The Omaha Community Foundation is proud to announce the release of our 2023 Community Interest Funds Impact Report, featuring our five resident-led grant programs. This overview offers a look into the philanthropic landscape of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area and where we’re seeing some of the greatest needs.
What You’ll Find Inside
- Record Requests: We received $3.8 million in grant requests from 224 applicants. We awarded 92 grants totaling $845,000 to local nonprofits and neighborhood groups.
- Key Insights: From arts and culture to education, see which focus areas garnered the most funding requests.
- Committee Perspectives: Gain valuable insights from our committee members. They shared their thoughts on resident-led grantmaking and the impact it’s making in the communities they come from.
Ready to explore more? Click below to view the full 2023 Impact Report!
About Community Interest Funds
Grants made through our Community Interest Funds are strategic investments meant to increase access, equity, and opportunity. We engage community members to lead grant processes, and we rely on them to exercise and apply 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 based on the needs they are seeing in their communities, they decide which projects will have the greatest impact.
These resident-led grant programs connect and support on-the-ground organizations and provide application assistance and training as needed. It’s a grassroots approach to addressing local priorities, practicing and growing active citizenship, and building community. Anyone can donate.