Our Impact

Even in a community as strong as ours, families and individuals face obstacles to live successful lives.

60%
increase last year in calls to our local 2-1-1 hotline for food
20
years is the decrease in life expectancy for our neighbors living in Lincoln’s impoverished neighborhoods
3rd
grade students who do not gain reading proficiency are four times more likely to drop out of school.

They say that one person can change the world. Imagine what we can do together.

13,128

crisis support calls were answered by United Way funded partners last year

6,794

books were distributed to children in Lincoln and Lancaster County last year.

6,069,222

pounds of food were distributed to those in need last year.

Our Mission

United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County’s mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of Lincoln and Lancaster County.

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Our Work

We bring the community together to solve complex issues. By partnering with nonprofit agencies, local businesses and passionate community members we’re making a collective impact that advances the common good for all residents in Lincoln and Lancaster County.

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Our Focus

The needs in our community are as interconnected as we are. That’s why we prioritize bettering health, education and financial stability of everyone in Lincoln and Lancaster County.

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Stories

We measure our success in actual lives changed. These stories are a testament to the difference that communities can make when we come together to create lasting change.

My life has been changed by United Way

When Mo Shakir was fourteen, his mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

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Helping Families Stay in Their Homes with Lights on and Food on the Table

Last summer, during a particularly hot stretch of days, Linda and Jim, a senior couple on a fixed income, were overwhelmed by recent medical bills and realized they were behind on their utility payments.

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Thanks to Ride United, Michelle, Betty, and Jeanette have food each week

“I know that if I’m low on food, I can count that on Friday, I will have some food,” Michelle says.

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Bringing the Community Together To Address Food Insecurity

Across our community, United Way partner agencies worked harder than ever to meet growing need in 2020. Last year, 6,069,222 pounds of food were distributed by United Way funded partners.

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Featured Programs

Helping Hands Grant

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Virtual Book Drive

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Stable. Strong. Successful.

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ENGAGE.EMPOWER.GRADUATE.

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