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2021 Year-End Giving Deadlines

As we enter the holiday season and the final days of 2021, the Omaha Community Foundation is ready to assist you with your end of year giving and grantmaking. In […]

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Residents Bring Change Through Grassroots Civic Engagement

Local nonprofit organizations are saying some of our community’s most critical areas of civic growth include increasing voter participation, growing grassroots neighborhood development, and creating more diversity in leadership. We […]

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Introducing the 2021-22 Nonprofit Capacity Building Cohort

Ten nonprofit leaders of color have been selected to participate in the Omaha Community Foundation’s Nonprofit Capacity Building Program. Through dynamic professional development activities and executive coaching sessions, this program […]

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Community Resilience Fund Grant to Support South Omaha Latino Businesses

The Office of Latino/Latino American Studies (OLLAS) at the University of Nebraska Omaha is the latest organization to receive a grant from our Community Resilience Fund. Launched in April 2021, […]

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2021 Year-End Giving Deadlines

As we enter the holiday season and the final days of 2021, the Omaha Community Foundation is ready to assist you with your end of year giving and grantmaking. In […]

Oct 21st, 2021   Advisors, Donors, Philanthropy

Residents Bring Change Through Grassroots Civic Engagement

Local nonprofit organizations are saying some of our community’s most critical areas of civic growth include increasing voter participation, growing grassroots neighborhood development, and creating more diversity in leadership. We […]

Oct 19th, 2021   COVID-19, Landscape Stories, Stories

Introducing the 2021-22 Nonprofit Capacity Building Cohort

Ten nonprofit leaders of color have been selected to participate in the Omaha Community Foundation’s Nonprofit Capacity Building Program. Through dynamic professional development activities and executive coaching sessions, this program […]

Oct 14th, 2021   News, Nonprofits

Omaha Venture Group Awards $32,000 to Four Nonprofits

The Omaha Venture Group (OVG) recently completed another grant season, awarding $32,000 to four area nonprofit organizations. The group was encouraged by the local nonprofits ability to adapt to the […]

Oct 11th, 2021   Advisors, Grants, Philanthropy, Stories

Community Resilience Fund Grant to Support South Omaha Latino Businesses

The Office of Latino/Latino American Studies (OLLAS) at the University of Nebraska Omaha is the latest organization to receive a grant from our Community Resilience Fund. Launched in April 2021, […]

Oct 6th, 2021   News, Nonprofits

Pixan Ixim Builds Capacity Through the Foundation’s Grant Programs

With only a 5th grade education, Luis Marcos is a Mayan immigrant from Guatemala who is mostly self-taught. He is now the executive director of Communidad Maya Pixan Ixim (CMPI), […]

Oct 5th, 2021   COVID-19, Grants, Nonprofits

Donor Services Team Welcomes New (and Familiar) Faces

The Donor Services team at the Omaha Community Foundation is here to make giving through your fund as simple and meaningful as possible. It’s an experienced and knowledgeable team, committed […]

Sep 24th, 2021   Donors, Philanthropy

Specialized Funds Award Over $155,000 to 15 Local Organizations

The Omaha Community Foundation awarded a total of $155,303 to 15 local organizations from three specialized grant funds: Creche Childhood Education Fund, Jetton Charitable Fund, and Richard A. Shaw Fund. Each fund supports […]

Sep 23rd, 2021   News, Nonprofits, Philanthropy

Channeling Their Parents’ “Philanthropic Mindset”

“What would our parents do?” As the COVID-19 pandemic began to take hold in the spring of 2020, it’s a question Don Otis, Carol Stolp, and Nancy Knight had to […]

Sep 21st, 2021   COVID-19, News, Philanthropy, Stories

Legacy Giving: More Than Memories

It was a critical two-year stretch early in their relationship that shaped the values Lawrence “Red” Thomas and his wife Jann have tried to live by for over 60 years […]

Sep 10th, 2021   News, Stories

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