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


Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools

Spark Summer Learning needs your help! As a STEAM based summer learning program, we provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent. Some of our projects are in need of more items to allow them to build everything their mind can imagine.

Our Spark-lers will be in the driver's seat as they conceptualize, plan, budget for, and execute the biggest project of the summer. Our students need to purchase several special materials, test their designs with several rapid prototypes, and potentially install and maintain their project. Currently our kiddos are brainstorming and coming to consensus.

  • Matt Tebo

    Matt Tebo

    Program Coordinator

We have raised $0.00 of our goal.


Innovation at Moore

Moore Middle School

Your gifts can help make Moore and Goodrich middle schools the only two in the world with this unique keyboard instruction and curriculum.

Yamaha electronic keyboards are on loan to Goodrich Middle School for a pilot program and Yamaha has offered to sell the keyboards to Goodrich and to Moore Middle School for half price.

The program is unique because Brian Moore, associate professor of music education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has volunteered his expertise to write a curriculum that uses the iPad technology that already exists at the school. Moore’s work in education has been nationally recognized for its focus on implementing technology to teach music and composition.

The keyboards are split so two students can rehearse at the same time, using the same iPad. This keyboard lab would be used for a general music curriculum, a composition/arranging units of study, and possibly piano class for both students and an evening adult class. All sixth graders would have an opportunity to use this lab as well as elective music classes in seventh and eighth grade.

  • Jeremy Cardamone

    Jeremy Cardamone

    Instrumental music teacher

We have raised $15,960.00 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.