One Omaha awarded $5,000 in mini-grant funds to five local organizations working to improve the quality of life in our communities.
The purpose of the One Omaha mini-grant is to lower barriers to entry to create change in Omaha. We received 22 applications this grant cycle, with many strong appeals for funding community work that draws together neighbors from across the city. Successful applicants designed projects that seek community-based solutions to neighborhood issues, uplift marginalized communities, and act as short-term steps to ongoing community change. Awardees were chosen by a community board selected for their experiences in neighborhood development and engagement.
Since 2020, One Omaha has distributed nearly $20,000 in mini-grants to more than 30 groups.
BFF – $1,000
BFF Omaha Accessibility Growth: Funds will be used to provide audio-visual aids and interpretation services during Benson First Friday programming to help make it inclusive for all
Black Folks Who Garden – $1,000
3rd Annual Food & Gratitood Earth Day Event: This event focuses on reclaiming historically traumatic spaces and educating the community about food sovereignty through interdisciplinary exhibits.
CCVisions – $1,000
Pull Up and Vibe: Community Arts Empowerment: This project is an artistic showcase and a catalyst for societal change, aiming to provoke meaningful conversations, inspire collective action, and foster empathy through the transformative power of art.
Healing Roots – $1,000
Yoga in the Garden: This program was created to bring accessible and inclusive integrated healing practices to an activated public space in North Omaha by offering free yoga instruction to community members.
PlaceMade – $1,000
Outreach and Maintenance Project: This project aims to expand the group’s capacity to create and maintain public spaces that build community strength and unity in North Omaha.