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Grants

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

Community Interest Funds Award $680K to 64 Nonprofits

We are pleased to announce that the Omaha Community Foundation has awarded a total of $680,000 to 64 nonprofits and neighborhood groups through our Community Interest Funds. All funding decisions […]

Jun 23rd, 2021   Grants, In the Community

$175K Awarded to 10 Nonprofits Serving the Latino Community

The Futuro Latino Fund distributed $175,000 to 10 organizations serving the Latino community. Out of the 20 proposals, many were returning applicants, including the City Sprouts South Summer Internship Program, […]

Jun 1st, 2021   Grants, In the Community, Nonprofits

$80K Awarded to 21 Omaha Neighborhood Groups for Community Building

The Omaha Neighborhood Grants committee awarded $80,000 to 21 neighborhood groups combining leadership development and community building work around Omaha. The committee discovered several new programs. One of those was […]

Jun 1st, 2021   Grants, In the Community, Nonprofits

$225K Awarded to 21 Nonprofits for African American Community Initiatives

The African American Unity Fund distributed $225,000 to 21 organizations — 13 of which were first-time grantees — supporting initiatives for the African American community. The committee was intentional about […]

Jun 1st, 2021   Grants, In the Community, Nonprofits

$200K Awarded to 12 Nonprofits for LGBTQIA+ Support

The Equality Fund committee awarded $200,000 to 12 organizations serving the needs of our LGBTQIA+ friends, families, and neighbors across the metro area. The fund was established in 2018 to […]

Jun 1st, 2021   Grants, In the Community, Nonprofits

Community Resilience Fund Awards Over $100K for COVID Recovery

The Omaha Community Foundation is pleased to announce the first round of Community Resilience Fund grant recipients. Five local nonprofits, serving those disproportionately affected by COVID-19, will receive funds totaling […]

May 21st, 2021   COVID-19, Grants, In the Community, Nonprofits

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   Grants, Nonprofits, Philanthropy

OCF & Douglas County Announce Launch of Food Services Stimulus for Locally Owned Restaurants

The Omaha Community Foundation (OCF) announced the launch of the Douglas County Food Services Stimulus for eligible restaurant and food services organizations in Douglas County today. The $2 million in […]

Feb 8th, 2021   COVID-19, Grants, News

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, Grants, In the Community, Nonprofits

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