Mission & History

We are a community of people helping people.

Angels Among Us was established in April 2006 by a woman who saw her friend’s family struggle during their pediatric cancer journey and wanting to give back. It received 501c3 status in June of the same year. Angels Among Us started as a grassroots organization, and has grown to one that supports nearly all of the pediatric cancer kids treated in Nebraska.

Currently, our organization works with families of children with cancer being treated at Nebraska hospitals (even if these families reside in other states) as well as Nebraska residents receiving treatments out of state.

Through the countless efforts of our board members, community volunteers and donors, we have distributed nearly $5 million to nearly 700 families in need. We’re just getting started.


Stewardship of Public Trust

We are committed to operating in an efficient and ethical manner, adhere to a system of checks and balances and are accountable through an audit and oversight by the board of directors. Our annual report helps inform the public of our impact throughout Nebraska and Iowa. To view our most recent annual report, click here.

To view a copy of our most recent 990, please download a copy here.

Angels Among us is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, citizen status, military status, race, color, religion, marital status, national or ethnic origin or sexual orientation in its employment policies, internship and volunteer programs, family considerations, or any other program relevant to AAU.