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2020 Media Releases

June 8, 2020
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Diane Gonzolas, City Communications, 402-525-1520
Jenny Chapin, LCF, 402-474-2345

Six Nonprofits Receive Grants From Lincoln COVID-19 Response Fund

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird today announced that six local nonprofits serving those impacted by the pandemic are receiving a total of $94,775 in the eighth round of grants from the Lincoln COVID-19 Response Fund. A total of $833,775 has been granted to 59 nonprofit organizations so far. The grants help nonprofits provide access to food, housing, medical information, childcare, and other support.

The latest grant recipients are:

The Fund, hosted by the Lincoln Community Foundation (LCF), has received $1,172,000 in contributions. The donations include $72,625 raised during Give to Lincoln Day May 28. The Fund was created to provide grants to nonprofits that support people disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.

Grant recipients are identified by a committee including the City, LCF, the United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County, the Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development (LPED), the Community Health Endowment (CHE), and other philanthropic and business partners.

To make it possible to move resources quickly and adapt to evolving needs, the Fund will continue to award operating grants on a rolling basis as fundraising continues. The Fund is designed to complement the work of public health officials and expand local capacity to address all aspects of the pandemic as efficiently as possible.

Individual donors, institutions, companies, and other funders are encouraged to contribute to the Fund at More information, including details for nonprofits on requesting resources, is also available at the website or by calling 402-474-2345. More information on the City's response to COVID-19 is available at

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