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What Makes a Nonprofit Organization Effective?

Our fundholders often ask us how to determine if a nonprofit is effective. Many times, financial reports are used as a measure of effectiveness, but a nonprofit’s finances only tell […]

Jun 14th, 2022   Donors, Grants, Knowledge, Nonprofits, Philanthropy

Community Interest Funds Award $845K to 84 Omaha Organizations

We are pleased to announce that the Omaha Community Foundation has awarded a total of $845,000 to 84 local nonprofits and neighborhood groups through our five Community Interest Funds. Funding […]

May 20th, 2022   Grants, News, Nonprofits

Omaha Neighborhood Grants Award $80K to 24 Groups Building Community, Leadership

The Omaha Neighborhood Grants committee awarded $80,000 to 24 neighborhood groups combining leadership development and community building work around Omaha. As a result, the committee discovered several new initiatives, such […]

May 19th, 2022   Grants, News, Nonprofits

Refugee Community Grant Fund Awards $165K to 19 Omaha Organizations

The Refugee Community Grant Fund advisory team awarded $165,000 to 19 refugee-led or refugee-serving organizations. More than half of the funded proposals went to organizations new to this program. Funded proposals […]

May 19th, 2022   Grants, News, Nonprofits

LGBTQIA2S+ Equality Fund Awards $200K to 14 Omaha Nonprofits

The Equality Fund committee awarded $200,000 to 14 organizations serving the needs of our LGBTQIA2S+ family, friends, and neighbors across the Omaha metro. During the decision meeting, the committee elevated […]

May 19th, 2022   Grants, News, Nonprofits

Futuro Latino Fund Awards $175K to 13 Omaha Nonprofits

The Futuro Latino Fund committee awarded $175,000 to 13 organizations serving the Latino community, half of which were new to this grant program, such as the Bilingual Navigator program led […]

May 19th, 2022   Grants, News, Nonprofits

African American Unity Fund Awards $225K to 17 Omaha Nonprofits

The African American Unity Fund distributed $225,000 to 17 organizations—7 of which were new applicants or first-time grantees—supporting initiatives for the African American community in the Omaha metro. The committee […]

May 19th, 2022   Grants, News, Nonprofits

Community Interest Funds Accepting 2022 Applications

Nonprofits and neighborhood groups have until March 1 to apply for the 2022 Community Interest Funds, which includes five resident-led grantmaking programs. African American Unity Fund  Equality Fund for LGBTQIA2S+  […]

Jan 12th, 2022   Grants, News, Nonprofits

$142K Awarded to 15 Omaha Organizations Serving Refugees

The Refugee Community Grant Fund awarded $142,000 to 15 organizations supporting refugee communities and populations throughout Omaha. The fund was established in early 2020 in response to an ongoing need. […]

Dec 21st, 2021   Grants, News, Nonprofits

Fund for Omaha Awards $525,000 in Grant Funding to 23 Local Organizations

Fund for Omaha, the Omaha Community Foundation’s largest grant program, awarded $525,000 to 23 local nonprofits. In 2020, we shifted the focus of the Fund for Omaha to explicitly support […]

Nov 17th, 2021   Grants, News, Nonprofits

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