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We’ve Moved to a New Office

We are excited to announce that our team has moved to a new location in central Omaha. We spent the past four years in Kiewit Plaza – now named Blackstone […]

Apr 29th, 2021   Featured, Our Culture

Staff Reflections: On Living and Working Through a Pandemic

I have two rules for myself in times of crisis: Don’t buy property or propose. Somehow, the COVID-19 outbreak didn’t throw any red flags. I made one of the most […]

Apr 26th, 2021   Featured, Our Culture

How the Pandemic Has Impacted Our Community’s Mental Health

Since the pandemic began, anxiety and depression rates have quadrupled, according to Deb Anderson, deputy director of Project Harmony. “The average rate that people experience depression or anxiety, both nationally […]

Apr 19th, 2021   COVID-19, Featured

Giving Circle Grows Seeds of Philanthropy, Grassroots Grantmaking

Maybe it was a parent, coach, or teacher who at one time or another offered a bit of advice when you and your siblings or teammates were struggling to complete […]

Apr 5th, 2021   Featured, Nonprofits, Philanthropists

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

A Farewell to Matt Darling, Executive Vice President

It is with mixed emotions that we announce that Matt Darling, Executive Vice President, is leaving the Omaha Community Foundation on Friday, April 2. Matt has been given the opportunity […]

Mar 25th, 2021   Featured, Philanthropists

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

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