Lincoln Community Foundation Awards $480,000 to Support Seventeen Nonprofit Organizations

The Lincoln Community Foundation distributed $480,000 in community grants to local nonprofit organizations. These grants are made possible by contributions from the Lincoln Forever Fund and from a number of LCF donor endowment funds. Organizations that received funding include:

CASA for Lancaster County - $15,000
Peer Coordinator Program

Center for Legal Immigration Assistance - $10,000
Operating support

Center for People in Need - $20,000
English as a Second Language Classes

Child Advocacy Center - $10,000
Support services for child victims of abuse

Citizens for Improved Transit - $20,000
Bus passes for low-income individuals

City of Lincoln - $80,000
BikeLincoln Bike Share Program

Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders County - $20,000
Support for Early Head Start and Head Start Centers

Community CROPS- $10,000
Youth Community Gardens and farmer training program

Friends of Lied -$7,000
Access for early childhood programs to attend music, dance and theater performances

Friendship Home of Lincoln - $15,000
Children in Shelter Project

Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters - $10,000
Youth mentoring program

Lincoln Children's Zoo - $200,000
Love Your Zoo Capital Campaign

LUX Center for the Arts - $8,000
Lancaster County Youth Services Artist Inside program

Partnership for Healthy Lincoln - $15,000
Student fitness and nutrition education

Planned Parenthood of the Heartland - $10,000
Reproductive education and outreach

Voices of Hope - $20,000
Advocacy and safety planning for victims of abuse

Wellbeing Initiative Inc. - $10,000
The Orchard behavioral health facility