Twenty Omaha-area nonprofits that work with the African American and Latino communities received more than $264,000 in grants yesterday. The African American Unity Fund and the Futuro Latino Fund focus on nonprofits that work to better their respective communities.

The grant recipients received their checks from the Omaha Community Foundation at a presentation at Metro Community College’s Mule Barn Atrium.

Arts & Culture Awards
Community Building Awards
  • Caring People Sudan – $10,000 for awareness raising and programs for youth and elders
  • Intercultural Senior Center – $17,480 for operating expenses
  • Mujeres Activas – $10,000 for exercise and health classes
  • North Omaha Neighborhood Alliance – $20,000 for programming and office maintenance
Jobs & Economic Development Awards
Youth Development Awards

The Futuro Latino Fund (FLF) and the African American Unity Fund (AAUF) were launched to support civic, cultural and socio-economic initiatives within their respective communities in the greater Omaha area. The grant recipients are determined by a committee, with Othello Meadows leading the AAUF and Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado leading the FLF. Funders for the AAUF and FLF are the Sherwood Foundation and the William and Ruth Scott Family Foundation. Additionally, the American National Bank gives to the Futuro Latino Fund.

For more information and to apply, visit the Community Interest Funds pages.