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Grants to Nebraska and Iowa Nonprofits for Youth Programs in Cultural Education

Jetton Charitable Fund


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Funding Source
Omaha Community Foundation
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Geographic Focus
USA: IowaNebraska

Important Dates
Deadline: 07/15/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants to Nebraska and Iowa nonprofit organizations in eligible locations for cultural education programs for youth. Funding is intended to assist with programs that engage young people in subjects focusing on technology, history, the natural sciences, and the performing and visual arts. Funded projects must benefit the Omaha Metropolitan Service area.

The mission of the Jetton Charitable Fund is to provide the people of Omaha with assorted performing and visual arts programs, as well as a range of instructive programs grounded in natural wonders, technological advancement, and historical perspective. While the Jetton Charitable Fund supports specific traditional academic pursuits, this fund also strives to provide a more cultural edification the whole community can share and enjoy.

This grant program supports youth engagement in:

  •  Performing and visual arts (with a focus on performing arts)
  •  Educational pursuits in the areas of natural science, technologies, zoological, botanical, or   historical programs.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible to apply:

Public, tax-exempt organization as defined by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or working with a 501(c)(3) fiscal agent who can receive funds on the applicant's behalf.

The grant will be awarded to organizations that:
- Have been in existence for at least 5 years.
- Spend at least 75% or more of the annual operating budget on the delivery of its programs.
- Serve the general population, rather than a subset limited by various demographic data.

The Jetton Charitable Fund will make grants primarily to organizations in the Omaha metropolitan service area. Under special circumstances, eligibility could be extended to Lincoln, Nebraska, and to arts and educational organizations across Nebraska and Southwest Iowa. The primary purpose of such grants is programmatic with very special exceptions for capacity building.

Applicants’ policies and practices must be in alignment with the following non-discrimination clause: The applicant organization does not discriminate in hiring practices or service provision to clients and/or customers based on race, ethnicity, religious preference, age, [mental, emotional, or physical] ability/disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military service, or gender.

Additional Geographic Information:

Primarily, Omaha Metropolitan Service Area. Under special circumstances, eligibility could be extended to Lincoln, Nebraska, and to arts and educational organizations across Nebraska and Southwest Iowa.

Pre-Application Information
The application period is open annually June 1 – July 15.
Awards are announced via email in September.

How to Apply:

Estimated Size of Grant
Grants of $5,000 and up are awarded.

Contact Information
Online application portal:

For questions, contact:
Laura Contreras
Program Manager

Omaha Community Foundation
3555 Farnam Street
Suite 222
Omaha, NE 68131

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