Grants Awarded

Lincoln Community Foundation Awards $546,000 in 2022 to Support 87 Local Nonprofits

The Lincoln Community Foundation distributed $546,000 in community grants to local nonprofit organizations through Open Door Grants. These grants are made possible by contributions from the Lincoln Forever Fund and from LCF donor endowment funds. Organizations that received funding include: 
Abendmusik at First-Plymouth
Operational support for 2023-2024 season concerts

Aging Partners
Capital funding for Aging Partners relocation to Victory Park 

Autism Family Network Lincoln
Swimming lessons for children with autism

Banisters Leadership Academy
Night LIFE program at F Street Rec Center

Barnabas Community
Operating support

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lincoln
Operating support

BLIXT Locally Grown
Support for the launch of The BLIXT Storefront Theater and School for Performing Arts

Bryan Foundation
Pandemic commemorative art on both campuses

Camp Floyd Rogers
Scholarships for Lincoln children with diabetes to attend camp

Capital Humane Society
General purposes

Cause Collective
Board capacity building programming and Successful Transitions cohort 

Cause Collective
Network for Good Jumpstart program cohort for 2022-23

Center for Legal Immigration Assistance
Operating support

Center for People in Need
New passenger lift for accessibility of upper level classroom

Serenity Garden at new facility

Child Advocacy Center
Operating support

City of Lincoln, Parks & Rec Department
Pilot grant program for low-income property owners to replace diseased/dying trees

City of Lincoln, Urban Development
Lead mitigation matching grant 

Civic Nebraska
Afterschool tutoring programs at Lincoln High School and Lincoln Northeast High School

Clyde Malone Community Center
Operating support

Community Action Parntership of Lancaster/Saunders Counties
Basic care items for families impacted by COVID-related Head Start program closures

Community Crops
Operating support

Cornhusker Council, Boy Scouts of America
ScoutReach Program in Lincoln CLCs

Cultural Centers of Lincoln
Campaign Design Study support

DreamCatchers Ride
Tuition for director to attend equine-based emotional support training

Educare Lincoln
New early learning classroom support

El Centro de las Americas
Latino Leadership Youth Program

F Street Neighborhood Church
Renovation of 1873 building for a community art studio and gallery

Food Fort
Operating support

Forward - Trinity Lutheran Church
Funds for diapers and wipes for families attending Forward

Fresh Start
Operating support

Give Nebraska
Conversion to updated CRM Lite cloud-based database

Good Neighbor Community Center
Operating support

Heartland Bike Share (BikeLNK)
Sponsorship of bikes

Heartland Cancer Foundation
Financial assistance to Lincoln cancer patients for home, auto, utility expenses

Jazz in June (NU Board of Regents)
2022 season sponsorship

Junior Achievement of Lincoln
JA Job Shadow program for 8th and 11th grade students in LPS

Karen Society of Nebraska
Operational support

Lancaster County Emergency Management
Weather radios for low-income residents and emergency preparedness materials

Legal Aid of Nebraska
Set Aside clinic in Lincoln

Lincoln Animal Ambassadors
Pet food bank

Lincoln Arts Council
Sponsorship of 2022 Lincoln Arts Festival

Lincoln Arts Council
Annual sponsorship of LCF Arts for Kids Award at Mayor's Arts Awards

Lincoln Children's Museum
Operating support

Lincoln Children's Zoo
Animal care

Lincoln Council of St. Vincent de Paul
Operating support

Lincoln Crossroads Festival
2023 festival support

Lincoln Flying Disc Club
New Beal Slough Disc Golf course--tee pads and trees

Lincoln Literacy
Operating support

Lincoln Parks Foundation
ADA-accessible boat and fishing dock at Holmes Lake

Lincoln Stormwater Study Fund 
Support for a study of impacts of increased rainfall and stormwater, and development of potential solutions and regulations.

Lincoln Veterans Parade Group
Parade sponsorship 

Lincoln Youth Complex
Capital funding for building Lincoln Youth Complex

Lincoln-Lancaster County Human Services Administration
Community assessment of victim/survivor services in Lancaster County

Madonna Foundation
Purchase of PCeye Mobile device

Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach
Support for building expansion

Meadowlark Music Festival
2022 season support

Mentor Nebraska
Expanding access to mentoring for youth in Lancaster County

Mercy Housing Midwest
Resident Services Program

Clinical lactation support for Lincoln-Lancaster County families

Mourning Hope Grief Center
Purchase of a HIPAA compliant database and hard copy materials for community members

Nebraska Appleseed
Funding for Community Assistance Line

Nebraska Children's Home Society
Operational support

Nebraska Housing Developers Association
Online version of RentWise, a Renter and Housing Provider Community Education tool

Nebraska Juvenile Justice Association
Operational support

Nebraska Writers Collective
Support for teaching artists for All Writes Reserved Youth Spoken Word activities at LPS

NextGen Lincoln Fund
2022 grantmaking and operations

Our Village Collective
Operating support

Canvassing support to build relationships and knowledge on issues impacting transgender Lincolnites

Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln
Double Up Food Bucks program in Lincoln through Nebraska Extension

Pickleball Lincoln, Inc
Development of Pickleball courts at Ballard Park

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
Sex education in partnership with LPS, universities, and community organizations

Project Connect - Lincoln Homeless Coalition Fund
Animal care at Project Connect event

Rabble Mill
Operating support for Lincoln program

Operating support for Lincoln work

School District 145 Foundation for Education
Viking Support Station renovations (student emergency needs)

ShelterMe Nebraska
Operating support

Special Olympics Nebraska
Support for Unified Champion Schools programming

Meals on Wheels program

Union College
Foot Clinic at Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach

United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster Co.
Ride United: Last Mile Delivery Program

United Way of Lincoln/Lancaster County
Lincoln Resettlement Fund for refugee needs and opportunities

University of Nebraska Foundation (University Honors Program)
Support for Operation Brain Gain for internships with Lincoln nonprofits at the Foundry

UNL Military & Veteran Success Center
General purposes

Vision Maker Media
2022 Native Filmmakers Summit held in Lincoln

Wellbeing Initiative, Inc.
Operational support

Willard Community Center
Operational support