Make an Impact
Giving with greater impact
Strategically Invest With Others
When you give through the Foundation, you join a network of others who are striving to make this community great. Our efforts are thoughtfully guided by a Community Investment Strategy that represents the collective knowledge, data, and relationships in our community—and a plan for investing in equity and opportunity for all.
Learn more about our Community Investment Strategy.
Get Access to All Our Knowledge
Our staff members are immersed, every day, in the world of charitable giving. We have a deep understanding of local nonprofits, which comes from spending one-on-one time with nonprofit leaders, visiting their sites, and learning about the work they do. And we pay close attention to the larger philanthropic world—to trends, research, and new ideas. It’s our job to share this knowledge with our donors, whether by researching a specific issue area or nonprofit, or connecting donors who have common goals and interests. We offer donors in-depth reports that analyze the various needs of the local community, and present information, data, and insight to help inform giving.
Design a Custom Philanthropic Portfolio
We can help you design a philanthropic plan, informed by our extensive community-driven research, which can activate and transform the areas most important to you. Our Community Investment Portfolio gives donors a spectrum of choices depending on your interests and priorities. From our Let Good Grow Fund to a Personally Designed Portfolio within four investment priorities that highlight nonprofits doing innovative, transformational work in our community, we apply our insider’s knowledge for you.
Make a Difference in Your Community
Since 1982, donors have granted more than $1.6 billion to this community—and $120 million in 2017 alone. That kind of generosity ranks our community in the top three percent nationally in per capita giving.
Throughout that time, more than 1,500 donors have given through the Foundation, serving the needs of over 3,000 nonprofits, initiatives, and funds throughout greater Omaha and Southwest Iowa.
See how our donors are making an impact in our most recent stories in the Profiles in Giving series. The Berryman Family reflects on their family’s involvement with the Omaha Community Foundation and The Scoular Company discusses how they engage their employees in philanthropy.