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Community Grants

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. Applicants must consult with program staff prior to completing a required 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. Organizations must show impact across a broad segment of the community as well as plans for sustainability

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.

-Letter of Inquiry Deadline: May 1, 2019
-Application Deadline: June 14, 2019
-Application Reviewed: August 2019

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:

Michelle Paulk, 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