Omaha Public Radio News
Fri July 1, 2011
Grants available to assist Latino, African American Communities
By Cheril Lee
Omaha, NE – The Omaha Community Foundation is offering grants designed to assist non-profits in the Latino and African American communities.
Kali Baker is the Director of Communications at the Omaha Community Foundation. She says the African American Unity Fund focuses on issues such as arts and culture, community development, health and wellness, and capacity building. Baker says capacity building refers to those things that help the non-profit do its work better. The fund also focuses on basic human needs. She says the Futuro Latino Fund has six focus areas, "They focus also on arts and culture, community and economic development, youth, families and women, health and wellness, civic engagement and organizational capacity building."
To apply to the African American Unity Fund or the Futuro Latino Fund, non-profits must be a public 501c3 and have an organizational budget of $300,000 or less. Baker says the deadline for this year's grants is August 1st. Applications are accepted online at omahafoundation.org.