You have several options to help you carry out your charitable giving goals, but partnering with the Omaha Community Foundation offers a number of unique benefits. Unlike national providers, the Omaha Community Foundation is deeply rooted in our community and our staff knows the Omaha metro area’s greatest needs and the organizations working to address them. We also offer a number of tax-savvy giving tools, like Donor Advised Funds, that can simplify your giving and amplify your impact.

What is the Omaha Community Foundation?

We are a nonprofit organization that brings together the financial resources of individuals, families, and businesses who are dedicated to improving the lives of people in our community. We serve the Omaha metro area and Southwest Iowa by providing financial support through grantmaking, resources to nonprofit partners, and assistance to donors fulfilling their giving goals. Since 1982, our fundholders have granted more than $2 billion to the causes that matter most to them – $224 million in 2022 alone.

We work with donors of all sizes, and have giving options to meet anyone’s financial situation.

Learn more about what we do in this short video.


Top 5 reasons to partner with the Omaha Community Foundation

1. Personalized service customized to your needs

At the Omaha Community Foundation, every donor is assigned a dedicated philanthropic advisor who will work with you to set up your fund, develop a giving plan that helps you decide how much to give over time, and provide detailed research about various issues, causes and nonprofit organizations. If you have a question or a request, your advisor is just a phone call or email away.

You’ll also have access to our entire Donor Services team.

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2. Local community expertise

Through our grantmaking efforts, extensive research, and intentional outreach in the Omaha metro area, we have a deep knowledge of local needs, challenges, and opportunities, as well as the organizations making a difference in each area. By partnering with us, you can ensure your charitable giving has a meaningful and positive impact where it’s needed the most.

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3. Local impact, national reach

When you partner with the Omaha Community Foundation, you are supporting the needs of more than 3,000 nonprofits, initiatives and funds across greater Omaha and Southwest Iowa. As a donor, you determine what causes mean the most to you, and recommend grants based on your personal values. You can recommend grants to your church, alma mater or any nonprofit in the United States.

See how we’re supporting local nonprofits.

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4. Manage your long-term legacy

The impact you make today can carry on indefinitely by establishing a legacy giving plan at the Omaha Community Foundation. We can maximize your impact by customizing your plan with options that include giving to one or multiple organizations that you designate, establishing a Donor Advised Fund that your children or grandchildren can manage, or supporting organizations within a specific cause area.

Creating legacy giving plans should be a meaningful, joyful experience. We make the entire process efficient and thoughtful. Your philanthropic advisor will walk you through the entire process and can work hand-in-hand with your estate planning attorney, financial advisor or wealth management professional. Read our Legacy Giving stories.

Plan your legacy

5. We accept a variety of assets

While cash is easy to donate, it may not be the right option for all situations. Donating other assets can have the dual advantages of maximizing tax benefits for you and your family and allowing you to give more to nonprofits. This ensures that your donations have the greatest impact in the community while also providing you with the most tax advantages possible.

We make it easy to donate non-cash assets such as appreciated securities, real estate, business interests, retirement plans, life insurance, and cryptocurrencies.

Ways to Give

Learn more about us

You can learn more about the Omaha Community Foundation and ways we can partner with you to accomplish your giving goals by contacting our Donor Services team at 402-342-348 or We work with donors of all sizes, and have giving options to meet anyone’s financial situation.

Already have a Donor Advised Fund at a national provider? Learn about the benefits of moving your fund to the Omaha Community Foundation.