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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com to set up a meeting.
Join us for virtual grant writing workshops in November, December, and January.
November 2 | 6 – 7:30 PM
Access Passcode: @RymH2H*
Areas we train on include:
We will be holding Open Office Hours virtually on Zoom and in-person at different locations throughout Omaha on the first and third Thursdays in September, October, and November.
During Open Office Hours, you can drop in to ask any questions you have about the ONGP grant cycle, brainstorm ideas to build momentum within your neighborhood group, and learn more about how One Omaha can support you.