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Staff Reflections: On Living and Working Through a Pandemic

I have two rules for myself in times of crisis: Don’t buy property or propose. Somehow, the COVID-19 outbreak didn’t throw any red flags. I made one of the most […]

Apr 26th, 2021   Our Culture

How the Pandemic Has Impacted Our Community’s Mental Health

Since the pandemic began, anxiety and depression rates have quadrupled, according to Deb Anderson, deputy director of Project Harmony. “The average rate that people experience depression or anxiety, both nationally […]

Apr 19th, 2021   COVID-19, Landscape Stories, Stories

Giving Circle Grows Seeds of Philanthropy, Grassroots Grantmaking

Maybe it was a parent, coach, or teacher who at one time or another offered a bit of advice when you and your siblings or teammates were struggling to complete […]

Apr 5th, 2021   Grants, Nonprofits, Philanthropy

OCF Launches Resilience Fund for Long-Term COVID Recovery, Rebuilding Efforts

The Omaha Community Foundation announced today that they have launched the Community Resilience Fund, a new community fund that will help support local nonprofits as they work to recover from […]

Apr 1st, 2021   COVID-19

A Farewell to Matt Darling, Executive Vice President

It is with mixed emotions that we announce that Matt Darling, Executive Vice President, is leaving the Omaha Community Foundation on Friday, April 2. Matt has been given the opportunity […]

Mar 25th, 2021   News, Philanthropy

2020 Impact: A Year to Remember, A Year to Lead

OCF fundholders showed up for our community in a big way in 2020, demonstrating the knowledge and nimbleness of our collective efforts. Martin Luther King said, “The ultimate measure of […]

Mar 23rd, 2021   COVID-19, Philanthropy

When Women Observe Equal Pay Day Depends on Race, Motherhood

Nebraska women lost $10,264 to the wage gap last year. That would have been enough to pay for nearly a year of rent. Each year, this disparity is brought to […]

Mar 22nd, 2021   COVID-19, Equity, In the Community

$103,840 Granted to Crawford County Community Projects

The Crawford County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that grants totaling $103,840 were awarded to Crawford County nonprofit organizations and community projects as part of its spring grant cycle. […]

Mar 19th, 2021   Southwest Iowa

$103,870 Granted to Montgomery County Community Projects

The Montgomery County Community Foundation, working in partnership with the Red Oak Heritage Foundation, is pleased to announce that grants totaling $103,870 were awarded to Montgomery County nonprofit organizations and community […]

Mar 18th, 2021   Southwest Iowa

CARES Act Funding Helped to Save Local Arts & Culture

When the pandemic hit Omaha last March, its effect on many local nonprofits was immediate and intense. For many organizations, the national Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act stimulus […]

Mar 16th, 2021   COVID-19, Landscape Stories

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