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 American Unity Fund
- Futuro Latino Fund
- LGBTQIA2S+ Equality Fund
- Refugee Community Grant Fund
- Omaha Neighborhood Grants
Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, March 1. Three webinars will be offered to support the application process, along with one-on-one technical assistance. Schedule a coaching session with Deborah Bunting from January 24 through February 24 to receive constructive feedback.
In 2022, the five Community Interest Funds awarded a total of $845,000 to 84 nonprofits and neighborhood groups. See the list of grant recipients.
Grants made through Community Interest Funds are strategic investments meant to increase access and equity. Community members lead the grant process. Each committee is made up of residents who come from or identify with the population being served. They review proposals and decide which projects to fund based on the needs they are seeing in their respective communities.