Mutual of Omaha Foundation Announces Fourth Quarter Grants

November 7, 2013:

Omaha, Neb.--The Mutual of Omaha Foundation has announced $177,500 in mission grants to seven non-profit organizations for the fourth quarter of 2013.

Among these grants is a $12,500 grant to the NOVA Treatment Center in support of the Peer Support Program within Adult Residential Treatment. NOVA provides residential and outpatient treatment services to address an array of substance abuse issues.

“Entering treatment is a major milestone for people struggling with substance abuse, but the structured environment of treatment is often difficult for them to navigate. The Peer Support Program will provide an extra layer of support for those entering treatment ­ from someone who has been where they are and can help guide them through the process. This type of support can increase the success of treatment,” said Christine Johnson, president, Mutual of Omaha Foundation. “Our foundation understands the importance of investing in organizations like NOVA ­ who are helping people overcome major barriers and setting them on a path of a life free from addiction.”

In addition to this grant, the Foundation also approved grants to the following organizations:

Organization Grant Project Title
Avenue Scholars Foundation $50,000 Climbing the Career Pyramid
Big Brothers Big Sisters $25,000 Community-Based Mentoring for Youth Living with Adversity
Interchurch Ministries $5,000 Grants to American Indians in Nebraska
Partnership 4 Kids $25,000 Pathway to Success
The Salvation Army $25,000 Food & Material Assistance Programs
Women's Center for Advancement $35,000 Matching Grant in Support of Enhanced Advocacy

In addition to these mission grants, the Foundation also approved civic grants to Heritage Services for the UNO Hockey Arena for $1.5 million and to Blue Barn Theatre for their new space located at 10th and Pacific Streets in the amount of $50,000. This list along with descriptions of each project can be found on the Foundation's Web site at

Requests for applications to be reviewed in the second quarter of 2014 will be accepted online at through February 15. For more information, including an explanation of each desired outcome and funding priorities, organizations may visit the Foundation's website.

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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