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

Save the Date!

To Parents & Scholars of the Whitney M. YOUNG Scholars Program®.  Please save the date of Saturday, August 27, 2022, for the first Educational Clinics and Parental Institute.  We look forward to welcoming you to the start of the new year.  Details on locations have been sent via email.  Please check your email (or spam folder) for details.  Please make sure your contact information is updated in the Parent Portal.  For questions, please contact a member of the Educational Programs staff.

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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