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Community Grant

Grants to Lancaster County, Nebraska Nonprofits for
Quality of Life, Youth, and Economic Prosperity

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Foundation / Corporation

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Lincoln Community Foundation (LCF)

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Grants to Nebraska nonprofit organizations to benefit Lincoln and Lancaster County communities. Letters of inquiry are due May 1, 2018. Applicants must consult with program staff prior to submitting a letter of inquiry. Priority will be given to activities that enhance the quality of life, promote economic prosperity, and help youth succeed using a cradle-to-career approach.

Organizations must show impact across a broad segment of the community as well as plans for sustainability.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181196

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grant applications are only accepted from qualified 501(c)(3) organizations and others recognized by the IRS as qualified recipients of tax-deductible gifts. Organizations must be located or doing business in Lincoln/Lancaster County, with accessibility to underserved and underrepresented populations.

Organizations will provide evidence of sound financial management, strong leadership, and an engaged governing board.

The Foundation does not consider grants for religious purposes, political activities, endowments, or programs that create an indefinite, long-term commitment by LCF. Grants to organizations that discriminate based on race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, creed, or ethnic group are not considered.

Pre-Application Information:

The application process for Community Grants is as follows:

-Contact the Vice President for Community Outreach (see contact details below) to discuss the grant request.

-Submit a Letter of Inquiry if invited to do so by LCF staff.

-Submit the Grant Application Form, if invited to do so by LCF staff. A PDF of the application questions is attached below.


-Letter of Inquiry Deadline: November 1, 2017, and May 1, 2018
-Application Deadline: December 12, 2017, and June 15, 2018
-Application Reviewed: February 2018 and August 2018

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit an LOI and apply online:

Sarah Peetz, Vice President, Community Outreach

Lincoln Community Foundation
215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 100
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Nebraska: Lincoln/Lancaster County