Grants Awarded

Lincoln Community Foundation Awards $307,571 in 2021 to Support 63 Local Nonprofits

The Lincoln Community Foundation distributed $307,571 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 free ride program

Autism Family Network
Float 4 Life swim lessons for children with autism

Banister's Leadership Academy
Implementation of Night LIFE program at the Malone Community Center

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lincoln
Support for operations

Bluestem Health
Community Baby Shower event

Board of Regents, U of Nebraska, UNL
13th annual Human Trafficking and Migration Initiative

Bridge Behavioral Health
Replacement of commercial dishwasher

Camp Floyd Rogers
Scholarships for children with diabetes in Lancaster Co. to attend camp

Cause Collective
Nonprofit board training and capacity building

Center for Legal Immigration Assistance
General support

Child Advocacy Center
General support

City of Lincoln
Portrait exhibit at the Lincoln American Jobs Center

City of Lincoln - Urban Development
Lead mitigation matching grant

Clinic with a Heart
Operating support

Clyde Malone Community Center
Operating support

Common Threads Sewing Team
Materials for volunteers to create human care items

Disrupting Traffick
Operating support

Do More Good Movement
2021 Do More Good virtual conference sponsorship

Eastridge Presbyterian Church Food Pantry
Restocking the pantry with food, personal hygiene and household items

Food Bank of Lincoln
Capital Campaign

Food Fort
Director of Education office resources

Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools
Technology & equipment for deaf and hard of hearing students;  Creation of the Aviation and Technical Education Focus Program at North Star High School

Friendship Home of Lincoln
Inclusive Communities Project R.E.A.D.I. trainings for staff

Girls Incorporated of Omaha dba Girls Inc. of Lincoln
Eureka! STEM program for 8th-12th grade girls

Good Neighbor Community Center
General support

Great Plains Art Museum (NU Board of Regents)
Support for juried exhibition, "Contemporary Indigeneity 2022"

Heartland Bike Share
Sponsorship of BikeLNK bicycles

History Nebraska Foundation
Youth and community engagement programming around BISON exhibit

Husker Fans Salute The Troops Foundation
Salute to the Troops Annual Fall Weekend event

Jazz in June (Lied Center)
Support for 30th anniversary season

Lancaster County Medical Society
Outreach campaign to encourage COVID-19 vaccination

Lincoln Arts Council
Support for 2021 Lincoln Arts Festival; Sponsorship of Mayor's Arts Awards

Lincoln Calling
Launch of Lincoln Calling TV streaming platform

Lincoln Children's Zoo
Horticulture department support

Lincoln Crossroads Music Festival
Sponsorship of 2nd Lincoln Crossroads Music Festival

Lincoln Parks Foundation
Cascade Fountain renovation

Lincoln Public Schools - Arts & Humanities Focus Program
Support for therapy dog, Sonny

Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra
Harmony in Healing program

LUX Center for the Arts
Replacement of building elevator; EMERGE LNK, a mural project for North Lincoln

Madonna Foundation
Community Medical Transportation program support

Meadowlark Music Festival
General support

MilkWorks
Operating support

National Museum of Roller Skating
Renovations to building entrances

Nebraska Appleseed
Policy solutions to address benefit overpayments and collections

Nebraska Children's Home Society
Operating support for Lancaster County programs

Nebraska Civic Engagement Table
Get Out The Vote (GOTV) efforts in Lancaster County

Nebraska Peace Foundation
Roots of Local Justice: Historical Truth and Fair Reconciliation

Nebraska Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation (for Veterans Advisory Group)
Outreach to veterans, guidance with government systems, and veteran fellowship

Nebraska Wesleyan University
Lift As You Climb STEM enrichment program

NeighborWorks Lincoln/Community Crops
Renovation of NeighborWorks Lincoln facility to co-locate Community Crops offices there

Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln
Streets Alive! project revitalizing the 3rd & F Street pedestrian tunnel

Pinewood Performing Arts
Summer 2022 musical sponsorship

Proyecto Cultural/Grupo Folklorico Sangre Azteca
Mural and buildling renovation project

Rabble Mill
New LPS Focus Program, "Bay High"

Southeast Community College - Lincoln
Educational support for qualified student

Southern Heights Food Forest
General support

Sunday Farmers' Market at College View
Strategic planning using local consultant

Transformative Life (Contemplate Lincoln)
Care Packages for the Quarantined

UNL Board of Regents for International Quilt Museum
Collaboration with Lincoln NAACP Youth Council on social justice movements and associated art forms

Visionary Youth
Support for Community Impact Program events

Wellbeing Initiative
Mental health awareness campaign

Wyuka Historical Foundation
Restoration of Rudge Chapel

Yazda/Yazidi Cultural Center 
Support for operations