(OMAHA, Neb.) – Last year, the Mutual of Omaha Foundation granted more than $5 million to 120 local nonprofit organizations. Operating with a mission to break the cycle of poverty and invest in projects that strengthen the Omaha metropolitan area, the organization provided grants that focused on basic needs, adult self-sufficiency and youth development.
"This past year, our refugee grantees experienced heightened needs,” said Gail Graeve, executive director of the Mutual of Omaha Foundation. “While navigating the on-going pandemic, our community experienced an unexpected surge in refugees. Supporting their efforts, we responded with increased investments made by our Foundation and the corporation. In addition to financial support, we also committed our time by serving on community-based committees designed to support refugee-led and refugee organizations that were creating real-time solutions and resources for our new neighbors. We are proud to support the efforts of the Refugee Empowerment Center, International Council for Refugees and Immigrants, Lutheran Family Services and the Omaha Community Foundation."
Other highlights of the Foundation’s 2021 giving includes:
- Invested $250,000 in a capital campaign to build a new school for the St. Augustine Indian Mission School in Winnebago, Nebraska
- $70,000 in support to the American National Red Cross in response to four natural disasters
- More than $150,000 in matching gifts, supporting personal charitable donations made by our associates
A full listing of the foundation’s 2021 grantmaking can be found here.
About Mutual of Omaha Foundation
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. For more information on the Mutual of Omaha Foundation and its mission, visit www.mutualofomahafoundation.org.
About Mutual of Omaha
Founded in 1909, Mutual of Omaha is a highly-rated, Fortune 500 organization offering a variety of insurance and financial products for individuals, businesses and groups throughout the United States. As a mutual company, Mutual of Omaha is owned by its policyholders and committed to providing outstanding service to its customers. For more information about Mutual of Omaha, visit www.mutualofomaha.com.