The Refugee Community Grant Fund advisory team awarded $165,000 to 19 refugee-led or refugee-serving organizations. More than half of the funded proposals went to organizations new to this program.
Funded proposals touched on various topics from urban farming to culinary programs, career development and pathway programs to case management and family stabilization.
2022 Refugee Community Grant Fund Recipients
- Big Muddy Urban Farm • $7,000 for New American Urban Farmer
- Children’s Hospital & Medical Center Foundation • $5,500 for Car Seats for Refugees
- Cornerstone Nonprofit Healthcare • $5,000 for Omaha Refugee Communities Health Fairs
- DIBS for Kids • Dual Language Emergent Reader Books $6,500 for
- East African Development Association of Nebraska • $10,000 for Family Stabilization and Operation Support
- Eat N’ Talk Africa • $10,000 for Immigrant Culinary Assimilation Program
- Heartland Integration Center • $5,000 for Refugee Education & Integration Support
- Intercultural Senior Center • $7,000 for Interpretation services for older adults
- Learning For ALL • $5,000 for ESL/ELL Instruction – 150 Afghan Refugees
- Midlands African Chamber • Rising CEOs Pilot Project $10,000 for
- Midlands Latino Community Development Corp. • $10,000 for Financial Stability Program for Refugees
- New Life Family Alliance • $9,000 for Adult Refugee Case Management
- Nyampinga Empowerment • $10,000 for Housing Rights, Podcast, Hygiene Projects
- Omaha Center for Refugees & Immigrants Service Inc. • $5,000 for Family Stabilization
- Refugee Women Rising • $16,000 for Refugee Women DRIVING
- Republic of South Sudan (ROSS) Leaders • $9,000 for Career Pathways Program
- Restoring Dignity • $16,000 for Furniture Bank
- The Talented 10th Group • $10,000 for Frontin’ (a Sudanese “Grease” Remake)
- Youth for Greater Good (YFGG) • $9,000 for After-School Program, pictured
Grants made through our Community Interest Funds are strategic investments meant to increase access and equity. We ask community members to lead grant processes 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, 2023.