About Lincoln Foundation

Lincoln Foundation has empowered youth to overcome adversity through education since its inception by Berea College over 100 years ago. The independently operated organization today offers outside of school academic enrichment and college readiness programs for under-resourced youth throughout the Louisville Metropolitan area. The Foundation’s signature Whitney M. YOUNG Scholars Program® annually admits high potential youth who demonstrate academic promise and, over the course of six years, prepares them for high school graduation and matriculation through college.


To provide educational enrichment programs that develop and support youth in overcoming barriers to achievement


Lincoln Foundation will be the premier provider of out-of-school college preparatory programs for socioeconomically disadvantaged students in the region.