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Pandemic Priorities for Youth Focus on Learning Recovery

Education has been seriously impacted throughout the Metro during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially among families in poverty and families of color. Local nonprofits say that a lack of access to […]

Jun 29th, 2021   COVID-19, Landscape Stories, Stories

COVID-19 Magnified Omaha’s Housing Issues

A lack of access to affordable housing has been one of our community’s larger longstanding issues. It’s only been exacerbated by the pandemic. Housing is one of the five focus […]

May 25th, 2021   COVID-19, Knowledge, Landscape Stories, Stories

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   In the Community, Philanthropy, Stories

How the Pandemic Has Impacted Our Community’s Mental Health

Since the pandemic began, anxiety and depression rates have quadrupled, according to Deb Anderson, deputy director of Project Harmony. “The average rate that people experience depression or anxiety, both nationally […]

Apr 19th, 2021   COVID-19, Landscape Stories, Stories

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   Philanthropy, Southwest Iowa, Stories

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, Grants, Nonprofits, Stories

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

Caring, Connecting, and Contributing in Times of Need

This blog was written in collaboration with our partners at American National Bank, the presenting sponsor of the 8th annual Omaha Gives! day. Omaha Gives! is our chance to celebrate Omaha’s […]

May 19th, 2020   In the Community, Stories

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, Philanthropy, Stories

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, Stories

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