Mutual of Omaha Foundation Announces Second Quarter Grants

May 9, 2014

The Mutual of Omaha Foundation has announced $245,000 in mission grants to nine non-profit organizations for the second quarter of 2014.

Included in these grants is a $35,000 grant to the Literacy Center of the Midlands. The mission of the Literacy Center is to empower adults and families by helping them acquire the literacy skills and practices to be active and contributing members of their communities. With more than 60 classes each week and 90 volunteer teachers and tutors, the Literacy Center is able to provide a customized learning experience for their diverse student body. Many clients come to the Literacy Center without the ability to read well enough to maintain a household or gain employment. The Literacy Center helps adults gain skills that can lead to a path of success and self-sufficiency.

The Mutual of Omaha Foundation approved funding to the following organizations:

Organization Grant Project Title
Completely Kids $25,000 General Operating Support
Family Housing Advisory Services $25,000 Financial Management Outreach Project
Heartland Family Service $30,000 General Operating Support
Heartland Hope Mission $25,000 General Operating Support
Impact One Community Connection. $30,000 Summer Employability Training & Service Learning
Legal Aid of Nebraska $25,000 General Operating Support
Literacy Center of the Midlands $35,000 General Operating Support
Teammates $25,000 General Operating Support
Visiting Nurse Association $25,000 General Operating Support

In addition to these mission grants, the Foundation also approved a grant for $50,000 to the American Red Cross for Disaster Relief Services. This list along with descriptions of each project can be found on the Foundation's Web site.

Applications for Fourth Quarter Accepted Through August 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.

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

Organizations are strongly encouraged to apply early within the application period to allow time for the due diligence necessary to ensure a request will be assigned for review to the next upcoming meeting. Waiting until the end of the application period may risk the review of a request being deferred to a later meeting.

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 www.mutualofomaha.com.

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