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Grants to Nebraska and Iowa Nonprofits for Basic Needs, Adult
Self-Sufficiency, and At-Risk Youth in the Omaha–Council Bluffs Metro Area

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Funding Source:

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Mutual of Omaha Foundation

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Grants to Nebraska and Iowa nonprofit organizations in the Omaha–Council Bluffs metropolitan area to address basic needs, promote adult self-sufficiency, and benefit at-risk youth. Eligible applicants must provide direct services within the Funding Source's areas of priority and demonstrate how they are effecting change. When applicable, applicants must also articulate how they collaborate with other organizations working on the same issues.

Requests that address issues within the following three focus areas and priority funding categories will be considered:

Basic Needs:
- Affordable Housing
- Community Health
- Food
- Emergency Shelter
- Homelessness Prevention

Adult Self-Sufficiency:
- Domestic Violence
- Financial Education
- Literacy and Language
- Parenting Classes
- Workforce Development

At-Risk Youth:
- Abuse and Neglect
- College and Career Prep
- Mentoring
- Out-of-School Programs
- Teen Parenting

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 168734

Estimated Size of Grant:

This amount varies depending on the program, need and the Foundation's budget. The Foundation suggests reviewing prior grants.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- The Foundation only accepts applications from nonprofit organizations within the Omaha/Council Bluffs metropolitan area.
- Organizations are required to have a tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) and be in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service.
- Preference is given to organizations that seek funding from a broad base of foundations, businesses and individuals.

Not funded:

- Programs that do not address one of the focus areas and funding priorities identified by the Mutual of Omaha Foundation
- Organizations currently not measuring and tracking program outcomes
- Endowment funds
- Projects of religious denominations or sects, other than eligible educational, health or human service related projects
- Support of individuals including education, research or product development
- Travel for individuals or groups
- Event sponsorships, tickets/tables (Find out more about corporate sponsorships of fundraising events)
- Team sponsorships or athletic scholarships
- Political actions, candidates or lobbying efforts
- Groups, organizations or programs whose principal funding comes from federal, state or local taxes, except for certain activities of the state university system
- Requests for civic or commemorative advertising
- Social clubs, labor or fraternal organizations
- Festival participation
- The creation or maintenance of monuments or memorials
- Applications for programs or organizations outside the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro area

Also, as a general rule, organizations with an "active" grant may not apply. An active grant is a grant that has been received within the last 12 months. Organizations should limit requests to one application per calendar year.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are accepted two times per year:

- For review in the Spring: Applications accepted December 15 – February 1
- For review in the Fall: Applications accepted June 15 – August 1

Requests for Foundation funding must be submitted through the online application. Hard copy requests are not accepted. Staff will communicate with applicants regarding the outcome of the grant review within seven days following the decision. Upon initial review of the application, the Foundation may initiate a meeting to discuss questions about the application or gain a deeper understanding of the program or organization.

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It is advised to contact the Foundation to request a meeting if significant questions arise related to how to apply or what to apply for.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Gail Graeve - Executive Director

Kim Armstrong - Community Programs Manager

Phone: (866) 663-5665 / (402) 351-5665.

Mutual of Omaha Plaza
Omaha, NE 68175

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Iowa: Council Bluffs and surrounding areas;   Nebraska: Omaha and surrounding areas