The Omaha Neighborhood Grants committee awarded $80,000 to 23 neighborhood groups combining leadership development and community building work around Omaha. The Omaha Community Foundation received 50 applications with grant requests totaling $211,687.
2023 Omaha Neighborhood Grant Recipients
- Bemis Park Neighborhood Association • $5,000 for baseball diamond restoration
- Benson Little League • $4,200 for community-led mural project
- BFF Omaha • $3,380 for Free Little Community Arts Center
- Blue Bucket Project • $1,040 for Neighborhood Litter Kit Lending Station
- Brown Park Neighborhood Service Organization • $3,700 for Z Street Garden Project
- Cinco De Mayo Omaha • $4,000 for Historic 24th Street Celebrations
- City Sprouts • $1,600 for monthly community meals
- Field Club North Neighborhood Association • $5,000 for cement pad with picnic tables
- Free Farm • $5,000 for increased production, engagement, and sustainable practices
- Gifford Park Neighborhood Association • $5,000 for Activating New Leaders
- Global Leadership Group Omaha • $1,100 for Community Cleanup Challenge
- Highland South-Indian Hill Neighborhood Association • $4,000 for Upland Park canopy
- Highlander Neighborhood Association • $2,500 for Highlander Community Day
- Joslyn Castle Neighborhood Association • $4,594 for playground equipment for 2- to 5-year-olds
- Melanin Market Omaha • $2,500 for event planning and management
- Midtown Neighborhood Alliance • $2,000 for planting 100 trees
- Morton Meadows Neighborhood Association • $5,000 for Mizpah Lodge Community Mural
- PlaceMade • $5,000 for skate ramp and trash cans
- Prairie Lane Neighborhood Association • $2,150 for Movie Nights at the Park
- Robin Hill Recreation Association • $3,125 for creating and maintaining a digital archive
- South Omaha Neighborhood Alliance • $5,000 for Alebrije Mural
- Stony Brook Neighborhood Association • $2,741 for planting trees on Stony Brook Boulevard
- Stop The NonSense • $2,370 for neighborhood cleanups and Saturday open gyms
Grants made through our Community Interest Funds are strategic investments meant to increase access and equity. We ask community members to lead the grant process using 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 decide which projects to fund based on the needs they are seeing in their community.
For Omaha Neighborhood Grants, funding decisions are made by a diverse committee of residents representing neighborhoods across Omaha.
The next grant cycle will open on January 1, 2024.