Lute Family Foundation Grant

Lute Family Foundation

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Health & Medicine Community/Public Safety Education

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Nebraska

Location of residency: Nebraska

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Lute Family Foundation

The motto of the Lute Foundation, Inc. "Pioneer Spirit for the Future of Nebraska", speaks reflectively of the men who inspired its creation. The Late Robert F. Lute Sr. and The Late Robert F. Lute Jr., were men who tried to shape the future not only by lessons learned from experience, but also by visions of what could be achieved through enterprise.

After the death of Robert Lute Sr. in November of 1994, Kathleen Lute, widow of Robert F. Lute Jr., established the Lute Foundation, Inc. on June 20, 1995. Endowing Robert F. Lute Sr's. entire estate to the Foundation and renouncing any and all control. Ms. Lute's only request was that all contributions be given to causes and organizations in Nebraska that are important to the community "in the spirit of the Lute family".

The Executive Director, Rick Bourque, controls the day to day functions of the Lute Foundation, Inc., and Blake Edwards and Kathleen Lute serve as directors. The Board of Directors of the Lute Foundation, Inc. are volunteers, and not compensated monetarily for their time or labor.

The Lute Foundation, Inc. will continue to serve in the spirit in which it was created. It is our fervent hope that we will continue to further the tradition of the "Pioneer Spirit" that shaped the community the Lute Family continues to treasure.

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  • Organization is qualified by tax code 501(c)(3) and has a 501(c)(3) tax identification number registered.
  • With the overabundance of worthwhile organizations and causes in our Nebraska community, one of the most difficult decisions made by the Lute Foundation is which will receive funding. The following criteria will be taken into consideration when a Grant request is made to the Foundation:
    • It effects 50 or more individuals within a given community.
    • It promotes health, safety and/or education.
    • Organization has limited to no Religious or Political affiliation(s).
    • Organization is qualified by tax code 501(c)(3) and has a 501(c)(3) tax identification number registered.
    • Organization has board members and a chain of leadership established.
    • Half of donations and/or funding for total project cost has been pledged by others (we will not exceed 1/2 matching dollars.
    • Firm budgets have been submitted and approved for the fiscal year or total project cost.
    • There is a written project overview or mission statement on file.
    • Overall benefit in relation to other applications received.


This page was last reviewed April 24, 2019 and last updated April 24, 2019