The LGBTQIA2S+ Equality Fund committee awarded $200,000 to 16 organizations serving the needs of the LGBTQIA2S+ community in the Omaha metro. The Omaha Community Foundation received 30 applications with grant requests totaling $601,956.

Established in 2018, the LGBTQIA2S+ Equality Fund cultivates a community that supports, includes, and respects residents who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, intersex, asexual, or two-spirit, plus additional sexual orientations and gender identities.

The LGBTQIA2S+ Equality Fund is one of our five Community Interest Funds. Anyone can donate to these resident-led grant programs.


2023 Equality Fund Recipients

Grants made through our Community Interest Funds are strategic investments meant to increase access and equity. We ask community members to lead the grant process using their own power and understanding. 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 community.

The Equality Fund is a collaboration between the Sherwood Foundation, Mutual of Omaha, Conagra Brands Foundation, and Peter Kiewit Foundation. It is administered by the Omaha Community Foundation.

The next grant cycle for the fund will open on January 1, 2024.

Equality Fund