Lincoln Foundation is the proud recipient of over $100,000 in grants awards over the past 60 days. The awards provide support for its educational enrichment programs and will shore up the organization’s technology infrastructure.
The largest grant comes from The Gheens Foundation in support of the signature Whitney M. YOUNG Scholars Program®. The college preparatory program empowers high achieving underserved youth through a wrap-around six-year program focusing upon academic achievement and ultimately college graduation. The Whitney M. YOUNG Scholars Program®, which has a proven track record of success, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Currently, over 150 Scholars are enrolled in accredited colleges or universities. Scholars have earned over 445 undergraduate and graduate degrees since 2000.
Lincoln Foundation was recently awarded a grant from the LG&E and KU Foundation. This grant supports the summer Math & Science Program, which is one of the organization’s oldest programs. The Math & Science Program is open to students throughout Jefferson County. It focuses on STEM education. Applications for both the Whitney M. YOUNG Scholars Program® and Math & Science Program are currently being accepted. A portion of the LG&E grant will also support Lincoln Foundation’s signature fundraiser which will be held in August to commemorate the anniversary of the Whitney M. YOUNG Scholars Program®.
Finally, Lincoln Foundation is grateful to be one of 24 organizations to receive a capacity building grant from the Community Foundation of Louisville’s Fund for Louisville Grant. The capacity building grant will be used to purchase new computers for the staff and a multifunction copier.