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$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

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

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