A large percentage of people in the Omaha metro are giving or volunteering. Rates are consistently higher for people who are older (and have a higher income). Volunteering and philanthropic giving are more common among Gen X, those who are 40-56 years old.


Omaha and Council Bluffs rates of giving and volunteering are higher than national averages. Our local volunteer rate is consistent with the state’s rate.


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By combining comprehensive, publicly available data with insight and knowledge from nonprofits and residents, The Landscape is a community resource that can help set priorities, identify areas for collaboration, and inform decision-making on investments.

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Data Sources: U.S. Census Current Population Survey. Volunteering & Civic Engagement Supplements. Data was provided by the National Conference on Citizenship.