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An overview of available grants
As a resource and partner to local nonprofits in the community, the Foundation offers robust grant programming throughout the year.
Before you start the application process, please visit the associated grant page for details. We invite all eligible organizations to apply.
How to Apply
First, visit the grant page you are interested in and read the program details and eligibility requirements. All grant applications are received via our online grant portal.
When you are ready to apply:
- Follow any “Apply Now” button if you have not yet started an application or created an account in the grant portal—then select the program you wish to apply for from the dropdown menu.
- Log in to the grant portal if you have already created an account, started an application, or need to submit a grant report.
Grant applications are accepted annually during the following dates, closing at 11:59 p.m. on the last day of each application period.
January 1 – March 1
- African American Unity Fund: Focuses on arts and culture, basic human needs, community development, health and wellness, and capacity building initiatives and organizations benefiting the African American community
- Futuro Latino Fund: Arts and culture, community and economic development, health and wellness, civic engagement, capacity building, and youth, families, and women in the Latinx community
- LGBTQIA2S+ Equality Fund: Workforce development, healthcare accessibility, justice system involvement, public leadership, and safe shelter and homelessness prevention initiatives and organizations benefiting the queer community
- Refugee Community Grant Fund: Family stabilization and youth support services, education and culture, physical and mental health, and fostering a sense of belonging and inclusion among the refugee community
- Omaha Neighborhood Grants: For empowering local residents to lead initiatives and projects in their own neighborhoods, fostering active citizenship and community building in Omaha
January 1 – February 5
- Omaha Venture Group Grants: Focuses on four interest areas: arts and culture; education and workforce; health; and civic engagement, neighborhoods, and safety.
June 1 – July 15
- Jetton Charitable Fund: Youth access to the arts, history, and natural sciences
- Creche Childhood Education Fund: Early childhood education
- Richard A. Shaw Fund: History, natural sciences, and outdoor education
July 1 – August 1
- Fund for Omaha: Advancing racial equity and social justice
- Building Healthy Futures Fund: For programs that provide access to healthcare for children
Southwest Iowa Grants
Looking for information on Southwest Iowa grant programs? Visit the Community Foundations of Southwest Iowa page and select your county.