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Lincoln Cares is a fun, easy way to support parks, libraries, and older adults in Lincoln, for only $1 per month!

Lincoln Cares is the City of Lincoln's voluntary donation program that offers customers of the Lincoln Electric System (LES) a chance to add $1 to their monthly bill payments to provide funds for Parks and Recreation, Lincoln City Libraries and Aging Partners not currently supported by the City budget.

Since 2003, LES customers and matching community donors have contributed more than $1.4 million to Lincoln Cares! These funds pay for the extra programs and projects that make Lincoln an extra special place to live.

Lincoln Cares is a wonderful example of how government can work. Bolstered by matching funds from our project sponsors, Lincoln Cares gives everyone a chance to voluntarily do something extra to beautify our community.

Donating to Lincoln Cares is easy!

If your Lincoln Cares donation is not already part of your monthly Lincoln Electric System bill, now is the time to enroll.

Enroll today at or call 402-475-4211. Thank you for your support of parks, libraries and older adults in our community!

Make a one-time donation now!

2017 Projects and Sponsors

New Dog Runs
Friends of the Dog Parks, Lincoln Parks Foundation
Parks and Recreation is developing three additional dog runs to achieve a goal of having one dog run in each of the four quadrants of the City, as outlined in the Dog Use Facilities Master Plan that was finalized with community input in early 2016. Improvements funded by Parks and Recreation will include perimeter fencing and gates, parking, and a shelter to house a portable restroom. Lincoln Cares funds will be used for a drinking fountain with dog bowl at each location. The new dog runs will be open by the end of 2017.
Haines Branch Prairie Corridor
Lincoln Parks Foundation, Prairie Corridor Partnership
The Prairie Corridor is a 13-mile corridor that will link Pioneers Park with Spring Creek Prairie and provide enhancement and preservation of tall grass prairie, recreational and educational connections and economic development opportunities.
Parker's Pals Scholarships
Culver’s, Lincoln Parks Foundation, Olsson Associates
This scholarship program provides financial support for children of low-income families. It will include pool admissions, swimming lessons, and participation in the swim/dive league and allow children to participate in youth and sports programs offered by Lincoln Parks and Recreation.
Fitness Equipment for Aging Partners
Seniors Foundation
This includes new and replacement fitness equipment for the Forever Strong Health and Fitness Program offered to adults 60 plus in Lincoln and Lancaster County at the Aging Partners Health and Fitness Center located at 233 South 10th Street.
Upgrades for Library Meeting Spaces
Dillon Foundation and the Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries
Several libraries offer meeting room spaces free for the public to use, and libraries use these same spaces for their own special events. This will allow for replacement of furnishings and upgrades in equipment, including new projectors for five library meeting rooms, so that they remain the "family room of the community" and continue to nurture learning, connection, and community.
School Family Nights at Lincoln City Libraries
Dillon Foundation and the Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries
These special open-house events provide an opportunity for families from neighborhood schools to receive library cards, meet their librarians, and become more familiar with what’s available at the public library.
Trail Wayfinding Kiosks
Great Plains Trails Network.
Trail Wayfinding Kiosks. This project will support the second phase of a wayfinding project for trails that was initiated several years ago to make trails as user friendly and accessible as possible. Wayfinding signs will be installed at up to 8 priority locations along trails, with distances and wayfinding to community facilities and attractions provided. Final kiosk locations will be determined in cooperation with GPTN.