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Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-08-10

At A Glance

Richard P. Kimmel and Laurine Kimmel Charitable Foundation, Inc.

8555 Executive Woods Dr., Ste. 600

Lincoln, NE United States 68512-9305

Telephone: (402) 475-1797


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $24,928,615

Total giving: $1,755,700





Additional Contact Information

Application Address: 1248 O St., Ste. 792, Lincoln, NE, 685081424


Established in 1988

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for: 1) Education, particularly programs of broad impact in art, agriculture and business, 2) The Arts, including the improvement of art education, appreciation and exhibition, 3) Agriculture, notably the teaching and study of significant changes that have broad effects on agricultural practices, with emphasis on horticulture, 4) Human Services, including broad community improvements that emphasize partnerships among agencies and stakeholders, eliminate duplication, and improve the awareness of human services, and 5) Humanities, with priority given to improvements in the teaching of the humanities including increased accessibility to underserved audiences. The foundation places emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches, application of new research and organizational collaboration. The foundation also supports ideas that provide leadership in a field, encourage matching grants of equal or greater size, and contribute substantially to an organization’s mission and service to its constituents.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Kimmel Fellows

This annual fellowship is for graduate students in the Department of Art & Art History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The fellowships assist the university’s College of Fine and Performing Arts in recruiting and retaining outstanding graduate art students. The fellowship is an annual scholarship of up to $3,000 per year, available for incoming students, either freshman or transfer students. Applications are reviewed by the Department Scholarship Committee. For more information contact the Department of Art and Art History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts

This residency program in Nebraska City is designed to encourage and support established and emerging writers and visual and performing artists by providing working and living environments that inspire creative growth and development. The program is also dedicated to expanding the arts throughout Nebraska, providing on-site and outreach performances, presentations, classes, and exhibitions. .

Kimmel Orchard

The orchard is an education and research facility for sustainable agriculture and alternative crops, and features a vineyard and other demonstration plots linked by an interpretive trail. The orchard also serves as a seasonal produce market which features a wide variety of fruits, vegetables and other food items.

The Kimmel Education and Research Center (KERC) at Kimmel Orchard

KERC helps agricultural producers and their communities find new and sustainable uses for the land through the development of value-added products and new markets. A collaboration of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Cooperative Extension Service, the Kimmel Charitable Foundation, and the National Arbor Day Foundation, a new KERC research and educational facility is under development at Kimmel Orchard. .

Fields of Interest

  • Agriculture
  • Arts education
  • Business education
  • Community improvement
  • Education
  • Foundations
  • Gardening
  • Higher education
  • History museums
  • Human services
  • Humanities
  • Philanthropy
  • University education
Population Groups
  • Academics

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $24,928,615 (market value)

Expenditures: $2,233,553

Total giving: $1,755,700

Qualifying distributions: $2,038,901

Giving activities include:

$1,755,700 for 19 grants (high: $1,000,000; low: $1,000)