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Leave the gift of literacy today and for the future. 

With over 300 volunteer tutors, 1,000 students, and 80 classes, Lincoln Literacy has continued to strengthen our community by teaching English Language and a variety of literacy skills to others for nearly 50 years. Support of any amount will make a lasting difference today and every day by giving the gift of literacy. 

For more information on giving to Lincoln Literacy, email Jennifer Conway at

Donate online today by clicking the "Donate" button below.

To designate your donation, look for this "write a note" button on the PayPal donation form.


Give to Lincoln Day is happening! From May 1 - May 26, your contributions will be matched and support Lincoln Literacy's unique and essential role of helping people from all over the world dream big and then gain the skills to make their dreams come true.


When immigrants, refugees, or longtime Nebraskans want to better their lot in life, they often look first to us. Completely without charge, Lincoln Literacy provides the English language, literacy, and life skills they need to transform their lives. Often that starts when our volunteer tutors lay the most basic foundation of English, but it rarely stops there. Our goal for every adult is fulfillment, through education, jobs, careers, family life, community engagement, and more. We also aim to help immigrant and refugee children be fully prepared and motivated to succeed in school.  Lincoln benefits from the culture, experience, and passion they bring. 

If you value the work Lincoln Literacy has done in the Lincoln community for the last 50 years making immigrants, refugees and homegrown learners feel at home in Lincoln and become contributing members to its economy, please give to Lincoln Literacy today!


By Check

From now until May 26, checks should be made out to "Lincoln Community Foundation" with "Lincoln Literacy" on the memo line. You can send them to us, or directly to the foundation. Either way, you'll help us with your donation, and we'll earn matching funds. 

Lincoln Literacy

 745 S 9th St, Lincoln, NE 68508

Lincoln Community Foundation

215 Centennial Mall S # 100, Lincoln, NE 68508

By Electronic Transfer (ACH)

Please email us at to request our EFT/ACH form. This form contains our bank information and allows us to direct your gift appropriately. Once completed, you may initiate the transfer electronically through your bank. No fees apply. If you choose to make it monthly, you may cancel at any time.

With Gifts of Stock

 Please contact your broker to donate gifts of stock. We will gladly share our brokerage account information with them for transfer of your stock gift.

Tax-free from your IRA

Generally, when you take a distribution from your IRA, it is treated as taxable income, and as you age, drawdowns become mandatory. However the provision referred to as a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) allows retirees who are age 70½ and older to donate up to $100,000 tax free from their IRA each year.

Through Planned Giving

As a donor, you are able to direct an executor or trustee to make a gift to Lincoln Literacy through a will or trust. You maintain complete control over the assets during your lifetime, and you can change your instructions for their ultimate distribution at any time.

With Tribute Donations

As a commemorative donation, tribute gifts can be made in memory, in honor, or in support of a close friend or family member. 

With In-kind Donations

In-kind donations include gifting goods, services or time — instead of money. Tangible goods may include things like equipment such as laptops or tablets, books, and/or writing supplies. Goods may also be intangible, such as advertising and professional services. Goods may be gently used or new. Email Jennifer Conway at to learn more about Lincoln Literacy's wishlist of items.