The Refugee Community Grant Fund awarded $142,000 to 15 organizations supporting refugee communities and populations throughout Omaha.
The fund was established in early 2020 in response to an ongoing need. Following this year, instead of quarterly, applications will be open annually from January 1 to March 1, along with the rest of the Community Interest Funds.
2021 Refugee Community Grant Fund Recipients
- Al-Huda Islamic Center: $2,500 for Physical & Mental Health
- East African Development Association of Nebraska: $27,500 for Family Stabilizations & EADAN Arise: Operational Budget Request
- Ethiopian Community Association: $5,000 for Constructive Cultural Preservation
- Intercultural Senior Center: $5,000 for Lunch Program for Refugee Seniors
- International Council for Refugees and Immigrants: $20,000 for Culturally Enlighten & General Operations
- Karenni Community: $10,000 for Creating a Community Garden
- New Life Family Alliance: $5,000 for Organizational Capacity Building Support
- Nile Lutheran Church: $15,000 for Community Navigation and Assistance Project
- Nyampinga Empowering: $15,000 for Nyampinga Project, A Refugee Beyond Name, & Understanding Your Housing Rights
- Prairie STEM: $15,000 for STEMKits for All
- Somali Community Service: $5,000 for After School Tutoring Program
- South Sudanese Nebraska Council of Churches: $5,000 for South Sudanese-American GREAT Census Project
- St. Paul United Methodist Church: $2,000 for African Refugee Choir: CD
- Transitions Program: $5,000 for Care Packages for Omaha Refugees
- Youth For Greater Good: $5,000 for YFGG College Support Program (Pictured Above)
The next grant cycle for the fund will open on January 1, 2022.