Omaha Public Radio News
2:14 pm
Thu December 2, 2010

Fund for Omaha Announces Grant Recipients

Omaha, NE – 16 non-profit organizations received more than $150,000 in grants from the Omaha Community Foundation last month.

Associate Director of Philanthropic Services Sarah Gilbert says grant applicants are asked to identify and apply for one of three areas of funding. Those are program funding, capacity building funding or general operating expenses. Gilbert says within those areas, there is a range of organizations that received grants, "from youth-serving organizations to legal services to basic human needs." She says the grants committee is made up of 15 community and business leaders who have an understanding of the greater Omaha area's non-profit community. Gilbert says grants are awarded twice a year, once in fall and once in spring.

The deadline for spring application is March 1st. More information will be posted online in January at omahafoundation.org.