Barbara Bartle

President, Lincoln Community Foundation

Lincoln, NE

Prioritize Equity, Shift Capital  |  Funding / Investment

Lincoln Community Foundation is partnering with the city of Lincoln to create a mixed-use high-rise building in a low-income community.

Barbara has 41 years of experience in fundraising, program development, public engagement and teaching. Barbara most recently served as the President of the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools for 18 years. She is a member of the Nebraska Partnership for Philanthropic Planning and served on the board for the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Barbara is past president of Rotary Club 14 and the Nebraska Repertory Theater and has served on numerous nonprofit boards in Lincoln. She is past president of the National School Foundation Association.



Lincoln Community Foundation helps donors who share a common interest—improving the quality of life in their community—create a collective charitable impact.

The Foundation goes beyond simply making grants that advance charitable activities. They also identify current and emerging issues, channel resources to address their community’s needs, and help Lincoln prepare for the future. Individuals, families, businesses, and organizations create charitable funds that help meet the challenges of changing needs and new opportunities. The foundation works hard to effectively administer these funds.