Appleseed depends on the financial support of people like you to continue our work fighting for justice and opportunity for all. With your support, we can promote solutions to complex, systemic issues wherever we can do the most good – at the courthouse, at the statehouse or in the community – and build a Nebraska where all people have a fair shot at the American Dream.

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Nebraska Appleseed is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible.

or send a contribution by mail to:

Nebraska Appleseed
941 O Street, Suite 920
Lincoln, NE 68508

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For more information about Nebraska Appleseed and other ways to give contact Nicholas Swiercek, Development Director (402) 438-8853 x110 or

Workplace Giving

CSFofNENebraska Appleseed is a proud member of the workplace fundraising coalition known as the Community Services Fund.

The Community Services Fund is a coalition of 37 diverse non-profit organizations, some of whom provide services statewide. Member organizations offer education, advocacy and direct services that promote innovative solutions and enhance the quality of life for all Nebraskans. Community Services Fund raises money through workplace campaigns, primarily through payroll deduction. Member organizations are largely supported by individual donor contributions. Community Services Fund gives them the opportunity to access funds from donors who give at work.

Designate Nebraska Appleseed on your Community Services Fund, United Way, or Combined Federal Campaign pledge form!

If you would like to learn more about including the Community Services Fund in your workplace campaign, contact Nic Swiercek at 402.438.8853 x110 or

Donor Bill of Rights

Nebraska Appleseed is a careful steward of every gift it receives. We follow the industry-standard Donor Bill of Rights.

Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights.

I. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.

II. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.

III. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.

IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.

V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.

VI. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.

VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.

VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.

IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.

X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.

The Donor Bill of Rights was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Associations for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits. It has been endorsed by numerous organizations.

Foundation & Grant Support

Nebraska Appleseed is grateful for the generous foundation and grant support it receives from our following partners:

Building Strong Families Fund – Lincoln, NE

Butler Family Fund – Washington, DC

Center for Rural Affairs – Lyons, NE

Center on Budget & Policy Priorities – Washington, DC

ConAgra Foods Foundation – Omaha, NE

Community Health Endowment of Lincoln – Lincoln, NE

Food Research & Action Center – Washington, DC

Four Freedoms Fund – New York, NY

Fulfilling the Dream Fund – New York, NY

Holland Foundation – Omaha, NE

Kitty M. Perkins Foundation – Cambridge, NE

Lincoln Community Foundation – Lincoln, NE

Leadership Conference on Civil Rights – Washington, DC

Lozier Foundation – Omaha, NE

National Council of La Raza – Washington, DC

Nebraska Legal Aid & Services Fund – Lincoln, NE

Omaha Community Foundation – Omaha, NE

Public Interest Projects – New York, NY

Public Welfare Foundation – Washington, DC

U.S. Department of Justice – Washington, DC

Weitz Family Foundation – Omaha, NE

William & Ruth Scott Family Foundation – Omaha, NE

Women’s Fund of Greater Omaha – Omaha, NE

Woods Charitable Fund – Lincoln, NE

Working Poor Families Project – Chevy Chase, MD