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A Community Snapshot

The Landscape is a community snapshot that represents real people of all ages, races, incomes, and zip codes in Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie counties—and some of the most urgent issues they are facing today. While not exhaustive, the findings presented in The Landscape were carefully selected from publicly available, community-level data in close partnership with many local nonprofits and community partners.

A Tool for Community Investment

We believe that to invest in the community, we must first know the community. The Landscape helps us to know the community and our Community Investment Strategy helps donors to invest wisely into the most significant issues within the region.

Together, we can use the data and insight of The Landscape to invest in the most vital areas of community life, so that the Omaha metro is a great place to call home and raise a family for all people—regardless of who you are or where you live.

Listening and Learning in Partnership

Through both individual and small group conversations, The Foundation listens to residents in partnership with local nonprofit organizations. We also have hosted an online listening campaign called Voices of The Landscape, where we have collected input from local community members.

In the process of sharing their stories and views, key themes emerged that broadly tell a story of how our residents are experiencing life in the region, both areas where there are opportunities for improvement, as well as areas where we have existing strengths and assets that provide pathways for residents to thrive.

Landscape Reports

2020 Landscape Listening Report

What we learned from engaging over 1,700 residents during fall 2019 to better understand their lived experiences.

2018 Landscape Listening Report

What we learned from engaging over 1,600 residents during fall 2017 to better understand their lives.

Join the Giving

You can help us strengthen our community, and we can help you make your giving more effective. Be a part of the good we’re growing by contributing to one of our funds or opening your own philanthropic fund.