Lincoln Community Foundation Awards $158,000 to Support 18 Local Nonprofits

The Lincoln Community Foundation distributed $158,000 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: 
Bright Lights - $10,000  
Scholarship support for students in Title I Schools 
Child Guidance Center - $10,000 
Infrastructure upgrades and capital improvements 
Clinic With a Heart - $10,000 
General operating support  
El Centro de las Americas - $9,000  
General operating support 
Junior Achievement of Lincoln - $5,000 
Expansion of “It’s My Business” middle school curriculum  
Legal Aid of Nebraska - $10,000 
Capital improvements 
Lincoln Literacy - $10,000  
English Language and Literacy Academy 
Lincoln Medical Education Partnership - $10,000  
School Community Intervention & Prevention program 
Lincoln Orchestra Association -$5,000  
Social Impact Program and Family Literacy Partnership 
Live Well. Go Fish - $10,000 
Outdoor experience for seniors, youth, veterans and people with disabilities 
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital - $19,000 
Community Medical Transportation program 
Men with Dreams - $5,000 
Program support to reduce juvenile recidivism rate 
Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law - $10,000  
Increase SNAP Employment & Training Program access 
Nebraska Children and Families Foundation - $10,000 
Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential (LEAP) program 
Old Cheney Farmers’ Market - $5,000 
SNAP and Double Up Food Bucks program support 
Released and Restored - $10,000 
General operating support 
Salvation Army - $5,000 
Shield Fine Arts Academy 
Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center - $5,000  
Haines Branch Prairie Corridor  
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.