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.

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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Giving Children A Jump Start To Their Education

Because of the pandemic, many children in our community are behind in their schooling. High school graduation rates fell in our community last year for the third year in a row and United Way is seeing challenges at all grade levels.

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Natalie’s Story

Eight-year-old Natalie was referred to one of United Way’s partner agencies because she was routinely showing up to school late and had trouble focusing in the classroom.

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Derrick's Story

When Derrick needed care he couldn't afford, United Way was there with hope.

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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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