2020 Grant Cycle will open on Monday, October 5, 2020
The 2020 application period for the Bellevue Community Foundation’s Community Grant Program will begin on Monday, October 5, 2020 with a deadline of Friday, November 6, 2020
Bellevue Community Foundation Grant Information
The Bellevue Community Foundation Grant Program provides an opportunity for not-for-profit charitable organizations to secure financial assistance for programs or projects which will enhance and improve the quality of life for Bellevue residents. The Foundation has a strong commitment toward programs benefiting health, art, culture, community, economic development, education, and human services.
BCF’s 2019 Grant Recipients
Merrymakers Assoc. receives $4,000 to help provide 36 live music performances to senior facilities in Bellevue.
Omaha Performing Arts receives $1,000 for it’s K-2 Musical Explorers program that serves 433 Bellevue Students.
S.A.V.E. receives $5,000 to assist with their academic mentoring program that matches BPS and North Bellevue OPS students with college students on college campuses.
Bellevue Women’s Club receives $1,500 for planters and plants in Old Town.
Bellevue Fire Department receives $5,000 to help fund the reinstatement of the BFD Medi-Bike team.
American Legion Post 336 receives $2,000 for it’s monthly food pantry/bingo night.
LeMay Elementary School receives $4,420.92 to assist with the development of a Sensory Space to assist students with special needs.
Knights of Columbus (St. Mary’s) receives $5,000 to assist in the cleanup of their hall that was severely damaged by flooding.
Belleaire Elementary seeks $2,385 for it’s school poverty simulation.
BPS Academic Center of Excellence receives $3,000 to provide driver’s education and community activities to disadvantaged students.
Country Bumpkins 4-H Club receive $5,000 for facility repairs and improvements for their kids programs.
Gross High School receives $3,000 for it’s career and college planning program
Banister’s Leadership Academy receives $2,000 for it’s youth evening programs
BCF’s 2018 Grant Recipients:
The Bellevue Senior Community Center received $5,000 towards the purchase of chairs for the Senior Center. The Bellevue Senior Center is an exciting place for senior citizens which offers a large variety of games, activities, bus trips, parties, daily lunches, a weekly evening dinner and support groups for our area seniors. They strive to be the area focal point for seniors, while treating them with respect and dignity they deserve. This grant will allow the senior center the opportunity to replace their aging dining rooms chairs with brand new chairs that are stable and safe for our seniors. The Senior Center serves over 1000 meals a month on a contribution only system and No one is ever turned away from a meal due to finances.
The Latino Center of the Midlands has been awarded $5,000 for it’s Pathways to Success Program at Bellevue East and West High Schools. The mission of the Latino Center of the Midlands is to enhance the lives of the Heartland Latino Community by supporting the education and development of our youth and adults; The Pathways to Success Program reengages youth who are chronically absent to school by working to remove barriers to consistent attendance, build positive school engagement and life skills development, and provide wrap around services to the youth and their families.
The City of Bellevue Parks Department has been awarded $5,000 toward tree planting along the trail in the Two Springs neighborhood. The Parks Department is responsible for over 700 acres of parks and green space within the city. This includes Kramer and Haworth Parks, the Dog Park at Jewell Park and the Frisbee Golf course at Aspen/Sun Valley Park. The Parks Department is also responsible for the maintenance of all City trails, the right of way mowing contract, and tree maintenance throughout the city. The purpose of the grant is to purchase trees for the Two Springs Neighborhood Daniell Trail area that was damaged from last years tornado.
The American Heroes Park Volunteers received a $5000 contribution towards the construction of the war on terror memorial in American Heroes Park. AHP Volunteers adopted American Heroes Park in May 2017, and have since organized over 250 volunteer/community service hours caring for the park. In April 2018, AHP Volunteers established the American Heroes Park Fund to support the park’s improvement and sustainment needs; and is now raising funds to build a War on Terror Memorial in the par. These funds will be used to finalize the War on Terror Memorial design, and begin construction in Spring 2019.
The Teammates mentoring program of Bellevue received $5000 toward activities for their 101 mentorships in Bellevue. The Mission of TeamMates is to positively impact the world by inspiring youth to reach their full potential through mentoring. Established in 1991 by Tom and Nancy Osborne, TeamMates was formed in an effort to provide support and encouragement to school-aged youth. The goal is to see youth graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary education. This grant will fund a summer camp for Bellevue Public Schools mentees in grades 8-12 which will expose the mentees to community service, cultural experiences, and post-secondary opportunities.
Habitat for Humanity of Sarpy County received $4,000 towards the beginning of their 45th Home Build. Since 1996, Habitat for Humanity of Sarpy County has sold 42 fully-priced houses to qualified, low-income families. All Habitat Partner Families pay a modest down payment, sign standard loan documents, and make affordable, monthly mortgage payments to repay the 0% interest loan over 30 years. With stable, inexpensive housing families can: provide stability for their children, gain improved health, physical safety and security, an opportunity to be engaged in their community, and increase educational and job prospects.
Greater Omaha Attendance & Learning Services Center received $3200 towards expenses for family advocates that serve students in the Bellevue Public School District. In August of 2011, the superintendents of the eleven public school districts in Douglas and Sarpy Counties released a plan to improve student attendance. This plan created a comprehensive school district/community approach to absenteeism that is cooperative, innovative, and is based on solid research and experience. The GOALS Team concept has the potential of becoming one of the most effective, child-centered collaboratives that the metro area has ever experienced.