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 the community.
We are actively looking for new members to join committees for our Community Interest Funds:
- Omaha Neighborhood Grants Program
- Futuro Latino Fund
- African American Unity Fund
- Equality Fund for LGBTQIA+
- Refugee Community Grants
Please note: Applicants must belong to or identify with the community served by the committee.
Applications will be open March 3-24, 2021.
Community Interest Funds are resident-led grantmaking programs that leverage the power, understanding, and lived experiences of community members by asking them to lead grant processes. That includes reviewing proposals and deciding which organizations to fund based on the needs of their communities.
What do committee members do?
We’re glad you asked! First, committee members must be able to commit to a two-year term. During that time, you will regularly attend scheduled meetings and events, participate in meeting discussions, and review grant proposals and make funding decisions.
Additionally, committee members are expected to:
- Commit to five mandatory meetings and at least two leadership activities
- Commit to representing the Omaha Community Foundation and its programs
- Ensure confidentiality, as committee discussions are a safe space for candid feedback
- Promote program grant cycles and events on social media and within their networks