Olsson Foundation Supports 11 Nonprofit Groups in 2022

November 02, 2022

Lincoln, Nebraska (November 2, 2022) – The Olsson Foundation, which is committed to supporting groups that are dedicated to education, the environment, and the community, announced today that it has made donations to 11 nonprofit groups.

Every year since 2015 the Olsson Foundation elects to support nonprofit organizations that help youth experience the outdoors; science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programming; educational opportunities and more. The funds donated by the foundation in 2022 will serve communities in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Colorado, Arizona and Texas.

“An important way we give back to the areas we serve is by supporting nonprofit organizations that strive to make a difference in the lives of their community members,” said John Olsson, executive vice president of consulting services at Olsson. “Our goal is to help other organizations build up young people and create opportunities for them to thrive.”

The following organizations were supported by the Olsson Foundation in 2022:

  • AMBCUS (American Business Clubs), Springfield, Missouri. Funds will be used to purchase bikes for Trek for Trikes. The bikes are then adapted for children who have limited mobility.
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City Foundation, Kansas City, Missouri. Funds will be used for the KC STEM Alliance to provide iFly STEM experiences for 75 female Kansas City Public School students.
  • The Farm School at Gibbs Road, Kansas City, Kansas. Funds will go toward the Farmers on the Rise youth apprenticeship program that provides training for agriculture job skills and business acumen.
  • Omaha Public Schools The Woolf Pack Fund, Omaha, Nebraska. Funds will be used to provide supplemental meals for 10 students for an entire school year.
  • DIBS (Delivering Infinite Bookshelves) for Kids, Omaha, Nebraska. Funds will provide books and materials for K-third grade students for two classrooms at Rose Hill Elementary School.
  • Girls Inc. of Omaha, Nebraska. Funds will be used for the Success Prep Program that provides girls with development to prepare them for college and the workplace.
  • Upward Transitions, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Funds will help provide essentials for 95 homeless individuals in Central Oklahoma.
  • Little Light House Inc., Tulsa, Oklahoma. Funds will be used to help purchase therapeutic equipment for children with special needs, ages newborn to 6 years old.
  • Environmental Learning for Kids, Denver, Colorado. Funds will go toward programs that expose underserved, urban youth to science through outdoor experiences.
  • Matthew’s Crossing Food Bank, Chandler, Arizona. Funds will be used to support the student relief hunger program.
  • Lena Pope Early Learning Centers, Fort Worth, Texas. Funds will be used to purchase STEM-focused items for its Nature Explore playground.

The Olsson Foundation will begin taking applications for funding requests for 2023 in the second quarter of next year.

The Olsson Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation that started in 2015. The mission of the foundation is to support the environment, education and the communities where Olsson delivers services while also supporting employees who are actively engaged in their communities.