Omaha Public Radio News
Fri October 28, 2011
Grants awarded to 20 Omaha-area nonprofits that work with the African-American and Latino communities
By Cheril Lee
Omaha, NE – The Omaha Community Foundation awarded more than $264,000 in grants to the African American and Latino communities.
Sarah Gilbert, Director of Philanthropic Services, says the Futuro Latino Fund and the African American Unity Fund are set up to address needs and support programs in their respective communities. She says both funds also try to pinpoint organizations that have the potential to grow.
Gilbert says one of the Futuro Latino Fund recipients is the Intercultural Senior Center. The organizations' day program encourages seniors to come out and focuses on topics like healthy eating and being active.
"An example from the African American Unity Fund was the Mildred D. Brown Memorial Study Center which has a junior journalist program. The program is both career exploration in the field of journalism as well as mentoring, tutoring and scholarship possibilities."
Details on the grants winners are available at omahafoundation.org.