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Philanthropy

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

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

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

Amplifying for Impact: The Community Loan Fund

Sooner or later, everything old is new again. This phrase is often tossed around when it comes to fashion or music. But did you know it also applies to philanthropy […]

Sep 2nd, 2021   Donors, News, Philanthropy, Stories

Let’s Reconnect

We recently wrapped up our What Community Means to Us campaign featuring our Donor Service team. After a more than a year of phone calls and Zooms, we wanted to reconnect and […]

Jul 26th, 2021   Philanthropy

Doing More to Support Racial Equity as Individuals, Organizations

At the Omaha Community Foundation, we recently hosted a virtual conversation for fundholders, focused on Funding Racial Equity, to help inform personal giving. We shared some of the ways we […]

Jul 26th, 2021   Equity, Grants, Philanthropy

Recommended Affordable Housing Initiatives for Omaha-Council Bluffs

In 2019-2020, a collaborative comprised of nine local foundations partnered with Development Strategies, a research firm based in St. Louis, Missouri, to explore affordable housing across the Omaha metro area and […]

Jul 13th, 2021   Knowledge, Philanthropy

An Assessment of the Affordable Housing Landscape of Omaha-Council Bluffs

In 2019-2020, a collaborative comprised of nine local foundations partnered with Development Strategies, a research firm based in St. Louis, Missouri, to explore affordable housing across the Omaha metro area and […]

Jul 13th, 2021   Knowledge, Philanthropy

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