The Omaha Community Foundation is accepting applications for Community Interest Funds from January 1 through 11:59 p.m. March 1. These five resident-led grant programs support nonprofit initiatives that uplift Black, Latino, LGBTQIA2S+, and refugee communities, as well as community leaders doing impactful work in their own neighborhoods.
Eligibility requirements and priority areas vary by grant program. All must serve people living in the Omaha metro.
Learn more about our five Community Interest Funds:
- African American Unity Fund
- Futuro Latino Fund
- LGBTQIA2S+ Equality Fund
- Refugee Community Grant Fund
- Omaha Neighborhood Grants
In 2023, the Community Interest Funds awarded a total of $845,000 to 92 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.
Grant Application Support
SCHEDULE A COACHING SESSION. We are offering one-on-one coaching sessions through February 23, available in English with Deborah Bunting and Spanish with Marisol Rodriguez. After submitting a draft of your proposal in Submittable, our online grant portal, you can request a coaching session to address specific areas and receive guidance tailored to your needs. Please contact email@example.com to schedule a meeting.
WEBINAR ON-DEMAND. Watch the 60-minute recording of our virtual Lunch & Learn to learn more about using Submittable, plus get tips for writing stronger grant proposals.
» If you are only applying to Omaha Neighborhood Grants…
One Omaha is offering visioning sessions, technical support, and grant writing workshops. To receive one-on-one coaching for Omaha Neighborhood Grants, email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a meeting to review your Omaha Neighborhoods Grants application.