The Omaha Community Foundation’s Community Interest Funds are resident-led grant making programs that leverage the power, insight, and lived experiences of residents by asking them to lead grant processes, which include reviewing proposals and deciding which organizations to fund based on the needs of their communities. We are actively looking for new members to join the following committees:
- Omaha Neighborhood Grants Program
- Futuro Latino Fund
- African American Unity Fund
- Equality Fund for LGBTQIA+
- Refugee Community Grants
Committee membership is a great opportunity to learn more about the various nonprofit organizations serving the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro while developing leadership skills, new relationships, and sharing your talents with the community.
Committee membership is on a volunteer basis, but members are asked to:
- Commit to a single, two-year term,
- Commit to four mandatory meetings and at least two leadership activities,
- Commit to representing OCF and its programs during their term,
- Ensure confidentiality, as committee discussions are a safe space for candid feedback,
- Promote program grant cycles and events on social media and within their networks,
- Regularly attend scheduled meetings and events, (Goal is 100%),
- Actively participate in meeting discussions (Goal is 100%),
- Review grant proposals and make funding decisions.
To learn more about membership and to apply now, click here.