The African American Unity Fund committee awarded $225,000 to 20 organizations supporting initiatives for the African American community in the Omaha metro. The Omaha Community Foundation received 85 applications with grant requests totaling $1,745,350.

The African American Unity Fund is one of OCF’s five Community Interest Funds. Anyone can donate to these resident-led grant programs.


2024 African American Unity Fund Recipients

  • Access Period • $10,000 for Period Supplies for Girls
  • All In The Family Mentoring & Support Services • $12,000 for Youth Mentoring Program
  • Black Student Leadership Council • $20,000 for Projects and General Operations
  • Bobby Byars Foundation • $15,000 for 2024 Community Safety Day
  • Change of Omaha • $5,000 for Change of Omaha Capacity Building
  • Emerging Ladies Academy • $10,000 for Tech Academy
  • EPIC for Girls • $10,000 for EPIC Community of Practice
  • Everyday Science and Science Support Nonprofit • $10,000 for River City Math Rodeo Events
  • Femi’s Heart Foundation • $3,000 for Enhancing Health: Community Blood Drive
  • Healing Roots African Diaspora Garden • $14,000 for Rooted: Reclaiming Black Gardening Culture
  • House of Bah Foundation • $10,000 for Operational Support
  • Ivy League Youth Sports Academy • $10,000 for Basketball Program
  • J’s Braintrust Consulting Services Inc. • $10,000 for Sports Officiating Training
  • Melanin Market Omaha • $14,000 for Melanin Market Omaha
  • Midlands African Chamber • $10,000 for MAC-X BIPOC Financial Freedom Program
  • Omaha Chapter of the Links, Incorporated • $12,000 for Links Locs Love
  • Pear Tree Performing Arts • $15,000 for Performing Arts Operating Support
  • Room For Roots • $10,000 for Priscilla’s Way Economic Development Program
  • SkateFest Omaha • $10,000 for Walnut Hill Pocket Park
  • The House of Afros, Capes & Curls • $15,000 for Capacity Building

Grants made through our Community Interest Funds are strategic investments meant to increase access and equity. We ask community members to lead the grant process using their own power and understanding. Each committee is made up of residents who come from or identify with the population being served. They review proposals and decide which projects to fund based on the needs they are seeing in their community.

The next grant cycle will open on January 1, 2025.

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