Lincoln Community Foundation Awards More Than $765,000  to Support Nonprofits & Students 

To date this year, Lincoln Community Foundation (LCF) has distributed more than $765,000 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 addition, LCF awarded upwards of $565,000 in scholarship funds to more than 300 students. 

Organizations that that received grant funding include:   

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lincoln     
General support 

Cause Collective     
Nonprofit board training and capacity building for local nonprofits 

Child Advocacy Center
General support 

City of Lincoln - Urban Development     
Lead mitigation matching grant 

Do More Good Movement     
Sponsorship of the 2021 Do More Good virtual conference  

Eastridge Presbyterian Church Food Pantry     
Restocking the pantry with food, personal hygiene, and household items 

Food Bank of Lincoln     
Support for capital campaign  

Food Fort     
Director of Education office resources 

Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools     
Technology & equipment for deaf and hard of hearing students (Frank H. Woods Telephone Pioneer Association Fund) 

Friendship Home of Lincoln     
Inclusive Communities Project R.E.A.D.I. trainings for staff 

Good Neighbor Community Center     
General support 

Heartland Bike Share     
Sponsorship of BikeLNK bicycles 

Lancaster County Medical Society     
Support of outreach campaign  

Lied Center 
Support for 30th anniversary Jazz in June season 

Lincoln Arts Council     
Support for 2021 Lincoln Arts Festival & sponsorship of Mayor's Arts Awards 

Lincoln Calling     
Launch of Lincoln Calling TV streaming platform 

Lincoln Children's Zoo     
Support for horticulture department  

Lincoln Crossroads Music Festival     
Sponsorship of 2nd Lincoln Crossroads Music Festival 

Lincoln Parks Foundation     
Support for Cascade Fountain renovation 

Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra     
Support for Harmony in Healing program 

LUX Center for the Arts     
Replacement of building elevator and support for EMERGE LNK, mural project for North Lincoln 

Madonna Foundation     
Community Medical Transportation program support 

Meadowlark Music Festival     
General support  

Nebraska Appleseed 
Policy solutions to address benefit overpayments and collections 

Nebraska Peace Foundation     
Collaborative initiative, Roots of Local Justice: Historical Truth and Fair Reconciliation 

Nebraska Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation (for Veterans Advisory Group)     
Outreach to veterans, guidance with government systems, and veteran fellowship 

NeighborWorks Lincoln/Community Crops     
Support for renovation of NeighborWorks Lincoln facility to re-locate Community Crops offices  

Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln  
Support for Streets Alive! project revitalizing the 3rd & F Street pedestrian tunnel  

Proyecto Cultural/Grupo Folklorico Sangre Azteca 
Support for Mural and building renovation project 

Rabble Mill     
New LPS Focus Program, "Bay High" 

Southern Heights Food Forest     
General support 

Transformative Life (Contemplate Lincoln)     
Care Packages for the Quarantined 

UNL Board of Regents for International Quilt Museum     
Collaboration with Lincoln NAACP Youth Council on social justice movements and associated art forms 

Wellbeing Initiative     
Support for mental health awareness campaign 

Yazda/Yazidi Cultural Center     
General support 

About Lincoln Community Foundation 
The Lincoln Community Foundation, established in 1955, strives to continually enrich the Lincoln community by promoting and achieving perpetual philanthropic support. The foundation has distributed more than $168 million in grants to nonprofit organizations that have improved the lives of thousands of residents. For more information, visit