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Supporting the Mission

How Your Donations Support the Mission

Lincoln Rotary Club #14 Foundation is the conduit for all charitable giving and community service projects of Lincoln Rotary Club #14.  Your gifts, both large and small, help us to achieve the mission.

Club Projects

Funding for projects such as Dictionary Project, Youth Exchange, International Student Picnic, and RYLA comes from annual solicitations such as the current $110 for our 110th anniversary campaign, fines, Santa Cause, and Business Networking Day.

Community Grants and Projects

Rotarians and friends have built an endowment, currently valued at $2.2 Million, for service to our community. The broadest area of support has come from our pledge campaigns: The Founders' Group, Centennial Club, and Vision 2020, as well as from our annual auctions and Rise.Shine.Give. fundraisers and other miscellaneous donations.

The Foundation's project and grant implementation plan provides for a portion of the annual earnings of this endowment to be granted to community organizations through our bi-annual grant application cycle, while also setting aside a portion of those earnings to build future giving capacity and to support club “Signature Projects” such as the Elliott Park and Playground Project and renovation of Bicentennial Cascade Fountain, also known as the “Teachers’ Fountain.”

Recent grants supported local organizations such as Girls Inc of Lincoln for college and career prep programming to high risk students, Rabble Mill dba The Bay, Boys and Girls Clubs, CEDARS Youth Services, Gathering Place, Tabitha Meals on Wheels, and a behavioral/mental health program for LPS elementary students through Lutheran Family Services. Up to 10% of the annual earnings are used to support World Service & Community Projects we’ve partnered with such as a sustainable living project in Namibia, Africa.

Special Endowments

A select group of contributors have chosen to fund special endowments enabling us to support high school scholarships, the Miller Math Award, and the Martin Legacy contribution for polio eradication.

Other Special Projects

Other projects supported by direct funding include: birthday books, COVID-19 Task Force, and the Rotaract Wheelchair project.