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2021: Year in Review at the Omaha Community Foundation

Wait, what year is it? It was 2021. But I had to ask the question. Maybe it’s a sign of getting older. Or maybe it’s the pandemic making life look […]

Jan 13th, 2022   In the Community, News

Front Porch Investments Outlines Plans for Omaha’s 100,000 Affordable Housing Gap

Local housing experts announced a new effort to fill the 100,000-unit gap identified in a recent study on housing affordability in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area. Front Porch Investments has created a […]

Dec 1st, 2021   In the Community, Landscape Stories, News

Four Local Leaders Join Foundation’s Board of Directors

The Omaha Community Foundation has announced the addition of four members to its Board of Directors. Micki Ambridge, Athena Ramos, and Jona Van Deun all joined the Foundation’s board during […]

Jun 25th, 2021   In the Community

Community Interest Funds Award $822K to 76 Nonprofits

We are pleased to announce that the Omaha Community Foundation has awarded a total of $822,000 to 76 nonprofits and neighborhood groups through our Community Interest Funds. Funding decisions are […]

Jun 23rd, 2021   Grants, In the Community

Ideas to Celebrate Juneteenth in Omaha

On June 19, 1865, enslaved African Americans in Texas were finally told they were free. This news arrived over two years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation and two […]

Jun 16th, 2021   In the Community

Kali Baker to be Honored Posthumously at WCA 2021 Tribute to Women

The Omaha Community Foundation is pleased to share in the announcement that Kali Baker will be honored posthumously at the 2021 Women’s Center for Advancement’s (WCA) annual Tribute to Women. […]

Jun 7th, 2021   In the Community, News

$175K Awarded to 10 Nonprofits Serving the Latino Community

The Futuro Latino Fund distributed $175,000 to 10 organizations serving the Latino community. Out of the 20 proposals, many were returning applicants, including the City Sprouts South Summer Internship Program, […]

Jun 1st, 2021   Grants, In the Community, Nonprofits

$80K Awarded to 21 Omaha Neighborhood Groups for Community Building

The Omaha Neighborhood Grants committee awarded $80,000 to 21 neighborhood groups combining leadership development and community building work around Omaha. The committee discovered several new programs. One of those was […]

Jun 1st, 2021   Grants, In the Community, Nonprofits

$225K Awarded to 21 Nonprofits for African American Community Initiatives

The African American Unity Fund distributed $225,000 to 21 organizations — 13 of which were first-time grantees — supporting initiatives for the African American community. The committee was intentional about […]

Jun 1st, 2021   Grants, In the Community, Nonprofits

$200K Awarded to 12 Nonprofits for LGBTQIA+ Support

The Equality Fund committee awarded $200,000 to 12 organizations serving the needs of our LGBTQIA+ friends, families, and neighbors across the metro area. The fund was established in 2018 to […]

Jun 1st, 2021   Grants, In the Community, Nonprofits

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