Who We Are

Mission & History

mission is to inspire generosity to strengthen our community.

Our vision is to have a community where all people thrive.

Founded in 1982, Lexington Community Foundation is the definitive resource for giving in the Lexington, Nebraska area. We have long, deep ties to the local community. Our work is informed by 40 years of networking with our area’s most respected philanthropists. We maintain an unparalleled understanding of local needs and issues through regular dialogue with Lexington’s nonprofit organizations to gain a first-hand understanding of the most effective programs and strategies.

"What I think makes Lexington great is the diversity we have in our community. There are a lot of people of different cultures and values... You can feel welcome in this community knowing that we are all different and we value those differences." - Edvin Ramirez-Carrillo

"This community means home to me... when I came here it means a lot having the support." -Hodan Waberi

"Growing up here the community really got behind me as a student in any activity to do with school or outside of school. Moving back here now...getting involved in those community organizations that back those kids...It has kind of come full circle for me." -Cam Smith



  • The Lexington Community Foundation believes the communities we serve are comprised of diverse needs. Giving equitable opportunities is necessary for the continuing success of our organization. In accordance with state, federal, and municipal laws, this foundation intends to comply with these laws, which preclude negative discrimination because of race, disability, color, creed, religion, gender, gender expression, gender identity, socioeconomic status, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, military status, or any other protected classification.

    This policy applies to all activities of the Lexington Community Foundation, including but not limited to employment, selection of volunteers, grantmaking, purchasing, and selecting vendors or consultants. The Community Foundation defines "negative discrimination" to include (but not necessarily be limited to) denial of services, employment, or volunteer opportunities to any class of individuals in a manner that negatively restricts opportunities to that class of individuals.

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