LCF Awards More Than $1 Million to Support Nonprofits and Students

In 2023, Lincoln Community Foundation (LCF) distributed nearly $1,025,000 in Open Door Grants to local nonprofit organizations and scholarships for students. 

Open Door Grants support efforts by nonprofits in Lincoln and Lancaster County to meet existing needs or address challenges and opportunities facing our community. These grants are made possible by contributions from the Lincoln Forever Fund and LCF donor endowment funds. In 2023, LCF granted $474,786 to 81 local nonprofits. The full list of grants awarded may be viewed at

Generous donors to Lincoln Community Foundation have established 87 scholarship funds that benefit students in Lancaster County and across the state of Nebraska.  For 2023, there were 291 scholarship recipients who received awards that totaled nearly $550,000. 

Lincoln Community Foundation, established in 1955, provides leadership and tools that connect donor generosity to local needs and passions. The Foundation has distributed more than $238 million in grants to nonprofit organizations that have improved the lives of thousands of residents.