In the beginning, we worked with young people directly. Today, we’re here to empower those who are helping kids right now.
We Know Great Work When We See It
In our early years the Snow-Redfern Foundation was a true hands-on operation, imparting the values of life and work at our Nebraska Boys’ Ranch. We’ve learned the joys and challenges of creating opportunity—and we know the value of a helping hand. Today there are many specialized organizations helping young people everywhere. Our focus is giving them the funding, support, and other resources to do more of the things they do best.
Give Today to support the Snow-Redfern Foundation and our family of nonprofit partners.
Your efforts are multiplied when you support people who truly make a difference. We seek out and work with the best.
We’re Proud to Introduce Our Partners
The Snow-Redfern Foundation is always seeking new partners to address the basic needs, well-being, and education of young people. Here are a few of the outstanding nonprofit organizations that received project grants in our 2021-2022 awards cycles. Our endorsement is your assurance of the importance of their mission, the effectiveness of their team, and the success of their efforts.
- CASA- South Central NE-Franklin County
- Lexington Public Schools Backpack Program
- CASA Connection
- CASA of South Central Nebraska
- Panhandle Partnership dba CAPWN
- Panhandle Public Health District
- Fillmore County CASA
- CASA for York County
- Poverty Impact Network, Inc
- Dawson County Parent-Child Protective Services
- Nebraska Children’s Home Society
- Alliance Recreation Center
- Lexington Public School
- Mystic Rhoads Productions Inc
- Plains West CASA
- Threads of Grace
- Alliance Bulldog Backpack Program
- Trails West CASA Inc
- CASA of Northeast Nebraska Inc
- United Way of Western Nebraska
- Camp Scott
- African Culture Connection
- Carnegie Arts Center
- Nebraska 4H Foundation
- City Sprouts Inc
- Omaha Conservatory of Music
- DIBS for Kids
- Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska
- WhyArts Inc
- LyonHeart Equine Assisted Learning
- Nebraska Family Support Network
- YWCA Adams County
- TeamMates of Scotts Bluff County
- Willow Branch Foundation
- Panhandle Partnership
- Carpenter Center
- Southeast Nebraska CASA
- Family Navigation Program- CASA
- Banister’s Leadership Academy
- Cirrus House
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Nebraska
- Families CARE
- Banister’s Leadership Academy
We’re always looking for partners who need our support. If you think your cause and ours might be a good fit for each other, take the first step here.
Let’s Work Together
The Snow-Redfern Foundation supports work that supports young people. If you share our passion to create opportunities that change lives, we’d like to know more about you. To help you get started, here’s a bit more about how we award grants.
Areas of Focus
We concentrate on supporting young people in three main areas:
such as safety, security, a place to live and enough to eat
in physical, mental, and emotional dimensions to unlock the potential for growth
to develop strengths, create possibilities, and prepare for fulfilling adult lives
Types of Grants
Our grants are awarded in several different categories:
Career Pathways Grants
support educational and vocational programs that expand and develop careers
allow organizations to adopt techniques and technologies that can serve young people in new ways
support outcome-driven behavioral health programs
are one-time awards to support specific projects, often dealing with new infrastructure that may support several organizations
We feel a strong obligation to the young people we’re helping, and to the donors who make it possible. Our grants come with thorough reporting requirements to ensure that we’re getting the most from every dollar.
Snow-Redfern grants are awarded on an annual cycle, typically beginning on July 1st.
See our funding calendar for grant timelines including submission and award dates.
The Snow-Redfern Foundation supports work that supports young people. Our role is to provide the funding that empowers the work nonprofits do to improve the lives of Nebraska kids.
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