Fund for Omaha—Omaha Community Foundation’s largest competitive grant program—has announced its Fall 2012 grant recipients. Grants were awarded to 21 local nonprofits totaling $170,425. The Fund is designed to help nonprofits address community needs and to support effective solutions.

The following Omaha area nonprofits were awarded Fall 2012 Fund for Omaha grants:

  • Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts – $6,800 to design and develop a new website
  • Completely Kids – $10,000 to support Out of School Time, Weekend Food, and Family Strengthening Programs at Field Club Elementary
  • Creighton University – $10,000 for the Financial Hope Collaborative’s Financial Success Program (FSP)
  • Heartland Family Service – $10,000 for The North Omaha Intergenerational Human Services Campus project
  • Heartland Hope Mission – $5,000 for the Hunger and Homelessness Prevention Program
  • Heartland Workforce Solutions – $10,000 for program expenses
  • Legal Aid of Nebraska – $10,000 for a social worker to assist clients in Omaha’s Access to Justice Self Help Center
  • Love’s Jazz and Arts Center – $5,000 for capacity building expenses
  • Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Inc. – $8,000 for transportation plan to enhance access to ESL classes and other services for refugees
  • Metropolitan Community College Foundation – $8,125 to prepare for nationally-mandated changes in GED testing
  • Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest – $10,000 to support intake and information line
  • Partnership 4 Kids – $8,000 for information technology operating expenses
  • Project Interfaith – $8,000 to expand web resources for educators and community members
  • Quality Living, Inc. (QLI) – $4,000 to update technology in Cyber Lounge for residents
  • Special Olympics Nebraska – $8,000 for Healthy Athletes & Healthy Habits program
  • Stephen Center, Inc. – $10,000 to fund a weekend shelter staff position
  • Table Grace Cafe – $6,000 for general operating expenses
  • Take Flight Farms – $10,000 for Reintegration and Resiliency programs for soldiers and their families
  • United Methodist Ministries – $3,500 for program expenses
  • Volunteers Assisting Seniors – $10,000 to support the Volunteer Court Auditor program
  • Youth Emergency Services – $10,000 for the Street Outreach Program

For more info and to apply, visit the Fund for Omaha page.