The Omaha Venture Group (OVG) recently completed another grant season, awarding $32,000 to four area nonprofit organizations. The group was encouraged by the local nonprofits ability to adapt to the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and continue accomplishing their missions.

“I am incredibly proud of our members’ determination and persistence and equally excited for our 2021 grantees. They truly represent the diverse interests of our community and have proven their ability to stay focused and push through adversity,” said Ryan Decker, an OVG member.

OVG is pleased to congratulate the 2021 Omaha Venture Group Grant Recipients:

  • Anastasis Theater Co: $7,925
  • Go Beyond Nebraska: $8,225
  • inCommon Community Development: $7,825
  • MOMentum: $8,025

“The passion shown by Anastasis Theater Co, Go Beyond Nebraska, inCommon Community Development, & MOMentum is incredible. That passion serves as fuel to bring out the best in our members, and teach us all how to better serve our community.,” said OVG member Brady Marlow.

OVG is an established giving circle whose members support philanthropic efforts in our community through a venture capital model of investing their charitable dollars. Members have the opportunity to make small, personal or employee-assisted donations—then come together to research and award grants to small, grassroots nonprofit organizations.

OVG is just one of the many ways the Omaha Community Foundation is working to address the needs of nonprofits on the front lines of support for the most vulnerable community members.

For additional information about The Omaha Venture Group or to learn more about how to get involved, click here.