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Ideas to Celebrate Juneteenth in Omaha

On June 19, 1865, enslaved African Americans in Texas were finally told they were free. This news arrived over two years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation and two […]

Jun 16th, 2021   In the Community

Kali Baker to be Honored Posthumously at WCA 2021 Tribute to Women

The Omaha Community Foundation is pleased to share in the announcement that Kali Baker will be honored posthumously at the 2021 Women’s Center for Advancement’s (WCA) annual Tribute to Women. […]

Jun 7th, 2021   In the Community, News

$175K Awarded to 10 Nonprofits Serving the Latino Community

The Futuro Latino Fund distributed $175,000 to 10 organizations serving the Latino community. Out of the 20 proposals, many were returning applicants, including the City Sprouts South Summer Internship Program, […]

Jun 1st, 2021   Grants, In the Community, Nonprofits

$80K Awarded to 21 Omaha Neighborhood Groups for Community Building

The Omaha Neighborhood Grants committee awarded $80,000 to 21 neighborhood groups combining leadership development and community building work around Omaha. The committee discovered several new programs. One of those was […]

Jun 1st, 2021   Grants, In the Community, Nonprofits

$225K Awarded to 21 Nonprofits for African American Community Initiatives

The African American Unity Fund distributed $225,000 to 21 organizations — 13 of which were first-time grantees — supporting initiatives for the African American community. The committee was intentional about […]

Jun 1st, 2021   Grants, In the Community, Nonprofits

$200K Awarded to 12 Nonprofits for LGBTQIA+ Support

The Equality Fund committee awarded $200,000 to 12 organizations serving the needs of our LGBTQIA+ friends, families, and neighbors across the metro area. The fund was established in 2018 to […]

Jun 1st, 2021   Grants, In the Community, Nonprofits

COVID-19 Magnified Omaha’s Housing Issues

A lack of access to affordable housing has been one of our community’s larger longstanding issues. It’s only been exacerbated by the pandemic. Housing is one of the five focus […]

May 25th, 2021   COVID-19, Knowledge, Landscape Stories, Stories

Community Resilience Fund Awards Over $100K for COVID Recovery

The Omaha Community Foundation is pleased to announce the first round of Community Resilience Fund grant recipients. Five local nonprofits, serving those disproportionately affected by COVID-19, will receive funds totaling […]

May 21st, 2021   COVID-19, Grants, In the Community, Nonprofits

Making an Impact Through the Community Loan Fund

Take a look around and you’ll see good growing in our community. Everyday, in big and small ways, someone is deciding they are ready to make an impact where they […]

May 18th, 2021   In the Community, Philanthropy, Stories

We’ve Moved to a New Office

We are excited to announce that our team has moved to a new location in central Omaha. We spent the past four years in Kiewit Plaza – now named Blackstone […]

Apr 29th, 2021   News, Our Culture

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