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Stories of Impact

Making an Impact Through the Community Loan Fund

Take a look around and you’ll see good growing in our community. Everyday, in big and small ways, someone is deciding they are ready to make an impact where they […]

May 18th, 2021   Featured, In the Community, Philanthropists, Stories of Impact

A Family Legacy Built to Last

As a banking family who is deeply rooted within their region, the White family wanted their philanthropy to make a lasting impact on their community while entrusting the family legacy […]

Oct 26th, 2020   Featured, Philanthropists, Southwest Iowa, Stories of Impact

Resident-Led Grant Programs Invite Community Members to Get Involved

Issues of equity and access have been long-standing conversations within the world of philanthropy. In the Omaha-metro our most vulnerable and underserved communities often lack the financial resources, social connections, […]

Oct 20th, 2020   Equity Journey, Nonprofits, Stories of Impact

COVID-19 Response Funds Provide Short-Term Employment To Refugees

Refugees and immigrants in Omaha have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, the Omaha Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund has raised more than $1.3 million from over […]

Aug 24th, 2020   COVID-19, Stories of Impact

Celebrating Omaha Gives With Kids!

Eleanora (age 8) and Leo Marinkovich (age 7) are two Omaha Gives donors that are learning about philanthropy through the giving day. Their parents, Andy and Adrianne, have been helping […]

May 11th, 2020   COVID-19, In the Community, OG! Impact Stories, Philanthropists, Stories of Impact

Puppets Bring Play, Connection, and Normalcy to Omaha Gives

BFF Omaha (formerly Benson First Friday) is an arts and culture organization that hosts art exhibitions, music events, and is an all-around promoter of the arts in the Benson neighborhood. […]

Apr 21st, 2020   In the Community, Nonprofits, OG! Impact Stories, Stories of Impact

Latino Org Celebrates Diversity and Inclusion During Omaha Gives

Latino Center for the Midlands has participated in Omaha Gives since the very beginning –this will be its eighth year. Each year, the organization has increased its number of donors […]

Apr 17th, 2020   In the Community, Nonprofits, OG! Impact Stories, Stories of Impact

Sustainable Farming Org Grows Omaha Gives Impact

Located in the heart of Omaha, Big Muddy Urban Farm is a community improvement organization with a small but dedicated team staff and interns practicing and teaching sustainable farming. And […]

Apr 9th, 2020   COVID-19, In the Community, Nonprofits, OG! Impact Stories, Stories of Impact

Small Org Sees Big Growth Through Omaha Gives Prizes in Early Years

Rabble Mill (formerly Hear Nebraska) is an arts and culture organization that has participated in Omaha Gives since 2013—the very first time our community celebrated the giving day together. The […]

Mar 17th, 2020   In the Community, Nonprofits, OG! Impact Stories, Stories of Impact

OG! Generosity Across Generations

In May, the Omaha community came together to raise $6.8 million for nonprofits across Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie Counties. In the few weeks since then, we’ve heard stories from nonprofits […]

Jul 19th, 2019   Featured, Philanthropists, Stories of Impact

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