Peter Kiewit Foundation
1125 South 103rd Street, Suite 500
Omaha, NE 68124
- Youth Development, Youth Programs
- Arts, Culture and Humanities including Library, Museum and Historical Society Grants
- Community Improvement, Capacity Building
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The Peter Kiewit Foundation is accepting grant applications. The Foundation seeks to create opportunities for people to live and help build strong, vibrant communities, achieve economic success and enjoy a high quality of life.
Funding is available in the following areas:
College Access and Success: Increase (2- and 4- year) college-going, persistence, and completion.
- Programs and initiatives that help students to improve readiness for, access to, and success in post-secondary education.
- Post-secondary institutions’ efforts to build their own capacity to improve student success outcomes.
- Programs and initiatives that strengthen the alignment between high schools, post-secondaries, and employers to create a seamless school-to-career pathway.
Two Scholarship Programs:
- “Kiewit Vocational Scholarship” Program with Nebraska Community Colleges and Iowa Western
- “Peter Kiewit Foundation Engineering Academy” at the University of Nebraska
Youth Development: Increase the number of opportunity youth (K-12) participating in high quality out-of-school programs that enhance academic, professional, and personal learning.
- Omaha metro area nonprofit organizations that provide high-quality out of school programs (after school/summer learning, college/career readiness, mentoring, and character-building).
- Nebraska nonprofit intermediaries working to build the quality, capacity, and reach of the out-of-school time and mentoring sectors across the state.elop skills, secure and sustain higher paying jobs, build assets, and achieve greater economic independence.
Economic Development and Opportunities: Increase the number of people who live, work, and play in Downtown Omaha.
- Civic, cultural, and recreational amenities that engage and improve the quality of life for residents in the Omaha Metro’s Downtown and Urban Core.
- Catalyst projects that spur economic development in jobs, talent attraction, or housing.
- Efforts that build an “ecosystem” for entrepreneurs to thrive and spur innovation.
- Efforts that take a capital project from “basic to beautiful.”
- Efforts that support walkable, bikeable communities as well as multi-modal transportation options (e.g., bikeshare programs, trail networks, bus rapid transit programs and supports, etc.
Quality of Place Amenities: Increase access to quality civic, arts, and cultural and recreational amenities.
- Capital projects with community-wide support.
- Innovative programs and collaborations that engage broad, diverse audiences and are inclusive of the entire community.
- Occasional operating grants to arts and culture organizations pursuing innovation and best practices.
They do not typically support or sponsor individual performances, festivals, or touring exhibits.
Community Capacity in Greater Nebraska: Improve communities’ ability to lead and respond to their own needs and opportunities.
- Planning efforts to develop a community-wide plan for improvement and growth.
- Community foundations and regional networks working to build capacity of community leaders.
The foundation supports efforts primarily in the Omaha metro area and across the state of Nebraska. Grants are also made in that portion of Western Iowa within 100 miles of Omaha, as well as other geographies of interest to Mr. Kiewit.
Nonprofit organizations with a valid 501(c)(3) status and to units of government may apply. The Foundation does not provide funding to individuals, for-profit businesses, other private foundations, individual K-12 schools, or churches.
Non-profit organizations may apply for a maximum of 50% of the total project cost.
Units of government (tax-supported entities) may apply for a maximum of 25% of the total project cost.
Grant information was last reviewed by our staff on 9/28/2023
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