Collective Impact Lincoln

An intensive, multi-year partnership bringing vitality to Lincoln neighborhoods.

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 NebraskaNebraska 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. 

Join the Collective Impact Lincoln Facebook page for events, updates, and to connect with the team and your neighbors.

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; 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.

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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. 


  • Lincoln Administrative & Program Office
    1111 Lincoln Mall, Suite 350, Lincoln, NE 68508
    Main Line: 402.904.5191
  • Omaha Office
    University of Nebraska Omaha
    6001 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68182
    Main Line: 402.554.3584
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After School Programs

  • Sherman Elementary School

    5618 N 14th Ave.
    Omaha, NE 68110

  • Lewis and Clark Middle School

    6901 Burt St.
    Omaha, NE 68132

  • Lothrop Elementary School

    3300 N. 22nd St.
    Omaha, NE 68110

  • Campbell Elementary School

    2200 Dodge St.
    Lincoln, NE 68521