The Mutual of Omaha Foundation
Announces Grants

October 5, 2012

With a newly revised mission to prevent and break the cycle of poverty for families in the Omaha metropolitan area, the Mutual of Omaha Foundation has announced $365,000 in grants to organizations that address critical issues that families in the area face in relation to poverty.

"In support of our mission to prevent and end poverty in this community, we will focus our support on organizations that share our commitment to improving several critical issues that we believe to be factors in the poverty cycle,” said Christine Johnson, president of the Mutual of Omaha Foundation. “In addition to revising our mission, we have expanded those critical issues to include homeless prevention and workforce development."

The Foundation will consider requests from organizations that address the following critical issues: homeless prevention, emergency shelter, food, literacy/language, workforce development, financial literacy, behavioral health, early childhood education, preparedness for graduation, youth violence and domestic abuse.

The Mutual of Omaha Foundation has provided funding to the following organizations in 2012:

Organization Amount Project/Program
Avenue Scholars $50,000 Avenue Scholars Program
Big Brothers Big Sisters $15,000 Community-Based Mentoring
Boy Scouts of America, Mid-America Council $10,000 Scoutreach Program
CASA for Douglas County $15,000 Children's Services Project
Catholic Charities $15,000 General Operating Support
Completely Kids $20,000 Out of School Time Programs
Habitat for Humanity of Omaha, Inc. $50,000 General Operating Support
Heartland Family Service $25,000 General Operating Support
Heartland Hope Mission $10,000 Hunger and Homelessness Prevention Program
Hope Center, Inc. $50,000 Hope Employment and Learning Center
Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska $5,000 Grants to American Indians in Nebraska
Junior Achievement of the Midlands, Inc. $5,000 Elementary School Program
The Children's Scholarship Fund $20,000 Scholarships
The Partnership for Our Kids $50,000 Graduation Pathway
The Salvation Army Western Division $25,000 Food and Material Assistance Programs

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

Requests for applications for the first quarter of 2013 will be accepted online through Nov. 15. To apply for funding or for more information, including and explanation of each critical issue and funding requirements, organizations may visit the Foundation's Web site.

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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