Foundation / Corporation
Omaha Community Foundation (OCF) - Fund for Omaha
09/21/17 - Small Organizations
Grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to Omaha Metropolitan Area, Nebraska nonprofit organizations for programmatic support, capacity building, and operating support. LOIs are due July 25. The purpose of this fund is to leverage smaller grants in order to make a significant impact in the nonprofit community.
Areas of importance:
-Strong understanding of the needs being addressed
-Connection within the community (collaboration or leveraged resources)
-Emphasis on learning and adapting as dynamics change
-Commitment to work towards data-driven decision making
-Exploration of creative solutions grounded in sustainable practices
Large organizations (operating budget of over $500,000) are eligible to apply during the Spring grant cycle. These organizations are able to apply for either programming support or capacity building expenses.
Small organizations (operating budget of $500,000 and below) are eligible to apply in the Fall grant cycle. These organizations are able to apply for either operating support or capacity building expenses.
-Strong board and executive leadership
Understanding of Needs
-Clearly defined need and identification of affected population
-Clarity of strategy to address need
Strength of Strategy
-Evidence of proven methods or promising strategies
-Integrated learning and adaptability
-Measuring outcomes to show results
Infrastructure + Resource Management
-Collaboration: How is the nonprofit coordinating with other programs, nonprofits, or community work to make their program as effective as possible?
-Leverage: Is the program leveraging other resources to make their program go further? How will this grant be used to leverage other resources?
GrantWatch ID#: 170950
Grants will be between $5,000 and $25,000
Generally, the committee does not fund organizations for multiple years, but is open to considering special or unique requests.
Eligible applicants are those defined as public, tax-exempt organizations by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code that provide services in the Omaha metropolitan area (Douglas, Sarpy and Pottawattamie Counties).
Organizations that received funding in the prior year are not encouraged to apply.
Large Organizations, or organizations with an operating budget above $500,000, will be eligible to apply for the Spring Fund for Omaha grant cycle.
Large Organizations Dates:
-Letter of Intent opens: January 6, 2017
-Letter of Intent due: January 27, 2017
-Eligible organizations invited to apply: February 24, 2017
-Grant application due: March 21, 2017 *updated*
-Funding notifications: Beginning of May
Small Organizations, or organizations with an operating budget of $500,000 and under, are eligible to apply for the Fall Fund for Omaha grant cycle.
Small Organizations Dates:
-Letter of Intent opens: July 3, 2017
-Letter of Intent due: July 25, 2017
-Eligible organizations invited to apply: August 24, 2017
-Grant application due: September 21, 2017
-Funding notifications: Beginning of November
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Omaha Community Foundation
302 South 36th Street, Suite 100
Omaha, NE 68131
P: 402 342.3458 / 800 794.3458
F: 402 342.3582
USA: Nebraska: Omaha Metropolitan Area (Douglas, Sarpy and Pottawattamie Counties)