Celebrating 40 Years with a Bold, New Look. LEARN MORE

Commuting by Public Transportation in Omaha? Here’s Your Average Travel Time

For 30% of people who use public transit in our community, it takes over 45 minutes to get to work, compared to 6% of people who drive a car. In […]

Aug 15th, 2022   Landscape Stories

A New Look for Southwest Iowa

Welcome to our new brand! As the Community Foundations of Southwest Iowa celebrates its 25th anniversary, we are excited to recognize our growth and share our new look and new […]

Aug 15th, 2022   Southwest Iowa

Creating a Cycle of Good

What is Impact Investing? Unlike traditional investing strategies, impact investments have the potential for double returns – positive, measurable social and environmental impact and financial returns. Further, unlike traditional philanthropic […]

Aug 11th, 2022   Philanthropy

Resource Guide: Omaha Organizations Working Together to Stop Hate, Racism

As communities across the country work together to address bias and hate, many people are looking for ways to get involved, stay engaged, or gain deeper understanding. Ready to take […]

Aug 10th, 2022   In the Community, Nonprofits

Where Omaha-Council Bluffs Ranks for Kindergarten Readiness

Iowa and Nebraska have slightly higher rates of preschool enrollment than the national average. Since 2015, Iowa has had higher rates of preschool enrollment for three- to four-year-olds. Nebraska as […]

Jul 26th, 2022   Landscape Stories

How Accessible are the Arts in Omaha?

When the arts are accessible and reflect all people and cultures in a community, they can be a gateway for improved educational and social outcomes, as well as a primary […]

Jul 18th, 2022   Landscape Stories

Charitable Bunching: The Fruits of Helping Younger Clients Plan Their Charitable Giving

Developing a thorough estate plan isn’t important only for Baby Boomers and Gen Xers. Millennials, who now make up nearly a quarter of the population in the United States, may […]

Jul 11th, 2022   Advisors, Knowledge, Philanthropy

The Community Foundation Edge

Advisors frequently comment that they’re surprised to discover the many ways the Omaha Community Foundation can help their clients, especially compared with national Donor-Advised Fund programs. Here are three examples […]

Jul 11th, 2022   Advisors, Knowledge, News, Philanthropy

City of Omaha ARPA Community Grant Program Awards $9.6 Million

The Omaha Community Foundation is pleased to announce the City of Omaha ARPA Community Grant Program has awarded $9.6 million to 36 nonprofits. Funds will be distributed from 2022 to […]

Jul 1st, 2022   News

Meet the Generation of Omahans that Volunteer, Give the Most in 2 Charts

A large percentage of people in the Omaha metro are giving or volunteering. Rates are consistently higher for people who are older (and have a higher income). Volunteering and philanthropic […]

Jun 29th, 2022   Landscape Stories

Join the Giving

You can help us strengthen our community, and we can help you make your giving more effective. Be a part of the good we’re growing by contributing to one of our funds or opening your own philanthropic fund.