The Omaha Neighborhood Grants committee awarded $80,000 to 24 neighborhood groups combining leadership development and community building work around Omaha. The Omaha Community Foundation received 51 applications with grant requests totaling $201,403.

Omaha Neighborhood Grants are one of OCF’s five Community Interest Funds. Anyone can donate to these resident-led grant programs.


2024 Omaha Neighborhood Grant Recipients

  • BFF Omaha • $5,000 for District-Wide Outdoor Community Facilities
  • Bemis Park Neighborhood Association • $5,000 for Bemis Park Tennis/Pickleball Court Renovation
  • City Sprouts Omaha • $2,550 for Family and Friends Fun Night
  • Country Club Historic District Neighborhood Association • $1,500 for Enhancing Activities to Increase Community
  • Dahlman Community Garden • $1,150 for Rainwater Capture/Additional Beds
  • Dundee Community Garden • $2,186 for Cultivating Community
  • Free Farm • $5,000 for Improved Engagement and Community Involvement
  • Gifford Park Neighborhood Association • $4,716 for Building Healthy Habits Through Gardening
  • Global Leadership Group • $5,000 for Accessible Garden Beds
  • Great Plains Theatre Commons • $3,500 for Stories of O
  • Hartman Avenue Neighborhood Association • $5,000 for Community Garden Expansion & Programming
  • Hillsborough Association of Landowners • $5,000 for Picnic in the Park
  • inCOMMON Community Development • $2,500 for Community Space Fencing
  • Leavenworth Neighborhood Association • $1,866 for Communicate, Reinvigorate, Rebuild Campaign
  • Local Art Plug • $3,151 for DIY Venue Scholarships
  • Mahzy Project • $3,638 for Benson Garden Bed Project
  • Miller Park Minne Lusa Community Garden • $2,500 for Community Garden Improvement Project
  • Montclair Trendwood Parkside Georgetowne Neighborhood Association • $5,000 for Parkside Park Playground Equipment Renovation
  • Near South Neighbors • $1,600 for Welcome to Spring Event
  • Prairie Lane Neighborhood Association • $2,170 for All-Access Neighborhood Pool Nights
  • Seventy Five North • $2,604 for Neighborhood Engagement & Inclusion Project
  • Sheltering Tree • $2,979 for Sustainable Gardening
  • Skylark/Cryer Neighborhood Association • $1,390 for Improving Neighborhood Communication & Camaraderie
  • South Omaha Neighborhood Alliance • $5,000 for The Quetzal Mural Project

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, 2025.

Omaha Neighborhood Grants