The Omaha Community Foundation is seeking applications for its Refugee Community Grant Fund to support initiatives and organizations that benefit this community in Omaha.
Currently, the Omaha Community Foundation is in partnership with an advisory board to aid in funding decisions, however, in the coming months, this board will transition to an all resident-led decision-making group. The committee will be comprised of representatives from refugee populations who understand what investments will be most impactful in addressing the needs of their community.
Funding priorities include, but are not limited to:
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Education and culture;
Youth support and access;
Physical and mental health.
Up to $50,000 in grant funding will be awarded per grant cycle.
Funding requests may not exceed $5,000.
The average grant award is $1,000 to $5,000.
Applicants must be 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 your behalf.
Innovative programs, initiatives, services, or other ideas within the above-stated focus areas that serve refugee communities in Douglas and Sarpy Counties.
Previous grant recipients may apply again if their final report was submitted to the Omaha Community Foundation.
Applicants’ policies and practices must be in alignment with the following non-discrimination clause:
Applicant organizations may not lawfully or unlawfully discriminate in its hiring practices or service provision to clients and/or customers based on race, ethnicity, religious preference, age, [mental, emotional, or physical] disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military service, or gender.
Additionally, organizations must submit their anti-discrimination policy at the time of application.
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