Sowing Seeds
of Success


In our vibrant community, generosity blossoms through uplifting acts like coming together for Give to Lincoln Day or a legacy gift made at the end of a celebrated life.

The 2022 annual report exemplifies the belief that when
philanthropy is nurtured with purposeful action, our impact flourishes – sprouting into opportunities and shared abundance for all.

On behalf of the board of directors and our staff, thank you for helping Lincoln grow.

Alec Gorynski
Dr. Marilyn Moore
Father and daughter hands holding small seedling at plant nursery.

2022 Highlights

Thanks to the amazing generosity, care, and concern for each other, we came together and soared. In the last year, Lincoln Community Foundation:

  • Awarded nearly $21 million in grants and to programs.

  • Raised a record-breaking $8 million through Give to Lincoln Day for 479 nonprofits.
  • Awarded upwards of $550,000 in scholarships to more than 300 students.
  • Contributed $15,000 through the young professional giving circle, NextGen Lincoln to three local nonprofits.
  • Recognized Tom and Lisa Smith with the 2022 Charity Award.

active funds

Donor Advised Funds (28 new)

Legacy Society Members (11 new)

benefactors (11 new)

2022 Accomplishments

Lincoln Community Foundation works with donors large and small who share a fondness for this great city and want it to be full of hope for generations to come.