Omaha Community Foundation
Bike Union Mentoring
Youth Pathways to Success: Increase the number of youth who progress in their education and secure meaningful employment.
Cradle-to-Career Alignment: Better align P-16 education systems, out-of-school time programs, community and family supports, and employers.
College Access and Success: Ensure youth are able to gain admission to, attend, and complete higher education ready to enter a meaningful career.
Youth Development: Enable youth, particularly vulnerable youth, to access the programs and services they need to be prepared for academic, personal, and professional success.
Economic growth and opportunity: Bolster a vital, diverse and growing economy that advances individual and community prosperity.
Economic Development: Support efforts to improve Nebraska’s economic competitiveness, strengthen regional economies, and revitalize distressed communities.
Talent Development: Cultivate a skilled workforce and foster entrepreneurial activity to fuel economic growth.
Economic Opportunity: Expand opportunities for low-income individuals and families to achieve greater economic success.
Thriving Places: Support local efforts to build thriving communities.
Community Capacity in Greater Nebraska: Strengthen communities’ ability to pursue their own future.
Quality of Place Amenities: Invest in and increase access to quality civic, cultural, and recreational amenities.
We are driven to deliver community-wide benefit, significantly improve people’s lives, and reduce disparities.
We invest in the efforts of individuals, organizations and communities dedicated to improving their circumstances through hard work and the application of local resources.
We support collective approaches and partner broadly to address complex issues. We respect the expertise and viewpoints of our partners and work with them to achieve shared goals.
We make challenge grants to fund capital projects, support promising and proven programs, and improve nonprofit performance. We convene and build capacity within the fields we support. We launch initiatives. We use research, communications and advocacy to advance practice and improve policy.
We believe in setting bold goals and recognize that we may need to take risks and commit to longer-term solutions to make significant progress.
We use data and evaluation to learn, hold ourselves accountable for achieving goals, improve our performance, and share what we learn with our partners.