Here’s how to vote
Voting in The Big Give is easy — but before you cast your votes, we encourage you to take the time to review all the proposals in each category. The full list of 58 finalists is below, which you can sort by category (small, medium, and large). Simply click on a nonprofit’s logo to learn more. When you’re ready to vote, here’s how you do it:
- Click on the nonprofit you want to vote for, then click the Vote For Nonprofit button.
- Enter your email address; a verification code will then be sent to that email address. Once you receive the code, enter it in the field to complete your vote.
- Do it again in the other two size categories!
Lincoln Community Playhouse
Lincoln Midwest Ballet Company
Family Service Lincoln
Pius X Foundation
The White Cane Foundation
Lincoln Parks Foundation
Heartland Cancer Foundation
Lincoln Literacy Council
Mourning Hope Grief Center
Catholic Social Services
Center for Legal Immigration Assistance
I've Got A Name — End Sex Trafficking
Pinewood Performing Arts
WICS Home for Girls
St. Monica's Home
Sheldon Art Association
Good Neighbor Community Center
Center for People in Need
LUX Center for the Arts
Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation
Willard Community Center
Clinic with a Heart
Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach
Friends of Lied - Lied Center for Performing Arts
Voices Of Hope
Pediatric Cancer Action Network
Foundation for Lincoln City Libraries
TeamMates Mentoring Program of Lincoln
Autism Family Network
Asian Community & Cultural Center
Capital Humane Society
Child Advocacy Center
Southern Heights Food Forest
Friendship Home of Lincoln
Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools
Lincoln Children's Museum
El Centro de las Américas
Lincoln Children's Zoo
Food Bank of Lincoln
Clyde Malone Center
Lincoln Arts Council
Lincoln's Symphony Orchestra
$1 million will be gifted — and you get to help decide where
In order to make the most impact in multiple areas of need, we’re giving $100,000 apiece to 10 different charitable organizations to fund projects or initiatives that will benefit the community. Separate categories will be established for small, medium, and large organizations.
Here’s how we’re divvying up the gifts:
- Small nonprofits: four $100,000 gifts
- Medium nonprofits: three $100,000 gifts
- Large nonprofits: three $100,000 gifts
The applications have been reviewed by our committee and the finalists are chosen! A public online vote beginning August 12 will determine which local nonprofits receive the $100,000 gifts.
June 30–July 15. Nonprofits had two weeks to apply, sharing with our committee how they intend to use these funds to impact the Lincoln/Lancaster County community.
July 18–22. Our committee reviewed all of the applications received and narrowed them down to a list of finalists.
August 8. We will announce the nonprofit finalists in each of the three categories: small, medium, and large.
August 12–26. We let the people vote! We encourage you to vote for the proposed projects or initiatives you believe will have the biggest impact on our community.
September 6–16. We’ll announce the winning nonprofits. Four small nonprofits, three medium nonprofits, and three large nonprofits will each receive $100,000!
Frequently Asked QuestionsView All ›
Emails entered to cast votes in The Big Give are solely for verification purposes and will not be used for messaging or marketing communications outside of The Big Give. Your privacy is very important to us, so unless you are already receiving marketing communications from us, you will not start receiving them after voting.
Each voter will get a total of three votes: one per category of small, medium, and large, based on the size of the nonprofit’s operating budget.
Any supporter of the Lincoln/Lancaster County community.
If you received this message, it means you have either already voted for a nonprofit in that size category or you have already used all three of your allotted votes (one per category).
If your voting code doesn’t arrive in your email inbox within a couple of minutes, we recommend checking your junk folder, your quarantined messages, or other message tabs (like Social or Promotions in Gmail) for the email.
Yes, we are using software to help eliminate duplicate voters and other fraudulent voting.