May 30 Give to Lincoln Day Stretches Donor Dollars

Record $450,000 in matching funds

Lincoln, Neb. – Lincoln’s 8th annual giving day is scheduled for Thursday, May 30. Organized by the Lincoln Community Foundation, Give to Lincoln Day is a 24-hour online event encouraging donations to support the local nonprofits and causes people care about. 

Every participating nonprofit organization will receive a proportional share of the record $450,000 match fund, based upon its percentage of total dollars raised. Give to Lincoln Day 2019 will have the largest match fund in the event’s seven-year history thanks to a generous gift from West Gate Bank and several other supporting sponsors.

A record number of nonprofit organizations are participating in Give to Lincoln Day this year. A total of 439 local charities, including 51 who are participating for the first time, have registered.  

Last year’s event raised a record $4.6 million for 404 local nonprofits. “Lincoln’s generosity year after year is remarkable,” said Barbara Bartle, President of Lincoln Community Foundation. “Give to Lincoln Day has become a badge of honor for our community.  It is a day when we come together to give our thanks and our gifts to the nonprofits for their tremendous impact in our city.”

The public is encouraged to visit Lincoln Community Foundation’s Tower Square at 13th & P Streets on May 30. Nearly 70 organizations will be there from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with hands-on activities, demonstrations and information about their programs. There will be a live performance at Noon by PANgea.

Donors may search nonprofits and give online at Donors can plan ahead and begin giving online starting May 1 but all donations must be made before 11:59 p.m. on May 30 to count toward the giving day and the match fund. The minimum donation is $10 per charity. Donations will be charged to a credit or debit card.

Anyone who prefers not to give online can donate in person on May 30 only at one of three donations stations:

  • Lincoln Community Foundation office, 215 Centennial Mall South, from 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Tower Square, 13th & P Streets, from 10:00am to 2:00pm
  • West Gate Bank, 6003 Old Cheney Road, 9:00am to 4:00pm

On May 30, donation totals can be viewed throughout the day at

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 $127 million in assets and has distributed more than $130 million in grants to nonprofit organizations that have improved the lives of thousands of residents.