LFF- Youth Education Grants

Lincoln Financial Foundation

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Jul 10, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Hartford County, Connecticut, Allen County, Indiana, Douglas County, Nebraska, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, Guilford County, North Carolina Expand all

Location of residency: Indiana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Hartford County, Connecticut Expand all

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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.

Our deep connection to the communities where we do business has been with us since our founding. Helping people improve their lives and contributing to strong, vital communities is intrinsic to our values and success.

The Lincoln Financial Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations in our communities according to four main funding priorities: education, human services, economic development and the arts.

LFF Youth Education Grants

According to McKinsey and Company, the current achievement gap in the United States imposes the economic equivalent of a permanent national recession. Data from the U.S. Department of Education indicates that high school drop-outs make nearly $8,000 per year less than those with a high school diploma. Over a lifetime and across the nation, this represents billions in lost wages and spending power.

Lincoln is committed to supporting programs that promote life-long learning with an emphasis on improving financial literacy, graduation rates and student achievement.

Lincoln Financial Foundation supports:

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

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Who can apply
    • Only 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for funding .
      • Philadelphia and Hartford applicants must be based in and serve these communities.
    • The Lincoln Foundation only supports organizations that respect and encourage diversity and adhere to nondiscriminatory practices.
      • Women and ethnic minorities should be adequately represented on an applicant organization's board of directors.
    • Support will only be considered in communities where the corporation has a significant business presence and employee base.


  • In general, the Lincoln Foundation doesn’t consider (award) grants to:
    • individuals
    • religious organizations (i.e., churches, temples, synagogues)
    • public or private K-12 schools or school foundations
    • hospitals or hospital foundations
    • fraternal or political organizations
    • general operating support; capital (bricks and mortar) funding
    • endowments
    • sporting organizations, sporting events or national walks
    • organizations that re-grant funds to other nonprofit organizations
    • health organizations
    • organizations that advocate, support, or practice activities inconsistent with Lincoln Financial Group’s non-discrimination policies, whether based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran.

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