Lincoln Community Foundation Awards $470,000 to Support 18 Local Nonprofits

The Lincoln Community Foundation distributed $470,000 in community grants to local nonprofit organizations. These grants are made possible by contributions from the Lincoln Forever Fund and from LCF donor endowment funds.  Organizations that received funding include: 

Lincoln Parks Foundation - $250,000  
Prairie Corridor Trail from Pioneers Park to Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center 

Lincoln Parks Foundation - $50,000 
Redevelopment of Rudge Park 

JCMF Children’s Charities - $20,000 
Float 4 Life national training facility  

Boy Scouts of America, Cornhusker Council- $10,000  
Scoutreach leadership program in Lincoln Community Learning Centers 

CEDARS Youth Services - $25,000 
Northbridge Early Childhood Development Center  

Friends of Nebraska Dyslexia Association - $5,000 
Star Readers program at Saratoga Elementary School 

Good Neighbor Community Center - $10,000  
Food Distribution Program, Pantry and Food Truck 

Humanities Nebraska - $6,000  
Prime Time Family Reading Program 

Lincoln Bike Kitchen - $10,000  
Provide refurbished bikes free to Lincoln youth 

Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company - $4,000 
Support for 2018 production of The Nutcracker 

Malone Community Center - $10,000 
Support of STEAM Program for at-risk youth 

MilkWorks - $10,000 
Implementation of Electronic Health Records system 

Montessori School for Young Children - $5,000  
Support of early childhood student scholarships 

Nebraska Association of Local Health Directors - $5,000 
Nebraska Veteran and Family Task Force 

Nebraska Jazz Orchestra- $5,000 
Educational Outreach Program 

Tabitha Inc. - $25,000 
Comprehensive Workforce Development Program  

VolunteerLinc - $10,000 
Emergency Management Volunteer Program 

Willard Community Center - $10,000  
General operating support     

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 $135 million in assets and has distributed more than $117 million in grants to nonprofit organizations that have improved the lives of thousands of residents.