Through Nonprofits

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.

We’re proud of the awardees we work with. Of course, we’re always looking for new partners to join our work. If you’re interested, keep reading to apply for a grant.


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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.


Basic Needs

  • 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
  • Compass
  • 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

Grant Seekers

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:

Basic Needs

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

Innovation Grants

allow organizations to adopt techniques and technologies that can serve young people in new ways

Program Grants

are awarded to one organization on a three-year basis for the implementation and management of the Youth in Power program.

Project Grants

are one-time awards to support specific projects, often dealing with new infrastructure that may support several organizations

Grant Reporting

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.

Grant Timeline

Snow-Redfern grants are awarded on an annual cycle.  Project Grants are open from July 1 through August 1.

See our funding calendar for grant timelines including submission and award dates.

Grant Guidelines

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.

Project Grant Guidelines

Grant Application

Ready to take the next step?

Apply for a grant today