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Community Resilience Fund & Covid-19
Supporting an equitable, long-term recovery
In 2021, the Community Resilience Fund supported Omaha-area nonprofits serving communities disproportionately affected by Covid-19. Thanks to generous community support, 37 nonprofits received a total of $527,942.75.
What Action the Fund Supported
To help address the emerging, long-term needs of our community from Covid-19, we offered grants to nonprofits that provide programs and resources in five key focus areas.
Supporting enrichment programs and activities to reverse disparities that grew due to remote learning and other educational disruptions.
Alleviating operational uncertainty until organizations can fully reopen and restabilize earned revenue through programs, performances, and exhibits.
Meeting the increased need for services and working to improve the overall mental health system.
Ensuring people can safely stay in their homes through legal assistance or financial support.
Helping people gain new skills or education to find and secure stable employment.
Grants Made in May 2021
The Community Resilience Fund awarded $103,738.75 in grants to five Omaha-area nonprofit organizations.
- Banister’s Leadership Academy: $20,000 for general operating support
- AIM Institute: $14,738.75 for their Accelerated Tech Training Program
- GROW Nebraska Women’s Business Center: $9,000 for women entrepreneurs to start and sustain their businesses
- International Council on Refugees and Immigrants: $50,000 for a Refugee Peer Support Specialist initiative
- MOMentum: $10,000 to help 15 moms secure and maintain new employment opportunities
Grants Made in June 2021
The Community Resilience Fund awarded $83,000 in grants to seven Omaha-area nonprofit organizations.
- Girls Inc. of Omaha: $10,000 for summer literacy education programming
- The Simple Foundation: $15,000 for Academic Excellence & College for Success Program
- African Culture Connection: $10,000 for general operating support
- Culxr House: $15,000 for general operating support
- Habitat for Humanity of Council Bluffs, Inc.: $15,000 for Homeowner Repair Program
- inCOMMON Community Development: $15,000 for Workforce Development Program
- Language & Culture School of Omaha: $3,000 for ESL/GED instructor salary
Grants Made in July 2021
The Community Resilience Fund awarded $98,352 in grants to nine Omaha-area nonprofit organizations.
- Rose Theater: $10,000 for Alternative Curriculum Program Arts Education Pilot
- Project Houseworks: $15,000 for Home Repair Program
- Child Saving Institute: $5,000 for SAFE Program
- Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim: $15,000 for Maya Youth Academic Achievement Project
- Omaha Street School: $7,500 for literacy and technology resources
- Restoring Dignity: $6,652 for mobile vaccination clinics
- Somali Community Service, Inc.: $10,000 for immigrant assistance services
- Somali American Heritage Society of Nebraska: $4,200 for immigrant support for unemployment
- OneWorld: $25,000 for rent and utilities for vulnerable populations
Grants Made in August 2021
The Community Resilience Fund awarded $65,000 in grants to three Omaha-area nonprofit organizations.
- Boys Town: $25,000 for LIFT Together
- Gotta Be Me, Inc.: $15,000 for general operating support
- Nebraska Center for Workforce Development & Education: $25,000 for Project Reset
Grants Made in September 2021
The Community Resilience Fund awarded $11,878 in grants to one Omaha-area nonprofit organization.
- Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) at UNO: $11,878 for COVID-19 Impact on South Omaha Latino Businesses
Grants Made in December 2021
The Community Resilience Fund awarded $165,974 to 12 Omaha-area nonprofit organizations.
- The Union for Contemporary Art: $10,000 for General Operating Support
- Freedomtainment: $14,175 for General Operating Support
- Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition, Inc.: $15,000 Tired Moccasins Elder Program
- East African Development Association of Nebraska: $15,000 for Covid-19 Community Resilience Housing, Workforce, & Learning Recovery
- Women’s Center for Advancement: $15,000 for Emergency Assistance Housing Program
- Legal Aid of Nebraska: $15,000 for Housing Justice Project
- Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy: $14,124 for HETRA Mental Health Services
- GOALS Center: $15,000 for Community Navigator
- Heart Ministry Center: $10,000 for Fresh Start
- Partnership 4 Hope: $12,500 for General Operating Support
- South Omaha Community Care Council, Inc.: $15,000 for Careers in Tech Bootcamp
- Friends of the Nebraska Association of Service Providers: $15,175 for Direct Service Provider Talent Acquisition Project (DSP TAP)