Cooper Foundation Grants Awarded for 2022
The Jim B. and Lillian F. Cooper Foundation, along with Midwest Bank is proud to announce the 2022 grant recipients. These grants were awarded to organizations dedicated to making a difference in the communities Midwest Bank serves. These communities include Creighton, Deshler, Lincoln, Norfolk, Pierce, Pilger, Plainview, Wisner, and York. The grants help to provide funding to organizations that support health, education, and recreation in their communities. The following grants were awarded in 2022:
Creighton: $1,150 was awarded to Creighton Ambulance Services for CO2 monitors, $1,000 to Creighton High School Band for amplifiers, and $1,100 to Creighton High School FFA for a greenhouse.
Deshler: $1,000 was awarded to Deshler Lutheran School for their Backpack Program, $1,000 to Deshler Public Schools FFA for a greenhouse, $1,000 to the Deshler Public Library Foundation for a photo kiosk, and $500 to the Foundation of Thayer County Health Services for ophthalmoscopes.
Lincoln: $1,500 was awarded to Atlas Partners for the living room, $1,000 to Community Action Partnership of Lancaster/Saunders Counties for meals, and $1,000 to Mosaic of Southeast Nebraska for an Obie Projector.
Norfolk: $3,000 was awarded to the Faith Regional Health Services Northeast Nebraska Child Advocacy Program.
Pierce: $1,500 was awarded to the City of Pierce for a splash pad, $1,500 to Pierce Public Schools Band for a mellophone, and $500 to the Pierce Pacers Softball Backers for catcher’s equipment.
Pilger/Wisner: $500 was awarded to the Village of Pilger for playground equipment, $1,000 to the City of Wisner for a splash pad, $1,000 to the Pilger Community Development Fund for shelving, and $1,000 to the Pilger Volunteer Fire and Rescue for power tools.
Plainview: $1,000 was awarded to the Plainview High School FFA for a greenhouse, $500 to Plainview High School Speech department for supplies, $500 to the Plainview Area Health Systems for a bariatric chair, $500 to Plainview Zion Lutheran School for preschool equipment, and $1,000 to Plainview Public Library for their youth STEAM program.
York: $750 was awarded to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for staff training, $1,500 to York Parks and Recreation for a disc golf sign, and $2,000 to Friends of Kilgore Memorial Library for a mobile STEAM lab.
About the Jim B. and Lillian F. Cooper Foundation
The Jim B. and Lillian F. Cooper Foundation was established in 1997 to support the Cooper family’s spirit of giving and strong tradition of supporting local communities. The Cooper family has always believed in the responsibility of corporate citizens to give back to the communities it serves. Over the years, the Jim B. and Lillian F. Cooper Foundation have given more than $1 million to local organizations. For more information about the foundation, visit https://jimandlilcooperfoundation.org/