In the Community

Community Interest Funds Now Accepting Applications

The Omaha Community Foundation believes that engaged residents are in invaluable part of a strong community. Therefore, Community Interest Funds are designed to empower everyday community members to make decisions […]

Jan 16th, 2020   Featured, In the Community

Registration for Omaha Gives! Opens January 15

Omaha Gives! is the community’s online platform to showcase the region’s spirit of generosity, increase awareness about local nonprofits, and celebrate the collective effort it takes to make the Omaha-Council […]

Jan 15th, 2020   Featured, In the Community

Fund for Omaha Awards $387,031 in Grant Funding to 23 Local Organizations

In October, the Fund for Omaha, the Omaha Community Foundation’s largest grant program, awarded $387,031 to 23 local nonprofits. In this cycle, grant funds went to programs ranging from a […]

Nov 13th, 2019   Featured, In the Community, Nonprofits

A Greater Impact with Collaboration

Omaha Gives! provides the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro a platform to celebrate area nonprofits year-round. However, for nearly eight years we’ve seen the power of a community rallying together on a […]

Nov 13th, 2019   Featured, In the Community

Understanding the Community Through Its Residents

Two years ago, the Omaha Community Foundation engaged in a listening campaign in targeted areas of the community to better understand the lives of more than 1,600 residents. We worked […]

Oct 14th, 2019   Featured, In the Community

Equality Fund for LGBTQIA+ Awards $200,000 to 10 Organizations

The Equality Fund for LGBTQIA+ has completed their second grant season, awarding $200,000 to ten nonprofit organizations. Established in the spring of 2018 by a group of local corporations and […]

Oct 2nd, 2019   Featured, In the Community

African American Unity Fund, Futuro Latino Fund, Neighborhood Grants Awarded

Nearly fifty Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area nonprofit organizations that work with African American and Latino populations, and neighborhoods across the community received $450,000 in grants in May. The African American […]

Jun 28th, 2019   Featured, In the Community

Omaha Venture Group Awards $45,000 to Area Nonprofits

The Omaha Venture Group (OVG) has completed another grant season, awarding $45,000 to ten area nonprofit organizations. Following grant decisions, several OVG members shared that it is never easy to […]

Jun 25th, 2019   Featured, In the Community

Omaha Gives! Celebrates Seventh Year with $49 Million Raised Since 2013

A total 48,651 donations were given to 961 nonprofits during the seventh annual Omaha Gives! on May 22. This year’s 24-hour online giving day, presented by American National Bank, raised […]

May 23rd, 2019   Featured, In the Community, Nonprofits

7 Impactful Ways American National Bank Supports Our Community

This blog was written in partnership with American National Bank, the presenting sponsor of the 7th annual Omaha Gives! day. Service, giving back, and a focus on community are an […]

May 7th, 2019   Featured, In the Community, Philanthropists

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