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COVID-19

OCF Launches Resilience Fund for Long-Term COVID Recovery, Rebuilding Efforts

The Omaha Community Foundation announced today that they have launched the Community Resilience Fund, a new community fund that will help support local nonprofits as they work to recover from […]

Apr 1st, 2021   COVID-19, Featured

2020 Impact: A Year to Remember, A Year to Lead

OCF fundholders showed up for our community in a big way in 2020, demonstrating the knowledge and nimbleness of our collective efforts. Martin Luther King said, “The ultimate measure of […]

Mar 23rd, 2021   COVID-19, Featured, Philanthropists

When Women Observe Equal Pay Day Depends on Race, Motherhood

Nebraska women lost $10,264 to the wage gap last year. That would have been enough to pay for nearly a year of rent. Each year, this disparity is brought to […]

Mar 22nd, 2021   COVID-19, Equity Journey, Featured, In the Community

CARES Act Funding Helped to Save Local Arts & Culture

When the pandemic hit Omaha last March, its effect on many local nonprofits was immediate and intense. For many organizations, the national Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act stimulus […]

Mar 16th, 2021   COVID-19, Featured

Omaha’s Philanthropic Community Showed up for COVID-19 Response

In the middle of last March, our community drastically changed in a matter of days. The pandemic effects were immediate, and demand quickly skyrocketed for local nonprofits serving people who […]

Mar 15th, 2021   COVID-19, Featured

OCF & Douglas County Announce Launch of Food Services Stimulus for Locally Owned Restaurants

The Omaha Community Foundation (OCF) announced the launch of the Douglas County Food Services Stimulus for eligible restaurant and food services organizations in Douglas County today. The $2 million in […]

Feb 8th, 2021   COVID-19, Featured

Thank You for Your Courage, Strength, and Generosity

Imagine having a crystal ball last year that would have revealed how 2020 would unfold. We would have thought it was a fictional movie plot—not believing it at all! We […]

Dec 22nd, 2020   COVID-19, Featured, In the Community, Philanthropists

OCF and Douglas County Announce Launch of CARES Act Funding Application for Local Nonprofits

The Omaha Community Foundation (OCF) announced the launch of its CARES Act Grant application for eligible nonprofits in Douglas County today. The Douglas County CARES Act Grant Programs are available […]

Sep 3rd, 2020   COVID-19, Nonprofits

COVID-19 Response Funds Provide Short-Term Employment To Refugees

Refugees and immigrants in Omaha have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, the Omaha Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund has raised more than $1.3 million from over […]

Aug 24th, 2020   COVID-19, Stories of Impact

Community in Need: Our Response to COVID-19

Nearly six months ago, the Omaha Community Foundation launched our COVID-19 Response Fund to address the immediate and long-term impacts of COVID on our community. Download the COVID-19 Impact Report […]

Aug 14th, 2020   COVID-19, Featured

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