What we do

Welcome Back. We are so happy to say that. All students will be in school; in classes, the gym and back with their friends. For the Sophomores, this is the first time they will all be together. And for the Freshmen, they will be joining a near-normal Lincoln. It will also be the last year in the current building. The new LHS is on target to be ready for the Fall of next year, making this a poignant year.

Friends of Lincoln strives to ensure every student has equitable access to the full Cardinal experience. We help fund teacher positions and support students, from meeting basic human needs to providing technology and covering fees for those who would otherwise not be able to participate. We also build community connections and caring through a broad range of volunteer efforts.

Volunteering, we know, can be a tricky task with teens. But we can make sure you are involved with whatever works best for you. Quick in-and-out jobs. Or a project supporting a teacher, the office, the Flock Party, perhaps. There are many choices. And your kids need never know! It means you get to meet other parents, teachers and students to get a better understanding of how Lincoln works as well as making a difference.

In previous years, supporting FoL has meant:

Helping support athletics, theater, choir and specific teacher requests
Funding teaching positions threatened by budget cuts.
Supporting families in need

— Of which we have 300 historically underserved at Lincoln. As well as one in ten of our students facing food insecurity.

FoL does not like to say no!

Please consider signing up for a monthly donation.

Ideally, if each family could donate $600 per student each year, we can continue to say Yes. $50 a month spreads the cost.

But we welcome any amount that works for your budget.


We will continue to be responsible stewards of your donations.

Friends of Lincoln High School: Making it Happen
For those new to the school, to help you navigate Lincoln, here is a downloadable and printable Lincoln 101!

Everything you need to know that your student will probably never mention. We have tried to think of everything you have on your mind. Everything we would have discussed at a welcome evening - which we cannot hold. Or that you would have found out at the Principal's Coffee - which we cannot hold.

For those new to the school, to help you navigate Lincoln, here is a downloadable and printable Lincoln 101!

Your Monthly Donations

We are going to need to pull together as a community to keep our children engaged and on track.

Monthly giving will allow us to provide the best educational experience and support possible. We will continue to be responsible stewards of your contributions.

Thank you to all of you who have committed to monthly donations.

Here's what is Important: Equity

Our first concern this year is making sure every student has the tools for distance learning.

300 Lincoln families are historically underserved. They will be our priority.

Science, art and online learning

We will be helping fund science kits, art kits, digital subscriptions for online learning and digital text books.

Writing center tutor

This important role last year helped students over the line with their writing projects. This year it will include college essay writing. We need to help fund this position to ensure they have enough hours in the day.

Save our fabulous teachers

We have calculated that to save our fabulous teachers in specialty subjects such as avid, art, ceramics, music and even math, we need to raise $500,000 a year.

Friends of Lincoln is supported by...

Where Inc. Real Estate
Northwest Neighborhood Veterinary Hospital
OnPoint Community Credit Union
Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC
Hoffman Construction
Baskin Clinic
Untamed Humans
Yonette Fine - Living Room Realty
Linda Cohn - Coldwell Banker Bain
Dream Tree Studios Northwest
Marquam Auction Agency
Cable Hill Partners LLC
Amy McMahon, Winderemere
Urban Renaissance Group

Friends of Lincoln is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our Tax ID is 93-1188791. Friends of Lincoln is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination in opportunities because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, gender, sexual orientation, or age. We welcome everyone.