Nebraska Cultural Endowment

Arts and Humanities Livelihood

aka NCE   |   Omaha, NE   |  www.nebraskaculture.org

Mission

The mission of the Nebraska Cultural Endowment is to cultivate a legacy of stability, advocacy and leadership for the arts and humanities in Nebraska.

Ruling year info

1998

Executive Director

Mr. Kyle Cartwright

Main address

1004 Farnam St, Plaza Level

Omaha, NE 68102 USA

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EIN

47-0813703

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (A12)

Arts Council/Agency (A26)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are here to sustain the cultural sector of Nebraska through a nationally-unique Public/Private partnership which creates a 1:1 match for contributions to endowed assets which support the programs and projects of the two state councils, the Nebraska Arts Council and Humanities Nebraska. Contributions are perpetually invested, and earnings from those investments are used to fund cultural and educational programs across the state of Nebraska.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Cultural Preservation Endowment Fund

The purpose of the Nebraska Cultural Endowment is to raise funds from private sources to support the activities of the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Humanities Council.  Qualifying contributions to the NCE from private sources are matched by the income from a State of Nebraska fund.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

Cultural Preservation Endowment Fund

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the dollars granted by the Nebraska Cultural Endowment to the Nebraska Arts Council, Humanities Nebraska and other cultural organizations.

Dollars invested in the sustainability of the state's cultural sector

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

Cultural Preservation Endowment Fund

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the total fund value endowed to sustain the arts and humanities in Nebraska.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We seek to stabilize the cultural sector of Nebraska in times of uncertainty surrounding public funding for the Arts and Humanities. Our goal is to meet the challenge from the state and to ensure that all present and future Nebraskans will have the same, if not better, access to outstanding arts and humanities resources.

We leverage a public-private partnership that creates sustainability for the Nebraska Arts Council and Humanities Nebraska, the two state councils that fund and constitute Nebraska's cultural fabric. Specifically, the role of the Nebraska Cultural Endowment is to raise funds and invest them effectively to ensure that they will exist in perpetuity to serve future generations.

The Nebraska Cultural Endowment is a separate 501c3, which means we have separate leadership and governance from the two councils which receive our funding. With this arrangement, neither council can access the corpus of the investments. This also provides the ability to effectively focus on the primary goals of the organization: to raise funds and invest them, ensuring future generations will benefit from the investments made today.

Currently, we manage a private Endowment exceeding $10,000,000 and the State of Nebraska manages a public Endowment valued at $10,000,000. Thanks to new legislation in 2016, we now have the mechanism to raise an additional $5,000,000 for this privately held Endowment, to be matched 1:1 and invested by the state for the sustainability of Nebraska's cultural resources.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Nebraska Cultural Endowment

Board of directors
as of 02/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Rich Vierk

Marc LeBaron

Lincoln Industries

Robert Nefsky

Rembolt Ludtke LLP

Richard Vierk

Suzanne Wise

Nebraska Arts Council

Candy Henning

Melissa Marvin

Bank of Bennington

Chris Sommerich

Humanities Nebraska

Robert Culver

Chuck Shoemaker

Sullivan Shoemaker

David Buntain

Cline Williams Wright Johnson and Oldfather

Donna Woods

Carey Hamilton

Beardmore Chevrolet

Michelle Dudley

Margaret Hornady

Rita Stinner

Katie Weitz

Weitz Family Foundation

Amy Haddad

Cynthia Milligan

Marilyn Hadley

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/18/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/18/2020

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.