The Omaha Community Foundation announced new rounds of grant funding to 25 local nonprofits from the COVID-19 Response Fund that was launched two months ago as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
To-date, the Response Fund has raised more than $1.1 million from community members and distributed $748,000 to support local nonprofits addressing urgent needs related to food support, healthcare and mental health, emergency financial assistance, and seniors.
Nonprofits receiving funds in the most recent rounds were:
- 100 Black Men of Omaha
- All Care Health Center
- Bethlehem House
- Black & Pink
- Center for Holistic Development
- Centro Latino
- Families in Action
- Generation Diamond
- Heartland Family Service
- Heartland United for Puerto Rico
- Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation
- Holy Name Housing
- International Council for Refugees & Immigrants
- Lending Link
- Lutheran Family Services
- Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless (MAACH)
- Midwest Geriatric
- Mission Church
- Nebraska Early Childhood Collaborative
- Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition
- No More Empty Pots
- North Omaha Neighborhood Alliance
- Project Harmony
The Foundation continues to learn about evolving needs from local nonprofits and is accepting applications online.
In addition to over 1,600 community members and individuals, the Fund has been supported by Peter Kiewit Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, Mutual of Omaha Foundation, First National Bank, and U.S. Bank.
In March, the Omaha Community Foundation launched the COVID-19 Response Fund to provide flexible resources to organizations in the metro area working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak.
More details on the Fund and funding priorities can be found at omahafoundation.org/COVID19.