We are lowering barriers to creating change by providing funding to Omaha community groups.
One Omaha Community Building Mini Grant
The purpose of the mini-grant is to lower the barriers to entry to creating change in Omaha. We aim to do this by providing funding quickly and directly to local community-based groups looking to create positive change in Omaha.
The criteria to be considered for the grant is:
- Your group is based in Omaha
- The project will be resident-led
- Your group has not received grant funds from One Omaha in the calendar year
- At least 4 people are involved in the project. If you need help getting more folks involved, reach out to our Engagement Manager Alex O’Hanlon – firstname.lastname@example.org
If this is your first time applying for a grant please for information about grant writing and answers to frequently asked questions.
- This mini-grant is open on a rolling basis throughout the year. Applicants will be notified of their application status the Monday following the submission of their application.
- Funds will be awarded as a check mailed to the home of the applicant and will arrive 1-2 weeks after the applicant returns a signed copy of their MOU.
- The project must be completed within 3 months and the grant report received within 4 months of signing MOU.
Please be sure to use an email address and phone number that you regularly use for timely correspondence.
You can apply for up to $500 in funding. Grant applications will be judged on the following criteria:
- The project organizes more members of the community
- The project identifies an issue and seeks a community-based solution
- The project seeks to uplift marginalized folks
- Short term projects that are part of an ongoing initiative for social change
- Sarah Hummel Jones – Mural at Jesse’s on 24th St.
- Culxr House – Protest Training
- Malik Cotton – Rally to Celebrate and Educate Kids in the Community
- What YOUth Can Do – Supplies for Demonstration
- All Kinds Accessibility – Community Accessibility Kit
- Educators for Black Lives – Educators for Black Lives Rally
- NOISE – Black Civil Rights Timeline Zine
- Black Agenda Alliance – Next Steps: Techniques to Deal with Stress
- Own Up Initiative – Sustaining the Movement
- HIATUS Healing Collective – Grief Kit, Educators Kit, BIPOC Kit for Self-Care
- Black Men Step’n – Community BBQ/Rally
- Protest to Policy – Virtual Hub
- A Light for Omaha – Funds for Canvassing and Event Supplies to Unite Brown Communities
- Global Leadership Group – Monthly Litter Cleanup
- Omaha Street Medics – Medic Training
- Buena Vista Neighborhood Association – Neighborhood Night Out Event
- Celebrate Omaha – Website & Interactive Map
- Feed the People – Protect Gifford Park! Advocacy Campaign
- Healing Roots – Harvest Party Event
- Kinship Refined – Friends of Blackstone Events
- Omaha Abolition Research – City Budget Advocacy Campaign
- Skate Fest Omaha – Skate Fest Event
- Social Impact Ecosystem – “Wisdom of Trauma” Movie Screening
- The Village Co-Op – Summer Camp Programming