Education Opportunity Provided by Local Nonprofits Receiving Lincoln Financial Foundation Grants

$269,000 Awarded

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 5:37 pm EST



Eighteen nonprofits are providing early childhood education, tutoring, mentorship, and college and career readiness training with the help of $269,000 in education grants recently awarded by Lincoln Financial Foundation. These grants are a portion of $800,000 in charitable funds that the Foundation allocated for Omaha in 2017.

Local organizations awarded education grants include:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands to provide community-based mentoring for children at risk of academic failure.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands for the Readers to Leaders school literacy program.
  • College Possible to provide intensive coaching for students transitioning to college to ensure their success.
  • Completely Kids for daily afterschool programming for school children living in poverty.
  • Durham Museum for the Scholars in Residence education series and the World War II African American Experience exhibition.
  • Fontenelle Forest for the Environmental Expeditionary Learning Initiative at Western Hills Magnet Elementary School.
  • Girls Incorporated of Omaha to support the GIRLStart literacy program for at-risk girls.
  • Heartland Family Service for the Ready in 5 program for refugee children.
  • Inclusive Communities to support the IncluCity anti-bullying program.
  • Junior Achievement of the Midlands for its elementary school program Whole School Impact.
  • Kids Can Community Center for the Kids Can Out-of-School and Early Childhood Initiative.
  • Nebraska Children’s Home Society Foundation for its Early Childhood Education Scholarship Program.
  • NorthStar Foundation to support the NorthStar Academic Achievement Initiative.
  • Omaha Children’s Museum to support its Museum Partner School Program.
  • Omaha Home for Boys for residential care educational support services.
  • Partnership 4 Kids to support the P4K High School Group Mentoring Program.
  • TeamMates Mentoring Program for mentor/mentee match support for the Omaha-area TeamMates program.
  • YMCA of Greater Omaha for the Power Scholars Academy summer enrichment program.


About Lincoln Financial Foundation:

The Lincoln Financial Foundation, established in 1962, is a nonprofit organization formed and supported by Lincoln Financial Group. Under Foundation guidelines, grants are made in the areas of arts, education, human well-being and economic/workforce development. The Foundation awarded more than $2.1 million to support nonprofits in Philadelphia in 2016. Since 2006, the Foundation has contributed more than $25 million to Philadelphia nonprofits.

About Lincoln Financial Group:

Lincoln Financial Group provides advice and solutions that help empower people to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust our retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise to help address their lifestyle, savings and income goals, as well as to guard against long-term care expenses. Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $246 billion in assets under management as of September 30, 2017. Lincoln is a committed corporate citizen and was named one of the Forbes Best Employers for 2017, is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America, and received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index. Learn more at: Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Sign up for email alerts at


Byron Champlin
Lincoln Financial Foundation
(603) 226-5554