Mutual of Omaha Foundation Announces First Quarter Grants

February 24, 2015

The Mutual of Omaha Foundation has announced 19 grants totaling $1.43 million this quarter.

“The true strength of our community is reflected through the quality of life for our most vulnerable residents,” said Gail Graeve, executive director of the Mutual of Omaha Foundation. “We are proud to support organizations that align with our mission to break the cycle of poverty.”

During this cycle, the Mutual of Omaha Foundation approved funding to the following organizations:

Organization Grant Project Title
Community Information Trust C/O Heritage Services $500,000 Technology Library
The Salvation Army Western Division $500,000 Renaissance Village Capital Project
Food Bank for the Heartland $75,000 General Operating Support
Heartland Hope Mission $50,000 Feeding People in Need Capital Campaign
Women’s Center for Advancement $40,000 Self-Sufficiency and Safety Services
Youth Emergency Services $35,000 General Operating Support
Big Brothers Big Sisters $25,000 General Operating Support
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands $25,000 General Operating Support
Children’s Scholarship Fund of Omaha $25,000 Scholarships
Kids Can Community Center $25,000 General Operating Support
Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska $25,000 International Center of the Heartland
Stephen Center, Inc. $25,000 Emergency Shelter Operations and Services
St. Augustine Indian Mission School $20,000 Sponsor-a-Child
Boy Scouts $10,000 General Operating Support
Charles Drew Health Center Inc. $10,000 Integrated Substance Abuse Counseling Program
Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska $10,000 Girl Scouts Outreach
Latino Center of the Midlands $10,000 General Operating Support
MICAH House Corporation $10,000 Emergency Shelter Services
One World Community Health Centers, Inc. $10,000 Integrated Primary Behavioral Health Care for Children

This list along with descriptions of each project can be found on the Foundation’s Web site at

Applications for Third Quarter 2015 Accepted Through May 15

In support of the Foundation’s mission to break the cycle of poverty for families in the Omaha metropolitan area, the Foundation will consider requests from organizations that address the following outcome areas: increase educational achievement, increase self-sufficiency, prevent and end homelessness and prevent and end violence.

Information on how to apply can be found at Applications are accepted year-round. The timing of the receipt of the application determines when it will be assigned for review.

For review in January: Submit August 16-November 15
For review in April: Submit November 16-February 15
For review in July: Submit February 16-May 15
For review in October: Submit May 16-August 15

The Mutual of Omaha Foundation was established in 2005 to continue the company’s longstanding tradition of supporting efforts that impact individuals and families throughout the community. Mutual of Omaha is a full-service, multi-line organization providing insurance and financial services products for individuals, businesses and groups throughout the United States. For more information about Mutual of Omaha, visit

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