Mini-Grant

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.

Eligibility

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 – alex@oneomaha.org

Timeline

  • 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. 

Awards

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