Through our Fund-A-Need program, your gifts make incredible opportunities for students by funding field trips outside the classroom, by providing technology to teach students with creative approaches and meeting classroom needs in many other ways. Anyone can make a difference today.


How It Works

The Fund-A-Need program is a unique way to connect our generous community with the teachers and students in need. Teachers submit proposals for the needs in their classrooms that tax dollars can’t cover—these needs can range from new textbooks to a field trip to the Henry Doorley Zoo to musical instruments. We post the needs on our website and Facebook page so donors like you can give to the areas of greatest need in our district.

Fund-A-Need receives and reviews proposals from Lincoln Public Schools teachers who want their students to have an experience for which the school does not offer funding.


Now’s your chance! You can directly impact students by meeting their classroom needs.

Click here to review Fund-A-Need proposal options:    SEARCH PROPOSALS


Have a classroom need? Fill out a one-page online form describing your need and the cost to make it happen. (Include 7.25% sales tax if you or the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools will make the purchase.)

Questions? Shoot an email to Gary Reber at the Foundation for LPS.

Use these examples to help you write your proposal. Also see TOOLKIT for other information.     SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

Have a successful Fund-a-Need? Click here:      REQUEST FUND-a-NEED FUNDS

One Moore

Moore Middle School

The One Book, One Moore program will include collaboration of teachers across multiple curricular areas and will be instrumental in connecting the book to learning objectives and social action. The title we are going to start the program with is The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer. It is a true story about a boy in Malawi, Africa, who built an electricity-producing windmill from spare parts and scraps. The prevalent themes of innovation, imagination, ingenuity, and problem-solving will connect curricular area concepts and objectives in all grade levels.

All students at Moore Middle School will have an opportunity to read the novel. Along with making connections to curriculum objectives, students will have an opportunity to extend their learning by taking part in a community cause as well as a global cause. Although William Kamkwamba's story takes place in Africa, the topics and issues encountered affect us all and include education, food production, energy, cultural transition, and international development. Students will have the opportunity to take part in a global cause through Moving Windmills or the We Movement.

  • Sara Meier

    Sara Meier

    Library media Specialist

We have raised $20.00 of our goal.


Celebrate Diversity

North Star High School

We would like to recognize the diversity of our students and help all students feel connected with their school community.

In an effort to do so, we would like to put on a cultural fair for students and staff to learn about the various cultures and languages represented at our school. One item we would like to offer students is a shirt that represents everyone in our school. T-shirts like this can be expensive, and so many of our students are unable to purchase them. We would like to be able to subsidize the cost of the shirts as well as pay for supplies that students will need to put on the cultural fair -- such as trifold boards, art supplies, printing services, etc.

  • Becky Ives

    Becky Ives

    ELL teacher

We have raised $20.00 of our goal.


McPhee Celebration

McPhee Elementary School

Your gifts help McPhee students learn about new cultures, about acceptance, language and more by celebrating the cultures of the many families that make up McPhee Elementary.

About 120 kindergarten and first grade children will rotate through classrooms to learn about Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas, Diwali, and St. Lucia. We will make crafts, play games, sing, dance, and enjoy a healthy snack. These activities help students identify celebrations and holidays and recognize that many different people share the earth. These hands-on experiences will build vocabulary and concepts for our high population of English Language Learners and children living in poverty.

Thank you for your consideration of funding this winter project. We would like to have our Winter Rotations during the week of December 18, 2017.

  • Monique Ruiz

    Monique Ruiz

    Kindergarten Teacher

We have raised $0.00 of our goal.



Huntington Elementary School

A variety of fifth grade students at Huntington have the opportunity to participate in the Young Men's and Women's empowerment clubs. We focus on building leadership, character, and responsibility by providing experiences that offer students the opportunity to reflect, set goals, and learn how to build these valuable traits.

Students are encouraged to set themselves apart by dressing for success on days we meet as a club. They participate in community service projects and go on field trips around the community. Overall, these students have impact and are mentored in such a way that empowers them to build their leadership and character skills for the betterment of their community.

Your gifts will provide formal dress apparel for students in addition to a variety of field trip opportunities that students would otherwise not experience.

  • Rick Devney

    Rick Devney


We have raised $0.00 of our goal.