We are lowering barriers to creating change by providing funding to Omaha community groups.
One Omaha Mini-Grant
The purpose of the mini-grant is to lower the barriers 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. Click here for mini-grant FAQ and grant writing tips.
Our 2022 theme is “collective growth,” meaning we are looking to fund projects that empower multiple people to achieve a shared goal.
The 2022 application cycle is now closed.
Criteria to be considered for the grant are:
- 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
- Your group is NOT listed in the Neighborhood Directory
- 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 – email@example.com
- The mini-grant application is open from May 9 – May 27
- Applicants will be notified of their application status via email on June 6
- Applicants must sign and return their MOUs either electronically or in-person by June 16
- Applicants must come to pick up their checks from the One Omaha office between June 27 – July 1
- Projects must be completed by November 1, 2022
- Awardees will attend a mini-grant meetup on November 14 to share their projects and meet other awardees
- Grant reports are due December 1
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 one or more of the following criteria:
- The project organizes additional members of the community
- The project puts multiple people in leadership roles
- The project identifies an issue and seeks a community-based solution
- The project seeks to uplift marginalized folks
- Short term projects 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