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Jetton Charitable Fund

The mission of the Jetton Charitable Fund is to support youth exposure to cultural education. Its purpose is to provide the people of Omaha with assorted performing and visual arts programs, as well as a range of instructive programs grounded in natural wonders, technological advancement, and historical perspective. While the Jetton Charitable Fund supports specific traditional academic pursuits, this fund also strives to provide a more cultural edification the whole community can share and enjoy.

This grant program supports youth engagement in:

  • Performing and visual arts (with a focus on performing arts)
  • Educational pursuits in the areas of natural science, technologies, zoological, botanical, or historical programs.

The grant will be awarded to organizations that:

  • Have been in existence for at least 5 years.
  • Spend at least 75% or more of the annual operating budget on the delivery of its programs.
  • Serve the general population, rather than a subset limited by various demographic data.

Application Details

Grants of $5,000 and up are awarded.

The application period is open annually June 1 – July 15. Awards are announced via email in September.

Applications must be submitted online.

The Jetton Charitable Fund will make grants primarily to organizations in the Omaha metropolitan service area. Under special circumstances, eligibility could be extended to Lincoln, Nebraska, and to arts and educational organizations across Nebraska and Southwest Iowa. The primary purpose of such grants is programmatic with very special exceptions for capacity building.

Eligibility 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

Applicants from previous years may apply again this year. Those who received grants last year are eligible provided an evaluation report has been submitted to the Omaha Community Foundation.

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.


Questions? We’re here to help.
Laura Contreras

Senior Program Manager

Visit our online grant portal to apply.

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