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Omaha Neighborhood Grants Program

Grants to Nebraska Neighborhood Groups for Projects
that Strengthen, Build, and Benefit Omaha Communities

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Omaha Community Foundation (OCF), Peter Kiewit Foundation, and ONE Omaha

Deadline Date:

03/01/19 11:59 PM


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Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 to Nebraska neighborhood groups for projects that strengthen and benefit Omaha communities. Funding is intended to improve the organization, safety, social benefits, and beautification of local neighborhoods.

To support and engage residents throughout Omaha on collaborative, neighbor-led projects that benefit and strengthen the neighborhood and broader community.

- Promotes conversation and collaboration between neighbors as a means of developing shared priorities, and increasing neighborhood growth and engagement
- Develops leadership skills of neighborhood residents, including consensus-building, communications, project planning, fundraising, and teamwork
- Provides enhanced safety, beautification, organization, and/or social benefits to neighborhoods
- Strengthens relationships with the City of Omaha and/or related municipal agencies by ensuring that neighborhood associations are working in tandem with city agencies, and in accordance with standard permit and approval processes

Strengthening resident voice and engagement is recognized as critical to building stronger communities. By connecting and empowering resident-led organizations, and providing technical assistance and training, the Omaha Neighborhood Grants Program utilizes a grassroots approach to address local priorities, practice and grow active citizenship, and build community to improve the quality of life in local neighborhoods. Recognizing the importance of resident-led decision making, all funding awards will be determined by a diverse committee representing neighborhoods across Omaha.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184525

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant requests must be between $500 and $5,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Neighborhood associations/groups must be 1) located within city limits of Omaha, NE; AND 2) listed in the City of Omaha’s Neighborhood Directory.

Confirm your organization is registered:

Applicants are not required to have a 501(c)(3) designation with the IRS.

Pre-proposal Conference:

All applicants are strongly encouraged to attend a project development workshops led by ONE Omaha. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and get feedback before you submit a proposal. For information on session dates and times, please contact Julie Smith, Program Director of ONE Omaha.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are accepted annually from November 1, 2018, until February 1, 2019 at 11:59pm. Notifications will be delivered via email by March 31.

Funded projects require a 1:1 match in the form of cash, volunteer hours, in-kind services, or the contribution of materials, supplies, and other program‐related donations. Grant funds will be distributed once the match requirement is met and documentation is provided to, and verified by, the Omaha Community Foundation.

See the 2018 PDF Application below for reference.

How to apply:

Contact Information:

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

Online application available between November 1 and February 1:

Julie Smith, Program Director

Questions about the application process can be directed to Katrina Adams or Anne Meysenburg at 402-342-3458. You can also email

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Nebraska: Omaha