The Omaha Neighborhood Grants committee awarded $80,000 to 24 neighborhood groups combining leadership development and community building work around Omaha.
As a result, the committee discovered several new initiatives, such as the developing Plum Nelly East Neighborhood Association, which aims to invest in neighboring and connectedness. Additionally, there were investments in re-treeing efforts, murals and artwork celebrating the contributions of diverse communities, and community clean-ups across the metro.
Omaha Neighborhood Grants are one of our five Community Interest Funds. Anyone can donate to these resident-led grant programs.
2022 Omaha Neighborhood Grant Recipients
- Bemis Park Neighborhood Association • $500 for Archive Project
- Benson Little League • $1,935 for Sandlot Fun Days
- Benson Neighborhood Association • $3,000 for Benson Days 2022
- BFF Omaha • $5,000 for 2022 Summer Street Closures
- City Sprouts • $2,520 for Community Free Fridge & Pantry
- Community Bike Project Omaha • $3,000 for Community Bike Project Mobile Shop
- Dundee-Memorial Park Association • $3,500 for Dodge St. Subway Camera Improvement
- Free Farm • $5,000 for Free Farm Increased Capacity, pictured
- Global Leadership Group Omaha • $5,000 for Team-up To Community Cleanup Challenge
- Gifford Park Neighborhood Association • $4,500 for Science, Engineering and Teamwork
- Hanscom Park Neighborhood Association • $1,055 for Summer music in Hanscom Park
- Hillsborough Homeowners Association • $2,500 for Be Our Guest – Court Resurfacing
- Highland South-Indian Hill Neighborhood Association • $2,500 for Upland Park Bi-Weekly Clean-Up
- inCOMMON Community Development • $4,700 for Walnut Hill Neighborhood Plan
- Joslyn Castle Neighborhood Association • $2,650 for Neighbor Connections
- Levi Carter Sherman Neighborhood Association • $5,000 for Neighborhood Engagement 2022
- Little Bohemia Collective • $2,200 for Neighborhood Pocket Park Revitalization
- MAHZY Project • $4,765 for Rose Hill Outdoor Learning Expansion
- Midtown Neighborhood Alliance • $4,200 for ReTree Midtown 2022
- Nebraska Children’s Home Society • $900 for 2022 Neighborhood Beautification Event
- Plum Nelly East Neighborhood Association • $5,000 for Neighborhood of New Birth
- Quarters Neighborhood Association • $1,500 for Safe Alleys
- South Omaha Neighborhood Alliance • $5,000 for The Italian Mural Project
- Walnut Hill Neighborhood Association • $4,075 for Walnut Hill Community Cans
Grants made through our Community Interest Funds are strategic investments meant to increase access and equity. We ask community members to lead grant processes 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, 2023.