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Equity Journey

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

How to Be an Ally During Black History Month and Beyond

What can I do? If you’ve thought about racial equity, you’ve probably asked this question.  One way to honor the spirit of Black History Month is by becoming a better […]

Feb 18th, 2021   Equity Journey, Featured, In the Community

Fund for Omaha Awards $459,676 in Grant Funding to 23 Nonprofits

In October, the Fund for Omaha, the Omaha Community Foundation’s largest grant program, awarded $459,676 to 23 local nonprofits. This year, in response to recent events in our country and world, […]

Dec 11th, 2020   Equity Journey, Featured, In the Community, Nonprofits

Fostering an Equitable Community and Internal Culture

At the Omaha Community Foundation, we’ve made it our mission to inspire philanthropy to create a thriving community for all. We do this by cultivating generosity, strengthening nonprofits, and engaging […]

Nov 18th, 2020   Equity Journey, Our Culture, Philanthropists

Resident-Led Grant Programs Invite Community Members to Get Involved

Issues of equity and access have been long-standing conversations within the world of philanthropy. In the Omaha-metro our most vulnerable and underserved communities often lack the financial resources, social connections, […]

Oct 20th, 2020   Equity Journey, Nonprofits, Stories of Impact

Leading Through Crisis: Facing the Challenges of our Community

The events of the last three months have changed us all; they have changed our community, our businesses, and nonprofits. How we work, where we work, and how we live […]

Jul 27th, 2020   COVID-19, Equity Journey

Equity Team Implements Use of Internal Equity Filter

Omaha Community Foundation’s internal Equity Team has led conversations of racial equity guided by current events, created space for dialogue and learning, and contributed to the Foundation’s overall strategic planning […]

Jul 21st, 2020   Equity Journey, Featured

Equity Journey Reflections: Emily Prauner

I am a work in progress. This blog post itself is a work in progress. It is incredibly different than the draft I wrote three weeks ago, and I know […]

Jul 15th, 2020   Equity Journey, Philanthropists

OCF Honors the 50th Anniversary of Pride Month

June 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of annual LGBTQIA+ Pride traditions, with the first Pride March held in New York City on June 28, 1970, commemorating the one-year anniversary of […]

Jun 30th, 2020   Equity Journey, Featured

Equity Journey Reflections: Russell Johnston

My name is Russell Johnston and I am the Human Resources Director at the Omaha Community Foundation. I am also a father to two beautiful children, my daughter who is […]

Jun 24th, 2020   Equity Journey

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