Omaha Neighborhood Grants Program

The Omaha Community Foundation’s Omaha Neighborhood Grants Program (ONGP) is a community-building resource available in Omaha.

For a group to be eligible for the grant, it only needs to be located within Omaha and registered in the Neighborhood Directory. The grant award is up to $5000.

One Omaha is available to help neighborhood groups through the grant writing process in the following ways:

One Omaha Visioning Sessions use asset-based community development strategies to generate and organize project ideas for grants and reach consensus around project ideas.

These can be scheduled August – January during weekdays, weekday evenings, or on weekend days. Reach out to Alex O’Hanlon at alex@oneomaha.org to schedule a visioning session, or if you have any questions.

After your group is clear on project ideas, you can schedule small group meetings for technical support as you work your way through the application. This option is available from January – February. Email alex@oneomaha.org to set up a meeting.

Join us for grant writing workshops in December, January, and February!

December 13 | 6 – 7:30 PM
In-person, One Omaha office (3902 Davenport St.)
Register here

January 10 | 6 – 7:30 PM
Online via Zoom
Register here

February 7 | 6 – 7:30 PM
Online via Zoom
Register here

Areas we train on include:

  • Understanding grant funding concepts
  • Preparing your organization for grant funding
  • Comprehensively developing your program
  • Answering the “why”
  • Developing project budgets
  • Implementation planning
  • Deciding on communication channels
  • Understanding timelines
  • Organizing reports

One Omaha worked with 9 of 24 groups that received ONGP funding in 2022:

  • Bemis Park Neighborhood Association – $500 for Archive Project
  • Benson Little League – $1,935 for Sandlot Fun Days
  • Free Farm -$5,000 for Free Farm Increased Capacity
  • Joslyn Castle Neighborhood Association – $2,650 for Neighbor Connections
  • Levi Carter Sherman Neighborhood Association – $5,000 for Neighborhood Engagement
  • Mahzy Project – $4,765 for Rose Hill Outdoor Learning Expansion
  • Nebraska Children’s Home Society – $900 for 2022 Neighborhood Beautification Event
  • Plum Nelly East Neighborhood Association – $5,000 for Neighborhood of New Birth
  • Walnut Hill Neighborhood Association – $4,075 for Walnut Hill Community Cans

Questions? Email our Engagement Manager Alex O’Hanlon at alex@oneomaha.org