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Lincoln Financial

Lincoln Financial Foundation awards grants to more than 300 nonprofits each year that empower and improve the lives of many. Contributing to strong, vital communities is not only intrinsic to our values, it’s our responsibility.

Featured grantees: Education

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  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Concord, New Hampshire
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Hartford, Connecticut
  • Omaha, Nebraska


Our programs

  • Youth education
  • Human services
  • Economic & workforce development
  • The arts

We want children to reach their greatest potential.  We support educational programs that impact academic achievement so that students are successful during each phase of their education and graduate high school with the knowledge and skills they need to live full and productive lives.

In 2018, we awarded 108 education grants and corporate contributions totaling $2.7 million.

We believe that basic access to food and housing is fundamental to a community’s well-being.  We are committed to helping our neighbors meet their needs for food, housing and independent living. 

In 2018, we awarded 113 human services grants and corporate contributions totaling $1.8 million.

We support initiatives that attract economic development, create jobs and equip workers with the skills needed for the jobs of the future. Communities thrive when individuals have the capacity to earn a living that will support themselves and their families. 

In 2018, we awarded 61 economic and workforce development grants and corporate contributions totaling $1.2 million. 

Arts education and cultural activities are not only catalysts for learning; they foster creativity and confidence in children that can have a positive impact in the classroom and beyond. Performances, exhibitions and hands-on arts projects bridge our differences and draw us together, inspiring our children and strengthening our communities. 

In 2018, we awarded 104 arts grants and corporate contributions totaling $1.4 million.

Please note that the Lincoln Financial Foundation is not currently accepting any unsolicited grant applications.

2018 award highlights

View and download our: 2018 Lincoln Financial Foundation overview (PDF)

$9.2 million

Cash grants and contributions

$1.1 million

Employee donations to United Way


LIVE program grants