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Now accepting applications for Fund for Omaha grants

Applications for the Fund for Omaha 2023 grant cycle are open. Applications are accepted annually July 1 – August 1. Awards will be announced via email by October 31. The […]

Jul 1st, 2023   Equity, Grants, Nonprofits

Celebrating Women Serving Women in Omaha

At the Omaha Community Foundation, we are honored to uplift, celebrate, and recognize strong women and girls in our community. Women’s History Month was established in the 1980s to celebrate […]

Mar 8th, 2023   Equity, Grants, In the Community

Celebrating Black voices and culture in Omaha

A specific version of Black history and narrative is focused largely on pain and struggle. While it is important as individuals, institutions, systems, and communities to grapple with our complicity […]

Feb 3rd, 2023   Equity, In the Community, Nonprofits

How to be an ally during Black History Month 2023 and beyond

One way to honor Black History Month is by becoming a better ally and educating yourself.  Being an ally to your Black friends, neighbors, and colleagues is important 365 days […]

Jan 25th, 2023   Equity, In the Community

The Importance of Pronouns

Two of our key values here at the Omaha Community Foundation (OCF) are Inclusivity and Connectedness. These values aren’t just words or work, they are deeply personal. We believe in […]

Apr 3rd, 2022   Equity, Our Culture

How We’ve Approached DEI as a Small Nonprofit Organization

At the Omaha Community Foundation, we’re continuing to explore how we can address, promote, and strengthen equity and inclusion. As we work together to improve who we are as an […]

Apr 1st, 2022   Equity

Equity: Being Loving Critics of Philanthropy

At the Omaha Community Foundation, our Equity Team plans and hosts quarterly all-staff meetings, called Equi-Teas, where we hold space to deepen our understanding of racial equity and our role […]

Apr 1st, 2022   Equity

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 Black History Month is by becoming a better ally and educating […]

Jan 25th, 2022   Equity, In the Community

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

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