The Mutual of Omaha Foundation Announces Fourth Quarter Grants

November 28, 2012

The Mutual of Omaha Foundation has announced $922,500 in mission grants to 21 non-profit organizations for the fourth quarter of 2012.

The Foundation's mission is to prevent and break the cycle of poverty for families in the Omaha metropolitan area. They 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 provided funding in the fourth quarter to the following organizations:

Organization Amount Project/Program
100 Black Men $7,500 Young Men Mentoring Institute
Children's Respite Care Center $500,000 5-year grant in support of the Families Helping Families for Children Capital Campaign
College Possible $10,000 General Operating - Omaha
Community Education Foundation $20,000 Teen Moms Graduate
Family Housing Advisory Services $15,000 Housing Stability Project
Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska $10,000 Outreach Programming Support
Girls Inc. $15,000 GIRLStart Literacy Program
HALO $10,000 General Operating
Heart Ministry Center $25,000 Remodeling Project
inCOMMON Community Development $20,000 Community Resource Center
Kids Can Community Center $10,000 General Operating
Lutheran Family Services $20,000 At Ease Program
Lutheran Family Services $20,000 International Center
Omaha Street School $15,000 General Operating
Open Door Mission $25,000 Women and Family Crisis Center
Release Ministries $15,000 Juvenile Justice Mentoring Program
St. Augustine Indian Mission School $20,000 General Operating
Stephen Center $100,000 Be A Hero Capital Campaign
Together Omaha $25,000 General Operating Support
Urban League $15,000 Urban Youth Empowerment Series Violence Prevention Program
Women's Center for Advancement $25,000 Domestic Violence/Sexual Abuse Program

In addition to these 21 mission grants, the Foundation also approved a civic grant for $900,000 to the Omaha Zoo Foundation for their "Gateway to the Wild" campaign.

Requests for applications to be reviewed in the second quarter of 2013 will be accepted online through February 15. To apply for funding or for more information, including an explanation of each critical issue and funding requirements, visit the Foundation's homepage.

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

Return to News Page