Olsson Foundation Supports 14 Nonprofit Groups in 2023

Lincoln, Nebraska (October 30, 2023) – The Olsson Foundation announced today that it has made donations to 14 nonprofit groups.

Every year since 2015, the Olsson Foundation has supported nonprofit organizations in the communities Olsson serves. The foundation is committed to working with groups that are dedicated to education, the environment and their community.

“Our communities are strongest when we look out for each other and create opportunities to thrive,” said John Olsson, Chief Relationship Officer at Olsson. “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.”

Listed below are the organizations supported by the Olsson Foundation in 2023 and the work the funds will support.

  • Children's Haven of Southwest Missouri, Joplin, Missouri
    Emergency care for children up to 17 years old

  • KC Stem Alliance, Kansas City, Missouri
    Girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program

  • LevelUp Kids, Kansas City, Missouri
    Dental exams for 5,000 children in low-income households

  • Big Muddy Urban Farm, Omaha, Nebraska
    Food distribution and agricultural education

  • Completely Kids, Omaha, Nebraska
    Academic support for 20 kids for a week

  • Heartland Counseling Services, South Sioux City, Nebraska
    Youth peer support program

  • Food Fort, Lincoln, Nebraska
    Meals, tutoring and mentoring at three locations

  • Cleats for Kids, Oklahoma City
    Athletic shoes and sporting equipment for kids

  • Upward Transitions, Oklahoma City
    Directly support people in need in the Oklahoma City community

  • Neighbors Building Neighborhoods, Muskogee, Oklahoma
    Food, homework assistance and mentors through the Dream Team Youth program

  • Lost Our Home Pet Rescue, Tempe, Arizona
    Temporary care program, a pet shelter and a pet food bank

  • Reading Partners Colorado, Denver
    High-impact literacy tutoring program

  • Walk With Me, Conifer, Colorado
    Twenty-four hospital keepsake kits

  • Whiz Kidz Tutoring, Denver
    Tutoring and mentoring for low-income and at-risk youth


The Olsson Foundation will begin taking applications for 2024 funding requests in the summer of next year.

The Olsson Foundation is a 501(c)(3) private foundation that has supported communities for nearly a decade. The foundation's mission is to support the environment, education and communities where Olsson delivers services while supporting employees who are actively engaged in their communities.

John Olsson
Chief Relationship Officer
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