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 grants in our 2019-2021 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

  • Adams County Diversion CASA
  • Answers and Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center
  • CASA Connection
  • CASA of Northeast NE (Madison Co)
  • CASA of South Central NE-Franklin County
  • CASA of York County
  • Central Catholic Development Foundation
  • Dawson County Parent Child Protective Services, Inc.
  • Dawson Gosper County CASA
  • Families 1st Partnership
  • Family Navigation Program CASA
  • Fillmore County CASA
  • Holy Rosary Church St. Agnes
  • Homes
  • Kids Cupboard
  • Lexington Public School #1
  • Lexington Public School #2
  • Lexington School (#1) Backpacks
  • Lexington School (#3) Homeless Program
  • Mystic Rhodes
  • Open Table Food4Thought
  • Panhandle Public Health District
  • Plains West CASA
  • Salvation Army of Hastings
  • St. Mark’s Episcopal
  • Trails West CASA
  • United Way of Western NE
  • Youth for Christ-Lincoln


  • African Culture Connection
  • Alliance Public School Alternative Education
  • Alliance Recreation Center
  • Ancova Empowerment Project
  • Arts in Motion
  • Breaking Chains Initiative
  • Carnegie Arts Center
  • Carpenter Center
  • Cool Kids Club
  • Compass
  • Friends of the Bridgeport Library
  • Nebraska Humanities
  • Omaha Conservatory of Music
  • Orphans and Widows of Omaha
  • Prarie Loft
  • Siouxland Human Investment
  • Southwest NE Public Health
  • The Zone
  • United Way of Western Nebraska
  • WhyArts
  • Willard Community Center
  • Young Women’s Christian Association
  • Youth Valley Connections


  • Alliance Recreation Center
  • Alliance Young Life
  • Banister Leadership Academy (Innovation award)
  • Bravehearts (equine)
  • Bridgeport Teammates
  • Brookside Church
  • Camp Catch-Up
  • Camp Scott (disabilities)
  • Camp Rock
  • CAPWN (youth shelter)
  • Chadron Community Recreation
  • Choices-Scottsbluff Public School
  • Cirrus House Inc.
  • Collective for Youth
  • Compass
  • Courteous Kids
  • ESU 13
  • Families CARE
  • Families Inspiring Families
  • Family Navigation Program-CASA
  • Girl Scouts
  • GIVE for Sheridan County
  • Grace Children’s Home (equine)
  • HopeSpoke (day treatment)
  • Kearney TRAC
  • Mediation West
  • Mentoring Works
  • Nebraska Family Support Network
  • NE Lutheran Outdoor Ministries
  • Northeast Nebraska Child Advocacy Center
  • Northfield Assembly of God
  • Panhandle Partnership, Inc
  • Panhandle Partnership (respite)
  • Parent Network
  • Royal Family Kids Club
  • Southeast Nebraska CASA
  • Teammates of Scottsbluff County
  • TeamMates Scottsbluff
  • Teen Reach Lincoln
  • Teen Reach Omaha
  • Teen Reach Trumbull
  • Todd Becker Foundation
  • Voices for Children
  • Western Community Health Resources
  • YWCA of Adams County
  • YWCA of Grand Island
  • Young Women’s Christian Association- GI
  • Youth and Families for Christ -Columbus

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

support outcome-driven behavioral health programs

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, typically beginning on July 1st.

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