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Equity: Being Loving Critics of Philanthropy

At the Omaha Community Foundation, our Equity Team plans and hosts quarterly all-staff meetings, called Equi-Teas, where we hold space to deepen our understanding of racial equity and our role […]

Apr 1st, 2022   Equity

Mark Weber is Challenging Legacy Expectations

“Challenge accepted.” Those words immediately popped into Mark Weber’s mind when business magnate and investor Warren Buffett challenged the group of Omaha philanthropists to help make their community the most […]

Mar 15th, 2022   Advisors, Philanthropy, Stories

2021 Annual Report: Celebrating Progress, Planning for Tomorrow

In 2021, our community was still in the midst of a global pandemic and still combating pervasive issues. Our fundholders stepped up, collectively making 16,533 grants, and also took time […]

Mar 15th, 2022   News, Philanthropy

Quick Facts About the Gender Pay Gap in Omaha-Council Bluffs

Omaha-area women earn $10,844 less per year than men. Each year, this type of wage disparity is brought to light on a national scale with Equal Pay Day, which shows […]

Mar 8th, 2022   News

Closely-Held Business Interests: Adventuresome Giving

The number of businesses in the United States totals more than 27 million, but only a tiny fraction of those are publicly traded. Even so, your clients still have plenty […]

Mar 8th, 2022   Philanthropy

Framework for the Future: Announcing OCF’s New Strategic Plan for 2022-2024

More than a year ago, we started creating a strategic plan that will guide us for the next three years. Our efforts began by listening to community leaders to uncover […]

Mar 2nd, 2022   News

Where to Give to Support the People of Ukraine

At least one million refugees have fled Ukraine since Russia invaded on February 24. As this humanitarian crisis unfolds, we know many in our community want to help and lend […]

Mar 2nd, 2022   News, Philanthropy

Innovation Round Funding Announced for Affordable Housing in Omaha

Front Porch Investments is excited to announce an innovation round of funding for affordable housing development and support programs, as well as preservation projects. Grant and loan opportunities will be […]

Feb 28th, 2022   News

Committee Members Needed to Make Funding Decisions

Joining a committee is a great way to learn more about nonprofits serving the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro while developing leadership skills, new relationships, and sharing your talents and insights with […]

Feb 23rd, 2022   In the Community, News

Community Resilience Fund Awards $166K to 12 Omaha Nonprofits for Covid-19 Recovery

The Omaha Community Foundation is pleased to announce the final round of Community Resilience Fund grant recipients serving communities disproportionately affected by Covid-19. Twelve local nonprofits received funds totaling $165,974. Launched in […]

Feb 18th, 2022   COVID-19, News, Nonprofits

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