Program Support
What You Need to Apply

Getting Started:

We recognize that filling out the same information over and over again can be time consuming for nonprofits. While each funder has their own application, many funders utilize the same core fields of information such as organization data, contact information, board list, etc. We are pleased to share that we now utilize a tool through called Simplify. Simplify is a tool that allows nonprofits to keep this core data in one place and it automatically adds the information to grant applications for funders using this tool. To allow for this easy transfer of information, please visit Guidestar to ensure that your organization's nonprofit profile is completed. This allows grantmakers to get quality, real-time data and saves time for nonprofits.

Note: To allow the transfer of information from Guidestar, when entering the organization’s tax ID at the beginning of the application, be sure to use this format: XX-XXXXXXX

Categories/Fields of Information required on application:

  1. 1. Organization & Contact Information
    • Mission
    • Fiscal Year Start & End Date
    • Organizational Budget
    • Organizational Contact
    • Grant Application Contact
  2. 2. Leadership
    • Executive Director Information
    • Board Participation
    • Board Term Limit Information
    • Information about Mutual of Omaha employees serving on organization's board
  3. 3. Request
    • If applicable, date of most recent application to the Mutual of Omaha Foundation
    • Any major changes to the organization and/or program
    • Request Amount
    • Description of what funds are being requested to support
    • Challenges the organization is seeking to address
    • Zip codes served by program
    • List of organizations offering a similar program or service
    • List of any collaborations and what that collaboration entails
    • Secured & Pending Funders
    • Number of clients served by organization and program in last completed fiscal year
    • Number of clients projected to be served by program in current year
    • Low-to-moderate client information
  4. 4. Impact Information
    • Two outcomes that illustrate impact
  5. 5. Financial Information
  6. 6. Endowment Information
  7. 7. Attachments Required:
    • Organizational Budget
    • Prior Year Budget with Budget vs. Actual information
    • Current FY Balance Sheet with Budget vs. Actual information
    • Strategic Plan
    • Board List
    • Guild List (if applicable)
    • Project Budget
    • Development Plan
    • Most Recent Audit or Formal Financial Review