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Equity

Doing More to Support Racial Equity as Individuals, Organizations

At the Omaha Community Foundation, we recently hosted a virtual conversation for fundholders, focused on Funding Racial Equity, to help inform personal giving. We shared some of the ways we […]

Jul 26th, 2021   Equity, Grants, Philanthropy

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, 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, In the Community

Fund for Omaha Awards $450,435 in Grant Funding to 23 Nonprofits

In October, the Fund for Omaha, the Omaha Community Foundation’s largest grant program, awarded $450,435 to 23 local nonprofits. This year, in response to recent events in our country and world, […]

Dec 11th, 2020   Equity, Grants, 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, Our Culture, Philanthropy

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, Grants, Nonprofits, Stories

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

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

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, Philanthropy

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

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