Grants Awarded

The Lincoln Community Foundation distributes 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. The following organizations received grant dollars in the specified quarter during 2023.

Lincoln Community Foundation Awards $97,300 in Q2 2023 to Support 17 Local Nonprofits

Atlas Lincoln    
Operating support

Cultural Centers of Lincoln    
Capacity and infrastructure building activities 

Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools    
Special education assistive technology program

Jazz in June    
2023 Jazz in June

Mercy Housing Midwest    
Funding for Resident Services Program

Mosaic in Southeast Nebraska    
Obie projector

Proyecto Cultural    
Funding for repair and replacement of damaged sewer line and other facility repairs

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lincoln    
Operating Support

ECHO Collective    
Operating Support

Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries    
Meeting room video-conferencing equipment

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska    
Support for community-based children and family services in Lancaster County

Nebraska Safety Council    
Scholarships for CPR/AED certification for low-income residents at local Recreation Centers

Autism Center of Nebraska    
Funding for the Art Garden

Branched Oak Observatory    
Operating support

Educare Lincoln    
Operating support

Great Plains Art Museum    
Funding for “Threads & Trails: Contemplations of Our Herstories”

Nebraska Civic Engagement Table    
Operating support


Lincoln Community Foundation Awards $103,369 in Q1 2023 to Support 18 Local Nonprofits

City of Lincoln - Urban Development
Lead mitigation efforts

Office of Diversity and Inclusion - UNL
Launch of Institute for Inclusive Innovation

History Nebraska Foundation
Programming for two traveling exhibits from Smithsonian

Launch Leadership
Operating support

TADA Productions, Inc
Support for 15th anniversary season programming

Capital Humane Society
Landscaping and beautification efforts at Pieloch Pet Center and Admission & Assessment Center

Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties
Renovations to outdoor facilities at the Head Start location at 1843 K Street

Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska
Lincoln Outreach Summer Series Day Camp program

Lincoln Littles
Purchase of weather radios for childcare programs 

Meadowlark Music Festival
2023 season support

Rabble Mill
Operating support

Voices of Hope
Operating support

Center for Legal Immigration Assistance
Operating support

Clyde Malone Community Center
Operating support

Family Service Lincoln
Infant supplies for WIC clients attending Spring Baby Shower

Girls Incorporated of Lincoln
Support for Eureka!, a summer STEM college and career preparatory program for 8th-12th grade girls

Lincoln Council Saint Vincent de Paul
Operating support

Operating support