MENTOR Nebraska


aka Midlands Mentoring Partnership   |   Omaha, NE   |
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MENTOR Nebraska

EIN: 47-0840952


MENTOR Nebraska fuels the quality and quantity of mentoring relationships, strengthens collaboration, and advocates for mentoring.

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Executive Director

Ms. Melissa Mayo

Main address

1111 N 13th street Suite 126

Omaha, NE 68102 USA

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Formerly known as

Midlands Mentoring Network

Midlands Mentoring Partnership

MENTOR Nebraska



Subject area info

Adolescent parenting

Youth services

Adult and child mentoring

Youth organizing

Population served info

Children and youth


NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Family Services (Adolescent Parents) (P45)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

MENTOR Nebraska works to solve the mentoring gap. One in three youth in Nebraska will grow up without a trusted mentor.

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?

Youth Initiated Mentoring

Youth Initiated Mentoring (YIM) is a unique model for matching youth with a mentor. YIM overcomes the challenges of matching some youth in a traditional model. In YIM, the program taps the knowledge of the young people themselves on who in their lives could be a formal mentor.

The YIM model empowers youth to identify those with whom they have a connection, current or past. The mentoring program provides assistance to engage potential mentors among the caring adults already in their lives and then makes a match in a formal model. A formal structure ensures there is proper screening and training and that the relationship is supervised, facilitated, monitored, and supported by mentoring programs utilizing best practices.

Population(s) Served
Young adults

The STRIVE refugee mentoring program was first launched in Omaha, NE in the 2018-2019 school year as a partnership between MENTOR Nebraska and Omaha Public Schools with funding support provided by the Office of Refugee Resettlement. This in-school mentoring model was developed to create a network of support for recently arrived refugee students. Mentoring activities focus on creating opportunities for civic engagement and community service. STRIVE is currently operating in Lincoln, Omaha, and Grand Island.

Population(s) Served

Chronic absenteeism is a complex, under-recognized problem affecting academic achievement and dropout rates and causes many young people to enter the juvenile justice system. In 2010, an innovative mentoring model was launched in New York City by then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg to combat the city’s issues around chronic absenteeism. The model, called Success Mentors, is a school-run mentoring program designed to address attendance issues by matching chronically absent youth with a mentor inside of the school building.

The model aims to position mentors to identify the underlying causes of a student’s chronic absenteeism, and position resources to support that youth and family. The model also has a dynamic impact on creating a more welcoming and positive culture within the school building.

Population(s) Served

MENTOR Nebraska coordinates a collaborative mentor recruitment campaign every January during National Mentoring Month. The City of Omaha and Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce endorse the campaign and help rally the community. The campaign consists of a press conference, mentor recruitment events, billboards, social media messaging, advertisements, mentoring videos, and media coverage. MENTOR Nebraska also provides grants to programs to host mentor recruitment events. By working together on a collaborative recruitment campaign, civic awareness is elevated to a higher level than what an individual mentoring program could accomplish on their own.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Nonprofit Association of the Midlands 2023

Our results

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

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Direction of Success


Context Notes

MENTOR Nebraska provides no-cost consulting and technical assistance to youth-serving mentoring programs.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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MENTOR Nebraska
Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 8.00 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 4.3 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 13% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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MENTOR Nebraska

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of MENTOR Nebraska’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2017 2018 2019 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $45,497 $107,510 -$36,786 $88,480 -$7,080
As % of expenses 9.4% 19.7% -5.8% 12.8% -0.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $44,233 $106,062 -$39,473 $82,534 -$12,070
As % of expenses 9.1% 19.4% -6.2% 11.9% -1.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $545,486 $541,504 $630,575 $852,577 $761,008
Total revenue, % change over prior year 23.0% -0.7% 16.4% 0.0% -10.7%
Program services revenue 7.7% 3.2% 1.7% 9.5% 10.7%
Membership dues 0.3% 0.2% 0.2% 0.1% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 11.0% 8.1% 15.9% 37.7% 21.3%
All other grants and contributions 81.0% 88.4% 82.3% 52.8% 68.0%
Other revenue 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% -0.2% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $485,927 $545,238 $638,049 $688,569 $865,942
Total expenses, % change over prior year 8.9% 12.2% 17.0% 0.0% 25.8%
Personnel 57.8% 51.0% 51.9% 63.5% 58.4%
Professional fees 3.4% 3.3% 6.2% 7.7% 2.4%
Occupancy 2.0% 2.0% 1.8% 2.2% 1.8%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 1.5% 2.6% 1.7% 1.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 35.2% 41.1% 38.5% 25.7% 37.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2017 2018 2019 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $487,191 $546,686 $640,736 $694,515 $870,932
One month of savings $40,494 $45,437 $53,171 $57,381 $72,162
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $6,964 $10,562 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $527,685 $599,087 $704,469 $751,896 $943,094

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2017 2018 2019 2021 2022
Months of cash 6.8 5.3 4.9 5.0 3.8
Months of cash and investments 6.8 5.3 4.9 5.0 3.8
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 3.3 5.2 3.5 4.4 3.4
Balance sheet composition info 2017 2018 2019 2021 2022
Cash $273,586 $239,765 $258,811 $286,905 $273,516
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $16,537 $35,589 $13,344 $99,379 $67,579
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $5,260 $12,225 $22,786 $23,400 $23,400
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 77.3% 45.1% 36.0% 49.1% 70.4%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 7.1% 5.7% 10.9% 8.1% 11.8%
Unrestricted net assets $135,865 $241,927 $202,454 $262,673 $250,603
Temporarily restricted net assets $137,997 $26,753 $56,065 N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $137,997 $26,753 $56,065 $107,996 $61,806
Total net assets $273,862 $268,680 $258,519 $370,669 $312,409

Key data checks

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

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Executive Director

Ms. Melissa Mayo

Melissa serves as the Executive Director of MENTOR Nebraska where she leads a team dedicated to strengthening and advocating for youth mentoring across Nebraska.\n\nMelissa has spent her career dedicated to youth through leadership roles at the United Way of the Midlands, Latino Center of the Midlands, Partnership 4 Kids, and Heartland Family Service. She has a strong track record of diversifying funding support for programmatic growth, successfully implementing and replicating youth development models serving system-impacted youth, leading multi-county initiatives, and collaborating with nonprofit organizations, school districts, government entities, and corporate partners to create purposeful community partnerships.\n\nMelissa earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Nebraska - Omaha. She is a 2011 graduate of the Nonprofit Executive Institute and past board member of the South YMCA.

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MENTOR Nebraska

Board of directors
as of 01/25/2024
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Board chair

Kari O'Neill Potts


Term: 2023 - 2025

Amanda Levos

Grand Island Public Schools

Carol Russell

Community volunteer

Matthew Enenbach

Kutak Rock

Scott Focht

Omaha Public Power District

Daniel Gutman

Law Office of Daniel Gutman

Juan Padilla

Canopy South

Moniki Gunn

Boys Town

Jeremy Christensen

Baird Holm LLP

Justin Frauendorfer

Bland & Associates P.C.

Elizabeth Seacrest

Nebraska Legislature

Betsy Vidlak

Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/29/2021

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