Grant Program Overview

The Lincoln Community Foundation was established by the City of Lincoln in 2003. The City provided the endowment to initiate an investment fund. Interest earned from this investment is used to award grants to local nonprofit groups that better our community.

Since 2005, the LCF has granted over $350,000 for 200+ projects that enrich our community.

The Foundation works through a rigorous grant review process overseen by the Board of Directors. This approach allows the organization to guarantee both impartiality and a high level of professionalism in the grant adjudication process.

All grant applicants are required to submit a detailed grant application for a specific project. Applications are carefully reviewed by the LCF Board of Directors and monitored for compliance.

The Foundation has established two grant programs; an annual grant is available once per year, and a mini-grant is available at all times.

The Lincoln Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible. Our tax ID number is 73-1677611.