A program providing prenatal care to low-income women and a bike safety program for the new Adams Park Trail were just two of the grant recipients in the Omaha Community Foundation’s Fund for Omaha Spring 2011 awards. Known as the Greatest Need Grants, their goal is to help nonprofits address community needs and to support effective solutions.

Here are the recipients, the amount they received and what they’ll do with the money:

The Greatest Need Grant program has evolved as a means for the Omaha Community Foundation to be responsive to the most pressing needs of the nonprofits in the Omaha community. Applicants were invited to identify their organization’s greatest need and then propose a plan to address it. Greatest Need Grants fall under three broad areas: capacity building, general operating expenses, and program expenses.

The Fund for Omaha Grants Committee is made up of 15 community and business leaders who have an understanding of and a commitment to the greater Omaha area’s nonprofit community. For more information about the grant program go to: Fund for Omaha.