Recent News

News for Nonprofits: ARPA Funding

August 23, 2021  //  United Way

*Update: the application process for these funds is currently closed, indicating that no more funds are available.  At a press conference on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, members of the Joint Budget Committee, a partnership between Lancaster County, the City of Lincoln, and community stakeholders, rolled out an application process to distribute $15M in grants to nonprofits… Read the Full Story »

2021 United Way/CHAD Campaign Kickoff

August 12, 2021  //  United Way

It takes an All-Star team to meet the need in our community. That’s why YOU are invited to help our community kickoff the 2021 United Way/CHAD Campaign. On September 9th at the Railyard, we will be serving breakfast and kicking off our 2021 Campaign to meet the needs in Lincoln and Lancaster County. This event… Read the Full Story »

Advanced Child Tax Credit Clinic Information

July 8, 2021  //  United Way

The IRS has created a special Advance Child Tax Credit 2021 page, designed to provide the most up-to-date information about the credit and the advance payments. It’s at To learn more about Lincoln’s free Advance Child Tax Credit Clinics to assist families in becoming eligible or for opting out go to  

Hey Sheila, How Does Your Garden Grow?

April 19, 2021  //  Women in Philanthropy

Sheila Odom of Eakes Office Solutions is a member of United Way Women in Philanthropy Steering Committee and is helping to plan this year’s Spring Networking Event at Earl May Garden Center. She recently sat down with us to chat about her ideal garden, what it’s like volunteering with United Way and why you should consider… Read the Full Story »

Free Tax Help

February 5, 2021  //  United Way

If you are looking for help with your taxes, the free VITA program from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln might be able to help. Visit their website to learn more and make an appointment or call 402-472-7211. What is the UNL Tax Credit Campaign? The UNL Tax Credit Campaign prepares tax returns for low-income, working families… Read the Full Story »

Holiday food and gift donation programs

November 20, 2020  //  United Way

The following local sites are offering holiday food and gift donation programs: Many places require pre-registration as well as proof of income eligibility. Please call the specific agency for more information. Boys & Girls Clubs of Lincoln/Lancaster County 402-413-1758 Community Winter Clothing Drive November 15- December 6 Because resources are especially tight for families this… Read the Full Story »

United Way Lunch & Learn Series

September 14, 2020  //  United Way

Be sure to join United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County to learn how your gift impacts the funding areas of Education, Income and Health. United Way will be joined by guest speakers from five different agencies who have programs helping to achieve the goals of each focus area. Click below to register today!   Education – WATCH… Read the Full Story »

United Way Update July 21 Provided by Meagan Liesveld

July 27, 2020  //  United Way

Thank you all for your support of United Way and our mission to mobilize the community to invest in our nonprofit partners’ work in the areas of Education, Income and Health. I am inspired and encouraged by all that I’ve seen over the past several months as Lincoln and Lancaster County residents have engaged in… Read the Full Story »