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Private Foundation & Family Giving Services

Customized support so you can focus on achieving your giving goals

The Omaha Community Foundation provides customized services to private and family foundations that let you focus on what’s important: achieving your philanthropic goals. Our Philanthropic Services team partners with individuals, families, and foundations to offer administrative support, strategic grantmaking services, and philanthropic consulting.

Administrative Support

We provide administrative support to help operate a foundation, including meeting coordination and facilitation, communication with partners and grantees, records management, and coordination with the foundation’s legal and financial advisors. 

Strategic Grantmaking

The Omaha Community Foundation can manage your entire grant-making process or be an extension of your current team. Our services include reviewing your giving history, developing timelines for grant cycles, advertising and outreach efforts, soliciting and reviewing applicants, preparing grant summaries, issuing funds, and evaluating grant results. 

Philanthropic Consulting

With more than 40 years of experience connecting passionate donors and dedicated nonprofits, the Omaha Community Foundation’s Philanthropic Services team can help you create or refine your giving strategy. From helping define your mission, values and vision, to conducting research and evaluations, we’ll support your key philanthropic objectives. 

Whether your goal for the foundation is to exist in perpetuity or to distribute all the assets, we can help you develop a plan to reach your giving goals.  

If your foundation is transitioning to the next generation, we also provide strategic planning and continuing education for board and family members.  

Customized Support

Every individual and family is unique, and every client has different needs. We work with a variety of giving vehicles, including donor advised funds and private foundations, to create a customized suite of services to streamline your operations and execute your grant-making goals. Contact us to explore your options.

Questions? We’re here to help.
Vanessa Denney

Vice President of Philanthropic & Donor Services

Questions? We’re here to help.
Tessa Barney

Director of Philanthropic Services

Join the Giving

You can help us strengthen our community, and we can help you make your giving more effective. Be a part of the good we’re growing by contributing to one of our funds or opening your own philanthropic fund.