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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

Fund for Omaha: A Shift for Good

Last year, we shifted the focus of Fund for Omaha to explicitly support nonprofit organizations promoting racial equity and social justice, particularly for those who are Black, Indigenous, and People of […]

Jul 13th, 2021   News, Philanthropy

Making an Impact Through the Community Loan Fund

Take a look around and you’ll see good growing in our community. Everyday, in big and small ways, someone is deciding they are ready to make an impact where they […]

May 18th, 2021   In the Community, Philanthropy, Stories

Giving Circle Grows Seeds of Philanthropy, Grassroots Grantmaking

Maybe it was a parent, coach, or teacher who at one time or another offered a bit of advice when you and your siblings or teammates were struggling to complete […]

Apr 5th, 2021   Grants, Nonprofits, Philanthropy

A Farewell to Matt Darling, Executive Vice President

It is with mixed emotions that we announce that Matt Darling, Executive Vice President, is leaving the Omaha Community Foundation on Friday, April 2. Matt has been given the opportunity […]

Mar 25th, 2021   News, Philanthropy

2020 Impact: A Year to Remember, A Year to Lead

OCF fundholders showed up for our community in a big way in 2020, demonstrating the knowledge and nimbleness of our collective efforts. Martin Luther King said, “The ultimate measure of […]

Mar 23rd, 2021   COVID-19, Philanthropy

“COVID Class” Earns CAP® Designation

When the most recent graduating class of local professionals earned its Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) designation it also earned a unique distinction that separates it from every class that […]

Feb 9th, 2021   Advisors, In the Community, Philanthropy

Thank You for Your Courage, Strength, and Generosity

Imagine having a crystal ball last year that would have revealed how 2020 would unfold. We would have thought it was a fictional movie plot—not believing it at all! We […]

Dec 22nd, 2020   COVID-19, In the Community, Philanthropy

Endow Iowa Tax Credit: December 2020 Update

Thanks to the generosity of Iowans, all of the 2021 Endow Iowa Tax Credits have been allocated. Please find details below on the waitlist for 2022 Endow Iowa Tax credits. […]

Dec 15th, 2020   Philanthropy, Southwest Iowa

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