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WIN seeks your bold ideas, funding needs

WIN seeks your bold ideas, funding needs

Posted: Wed, Jan 4, 2012

Nebraska nonprofit organizations and groups or organizations affiliated with the University of Nebraska striving to address critical community needs or wishing to make a significant local or state impact with their programs may now submit funding ideas to Women Investing in Nebraska (WIN).

To submit an online letter of inquiry, go to womeninvestinginnebraska.org/inquiry by March 1.

WIN will award two grants in 2012 of equal value. A grant will be awarded to an organization or group affiliated with the University of Nebraska and another grant will be awarded to a charitable organization operating in Nebraska. Each grant award will be $65,000 or greater.

WIN was established in 2011 by the University of Nebraska Foundation and its women in philanthropy committee to connect women and involve them in local philanthropy. Members of WIN pledge to make a gift each year for three years. Its members then grant 50 percent of their combined annual contributions to a Nebraska nonprofit organization and 50 percent to a University of Nebraska organization or group.

"Each of us involved with Women Investing in Nebraska is looking forward to our inaugural grant funding year," said Lisa Smith, chair of WIN's executive committee. "We especially hope to hear from Nebraska organizations with bold, innovative ideas or ventures."

WIN is also seeking new members. To learn more about membership and upcoming events, go to womeninvestinginnebraska.org or call Tracy Edgerton at 402-458-1160 or 800-432-3216.

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