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How much renters need to earn to afford a 2-bedroom apartment in Omaha

While our community is often considered an affordable place to live, a closer look at rental costs shows that is not true for all. To afford a two-bedroom apartment, a […]

Sep 1st, 2022   Landscape Stories

2022 Omaha Venture Group Leadership and Members

We proudly announce the Omaha Venture Group 2022 membership and leadership team. Leadership Team A special thanks to the 2022 Interest Group Leaders, Committee Leads, & Co-Chairs for their dedication to […]

Aug 29th, 2022   Philanthropy

Farms and Funding a Family Legacy

Given that there are more than 2 million farms in the United States, most advisors have at least one client who owns farm property. Although the number of farms has […]

Aug 18th, 2022   Advisors, Knowledge, Philanthropy

Summer Legislative Updates and Looking Ahead to Sunsets

On August 16, 2022, President Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act. A few tax provisions made it into the final legislation (e.g., a corporate minimum alternative tax). Other items […]

Aug 18th, 2022   Advisors, Knowledge, News, Philanthropy

Back to Basics: Reminding Clients About Charitable Bequests

August is national “Make a Will” Month, which may prompt your clients to ask whether their affairs are in order. Of course, making sure a client has established an estate […]

Aug 18th, 2022   Advisors, Knowledge, News, Philanthropy

Commuting by Public Transportation in Omaha? Here’s Your Average Travel Time

For 30% of people who use public transit in our community, it takes over 45 minutes to get to work, compared to 6% of people who drive a car. In […]

Aug 15th, 2022   Landscape Stories

A New Look for Southwest Iowa

Welcome to our new brand! As the Community Foundations of Southwest Iowa celebrates its 25th anniversary, we are excited to recognize our growth and share our new look and new […]

Aug 15th, 2022   Southwest Iowa

Creating a Cycle of Good

What is Impact Investing? Unlike traditional investing strategies, impact investments have the potential for double returns – positive, measurable social and environmental impact and financial returns. Further, unlike traditional philanthropic […]

Aug 11th, 2022   Philanthropy

Resource Guide: Omaha Organizations Working Together to Stop Hate, Racism

As communities across the country work together to address bias and hate, many people are looking for ways to get involved, stay engaged, or gain deeper understanding. Ready to take […]

Aug 10th, 2022   In the Community, Nonprofits

Where Omaha-Council Bluffs Ranks for Kindergarten Readiness

Iowa and Nebraska have slightly higher rates of preschool enrollment than the national average. Since 2015, Iowa has had higher rates of preschool enrollment for three- to four-year-olds. Nebraska as […]

Jul 26th, 2022   Landscape Stories

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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.