Understanding our community through listening to residents and engaging local data

The Landscape is a project organized by the Omaha Community Foundation (OCF) that incorporates publicly-available data, policy review, and insight gathered from direct engagement with residents in Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie Counties.

Data + Listening = Understanding

Ultimately, The Landscape is an approach for knowing the community—both its assets and opportunities—and for understanding how to invest in its future. To that end, OCF has built a strategic operating model of community knowledge and investment that provides understanding of the issues community members are facing today. It focuses on eight areas of community life:

Health

Neighborhoods

Workforce

Transportation

Safety

Education

Civic Engagement

Arts & Culture

Making Omaha a Great Place to Call Home

Together, we can use this data and insight to invest in the most vital areas of community life, so that the Omaha metro is a great place to call home and raise a family for all people—regardless of who you are or where you live.

Community listening is an important part of The Landscape. Workshops and listening sessions have been held to get honest input from the local residents most impacted by the issues outlined in The Landscape. You can see the results of this work in our most recent Listening Report.

Landscape Community Listening Report (PDF)

The Landscape has become a significant resource to guide our work and has provided a framework for the Foundation’s Community Investment Strategy.

Omaha Gives! & The Landscape

We created the data-driven tool, The Landscape, to work together with the giving platform, Omaha Gives! Together, the two sites provide an understanding of our community’s needs and facilitate your philanthropic giving to those needs. Use The Landscape to get a feel for the most important issues our community is facing, then go to Omaha Gives! to find nonprofits working in those areas and to give directly to them.

Explore how our community is faring.

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