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Join a resident-led grantmaking committee

Serving on a committee is a great way to learn more about the nonprofit organizations serving the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro while developing leadership skills, new relationships, and sharing your talents […]

Feb 28th, 2023   News, Nonprofits

Celebrating Black voices and culture in Omaha

A specific version of Black history and narrative is focused largely on pain and struggle. While it is important as individuals, institutions, systems, and communities to grapple with our complicity […]

Feb 3rd, 2023   Equity, In the Community, Nonprofits

Omaha giving circle seeking 2023 grant applications in four interest areas

Across the Omaha metro, young professionals are coming together to focus their efforts on improving our community, and in the process, learning about grassroots grantmaking through the Omaha Venture Group, […]

Jan 3rd, 2023   Grants, News, Nonprofits

Community Interest Funds accepting applications from neighborhood groups, nonprofits

Starting January 1, the Omaha Community Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofits and neighborhood groups for the 2023 Community Interest Funds grant cycle. This includes five resident-led grantmaking programs. African […]

Dec 28th, 2022   Grants, News, Nonprofits

10 nonprofit leaders of color selected for capacity building program

The Omaha Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 10 nonprofit leaders of color who have been selected to participate in the Nonprofit Capacity Building Program. Through dynamic professional development activities […]

Nov 30th, 2022   News, Nonprofits

Fund for Omaha awards $487K in grants for racial equity, social justice

The Omaha Community Foundation awarded $487,639 in Fund for Omaha grants to 22 local nonprofits with a focus on promoting racial equity and social justice. The demand for operating support […]

Oct 18th, 2022   Grants, News, Nonprofits

Report shows impact of resident-led grantmaking

The Omaha Community Foundation awarded 87 grants totaling $845,000 to local nonprofits and neighborhood groups through our five Community Interest Funds, which includes the: African American Unity Fund LGBTQIA2S+ Equality […]

Oct 13th, 2022   News, Nonprofits

Field of Interest Funds award $163K to 19 Omaha nonprofits

The Omaha Community Foundation awarded a total of $163,444 to 19 local organizations from three specialized grant funds: Creche Childhood Education Fund, Jetton Charitable Fund, and Richard A. Shaw Fund. Each fund supports […]

Sep 12th, 2022   News, Nonprofits

Resource Guide: Omaha Organizations Working Together to Stop Hate, Racism

As communities across the country work together to address bias and hate, many people are looking for ways to get involved, stay engaged, or gain deeper understanding. Ready to take […]

Aug 10th, 2022   In the Community, Nonprofits

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

Join the Giving

You can help us strengthen our community, and we can help you make your giving more effective. Be a part of the good we’re growing by contributing to one of our funds or opening your own philanthropic fund.