Collective Impact Lincoln creates lasting, meaningful, resident-led investment and positive change in Lincoln’s core neighborhoods. Through canvassing, community events, and our Community Builder Workshops, we help neighbors examine their communities’ natural strengths and take up new ways to improve.
Collective Impact Lincoln is a partnership between Civic Nebraska, Nebraska Appleseed and the South of Downtown Community Development Organization made possible in 2017 via Woods Charitable Fund’s Breakthrough Initiative Grant. Collective Impact Lincoln focuses on Lincoln’s Belmont, Clinton, Everett, Hartley, Near South, and University Place neighborhoods.
Collective Impact Lincoln mini-grants
Do you have a great idea to make your block or neighborhood in one of our core neighborhoods an even better place to live? Our mini-grants of up to $500 can help make your project a reality. Apply by filling out our online form, by downloading the form and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org; or by printing the form and mailing it to the address on the form. For more information on our mini-grant program, click here.
In late 2018 and early 2019, Collective Impact Lincoln partnered with storyteller Gabriella Parsons to bring narratives in our six focus neighborhoods to life. Through a series of portraits and short films, Stories of Impact explores neighborhoods and gives voice to their residents, concerns, ideas, and day-to-day lives.
Collective Impact Lincoln encourages community members to address their concerns and show support for proposed ordinance 19-52 at the May 6, 2019, public hearing at the meeting of the Lincoln City Council. Lincoln needs to be empowered with a proactive rental inspection system that would ensure the safety and security of our neighbors while addressing the financial burden put upon low-income families.
4.6.19: Renters seek better city inspection program in Lincoln – Lincoln Journal Star
4.4.19: Stories of Impact — aiming a camera at Lincoln’s core neighborhoods — Lincoln Journal Star
4.2.19: Stories of Impact premiere shines light on Lincoln neighborhoods – KFOR-AM
2.1.19: Collective Impact Lincoln offers neighborhood mini-grants – Lincoln Journal Star
12.1.18: Lincoln leaders discuss affordable housing with residents – KLKN-TV
12.1.18: Residents share ideas with officials at affordable housing forum – Lincoln Journal Star
10.5.18: College at Nebraska U. teams up with community building – CoJMC News
4.13.18: Community coalition surveying neighborhood needs – KFOR
3.19.18: CIL releases initial findings – KOLN-KGIN
3.19.18: 1,500 doors knocked, 8,500 to go – Lincoln Journal Star
5.27.17: Knocking on 10,000 doors a year: Groups get $1.17 million grant to help neighborhoods – Lincoln Journal Star