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Report shows impact of resident-led grantmaking

The Omaha Community Foundation awarded 87 grants totaling $845,000 to local nonprofits and neighborhood groups through our five Community Interest Funds, which includes the: African American Unity Fund LGBTQIA2S+ Equality […]

Oct 13th, 2022   News, Nonprofits

Qualified Charitable Distributions: Understanding IRS tax regulations for inherited IRAs

Don’t be surprised if your clients start coming to your office with questions about a recent article about the IRS’s distribution rules for inherited IRAs.   What’s the back story?  Until […]

Oct 7th, 2022   Advisors

Hurricane Ian: How to support recovery efforts in Florida

Residents of southwest Florida are returning to unrecognizable neighborhoods in the wake of Hurricane Ian, the second-deadliest storm to strike the United States mainland this century.  The Category 4 storm […]

Oct 6th, 2022   News

What rising interest rates and IRS changes mean for charitable giving

Inflation, interest rates, income tax, and the IRS are ever-present topics during discussions with your clients. Let’s look at two of these hot topics and how they relate to charitable […]

Oct 1st, 2022   Advisors

Omaha’s Food Deserts: Who has access to healthy foods

People living below the poverty line are four times more likely to have difficulty accessing affordable, healthy foods. While overall, 16% of individuals in our community lack access to healthy […]

Sep 28th, 2022   Landscape Stories

Meet our new team members

We are excited to introduce you to three new team members. Joining the Omaha Community Foundation, they’re devoted to learning more about our neighborhoods, activities, needs, and organizations so we […]

Sep 16th, 2022   Our Culture

Field of Interest Funds award $163K to 19 Omaha nonprofits

The Omaha Community Foundation awarded a total of $163,444 to 19 local organizations from three specialized grant funds: Creche Childhood Education Fund, Jetton Charitable Fund, and Richard A. Shaw Fund. Each fund supports […]

Sep 12th, 2022   News, Nonprofits

Working multiple jobs? Data shows you’re not alone

Did you know that one in 10 residents in Iowa and Nebraska work multiple jobs compared to one in 20 nationally? While unemployment is low in our community, it’s almost […]

Sep 12th, 2022   Landscape Stories

Omaha Venture Group celebrates 20 years, awards $26,000 to four nonprofits

The Omaha Venture Group (OVG) recently celebrated its 20th grant season, awarding $26,000 to four area nonprofit organizations. The organizations were recognized at a grant night reception hosted at Carson […]

Sep 5th, 2022   Advisors, Grants, Philanthropy

2022 Year-End Giving Deadlines

As we approach the end of 2022, the Omaha Community Foundation (OCF) is here to assist with your year-end giving. The timing of your year-end charitable gifts affects your eligibility […]

Sep 5th, 2022   Advisors, Donors

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.