Nonprofits


Temple Israel

We are a strong and vibrant congregation of over 700 families. We were founded in 1871 and are committed to the following: Our Mission: We will engage our community with a modern spiritual, educational and social Jewish experience that uplifts our lives. Our Vision: To be an inclusive, connected and expanding Reform Jewish community. Our Goals: Torah, Tzedakah, Tikun Olam

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Brush Up Nebraska Paint-A-Thon

BRUSH UP NEBRASKA Paint-A-Thon is a community based volunteer program that paints the homes of low-income elderly and low-income disabled homeowners so that they may maintain their property, increase energy efficiency, and beautify the community. Painting their home creates a new sense of pride for the homeowners, and benefits the area. BRUSH UP NEBRASKA serves the Omaha Metropolitan community area including: Omaha, Bellevue, Gretna, Elkhorn, LaVista, Ralston, Papillion, and Council Bluffs, IA.

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Charles Drew Health Center, Inc.

For over 33 years, Charles Drew Health Center has served low-income families in the East/Northeast and Northwest sectors of Douglas County. Primary health care services include medical, dental, pharmacy and behavioral health. CDHC operates 13 sites: 2 homeless, 4 public housing and 4 school-based health centers; the CDHC Professional Building that houses the Omaha Healthy Start and Fathers for a Lifetime program and a new location at 4320 Fort Street on the historic St. Richards campus.

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Gibraltar Neighborhood Assoc.

We are so proud of our historic neighborhood, and our residents work hard to make it a great place to live! In fact, in 2016, we were awarded SECOND PLACE in the Neighborhoods, USA (NUSA) National Competition under the "Social Revitalization" category, beating other neighborhoods from around the country!

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Omaha Permaculture

We are a non-profit that fosters community through sustainable land stewardship.

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Blues Society of Omaha

BluesEd is a non-profit youth development program sponsored by the Blues Society of Omaha. BluesEd was founded in 2001, to promote the Blues Society of Omaha's mission of "Keeping the Blues Alive." Students ages 12-18 can audition for the program. After acceptance into the program students participate in workshops and performances concentrated on blues music. They are provided multiple opportunities to perform in a band format. Currently, the program boasts 52 students in 7 performance bands.

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New Leaders Council Omaha

New Leaders Council (NLC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that engages a diverse, collaborative national network of progressive political entrepreneurs.

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American Cancer Society

For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has been the leader in all things cancer. Together, we are fighting back by helping people stay well, get well, find cures, and fight back. In 2016, it is estimated that 9,740 Nebraskans will be diagnosed with cancer. ACS is here every minute of every day and night to offer free information, programs, services, and community referrals to patients, survivors, and caregivers through every step of a cancer experience .

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Gross Catholic High School

Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School is a faith and family based community committed to developing Christian leaders through academic excellence in the Marianist tradition. On average 98% of seniors pursues post-secondary education, with over $38.6 million awarded in scholarships in the last five years. Thanks to generous gifts from donors, Gross Catholic provides tuition assistance to over 70% of our students, totaling nearly $1.1 million in financial aid.

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Crossroads of Western Iowa, Inc.

For over 40 years, Crossroads of Western Iowa has been empowering individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, chronic illness and brain injury to actively seek out opportunities for an enhanced quality of life. This past year, more than 350 individuals and their families have reached beyond and achieved dreams they never thought were possible. Crossroads proudly serves the greater western Iowa region, including Pottawattamie, Harrison, Monona and Woodbury counties.

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DIBS for Kids

"Delivering Infinite Book Shelves." We help schools send books home with students every single night. With our classroom-based take-home book program that uses kid-friendly tech, each DIBS Kid takes home ~100 books each year. We serve Pre-K-2nd grade students at Adams, Fontenelle & Rose Hill Elementary. We'd love your support to reach more students through our Adopt-A-School campaign. Your donation will purchase books, sponsor students and enhance tech features as we expand to new schools.

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Omaha Lacrosse Club

Omaha Lacrosse Club is a youth sports organization dedicated to growing the game in Omaha. We have lacrosse programs for boys and girls 2-18 years old.

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Nebraska Section PGA Foundation

The Nebraska Section PGA Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to positively impacting lives through the game of golf and was created for the purpose of administering the philanthropic affairs on behalf of the golf professionals within the Nebraska Section PGA. These affairs include, but are not limited to, promotion and growth of junior golf, scholarship programs, programs for underprivileged youth and contribution to allied charitable organizations.

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Brownell Talbot School

Brownell Talbot is Nebraska's only private, independent, co-educational, college preparatory school and serves students in preschool through 12th grade. For over 150 years, Brownell Talbot has been a safe, caring community dedicated to academic excellence and to preparing students for success in college and in life. Through experiences in academics, activities, and the arts, students learn passionately, think critically, act responsibly, and lead with integrity.

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KANEKO

KANEKO is a 501(c)(3), public non-profit cultural organization dedicated to exploring and encouraging the creative process and how it impacts our lives. Established by internationally renowned artist Jun Kaneko and his wife Ree, KANEKO was conceived as an "open space for your mind," a place where thoughtful examinations of others' ideas leads us to new and exciting ideas of our own. KANEKO is headquartered in three turn-of- the-century warehouses in the Omaha's Old Market District.

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QLI

QLI rebuilds shattered lives. We help survivors of brain and spinal cord injury regain independence, purpose, hope, and optimism following injury. We've recreated rehab for our industry and put Omaha on the map as the destination for premier post-hospital brain and spinal cord injury services. Hundreds of families from coast-to-coast come to QLI each year, hoping we can rebuild a life that their loved one can look forward to living. We're proud to show families that there is reason for hope.

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Optimist Club Of Omaha Youth Foundation

The Optimist Youth Foundation, as "Friends of Youth," raises and distribute funds for Optimist youth activities with major donations supporting the Nebraska Academic Decathlon, Boys & Girls Club, Girls, Inc. and the Partnership 4 Kids.

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National Council of Jewish Women - Omaha Section

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. The Omaha section was founded in 1896.

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ICAN

ICAN - Institute for Career Advancement Needs - is a non-profit 501(c)3 leadership development organization founded in 1981 in Omaha, Nebraska to inspire leaders and transform organizations. Each year, over 600 business leaders graduate or attend one of our leadership development programs and over 2,300 leaders attend our annual leadership conference. Our mission is to develop inspired business leaders who transform the communities they serve.

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North Omaha Area Health

"In the community, for the community." NOAH provides health screening services and health education to the population with the most health challenges in the county. All services are free. We reached over 3000 people last year and are on track to exceed that number in 2017. This is because we provide screenings in church basements, grocery stores, libraries and any nook and cranny in the community where there are people who can be reached.

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Elkhorn Community Theatre

The Elkhorn Community Theatre, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Nebraska corporation, was founded in April 1998 upon the idea that every community can benefit from participation in the arts. ECT's objective is to involve as many members of the community of as possible by participation in committees, by performing, or by attending the productions. It is our hope that providing this outlet will give the citizens an opportunity to bond as a community, and to improve the area's quality of life

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St. Pius X / St. Leo School

St. Pius X / St. Leo School is a diverse community forming students in the Catholic faith to excel in academics and service to others.

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Bread for the Journey - Omaha

Founded in 2012, Bread for the Journey (BFJ) Omaha has a unique philosophy of providing support to people who are passionate about making a difference. BFJ Omaha has awarded nearly $20k in micro grants to13 people. We believe that people know best what is needed to impact those whose lives they touch and interact with daily. It's about trust and grassroots solutions to community issues without all of the red tape and no expectation of repayment.

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Camp Hot Shots

Camp Hot Shots, Inc. is a not for profit 501(c)3 organization who's mission is to empower youth to manage their diabetes today. My husband, Cory, and I got involved because we have a child who was diagnosed 22 years ago at a very young age. We feel strongly that we need to do something to help type 1 diabetes (T1D) kids today so they can be effective in their own self-care and by bringing these kids together lets them know they are not alone with this disease.

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Hillside Athletic Association

Hillside Athletic Association has been chartered with Little League Baseball since 1961. Hillside offers recreational baseball and softball for boys and girls ages 4 to 18 years old. Every year, one of the major goals of our organization is to provide a fun and safe atmosphere for boys and girls to play baseball and softball, to learn good sportsmanship, and to make new friends in the process.

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Douglas County Health Center Foundation

Our organization focuses on improving the quality of life of long-term care residents at Douglas County Health Center and awarding scholarships to full-time employees of Douglas County Health Center who wish to further their education in the field of nursing.

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Pug Partners of Nebraska

Pug Partners of Nebraska is a non profit rescue that is dedicated to rescuing pugs from many different situations and finding them appropriate and loving homes. All our pugs are vetted and placed in foster homes while they wait for the perfect forever home. Our volunteers strive to give each pug the care and love they deserve.

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Salem Food Pantry

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Great Door Ministries

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Omaha Home for Boys

The Omaha Home for Boys changes and saves the lives of at-risk young men and women ages 14-24 years as part our mission "to support and strengthen youth, young adults and families." The Home's core programs are residential care, transitional living and independent living. The young men and women served lack housing and other basic needs, and face barriers to academic success, employability, critical life skills training and self-sufficiency.

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