SkateFest started as an idea for Omaha’s first skateboarding competition and festival. To get a jump start on funds for the event, Blake Harris’s organization SkateFest Omaha applied for One Omaha’s community-building mini-grant.
In June 2021, One Omaha launched a community-building mini-grant to lower barriers of entry to creating change in Omaha. We aimed to provide funding quickly and directly to local community-based groups looking to make positive changes in our city.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is recognized as one of America’s most prominent Civil Rights Movement leaders. He was foundational in getting Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (commonly referred to as the Fair Housing Act) signed into law.