Grants Awarded

Lincoln Community Foundation Awards $204,150 to Support 15 Local Nonprofits

The Lincoln Community Foundation distributed $204,150 in community grants to local nonprofit organizations. These grants are made possible by contributions from the Lincoln Forever Fund and from LCF donor endowment funds.  Organizations that received funding include: 
 
Big Brothers Big Sisters Lincoln - $10,000 
Smart Start initiative for ages 5-8 and other mentoring programming 
 
Boys and Girls Club of Lincoln/Lancaster County - $15,000 
New club at Lincoln North Star High School and support for the Park Middle School club 
 
Cause Collective - $45,000 
Network for Good JumpStart Fundraising program for cohort of local nonprofits 
 
CenterPointe - $11,150 
Training and consultation with a Dialectical Behavior Therapy trainer to address suicide in the community 
 
City Impact - $10,000 
Expansion of the Impact Reading Program in Title I schools 
 
City of Lincoln – Parks & Recreation Department - $15,000 
Fitness and nutrition pilot program at F Street Community Center for 3- and 4-year-olds and their caregivers in the South of Downtown neighborhood 
 
RISE - $10,000 
Implementation of the CEO of Your New Life program at the Lincoln Correctional Center 
 
Food Bank of Lincoln - $17,500  
Bridges Out of Poverty program support 
 
Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries - $10,000 
Begin with Books program to promote early childhood literacy 
 
HUB – Central Access Point for Young Adults - $10,000 
Support to help underserved young adults transitioning to adulthood 
 
Lincoln Children’s Museum - $10,000 
Renovation of the main floor lobby for better security 
 
Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska - $12,500 
Children’s Behavioral Health Program support for direct therapy delivery and specialized training for therapists 
 
LUX Center for the Arts - $8,000 
Artist-in-Residence position support 
 
Nebraska Association of Former State Legislators - $10,000 
State Capitol courtyard landscaping project  
 
Rabble Mill - $10,000 
All-Access Pass program support for passes for at-risk youth 
 
The Lincoln Community Foundation, established in 1955, strives to continually enrich the Lincoln community by promoting and achieving perpetual philanthropic support. The foundation currently manages $127 million in assets and has distributed more than $130 million in grants to nonprofit organizations that have improved the lives of thousands of residents.