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 identify 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 by Woods Charitable Fund’s 2017 Breakthrough Initiative Grant. We focus on 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 email@example.com; 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 hosts and attends events throughout the year and throughout our six core neighborhoods. If you have a suggestion of a community or neighborhood event at which we should have a presence, please let Nancy Petitto know.
5.21.19: Housing ordinance described as good first step – KLIN
5.20.19: Council passes housing ordinance – Lincoln Journal Star
4.27.19: Neighborhood mini-grants awarded – Lincoln Journal Star
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