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2022 a landmark year for local businesses supported by Impact Investing

Our Impact Investing program supported 3,102 small businesses in 2022, mostly in low-to-moderate-income local neighborhoods. These investments resulted in more affordable housing, jobs, and business training. We run our Impact […]

Jul 28th, 2023   Advisors, Philanthropy

After serving children for 30 years, Somers establishes a Field of Interest Fund to support experiential learning

After a life dedicated to teaching special education, Buffie Somers decided a Field of Interest Fund at the Omaha Community Foundation is the best way to ensure her work continues […]

Jul 20th, 2023   Advisors, News, Philanthropy

Advising clients about AI’s impact on charitable giving

News about the capabilities of artificial intelligence has skyrocketed over the past few months. No doubt you are watching these developments closely, both because of the potential legal issues involved […]

Jul 18th, 2023  

Advisor Q&A with Sharon R. Kresha

Your clients rely on your guidance to make important financial decisions. When it comes to charitable giving, we can partner with you to simplify their giving and amplify their impact. […]

Jul 18th, 2023   Advisors, Knowledge

Community-based organizations invited to apply for Omaha Pathways HUB’s care coordination program

The Omaha Community Foundation is excited to announce a Request for Applications (RFA) for community-based nonprofit organizations interested in partnering with our Omaha Pathways Community HUB (HUB) to improve birth […]

Jul 17th, 2023   In the Community, Philanthropy

Applications now open for seven Southwest Iowa counties

The Foundations of Southwest Iowa are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted from organizations providing charitable services in seven counties. As part of this fall grant cycle, […]

Jul 15th, 2023   Grants, Philanthropy, Southwest Iowa

The state of childcare in Southwest Iowa

America’s childcare crisis has accelerated since the COVID-19 pandemic. Rising costs and worker shortages make it difficult for childcare providers to stay open. According to federal labor data, childcare employment […]

Jul 11th, 2023   Southwest Iowa, Stories

Ollie Webb supports people with developmental disabilities with ARPA funds

For more than 70 years, families have counted on the Ollie Webb Center for assistance, advice, advocacy and services for family members with developmental or intellectual disabilities. They are on […]

Jul 10th, 2023   In the Community, News, Nonprofits, Philanthropy

Now accepting applications for Fund for Omaha grants

Applications for the Fund for Omaha 2023 grant cycle are open. Applications are accepted annually July 1 – August 1. Awards will be announced via email by October 31. The […]

Jul 1st, 2023   Equity, Grants, Nonprofits

Advisor Resources: Summer topics worth watching 

Proposed legislation known as the Charitable Act appears to be gaining momentum in Congress. The bill calls for creating a “below the line” deduction for taxpayers who do not itemize […]

Jun 20th, 2023   Advisors

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