Grant Application Process & Guidelines
The Abel Foundation meets in May, August and December each year, but applications may not be reviewed at every meeting. Applications qualifying for review will be considered within 1 to 3 months of receipt. Grant application deadlines are: March 31, July 15 and October 31.
Applications must provide the date(s) when funds are needed. Generally, we will issue payment upon approval of the request.
We do not accept applications from organizations: (a) that have had requests approved or declined in the past 12 months; or (b) that are currently receiving payments for a multi-year grant.
We fund projects in Nebraska, primarily in Lincoln and Lancaster County, as well as communities where NEBCO and its affiliated companies have operations. Funding requests will be considered when the applicant organization uses the Lincoln/Lancaster Grant-Makers Application Form. We do not fund non-501(c)(3) organizations, endowments, individuals, businesses, private foundations, religious issues, travel or membership.