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This document is dated January 25, 2010. It may not be accurate after such date and LNC does not undertake to update or keep it accurate after such date.

Lincoln Financial Foundation Grants Meet Community Need

Homelessness, Hunger, and Disabilities Targeted

GREENSBORO, N.C., January 25, 2010 — Lincoln Financial Foundation is helping two local nonprofits aid adoptive and foster children with mental health issues, and find permanent housing for homeless families. Both the Children's Home Society of North Carolina and Greensboro Urban Ministry received $49,000 grants from the Lincoln Foundation during its recent human services grant cycle.

The Children's Home Society will use the funds to provide therapeutic interventions for children in foster care or adoptive homes to stabilize and improve their behaviors. These services, along with life-skills training, enable the youth to achieve greater emotional stability, increase their self-esteem, and maintain healthy relationships, breaking patterns of poverty, substance-abuse, domestic violence, unplanned pregnancies, and imprisonment.

Greensboro Urban Ministries is using its Lincoln Foundation grant to fund Beyond Pathways, a program that quickly moves homeless families into housing — often bypassing temporary shelters. The program also provides case management and support in order to prevent homelessness in the future. Greensboro Urban Ministries hopes to serve as many as 45 homeless families in a year.

The awards to the Children's Home Society and Greensboro Urban Ministry are part of $349,000 in human services grants that the Lincoln Foundation recently made to 21 Greensboro nonprofits.

Other human services grants awarded include:

  • $25,000 to East Market Street Development Corporation for home repair grants to low-income homeowners.
  • $20,000 to Family Service of the Piedmont for emergency assistance to women and children fleeing domestic violence.
  • $20,000 to Horsepower for Ride to Thrive, a farm-based program focusing on increasing life and self-help skills for individuals with mental and physical disabilities.
  • $20,000 to the Mental Health Association to continue the Latino Mental Health Awareness Initiative.
  • $20,000 to the Triad Health Project to provide case management and support for people living with HIV/AIDS.
  • $17,000 to Sanctuary House for outpatient therapeutic services and strategic planning.
  • $15,000 to Housing Greensboro to help repair and restore the homes of low-income individuals and to develop a Home Maintenance Guide for homeowners.
  • $15,000 for West End Ministries to provide case management and after-care services at Leslie's House, an emergency shelter for homeless women.
  • $12,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Greensboro for its home safety and preparedness program.
  • $11,000 to I Am Now for a transitional housing program for youth aimed at decreasing unemployment and illiteracy.
  • $10,000 to Barnabas Network for its furniture ministry, which provides used furniture to low-income families.
  • $10,000 to Food Assistance for delivering healthy, nutritious food to the elderly through Groceries on Wheels.
  • $10,000 to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro for equipping and marketing a new Heart Failure Outreach Program for patients with end state congestive heart failure.
  • $10,000 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to provide education and support for the families of children with Type 1 diabetes.
  • $10,000 to Servant Center for Servant House, a transitional housing program for homeless disabled men.
  • $10,000 to Women's Resource Center to expand its Community Resource Services Project.
  • $6,000 to Senior Resources of Guilford for the Mobile Meals Program serving homebound senior citizens.
  • $5,000 to Kopper Top Life Learning Center for Healing Hooves, a recreational therapy program designed to increase self-sufficiency among individuals with special needs and disabilities.
  • $5,000 to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for a pilot retreat program for women living with multiple sclerosis.

About Lincoln Financial Foundation
The Lincoln Financial Foundation, established in 1962, is the charitable giving arm of Lincoln Financial Group. Under Lincoln Foundation guidelines, grants are made in the areas of arts/culture, education/workforce development, and human services. Lincoln Financial sets aside up to 2% of its pre-tax earnings for charitable causes that support philanthropic endeavors in the communities where its employees work. The Lincoln Foundation allocated almost $1.4 million to support nonprofits in Greensboro in 2009. Since 2006, the Lincoln Foundation has contributed more than $6.8 million to Greensboro-area 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 $137 billion as of September 30, 2009. Through its affiliated companies, Lincoln Financial Group offers: annuities; life, group life and disability insurance; 401(k) and 403(b) 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 www.LincolnFinancial.com.



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