Grants Awarded

LCF Awards $470,000 to Support 18 Local Nonprofits

The Lincoln Community Foundation distributed $470,000 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:

Lincoln Parks Foundation - $250,000
Prairie Corridor Trail from Pioneers Park to Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center

Lincoln Parks Foundation - $50,000
Redevelopment of Rudge Park

JCMF Children’s Charities - $20,000
Float 4 Life national training facility

Boy Scouts of America, Cornhusker Council- $10,000
Scoutreach leadership program in Lincoln Community Learning Centers

CEDARS Youth Services - $25,000
Northbridge Early Childhood Development Center

Friends of Nebraska Dyslexia Association - $5,000
Star Readers program at Saratoga Elementary School

Good Neighbor Community Center - $10,000
Food Distribution Program, Pantry and Food Truck

Humanities Nebraska - $6,000
Prime Time Family Reading Program

Lincoln Bike Kitchen - $10,000
Provide refurbished bikes free to Lincoln youth

Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company - $4,000
Support for 2018 production of The Nutcracker

Malone Community Center - $10,000
Support of STEAM Program for at-risk youth

MilkWorks - $10,000
Implementation of Electronic Health Records system

Montessori School for Young Children - $5,000
Support of early childhood student scholarships

Nebraska Association of Local Health Directors - $5,000
Nebraska Veteran and Family Task Force

Nebraska Jazz Orchestra- $5,000
Educational Outreach Program

Tabitha Inc. - $25,000
Comprehensive Workforce Development Program

VolunteerLinc - $10,000
Emergency Management Volunteer Program

Willard Community Center - $10,000
General operating support 

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 $135 million in assets and has distributed more than $117 million in grants to nonprofit organizations that have improved the lives of thousands of residents.