Organization Type: The foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations with a valid 501(c)(3) status and to units of government.
Geographic Consideration: The foundation supports efforts primarily in the Omaha metro area and across the state of Nebraska. We also make grants in Western Iowa within 100 miles of Omaha.
We consider proposals that are closely aligned to the foundation’s Strategic Impact Areas. We fund general operations, programs, and capital projects.
We Do Not Fund: individuals, for-profit businesses, other private foundations, individual K-12 schools, churches, or hospitals
The foundation does not provide funding to support debt retirement, operational deficits, endowments, general fund drives/annual appeals, event sponsorship, or routine public works projects.
Decisions on funding requests are made 3 times a year: March, June, and October. Requests will be brought to trustees after staff has had time to review the proposal and conduct due diligence.
All applicants are required to speak with a Community Investment Officer to discuss their project. Once eligibility has been established, the Community Investment Officer will provide you with a URL link to access our online application.
For capital projects, applicants must apply prior to the beginning of construction.
The foundation prefers that communication on grants go through staff, who are always available to meet with applicants to discuss a project or program.
If any information is missing from your application or if we have additional questions regarding your application, a Community Investment Officer will call or e-mail the person specified on your application.