Across the Omaha metro, young professionals are coming together to focus their efforts on improving our community, and in the process, learning about grassroots grantmaking through the Omaha Venture Group, a giving circle within the Omaha Community Foundation.

Grant applications will be accepted January 9-February 6. As part of the application process, select nonprofits will need complete a site visit with OVG members February 27-March 31. Awards will be announced at Grant Night on May 30.

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Interest Areas

OVG uses a venture philanthropy model and supports nonprofits with fledging initiatives across the Omaha metro. A total of four grants are awarded each year in four interest areas.

  1. Workforce & Education
  2. Health
  3. Arts & Culture
  4. Neighborhoods, Civic Engagement, & Safety



  • Annual organizational budget of $500,000 or less
  • Must be a public 501(c)(3) organization or be able to accept funding under an “umbrella” nonprofit agency
  • Must fit into one of the four interest areas
  • Applicants can request up to $8,000

Questions can be directed to

*Pictured: inCOMMON Community Development Block Party. inCOMMON was a 2021 Omaha Venture Group Grant Recipient.