Mutual of Omaha Foundation Announces Third Quarter Grants

August 19, 2014

The Mutual of Omaha Foundation has announced $245,000 in mission grants to ten non-profit organizations for the second quarter of 2014.

Included in these grants is a $10,000 grant to Mercy Housing. Mercy Housing provides affordable housing to 487 low and moderate income families within the five properties they operate in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa.

Mercy Housing believes until individuals and families have a safe place to call home, they cannot focus on building their futures. Many clients come to them without the social support, financial status, job readiness or resources to independently secure stable employment or reach self-sufficiency. In addition to affording housing, they provide access to on-site resident services including financial and housing stability programs and programs for children that include tutoring and leadership activities, health education and community engagement.

In addition to this grant, the Mutual of Omaha Foundation approved funding to the following organizations:

Organization Grant Project Title
Court Appointed Special Advocates $25,000 General Operating Support
College Possible $10,000 General Operating Support
Girls Inc. $25,000 GIRLStart
Habitat for Humanity $50,000 General Operating Support
Heart Ministry Center $25,000 General Operating Support
Hope Center for Kids $35,000 General Operating Support
Nebraska Children's Home Society $25,000 Children & Family Center - Integrated Behavioral Health
Omaha Street School $25,000 General Operating Support
Southern Sudan Community Association $15,000 General Operating Support

This list along with descriptions of each project can be found on the Foundation’s Web site at

Applications for First Quarter 2015 Accepted Through November 15

In support of the Foundation’s mission to break the cycle of poverty for families in the Omaha metropolitan area, the Foundation will consider requests from organizations that address the following outcome areas: increase educational achievement, increase self-sufficiency, prevent and end homelessness and prevent and end violence.

Information on how to apply can be found at Applications are accepted year-round. The timing of the receipt of the application determines when it will be assigned for review.

For review in January: Submit August 16-November 15
For review in April: Submit November 16-February 15
For review in July: Submit February 16-May 15
For review in October: Submit May 16-August 15

The Mutual of Omaha Foundation was established in 2005 to continue the company’s longstanding tradition of supporting efforts that impact individuals and families throughout the community. Mutual of Omaha is a full-service, multi-line organization providing insurance and financial services products for individuals, businesses and groups throughout the United States. For more information about Mutual of Omaha, visit

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