The Mutual of Omaha Foundation has announced $365,000 in grants to organizations that address critical issues that families in the area face in relation to poverty.
“In support of our mission to prevent and end poverty in this community, we will focus our support on organizations that share our commitment to improving several critical issues that we believe to be factors in the poverty cycle,” said Christine Johnson, foundation president.
The foundation will consider requests from organizations that address these issues: homeless prevention, emergency shelter, food, literacy/language, workforce development, financial literacy, behavioral health, early childhood education, preparedness for graduation, youth violence and domestic abuse.
The Mutual of Omaha Foundation has provided funding to these organizations in 2012:
Avenue Scholars: $50,000 for programming.
Big Brothers Big Sisters: $15,000 for community-based mentoring.
Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council: $10,000 for Scoutreach Program.
CASA for Douglas County: $15,000 for children’s services project.
Catholic Charities: $15,000 for general operating support.
Completely Kids: $20,000 for out-of-school-time programs.
Habitat for Humanity of Omaha Inc.: $50,000 for general operating support.
Heartland Family Services: $25,000 for general operating support.
Heartland Hope Mission: $10,000 for hunger and homelessness prevention program.
Hope Center Inc.: $50,000 for Hope Employment and Learning Center.
Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska: $5,000 for grants to American Indians in Nebraska.
Junior Achievement of the Midlands Inc.: $5,000 for elementary school program.
The Children’s Scholarship Fund: $20,000 for scholarships.
The Partnership for Our Kids: $50,000 for Graduation Pathway.
The Salvation Army Western Division: $25,000 for food and material assistance programs.
Descriptions of each project can be found via the link at Omaha.com/community.
Requests for applications for the first quarter of 2013 will be accepted online through Nov. 15 by using the link above.