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The Jacobsen Family: Philanthropy is in Their Hearts

 Dean and Maria Jacobsen recently sat down to reflect on their family’s involvement with the Omaha Community Foundation. The life-long Omaha residents shared their giving journey and how the […]

Dec 16th, 2021   Donors, Philanthropy, Stories

Welcoming Afghans to Omaha, Resettlement Agencies Address Urgent, Long-Term Needs

Key Points 850 Afghans have resettled in Nebraska as humanitarian paroles with an anticipated 900 more coming by February 2022.  Since 2016, Nebraska has resettled more people per capita than […]

Dec 14th, 2021   Philanthropy, Stories

Donor Services: A Resource for Philanthropic Planning

As 2021 draws to a close, we know that you are navigating the general uncertainty of potential tax reform. With all that you are juggling, we understand that philanthropic planning […]

Dec 2nd, 2021   Advisors, News, 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 […]

Dec 1st, 2021   Advisors, Donors, Philanthropy

Meet Our New OCF Donor Services, Accounting Team Members

Our people at the Omaha Community Foundation are here to make giving through your fund as simple and meaningful as possible. It’s an experienced and knowledgeable team, committed to providing […]

Nov 18th, 2021   Donors, Philanthropy

Corner Conversation ICYMI: Community Resilience Fund

You may have missed our recent Virtual Corner Conversation on the Community Resilience Fund: Where Are We 18 Months Later. We took a deep dive into three of our Community Resilience Fund focus areas and […]

Nov 17th, 2021   Donors, Knowledge, Philanthropy

2021 Omaha Venture Group Leadership and Members

We are proud to announce the Omaha Venture Group 2021 membership and leadership team. Leadership Team A special thanks to the 2021 Interest Group Leaders & Co-Chairs for their dedication to […]

Nov 16th, 2021   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

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

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You can help us strengthen our community, and we can help you make your giving more effective. Be a part of the good we’re growing by contributing to one of our funds or opening your own philanthropic fund.