Lincoln Foundation

We are an independently operated organization offering outside-of-school academic enrichment and college readiness programs for under-resourced youth throughout the Louisville Metropolitan area.


Lincoln Foundation has empowered youth to overcome adversity through education since its founding by Berea College in 1910. Our mission is to provide educational enrichment programs that develop and support youth in overcoming social and economic barriers to achievement.  

Latest News & Updates

Whitney M. YOUNG Scholars Program® application window is now closed. New applicants will receive an admissions decision in May, and a new Scholar orientation will be held in June.  

To our WYSP Community:  All Educational Clinics (ECs) and Parental Institutes (PIs)  will remain virtual for the remainder of the spring semester.  If you have any questions, please contact an educational programs staff member.

Lincoln Foundation renames office building in honor of former president.  Click here to read the full article.

Our Programs

Our programs serve the needs of academically talented, socioeconomically disadvantaged students.

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Parent Portal

Lincoln Foundation Parent Portal is the central hub where Parents/Students can apply,  manage enrollments, and pay the annual fee to their respective programs.

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Ways To Help

We are grateful to the many dedicated donors, partners, alumni, and volunteers for their valuable financial and in-kind support on an annual basis.

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