Grants Awarded

Lincoln Community Foundation Awards $239,250 in 2020 to Support 47 Local Nonprofits

The Lincoln Community Foundation distributed $239,250 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: 
 
American Cancer Society
Road to Recovery patient transportation service, lodging and new app

Asian Community & Cultural Center
CareerLadder project (by New Americans Task Force) graphics, social media, messaging and marketing; Youth programs at the Asian Community & Cultural Center

Barnabas Community
Meals, household products, hygiene kits and other basic needs

Blixt Locally Grown
Virtual performing arts piece that lifts up medical community and public health

Boy Scouts of America, Cornhusker Council
Cub Scout program at Title I schools

Bridge Behavioral Health
Replace windows in the residential treatment section of the facility

Cause Collective
Membership support

Center for Legal Immigration Assistance
Operating support

CenterPointe
Substance abuse services

Christian Heritage
Families Together operational support

Clinic With a Heart
Operational support to provide healthcare services to uninsured and underinsured

Common Threads Sewing Team (at Messiah Lutheran Church)
Materials for providing human care items for local individuals

Community Action Partnership of Lancaster/Saunders
Expansion of Gathering Place hours to include weekend evenings

Educare Lincoln
Expanding services and support for hiring of a fund development professional

Food Fort
Back to school event that provides one pair of shoes per child 

Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries
Maker's Space at Walt Branch Library

Fresh Start Home
Operations support

Friends of Lied
Operating support for the Lied Center for the Performing Arts

Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska
2,500 Girl Scouts Outreach Activity Kits for Lincoln children

Heartland Bike Share
Sponsorship of five bicycles

Lighthouse 
Funding to extend services due to additional LPS remote learners

Lincoln Animal Ambassadors 
Pet Food Bank storage and other costs

Lincoln Children's Museum
Temporary exhibit in 2020 focusing on literacy "Once Upon a Time...Exploring the World of Fairy Tales"

Lincoln Children's Zoo
Care, health and welfare of the Zoo's animals

Lincoln Community Playhouse
Replacement of a heating unit for the building

Lincoln Housing Charities
Support Expanding Horizons Summer Enrichment Program for students in grades 1-6 in Air Park area

Lincoln Parks Foundation
Cascade Fountain renovation

Lincoln Public Schools (Arts & Humanities Focus)
Therapy dog

Lincoln Sports Foundaton
Operating support for sports facilities

Malone Community Center
Support costs to get a new van for youth transportation for programming

Mercy Housing Midwest
Resident Services programming

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation
Thriving Together event sponsorship; Funding for Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential (LEAP) program for Lincoln area scholars

Nebraska Civic Engagement Table
Efforts to register and increase voter turnout in the 2020 election

Nebraska Communities Playhouse
New heating/cooling system for facility

Nebraska Safety Council, Inc
Funding for Driver's Education instructor endosements

People's City Mission
Commercial washers for bunk house laundry room

Pinewood Bowl, Inc.
2021 summer performance sponsorship

Planned Parenthood North Central States
Comprehensive, inclusive sexuality education in Lancaster County

Rabble Mill
Operations support for The Bay

Southeast Community College - Lincoln
Advising Transformation supporting students in and out of the classroom to help them complete their course of study

University of Nebraska (Board of Regents)
Panel event to share techniques for battling labor trafficking as part of the 2020 HRHA Human Trafficking Initiative

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
UNL Tailgate Cinema Sponsorship; UNL Military and Veteran Success Center for tutors

Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation
Sponsorship of Veterans' Freedom Music Festival in 2020

Visionary Youth
Mentoring in New Dimensions (MIND) Program

Willard Community Center
Operations support

Yazidi Cultural Center
Operations support

Open Door Grants were suspended April - June 2020 and $50,000 of discretionary funds was transferred to the Lincoln COVID-19 Response Fund