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Nebraska Academy of Sciences


Last Updated: 2016-10-21

At A Glance

Nebraska Academy of Sciences

14th & U St., 302 Morrill Hall

Lincoln, NE United States 68588-0339


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2015-12-31)

Assets: $1,217,632

Total giving: $104,435






Established in NE

Purpose and Activities

Giving to further the work of scientists and to facilitate cooperation among them, to improve the effectiveness of science in the promotion of human welfare and environmental quality, and to provide the opportunity for scientific research related to the problems of the ever-changing environment of the Great Plains. Giving also to increase public understanding and appreciation of the importance and promise of science in human progress, to stimulate science education, and to encourage young people to become involved in science, to foster the interaction of business, industry, government, education, and the academic scientific community and to disseminate scientific knowledge, and to recognize high achievements in attaining the Academy's objectives .

Program Area(s)

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

Grants to Individuals Program

Grants to residents of NE, with priority given to research into the basic sciences, travel to educational and scientific conferences, and formal and informal K-20 science education.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Biodiversity
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Groundwater
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • Natural resources
  • Science
  • Undergraduate education
  • Water resources
  • Wildlife biodiversity
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Students

Financial Data

Year ended 2015-12-31

Assets: $1,217,632 (market value)

Gifts received: $70,788

Expenditures: $253,775

Total giving: $104,435

Qualifying distributions: $140,546