More than $894,000 in Workforce and Economic Development Grants Awarded
15 February 2012

Grants from Lincoln Financial Foundation are supporting Guilford County agencies that provide job training, adult education, financial literacy programs and economic development in Greensboro. Lincoln Foundation recently awarded $894,400 in workforce and economic development grants to 12 local nonprofit organizations.

The Greensboro Chamber Foundation received $20,000 for Triad InternNet, a centralized referral system for interns in Guilford County. Triad InternNet connects college and university students to internship, co-op and experiential learning opportunities with Triad-area businesses and organizations.

A $20,000 grant to Family Service of the Piedmont will provide Consumer Credit Counseling (CCC) and Foreclosure Prevention Services to individuals and families in Guilford County. CCC helps families and individuals resolve financial problems by avoiding bankruptcy through budget counseling, credit counseling, housing counseling and debt solver programs.

Other workforce and economic development grants awarded include:

  • $500,000 over three years to Action Greensboro for the Downtown Greenway project, a planned four-mile walking and biking trail that will loop around downtown Greensboro and will enhance the urban landscape with a green space that will promote fitness, encourage alternative transportation and provide connectedness and well-being for residents and visitors.
  • $150,000 over two years to Bell House for the Lincoln Financial Career Center and the You Are Able Life Enrichment program. The Career Center is part of a $4 million expansion and renovation project.
  • $60,000 to North Carolina A&T University for the Aggie Freshmen Academic Success Program that pairs upperclassmen student mentors with academically fragile first-year students.
  • $25,000 to Piedmont Triad Partnership for career fairs focused on promoting logistics and distribution in the Triad and for developing logistics and distribution curriculum for Guilford County Schools.
  • $25,000 to Reading Connections to provide tutors and educational support to adult learners and those struggling with illiteracy.
  • $25,000 to UNCG Excellence Foundation for peer mentoring and supportive services to academically fragile students. Students will receive mentoring and supportive services to encourage them to complete college.
  • $20,000 to the Women’s Resource Center for financial literacy programming for women. The workshop series will focus on money management strategies, including budgeting, banking services, saving, managing debt and credit, homeownership, protecting assets and planning for retirement.
  • $18,000 to Guilford Child Development for the family literacy program serving recently immigrated families. The program will provide educational opportunities for both parents and children and will model parent/child interaction.
  • $16,400 to Goodwill Industries for smart board technology and for its Career Resource Center. New technology will streamline classroom learning at Greensboro Technical Community College and experiential learning in the Career Center.
  • $15,000 to Welfare Reform Liaison Project for a digital imaging employment training program that will retrain manufacturing employees in digital imaging and provide training in technology.

About Lincoln Financial Foundation

The Lincoln Financial Foundation, established in 1962, is a nonprofit organization formed and supported by Lincoln Financial Group. Under Lincoln Foundation guidelines, grants are made in the areas of arts, education, human services and workforce/economic development. The Lincoln Foundation awarded $2.5 million to support nonprofits in the greater Fort Wayne area in 2011. Since 1962, the Lincoln Foundation has contributed more than $87 million to Fort Wayne nonprofits.

About Lincoln Financial Group

Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. With headquarters in the Philadelphia region, the companies of Lincoln Financial Group had assets under management of $160 billion as of December 31, 2011. Through its affiliated companies, Lincoln Financial Group offers: annuities; life, group life, disability and dental insurance; 401(k) and 403(b) plans; savings plans; and comprehensive financial planning and advisory services. For more information, including a copy of our most recent SEC reports containing our balance sheets, please visit


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