The Refugee Community Grant Fund advisory committee awarded $165,000 to 16 refugee-led or refugee-serving organizations. The Omaha Community Foundation received 50 applications with grant requests totaling $817,622.

The Refugee Community Grant Fund is one of OCF’s five Community Interest Funds. Anyone can donate to these resident-led grant programs.


2024 Refugee Community Grant Fund Recipients

  • Cornerstone Nonprofit Healthcare • $12,500 for Health Fair Project
  • Heartland Bike Share • $7,800 for Reduced Cost Memberships for Refugees
  • House of Bah Foundation • $5,000 for Immigrant Culinary Integration
  • Immigrant Legal Center + Refugee Empowerment Center • $15,000 for Refugee Intensive Case Management
  • Intercultural Senior Center • $15,000 for Refugee Meals and Nutrition Classes
  • Learning For ALL • $12,200 for ESL and GED For Refugees
  • MAC Foundation • $5,000 for Restoring refugees socio-economic dignity
  • Nebraska Diaper Bank • $7,500 for Changing Diapers Changing Lives
  • Refugee Women Organization of Nebraska • $7,500 for New American Urban Farmer
  • Refugee Women Rising • $10,000 for Driving Independence: Acts of Resilience
  • Restoring Dignity • $15,000 for Welcome Home Refugee Education Program
  • Seventy Five North • $10,000 for Highlander Neighborhood Summer Tutoring
  • St. Pius X / St. Leo School • $12,500 for English Language Teacher Assistant
  • The Bloc • $10,000 for Personal Board of Directors
  • The Furniture Project – Omaha • $10,000 for Delivering Hope Refugee Furniture Distribution
  • Yates Fund – Yates Illuminates • $10,000 for Connecting People by Sharing Meals

Grants made through our Community Interest Funds are strategic investments meant to increase access and equity. We ask community members to lead the grant process using their own power and understanding. Each committee is made up of residents who come from or identify with the population being served. They review proposals and decide which projects to fund based on the needs they are seeing in their community.

The next grant cycle will open on January 1, 2025.