Together with several local foundations, the Omaha Community Foundation has launched the COVID-19 Response Fund to provide flexible resources to nonprofit organizations in the metro area working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak.
Any interested individual can donate to the fund at www.omahafoundation.org/COVID19.
The first phase of this collaborative work is intended to be a rapid response to immediate needs. As the community learns more about the local needs and the changing nature of this unprecedented situation, the process may evolve and change.
One-time operating grants will fund organizations that have deep roots in the community and strong experience working with residents without health insurance and/or access to sick days, people with limited English language proficiency, healthcare and low-wage workers, and communities of color, among others.
The fund will focus on five primary areas of need: food support, healthcare, emergency housing, emergency financial assistance, and seniors.
For more information visit: www.omahafoundation.org/COVID19.
Questions and inquiries about the COVID-19 Response Fund can be directed to Kali Baker, OCF’s Vice President of Community Investment at firstname.lastname@example.org.