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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

Is Omaha Pedestrian, Bike Friendly? With Better Infrastructure, It Could Be

Key Points Local nonprofits continue to advocate for safer, better connected biking and walking options throughout the metro. A dedicated bike lane is being tested to great success on Harney […]

May 25th, 2022   Landscape Stories, Nonprofits, Stories

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 Resilience Fund Awards $166K to 12 Omaha Nonprofits for Covid-19 Recovery

The Omaha Community Foundation is pleased to announce the final round of Community Resilience Fund grant recipients serving communities disproportionately affected by Covid-19. Twelve local nonprofits received funds totaling $165,974. Launched in […]

Feb 18th, 2022   COVID-19, 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

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