on physical and mental health, lifestyle behaviors, and community networking. Unfortunately existing inequities and barriers, such as finances, available facilities, and lack of support, make sports participation inaccessible to some youth in our community.
We will explore new community data regarding disparities in aerobic fitness and youth sports participation, and hear from youth sports experts about how we can work toward making youth sports more equitable and beneficial for all.
Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird declared November 15-19 as the official week to honor those heroes. As a way to say thank you, the Community Health Endowment is joining other organizations in Lincoln to cheer on hospital heroes who are starting or ending their work shift.
At its most recent meeting, the CHE Board of Trustees approved grants totaling nearly $1 million. All grants listed begin on January 1, 2022. 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 mental health services for low income youth, peer mentoring for vulnerable families, youth mentoring in high poverty areas, hunger relief, and more.
Additional funds from the Resiliency Fund will be awarded in Spring, 2022.
Place matters. Our work as a city, and as a community, is to make sure that every census tract, every neighborhood, every person matters. Through data-driven information, like this new report, we are able to do more, invest deeper, and be better.