The Mutual of Omaha Foundation has approved $5.42 million in grants to eight non-profit organizations, including a $5 million commitment to the University of Nebraska Foundation in support of The Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center. This grant is the largest approved since the Mutual of Omaha Foundation, was established in 2005.
"I think you would be hard-pressed to find anyone whose life has not been touched by cancer in some way. Understanding that one in three of us could face a cancer diagnosis in our lifetime is daunting," said Christine Johnson, president, Mutual of Omaha Foundation. "We are pleased to provide this level of support to The Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center. This center provides tremendous hope in the face of a cancer diagnosis and it is our honor to be counted among the many supporters that have made this project possible.
In addition to this grant, the Foundation also approved grants to the following organizations:
|American Red Cross||$25,000||Disaster Preparedness and Response Program|
|Completely Kids||$25,000||General Operating Support|
|Heartland Hope Mission||$10,000||Hunger and Homelessness Prevention Program|
|Heritage Services||$300,000||2-year grant in support of the Lauritzen Gardens Conservatory|
|Impact One||$25,000||General Operating Support|
|Literacy Center||$25,000||General Operating Support|
|Madonna School||$10,000||Life Skills Transition Program & Employment Services|
This list along with descriptions of each project can be found on the Foundation's Web site.
Applications for Fourth Quarter Accepted Through July 15, 2013
Requests for applications to be reviewed in the fourth quarter of 2013 will be accepted on the Foundation's Website through July 15, 2013. For more information, including and explanation of each critical issue and funding requirements, organizations may visit the Foundation's Web site.
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.