Our Mission

The Lozier Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life for the underrepresented communities in the Omaha/Metro area.

Vision

A safe and flourishing community that has equitable access to wellness, education, jobs, and housing.

History

Formed in 1986, The Lozier Foundation is a family foundation funded by Allan and Dianne Lozier. The foundation’s focus is education, social services and issues involving women and children with an emphasis on the inner city and underrepresented populations.

Allan Lozier began working for his family’s business, a precursor of Lozier Corporation, at the age of 14. Today, the Lozier Corporation, where Allan has served as president or chairman of the board since 1960, is the largest manufacturer of store fixture systems in the country. The company has grown from 25 employees in 1956 to its current 2,500 employees and is headquartered in North Omaha where its largest facility is located.

Allan had a strong commitment to helping women and children, the North Omaha community and Omaha area health and education organizations. He served on the boards of College of Saint Mary, Girls, Inc., Bellevue University and Nebraska Methodist Hospital, where he served for more than 30 years and as chairman for a number of those years.

Dianne Seeman Lozier is corporate counsel for the Lozier Corporation. Before moving to Nebraska she was associate general counsel and vice president of Quality and Risk Management for Health One Corporation in Minneapolis. Dianne is an active advocate for women and girls and education. She has been a board member of and/or chaired the Women’s Fund, Girl Scouts, College of Saint Mary, and the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council. Under her leadership, the Women’s Fund produced “Can We Stop the Violence in Omaha,” which defined the widespread incidence of domestic violence in the community. This report led to the founding of the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council of Greater Omaha (DVCC). As vice-chair of The Lozier Foundation, she has led the development of Nelson Mandela Elementary, an independent, nonprofit elementary school serving high-poverty scholars in the North Omaha area.

Funding Priorities

  • Education 
  • Women & Girls
  • North Omaha Initiatives 
  • Human Services

Funding Eligibility

The Foundation prioritizes organizations that support urban areas and underrepresented communities and wherever Lozier has a corporate footprint.

Organizations may receive general operating, program, and capital grants. While The Lozier Foundation prefers to provide ongoing general operating support, organizations can receive a program and/or capital grant in the same calendar year.

Organizations typically excluded from funding:

  • Endowments
  • The Arts
  • Organizations outside of the Lozier corporate footprint
  • Organizations that proselytize before providing services

IRS Documents

The Foundation makes available, in PDF format, copies of recent IRS Forms 990PF.

Contact

The Lozier Foundation
6336 Pershing Drive
Omaha, Nebraska 68110

Email: FoundationAssistance@lozierfoundation.org