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$60 Million to Create, Preserve Affordable Housing in Omaha

Through a partnership with the City of Omaha, Front Porch Investments is honored to join the City in their commitment to create and preserve affordable housing, and support access to […]

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OCF Board of Directors Adds Three Local Leaders

The Omaha Community Foundation has announced the addition of three members to its Board of Directors. Jo Giles, Brady Marlow, and Daniel Padilla all joined the Foundation’s board during its […]

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What Makes a Nonprofit Organization Effective?

Our fundholders often ask us how to determine if a nonprofit is effective. Many times, financial reports are used as a measure of effectiveness, but a nonprofit’s finances only tell […]

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Is Omaha Pedestrian, Bike Friendly? With Better Infrastructure, It Could Be

Key Points Local nonprofits continue to advocate for safer, better connected biking and walking options throughout the metro. A dedicated bike lane is being tested to great success on Harney […]

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$60 Million to Create, Preserve Affordable Housing in Omaha

Through a partnership with the City of Omaha, Front Porch Investments is honored to join the City in their commitment to create and preserve affordable housing, and support access to […]

Jun 22nd, 2022   News

Endow Iowa Tax Credit: June 2022 Update

Thanks to the generosity of Iowans, all of the 2022 and 2023 Endow Iowa Tax Credits have been allocated. Please find details below on the waitlist for 2024 Endow Iowa […]

Jun 20th, 2022   Advisors, Philanthropy, Southwest Iowa

OCF Board of Directors Adds Three Local Leaders

The Omaha Community Foundation has announced the addition of three members to its Board of Directors. Jo Giles, Brady Marlow, and Daniel Padilla all joined the Foundation’s board during its […]

Jun 15th, 2022   News

What Makes a Nonprofit Organization Effective?

Our fundholders often ask us how to determine if a nonprofit is effective. Many times, financial reports are used as a measure of effectiveness, but a nonprofit’s finances only tell […]

Jun 14th, 2022   Donors, Grants, Knowledge, Nonprofits, Philanthropy

Is Omaha Pedestrian, Bike Friendly? With Better Infrastructure, It Could Be

Key Points Local nonprofits continue to advocate for safer, better connected biking and walking options throughout the metro. A dedicated bike lane is being tested to great success on Harney […]

May 25th, 2022   Landscape Stories, Nonprofits, Stories

Social Consciousness: Today’s Expectations of Advisors

Especially over the last few years as social consciousness has increased, many of your clients may be more interested in how they can make a difference through their philanthropic activities, […]

May 23rd, 2022   Advisors, Knowledge, Philanthropy

QCDs from IRAs : Good News and Important Reminders

Qualified Charitable Distributions (“QCDs”), also sometimes referred to as Charitable IRA Rollovers, have been in the news recently, especially in light of the proposed SECURE Act 2.0 legislation that passed […]

May 23rd, 2022   Advisors, Knowledge

Community Interest Funds Award $845K to 84 Omaha Organizations

We are pleased to announce that the Omaha Community Foundation has awarded a total of $845,000 to 84 local nonprofits and neighborhood groups through our five Community Interest Funds. Funding […]

May 20th, 2022   Grants, News, Nonprofits

Omaha Neighborhood Grants Award $80K to 24 Groups Building Community, Leadership

The Omaha Neighborhood Grants committee awarded $80,000 to 24 neighborhood groups combining leadership development and community building work around Omaha. As a result, the committee discovered several new initiatives, such […]

May 19th, 2022   Grants, News, Nonprofits

Refugee Community Grant Fund Awards $165K to 19 Omaha Organizations

The Refugee Community Grant Fund advisory team awarded $165,000 to 19 refugee-led or refugee-serving organizations. More than half of the funded proposals went to organizations new to this program. Funded proposals […]

May 19th, 2022   Grants, News, Nonprofits

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