Foundry to open in 2018

Beginning next spring, the Lincoln Nonprofit Hub will officially rebrand as Foundry.

In addition to a building remodel that will offer more office space for nonprofits, Foundry will offer a new premier coffee bar and gathering space with 100% of profits supporting Lincoln-area causes and nonprofits.

According to a press release, the change is due to the changing needs of Nonprofit Hub’s members and community who need more space and a gathering area.

“While we’ve loved working with nonprofits over the past several years, we’re setting out to establish a more inclusive brand by opening our doors to the community in deeper ways and welcoming social impact companies that are focusing on doing good in the world,” The Nonprofit Hub Team stated in a press release.

The Lincoln Nonprofit Hub, an offshoot of the Lincoln company Firespring, first opened at 14th and P streets in 2015. Randy Hawthorne has served as the executive director of the co-working space since its launch.

The core elements of the organization will remain. Those interested in working at Foundry are able to purchase a membership at various tiers, including a day pass, monthly membership, private offices and more.

Nonprofit Hub will become the educational arm of Foundry and continue to provide the same valuable services to organizations throughout the world, according to the Foundry and Nonprofit Hub press release.

“At Foundry, nonprofits and socially conscientious businesses alike are turning something raw into something calculated and meaningful that will make our community—and world—a better place. This one-of a kind-facility will be a place for socially-minded businesses and people to gather and make a positive, everlasting impact within our community,” The Nonprofit Hub Team said.

The project is currently raising money by asking 500 donors to donate $500 to help Foundry’s renovation. Each donor will receive an engraved brick to be put on permanent display in building itself. Donors will also receive a membership, voting rights to choose nonprofits which will benefit from Foundry’s donations, special invitations to private events and more.