Lincoln Forever Funds

Lincoln Forever Funds are broad unrestricted funds that provide grants and leadership gifts to nonprofits in the community. These funds are valuable and flexible resources for responding to future needs and opportunities. As needs change in the community throughout the years, Lincoln Forever Funds provide the visionary gifts that improve our city, and ensure a viable safety net.

Donor gifts of $10,000 or more may establish a named Lincoln Forever Fund that will provide a lasting legacy.

Our Grantmaking Committee reviews all applications for grants from our Lincoln Forever Funds and makes recommendations to our Board of Directors for final decisions.

Memorial and Honorarium Gifts support Lincoln Forever Funds, providing for the ever changing needs and opportunities in our community.


    Named Lincoln Forever Funds:

    • Jim and Mary Abel Fund
    • Robert Allington Fund
    • Steve and Tammy Alvis Fund
    • Rich Bailey Fund
    • Neil Bean Fund
    • Carrie and Jackson Bence Fund
    • John and Kris Bergmeyer Fund
    • LaVerne Bish Fund
    • Arthur and Nellie Braun Fund
    • Richard R. Burns Fund
    • Wayne E. Carnicle Fund
    • Earl Carter Family Fund
    • Carveth Family Fund
    • The Cattle National Bank and Trust Co. Fund
    • Dr. Christopher and Debra Caudill Fund
    • Alice L. Clark Fund
    • Florence J. Clark Fund
    • Zephyr A. Clouse Fund
    • William Conant Fund
    • Ed and Mary Copple Fund
    • Alice M. Dittman Fund
    • Harold W. and Alice G. (Kohtz) Eberhard Fund
    • Howard W. and Elisabeth Elm Fund
    • Elizabeth Elmen Fund
    • First Nebraska Trust Fund
    • Bob and Jan FitzSimmons Fund
    • Lowe Ricketts Folsom Fund
    • John E. and Mari Lane Gewecke Fund
    • Dorthea M. Gore Fund
    • James and Margaret Griesen Fund
    • Nancy and John Haessler Fund
    • George and Ineze Hannan Fund
    • Thomas M. and Elaine J. Hawco Fund
    • Linda Hillegass and Jim McKee Fund
    • Jane Hines Fund
    • Robert Hinrichs Fund
    • Maude Hollingshead Fund
    • Earl and Jeanie Imler Fund
    • Eames and Margery Irvin Fund
    • Frances V.H. James Fund
    • Jean Jeffrey Fund
    • Charles E. and Metta K. Jones Fund
    • Margaret O. Joy Fund
    • Bonnie Kaltenborn Fund
    • Frank L. Karnes Jr. Fund
    • James and Penny Krieger Fund
    • Catherine Lang Fund
    • Roger T. Larson Fund
    • Murray and Dorothy Leiffer Fund
    • Doris M. Lesoing Fund
    • Lee G. and Mary Ann Liggett Fund
    • Wayne J. and Wanda M. Lillich Fund
    • Mrs. Alex Lock Fund
    • Tyler and Denise Mainquist Fund
    • Jim and Lori McClurg Fund
    • Duncan E. McGregor and Lillian M. McGregor Fund
    • Robert McMaster and Maureen Ose Fund
    • Bruce and Shawn Meister Fund
    • Anthony and Claudia Messineo Fund
    • NBC Foundation Fund
    • Timothy Newton Fund
    • Paula S. Nicholls Fund
    • Anita C. O'Donnell Fund
    • Carl W. Olson Fund
    • Darrell and Marguerite Owens Fund
    • Cathie and Tom Petsch Fund
    • Hazel Snell Putney Fund
    • Helen Raikes Fund
    • James A. and Ann K. Rawley Fund
    • L.R. "Dick" Ricketts Fund
    • James F. Roberts Fund
    • Lydia S. Robinson Fund
    • Sampson Construction Company Fund
    • Paul and Florence Schorr Fund
    • Sam and Dorothy Schwartzkopf Fund
    • James C. and Rhonda Seacrest Fund
    • Kent and Ann Seacrest Fund
    • Margaret Helget Small-Lawrence D. Small Fund
    • Tom and Lisa Smith Fund
    • Janet L. Smith Fund
    • Jerry and Barbara Solomon Fund
    • S.J. Special Fund
    • Lydia Spomer Fund
    • Richard C. Stednitz Fund
    • Gene F. and Kristen K. Stohs Fund
    • James and Helen Catherine Stuart Fund
    • Lee R. Stuart Family Fund
    • Richard C. Thoene Fund
    • Willard and Katherine Townsend Fund
    • Reginald and Marie Troncone Fund
    • Charles F. and Carol A. van Rossum Fund
    • Dr. Mark E. and Nellie M. Vance Fund
    • Richard and Karen Vierk Fund
    • Cecil E. Wadlow and Irene F. Wadlow Fund
    • William J. Berg and Irene F. Wadlow Fund
    • Helen Warden Memorial Fund
    • Asa B. and Mabel J. Waters Endowed Fund
    • Robert and Deeann Wenger Fund
    • West Gate Bank Fund
    • Bill and Mae Whitmer Fund
    • Cedric H. and Nina K. Yoder Fund
    • Donald G. Zank Fund
    • Ray and Carolyn Zeisset Fund