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Fund for Omaha Awards $525,000 in Grant Funding to 23 Local Organizations

Fund for Omaha, the Omaha Community Foundation’s largest grant program, awarded $525,000 to 23 local nonprofits. In 2020, we shifted the focus of the Fund for Omaha to explicitly support […]

Nov 17th, 2021   Grants, News, Nonprofits

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

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

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

$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

Community Resilience Fund Awards Over $100K for COVID Recovery

The Omaha Community Foundation is pleased to announce the first round of Community Resilience Fund grant recipients. Five local nonprofits, serving those disproportionately affected by COVID-19, will receive funds totaling […]

May 21st, 2021   COVID-19, Grants, In the Community, Nonprofits

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