Frequently Asked Questions

All requests for support must be submitted through an online application.

Foundation:

We accept program/general operating applications two times per year:

  • December 15 – February 1
  • June 15 – August 1

Note: Capital campaign applications are by invitation only. Priority is given to organizations with an existing funding relationship.

Dinners/Events:

Applications must be received at least 90 days prior to the event. Applications are reviewed on a monthly basis. When decisions are made, organizations are notified within seven days.

Arts & Museums:

Applications are accepted from mid-July to early September.

Volunteer:

Please submit a request at least one month prior to the project or activity.

Boardsmanship:

There are no deadlines, however, if you have a pressing need for a board member, please email Kim Armstrong prior to starting an application. Our process can take several months – if approved – from application to placement. Submission of an application does not guarantee approval of a placement of a Mutual of Omaha employee on your board.

We consider the Omaha/Council Bluffs metropolitan area to include Douglas (NE), Sarpy (NE) and Pottawattamie (IA) counties.

Organizations must be 501(c)3 nonprofits in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service. They must be located in Douglas (NE), Sarpy (NE) and/or Pottawattamie (IA) counties.

While our team works together on all community outreach, please review our Contact Us page to learn more about staff responsibilities and to find specific contact information.

Organizations submitting a request for funding must have (or create) an account within our online application system. Once the account is created, organizations can:

  • Access saved, but not yet submitted, applications
  • Submit saved applications
  • View copies and dates of submitted applications
  • Access and submit requirements (final reports, progress reports)

No. If you know the login ID and password, sign in to your organization’s account and click “Change my Email/Password” to update the account information. If you do not have access to your organization’s existing account, please email us at community.affairs@mutualofomaha.com.

The system will only email temporary passwords to users who have created an account in the past. If you did not receive the message, you may create a new account.

Yes. Mutual of Omaha employees may request a match up to $1,000 annually.

To be eligible for matching funds, an organization must be a U.S.-based 501(c)3 organization in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service, a K-12 school or a college/university. Organizations must also adhere to the Mutual of Omaha Foundation’s non-discrimination policy.

Funds are limited and will be matched by the Foundation on a first-come, first-served basis. Requests must be generated by the employee.

Questions about the program can be directed to matching.gifts@mutualofomaha.com.

This amount varies based upon the program, impact, need and our budget. It may be helpful for you to view our recent grants.

Our staff will review all applications. Qualified applications will be presented to our board for final approval or declination. This process can take several months, as our board meets twice per year. During review of your request, if we require additional information, we will contact you. Due to the high volume of requests we receive, it is difficult to respond to each application individually with updates. We will communicate with you regarding the outcome of the grant review within seven days following a decision.

For volunteer projects to be considered, they must take place Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.