Jetton Fund

The mission of the Jetton Charitable Fund is to support youth exposure to the performing and visual arts, as well as student exposure to the areas of natural science, technology, zoology, botany, and history; with emphasis on programs offered by cultural institutions more than traditional educational institutions or academic classrooms.

With an interest in cultural education, this fund represents a desire 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 does, also, support specific traditional academic pursuits, through collaboration with the Omaha Community Foundation, this fund strives to provide a more cultural edification the whole community can share and enjoy.

Grant Guidelines:

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, NE and to arts and educational organizations across Nebraska, as well as, southwest Iowa. The primary purpose of such grants is programmatic with very special exceptions for capacity building.

Grant requests should seek funding in an amount not less than $5,000.

Eligibility requirements for 2019:

  1. 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
  2. Applicants from previous years may apply again this year. Those who received grants last year are eligible provided an evaluation report has been submitted on time to the Omaha Community Foundation.
  3. 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.

Grant Criteria:

The grants will be in support of youth engagement in:

  1. The performing and visual arts (with more concentration on performing) and/or
  2. Educational pursuits in the areas of natural science, technologies, zoological, botanical, or historical programs.

To organizations:

  1. That have been in existence for at least 5 years.
  2. That spend at least 75% or more of the annual operating budget on the delivery of its programs.
  3. That serve the general population, rather than a subset limited by various demographic data.

Grant Process Timelines

Funding decisions are made in August. All applicants will receive an email notification by the end of the month.

Application Information

The Jetton Fund grant cycle is now closed. 

Applications are accepted annually from June 1 until July 15 (11:59pm).

To login to your account OR to check the status of your applications, please access your account here.

For questions, please contact Anne Meysenburg at 402-342-3458 or




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