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Fund for Omaha Shifts Focus to Include Racial Equity

Fund for Omaha, a grant program funded by the Omaha Community Foundation in partnership with local philanthropists has distributed more than $7.5 million over the last 32 years. Historically, the […]

Jul 10th, 2020   Featured, Nonprofits

Applications Now Open for CIF Membership

The Omaha Community Foundation’s Community Interest Funds are resident-led grant making programs that leverage the power, insight, and lived experiences of residents by asking them to lead grant processes, which […]

Jun 30th, 2020   Featured, In the Community

Community Interest Funds Award Grants to 58 Nonprofits

Following the spring grant cycle, the Omaha Community Foundation’s Community Interest Funds awarded a total of $630,000 to 58 nonprofits and neighborhood groups.

Jun 30th, 2020   Featured, In the Community

OCF Honors the 50th Anniversary of Pride Month

June 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of annual LGBTQIA+ Pride traditions, with the first Pride March held in New York City on June 28, 1970, commemorating the one-year anniversary of […]

Jun 30th, 2020   Equity Journey, Featured

Equity Journey Reflections: Russell Johnston

My name is Russell Johnston and I am the Human Resources Director at the Omaha Community Foundation. I am also a father to two beautiful children, my daughter who is […]

Jun 24th, 2020   Equity Journey

Equity Journey Reflections: Emily Nguyen

In reflection of recent events in the Omaha metro, our country, and an the elevation of the Black Lives Matter movement, I find myself coming back to three things: learning, […]

Jun 23rd, 2020   Equity Journey

OCF Announces $461,200 in New COVID Response Fund Grants

The Omaha Community Foundation announced its latest round of grant funding to 23 local nonprofits from the COVID-19 Response Fund that was created to address urgent needs facing local nonprofits […]

Jun 22nd, 2020   COVID-19, Featured

Investing Equitably in the Community

For over 10 years, the Omaha Community Foundation has been working with resident-led grant programs. These programs are designed to address need in our community ranging from neighborhood development, increased […]

Jun 22nd, 2020   Equity Journey, Featured

Foundation’s Equity Team Continues Learning, Includes Staff

Two years ago, the Omaha Community Foundation partnered with the Center for Equity and Inclusion (CEI) to lead a year-long racial equity journey allowing white staff members to begin or […]

Jun 22nd, 2020   Equity Journey, Featured

Foundation Honors Juneteenth, Closes for the First Time

Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States, honors the Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 freeing enslaved Africans. However, it […]

Jun 18th, 2020   Equity Journey, Featured

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