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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

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

Join the Giving

You can help us strengthen our community, and we can help you make your giving more effective. Be a part of the good we’re growing by contributing to one of our funds or opening your own philanthropic fund.