Fund for Omaha, the Omaha Community Foundation’s largest grant program, awarded $525,000 to 23 local nonprofits.

In 2020, we shifted the focus of the Fund for Omaha to explicitly support nonprofit organizations promoting racial equity and social justice, particularly for those who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

This year, we maintained this commitment and centered on BIPOC communities.

2021 Grant Recipients

Over $8 million has been granted to local nonprofits since the Fund for Omaha grant program started 33 years ago. Funding priorities continue to include arts and culture, neighborhoods, economic opportunity, health, transportation, and vibrant communities—with an overarching emphasis on racial equity.

Now, goals of the grant program also include supporting advocacy efforts to address systems change in communities of color and working to ensure equitable access for people of color throughout our community.

By the Numbers
  • 102 organizations applied and requested a total of $2.3 million
  • 75% of requests were for $25,000 – the maximum grant amount
  • Most-requested areas of funding were Arts & Culture (25%), Health (21%), Workforce (15%), and Education (15%)
  • 53% of applicants were small organizations with budgets under $500,000

To learn more about the Fund for Omaha grant program and funding criteria, click here.