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Community Interest Funds Award $845K to 84 Omaha Organizations

We are pleased to announce that the Omaha Community Foundation has awarded a total of $845,000 to 84 local nonprofits and neighborhood groups through our five Community Interest Funds. Funding […]

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New Mental Health Initiative Focuses on Cultural Competence for Immigrants and Refugees

Accessing mental health services is one thing—finding care that’s culturally competent is another. Some immigrants and refugees may have limited access to services because of language barriers while others may […]

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Omaha Nonprofit Helps Seniors with Home Repairs

Virginia lives in an older home with a steep, narrow staircase to the basement laundry room. After falling several times and breaking her wrist once, she put an old wooden […]

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Over 70 Omaha Women Get Help Finding Jobs, Child Care

For moms, getting a new job can be stressful under normal circumstances. Add in a pandemic with quarantines, shrinking employment opportunities, shifting school schedules, a lack of child care, and […]

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Social Consciousness: Today’s Expectations of Advisors

Especially over the last few years as social consciousness has increased, many of your clients may be more interested in how they can make a difference through their philanthropic activities, […]

May 23rd, 2022   Advisors, Knowledge, Philanthropy

QCDs from IRAs : Good News and Important Reminders

Qualified Charitable Distributions (“QCDs”), also sometimes referred to as Charitable IRA Rollovers, have been in the news recently, especially in light of the proposed SECURE Act 2.0 legislation that passed […]

May 23rd, 2022   Advisors, Knowledge

Community Interest Funds Award $845K to 84 Omaha Organizations

We are pleased to announce that the Omaha Community Foundation has awarded a total of $845,000 to 84 local nonprofits and neighborhood groups through our five Community Interest Funds. Funding […]

May 20th, 2022   Grants, News, Nonprofits

Omaha Neighborhood Grants Award $80K to 24 Groups Building Community, Leadership

The Omaha Neighborhood Grants committee awarded $80,000 to 24 neighborhood groups combining leadership development and community building work around Omaha. As a result, the committee discovered several new initiatives, such […]

May 19th, 2022   Grants, News, Nonprofits

Refugee Community Grant Fund Awards $165K to 19 Omaha Organizations

The Refugee Community Grant Fund advisory team awarded $165,000 to 19 refugee-led or refugee-serving organizations. More than half of the funded proposals went to organizations new to this program. Funded proposals […]

May 19th, 2022   Grants, News, Nonprofits

LGBTQIA2S+ Equality Fund Awards $200K to 14 Omaha Nonprofits

The Equality Fund committee awarded $200,000 to 14 organizations serving the needs of our LGBTQIA2S+ family, friends, and neighbors across the Omaha metro. During the decision meeting, the committee elevated […]

May 19th, 2022   Grants, News, Nonprofits

Futuro Latino Fund Awards $175K to 13 Omaha Nonprofits

The Futuro Latino Fund committee awarded $175,000 to 13 organizations serving the Latino community, half of which were new to this grant program, such as the Bilingual Navigator program led […]

May 19th, 2022   Grants, News, Nonprofits

African American Unity Fund Awards $225K to 17 Omaha Nonprofits

The African American Unity Fund distributed $225,000 to 17 organizations—7 of which were new applicants or first-time grantees—supporting initiatives for the African American community in the Omaha metro. The committee […]

May 19th, 2022   Grants, News, Nonprofits

New Mental Health Initiative Focuses on Cultural Competence for Immigrants and Refugees

Accessing mental health services is one thing—finding care that’s culturally competent is another. Some immigrants and refugees may have limited access to services because of language barriers while others may […]

May 13th, 2022   COVID-19, Landscape Stories, Stories

Omaha Nonprofit Helps Seniors with Home Repairs

Virginia lives in an older home with a steep, narrow staircase to the basement laundry room. After falling several times and breaking her wrist once, she put an old wooden […]

May 13th, 2022   COVID-19, Landscape Stories, Stories

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