Nebraska Cultural Endowment

The Nebraska Cultural Endowment is the private partner in a public-private partnership with the State of Nebraska created to stabilize funding for the arts and humanities in Nebraska. A contribution to the Cultural Endowment is matched by the income from a public fund at the State of Nebraska designated to support the programs and projects of the Nebraska Arts Council and Humanities Nebraska.

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Address: 1004 Farnam Street Plaza Level
Omaha, NE 68102
Since the first distribution from the public fund in 1999 and through December 2017, the Nebraska Cultural Endowment has given over $11 M to Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Arts Council.

More than 200 programs and organizations across Nebraska have received NAC and HN funding.

How Can You Help?
When you give to the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, your gift is matched dollar-for-dollar by the state and will preserve the arts and humanities in Nebraska both today and for future generations. Give to the NCE during Omaha Gives! on May 23, 2018.

Visit to learn how you can give appreciated stock or to become a Legacy Donor and include the NCE in your estate plans.

"The arts are critical to Nebraska's quality of life and the education of our children. Without the help of the Nebraska Cultural Endowment, our ability to make the arts happen would be greatly diminished."
Suzanne Wise - Executive Director Nebraska Arts Council

"I support the Nebraska Cultural Endowment because it is an opportunity to provide sustainable funding for thought provoking arts and humanities programming for all Nebraskans."
Michelle Dudley - Advisory Board Member, Norfolk

"Because of the state's historic investment and its citizen's contributions, Nebraska is miles ahead of any state in the union for promoting the arts and humanities through the Endowment. This makes me proud to be a citizen of the state, albeit an adoptive one. "
Chuck Trimble - NCE Advisory Board Member, Omaha

"Making arts accessible to everyone is a group project. I am proud to live in a state that supports the arts and am exceedingly grateful for the Nebraska Arts Council and Nebraska Cultural Endowment. The cultural landscape of a state requires a chorus of unique voices working together."
Ellen Struve - Writer / Performer, Omaha