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New Mental Health Initiative Focuses on Cultural Competence for Immigrants and Refugees

Accessing mental health services is one thing—finding care that’s culturally competent is another. Some immigrants and refugees may have limited access to services because of language barriers while others may […]

May 13th, 2022   COVID-19, Landscape Stories, Stories

Omaha Nonprofit Helps Seniors with Home Repairs

Virginia lives in an older home with a steep, narrow staircase to the basement laundry room. After falling several times and breaking her wrist once, she put an old wooden […]

May 13th, 2022   COVID-19, Landscape Stories, Stories

Over 70 Omaha Women Get Help Finding Jobs, Child Care

For moms, getting a new job can be stressful under normal circumstances. Add in a pandemic with quarantines, shrinking employment opportunities, shifting school schedules, a lack of child care, and […]

May 13th, 2022   COVID-19, Stories

Nonprofits Push for More Equity in Omaha Transportation

Key Points The most equitable transportation systems offer multiple options for transit and are designed for everyone in a community. Cars are overused and local spending on public transit is […]

Apr 18th, 2022   Landscape Stories, Stories

Mark Weber is Challenging Legacy Expectations

“Challenge accepted.” Those words immediately popped into Mark Weber’s mind when business magnate and investor Warren Buffett challenged the group of Omaha philanthropists to help make their community the most […]

Mar 15th, 2022   Advisors, Philanthropy, Stories

The Jacobsen Family: Philanthropy is in Their Hearts

 Dean and Maria Jacobsen recently sat down to reflect on their family’s involvement with the Omaha Community Foundation. The life-long Omaha residents shared their giving journey and how the […]

Dec 16th, 2021   Donors, Philanthropy, Stories

Welcoming Afghans to Omaha, Resettlement Agencies Address Urgent, Long-Term Needs

Key Points 850 Afghans have resettled in Nebraska as humanitarian paroles with an anticipated 900 more coming by February 2022.  Since 2016, Nebraska has resettled more people per capita than […]

Dec 14th, 2021   Philanthropy, Stories

Omaha Arts Organizations Cautiously Reopen, Return to Programming

In Omaha and all around the nation, arts and culture programming came to a grinding halt with the pandemic. Now, organizations are slowly and safely beginning to reopen their doors […]

Oct 27th, 2021   COVID-19, Landscape Stories, Stories

Residents Bring Change Through Grassroots Civic Engagement

Local nonprofit organizations are saying some of our community’s most critical areas of civic growth include increasing voter participation, growing grassroots neighborhood development, and creating more diversity in leadership. We […]

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

Pixan Ixim Builds Capacity Through the Foundation’s Grant Programs

With only a 5th grade education, Luis Marcos is a Mayan immigrant from Guatemala who is mostly self-taught. He is now the executive director of Communidad Maya Pixan Ixim (CMPI), […]

Oct 5th, 2021   COVID-19, Nonprofits, Stories

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