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Lincoln Financial
Foundation

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: Human Services

All grantees

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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 2016, we awarded 129 education grants and corporate contributions totaling $3 million. The application deadline is July 10. Awards will be announced in September. Get the details on our grants and corporate contributions for 2016.

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 2016, we awarded 101 human services grants and corporate contributions totaling $1.7 million. The application deadline is April 10. Awards will be announced in June. Get the details on our grants and corporate contributions for 2016.

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 2016, we awarded 77 economic and workforce development grants and corporate contributions totaling $1.6 million. The application deadline is October 10. Awards will be announced in December. Get the details on our grants and corporate contributions for 2016.

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 2016, we awarded 110 arts grants and corporate contributions totaling $1.6 million. The application deadline is January 10. Awards will be announced in April. Get the details on our grants and corporate contributions for 2016.

  
2016 award highlights

Each year, we award approximately $10 million to local community United Ways and nonprofit programs focused on youth education, economic and workforce development, human services and the arts.

View and download our: 2016 Lincoln Financial Foundation overview (PDF)
 

$9.7 million

Cash grants and contributions

$1.09 million

Employee donations to United Way

$28,500 

LIVE program grants