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Building Healthy Futures Fund

Keeping kids healthy and ready to learn

Childhood healthcare can play a major role in overall health, academic achievement, and economic stability throughout their lifetime.

The Building Healthy Futures grant program supports learning for school-age youth by improving access to quality healthcare.

VISION: Our community aspires to see all children thriving mentally, physically, and academically.

MISSION: Promoting holistic and collaborative care to nurture student well-being and empower academic achievement.


  • Collaboration with Purpose: Intentionally fostering a network that unites funders, service providers, public schools, and other stakeholders to sustain a collective approach to addressing the healthcare and educational needs of the Omaha community.
  • Breaking Down Barriers: Providing funding that directly enhances access to quality healthcare.
  • Strengthening Families: Recognizing the vital role of family well-being as a fundamental building block of children’s success.
  • Informing Strategic Choices with Data: Leading responsive, evidence-informed decision-making to accomplish transformational results.

Funding Priorities

  • Health Access: Programming and advocacy efforts that ensure every child has access to needed and adequate primary, vision, dental, and hearing care.
  • Mental Health: Programming that promotes protective factors around mental health risks, ensures equitable access to mental health treatment services, and supports the normalization of self-care and mental health care.

Investment decisions are made for organizations or projects with the following considerations:

  • Innovative efforts to provide health support for school-age youth who have limited access
  • Connection to a health need or gap in service for school-age youth
  • Addresses a healthcare issue at a systems level
  • Thoughtful collaboration with partners to realize impact

Application Details

Award Size: $50,000 minimum for programmatic support

Applications are accepted annually July 1 – August 1. Awards are announced via email by October 31.

Grants are awarded yearly, with the opportunity to consider multi-year requests based on the nature and impact of the grant request.

Applications must be submitted electronically via the online grant portal.


Eligibility and Award Requirements

  • Public, tax-exempt organization as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, OR working with a 501(c)(3) fiscal agent who can receive funds on your behalf
  • Must provide services to Omaha Public Schools students and/or their families. Services do not necessarily need to occur within Omaha Public Schools’ buildings.
  • Applicants’ policies and practices must be in alignment with the following non-discrimination clause: The applicant organization does not discriminate in hiring practices or service provision to clients and/or customers based on race, ethnicity, religious preference, age, [mental, emotional, or physical] ability/disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military service, or gender.

Omaha Metro Child and Adolescent Health Resources

This map presents the vast array of community resources supporting child and adolescent health in the Omaha metro. The map was developed in fall 2023. This map is interactive. Click to view.

Questions? We’re here to help.
Laura Contreras

Senior Program Manager

Visit our online grant portal to apply.

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