Serving on a committee is a great way to learn more about the nonprofit organizations serving the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro while developing leadership skills, new relationships, and sharing your talents and insights with the community.

We are actively looking for new members to join committees for our five Community Interest Funds. Applicants must belong to or identify with the community served by the committee.

Applications are open March 2 – April 2, 2023. 


Community Interest Funds are resident-led grantmaking programs that leverage the power, understanding, and lived experiences of community members by asking them to lead grant processes. That includes reviewing proposals and deciding which organizations to fund based on the needs of their communities.

→  Read more about the 2022 grant recipients.

What do committee members do?

Committee members must be able to commit to a two-year term. During that time, you will regularly attend scheduled meetings and events, participate in meeting discussions, and review grant proposals to make funding decisions.

Additionally, committee members are expected to:

  1. Commit to five mandatory meetings and at least two leadership activities
  2. Commit to representing the Omaha Community Foundation and its programs
  3. Ensure confidentiality, as committee discussions are a safe space for candid feedback
  4. Promote program grant cycles and events on social media and within their networks

To learn more, check out our FAQ page.