Omaha Neighborhood Grants Program

Strengthening resident voice and engagement is recognized as critical to building stronger communities.  By connecting and empowering resident-led organizations, and providing technical assistance and training, the Omaha Neighborhood Grants Program utilizes a grassroots approach to address local priorities, practice and grow active citizenship, and build community to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods.  Recognizing the importance of resident-led decision making, all funding awards will be determined by a diverse committee representing neighborhoods across Omaha.

The Omaha Neighborhood Grants Program is a collaboration between the Peter Kiewit Foundation, the Omaha Community Foundation, and ONE Omaha.  

Mission:

To support and engage residents throughout Omaha on collaborative, neighbor-led projects that benefit and strengthen the neighborhood and broader community.  

Goals:

  • Promotes conversation and collaboration between neighbors as a means of developing shared priorities, and increasing neighborhood growth and engagement
  • Develops leadership skills of neighborhood residents, including consensus-building, communications, project planning, fundraising, and teamwork
  • Provides enhanced safety, beautification, organization, and/or social benefits to neighborhoods
  • Strengthens relationships with the City of Omaha and/or related municipal agencies by ensuring that neighborhood associations are working in tandem with city agencies, and in accordance with standard permit and approval processes

 

Application Details:

  • This grant cycle runs annually from January 1 through March 1
  • Grant requests must be between $500 and $5,000
  • NEW! Match requirement has been removed
  • NEW! Neighborhood Alliance Collaborative Projects may request up to $10,000. Contact OCF or ONE Omaha for more details!
  • Applications must be submitted via the online grant portal
  • Notifications will be delivered via email in May

Eligibility and Award Requirements:

Neighborhood Associations and Groups:

  1. Must be located within city limits of Omaha, NE; AND
  2. Must be listed in the City of Omaha’s Neighborhood Directory
  3. Applicants are not required to have a 501(c)(3) designation with the IRS

Neighborhood Alliance Collaborative Projects—contact ONE Omaha or the Foundation for more information.

Project Development and Implementation Support:

ONE Omaha is available to support residents that would like assistance in developing a project or building neighborhood capacity. Please contact Julie Smith at julie.smith@oneomaha.org or 402-554-3580 to learn more.  

Application Information

The 2019 Omaha Neighborhood Grants program is now open!

Start a New Application, Resume Saved Application or Check Application Status.

Applications are accepted annually from January 1 until March 1 (11:59pm). Decisions are announced in May. Only responses submitted online can be considered.

If you require accommodation to complete the application or have other questions, please contact Katrina Adams at 402-342-3458 or email grants@omahafoundation.org.

Omaha Neighborhood Grant Program - 2018 Application

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