Community Initiatives

The Lincoln Community Foundation helps donors who share a common interest—improving the quality of life in our community—create a collective charitable impact. The Foundation goes beyond simply making grants that advance charitable activities.  We also identify current and emerging issues, channel resources to address our community’s needs, and help Lincoln prepare for the future. Individuals, families, businesses, and organizations create charitable funds that help meet the challenges of changing needs and new opportunities. The foundation works hard to effectively administer these funds.

Give To Lincoln Day  |  Prosper Lincoln  |  Lincoln Vital Signs  |  Veteran Support Initiative



Give To Lincoln Day  [#givetolincoln]

The next Give To Lincoln Day will be May 18, 2017.

Our 5th annual Give To Lincoln Day was May 26, 2016 and we raised $3,076,995 for local nonprofts. View results at  Thank you, Lincoln! View 2016 totals by nonprofit (includes online and offline giving)

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The Lincoln Community Foundation is bringing together people from across our community to make our city even better through the work of Prosper Lincoln. Representatives from businesses, nonprofits, neighborhoods, government, faith communities, philanthropies and individuals have worked diligently to gather input from all sectors of our community. Using the findings in Lincoln Vital Signs as a starting point, residents participated in a community-wide discussion to help set priorities and establish a shared agenda for positive change. A Summit on February 10, 2016 presented the shared Community Agenda.

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Lincoln Vital Signs

The Lincoln Community Foundation and leaders of Lincoln's largest public and private charitable organizations initiated Lincoln Vital Signs to create a more comprehensive understanding of Lincoln for themselves and as a way to share the information with the larger community. This study provides information about Lincoln's strengths and challenges. It is hoped that Lincoln Vital Signs will be a starting point for conversation and connections toward the common goal of ensuring that Lincoln continues to be a vibrant city that provides a high quality of life for all residents.

Poverty in Lincoln Paper
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Abraham Lincoln Statue

Veteran Support Initiative

The Lincoln Community Foundation is committed to supporting veterans and their families as they reintegrate into our community. Many military service members have given more than a decade of service to our country during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. As a community foundation, we are able to develop local solutions and marshal local resources in response to issues affecting veterans. By ensuring these service members a successful transition to civilian life, our community benefits from the strength, courage, and talent that compelled these veterans to serve.

Veteran Support Fund

This fund provides support to nonprofit organizations for our military service members, veterans and their families. Support may include funding for services in the areas of health, education, employment, legal issues and family support.

Hero2Hired Job Fair Flyer - April 1, 2015
Human Services Community Collaborations Supporting Veterans

Veterans Pretrial Diversion Program
Value of Faith-Based Network for Veteran Transitioning
Admiral Mike Mullen's Call to Action
Lincoln Community Foundation Veteran Support Initiative Report
Veteran Support Initiative Editorial
Sea of Goodwill - Matching the Donor to the Need
Innovative Example Descriptions
Veteran Support Initiative Blueprint



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