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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

Community Resilience Fund Awards $83K for COVID-19 Rebuilding Efforts

The Omaha Community Foundation is pleased to announce another round of Community Resilience Fund grant recipients. Seven local nonprofits, serving those disproportionately affected by COVID-19, will receive funds totaling $83,000. […]

Jun 30th, 2021   COVID-19, News

Pandemic Priorities for Youth Focus on Learning Recovery

Education has been seriously impacted throughout the Metro during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially among families in poverty and families of color. Local nonprofits say that a lack of access to […]

Jun 29th, 2021   COVID-19, Landscape Stories, Stories

Four Local Leaders Join Foundation’s Board of Directors

The Omaha Community Foundation has announced the addition of four members to its Board of Directors. Micki Ambridge, Athena Ramos, and Jona Van Deun all joined the Foundation’s board during […]

Jun 25th, 2021   In the Community

Community Interest Funds Award $680K to 64 Nonprofits

We are pleased to announce that the Omaha Community Foundation has awarded a total of $680,000 to 64 nonprofits and neighborhood groups through our Community Interest Funds. All funding decisions […]

Jun 23rd, 2021   Grants, In the Community

Ideas to Celebrate Juneteenth in Omaha

On June 19, 1865, enslaved African Americans in Texas were finally told they were free. This news arrived over two years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation and two […]

Jun 16th, 2021   In the Community

Kali Baker to be Honored Posthumously at WCA 2021 Tribute to Women

The Omaha Community Foundation is pleased to share in the announcement that Kali Baker will be honored posthumously at the 2021 Women’s Center for Advancement’s (WCA) annual Tribute to Women. […]

Jun 7th, 2021   In the Community, News

$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

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