Nonprofits


Friends of Heron Haven

Preservation of the natural bio-diversity of this wetland has led to the formation of the 501 (C) 3 non-profit organization, FRIENDS OF HERON HAVEN, which is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the natural attributes of this wetland as well as the maintenance and development of the man-made facilities and exhibits on the premises.

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Food Bank for the Heartland

Food Bank for the Heartland distributes emergency and supplemental food to families in need in Nebraska and western Iowa. The Food Bank distributes food to 530 network partners including pantries, schools, meal providers and other nonprofit organizations.

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Council Bluffs Soccer Club

CBSC provides a youth soccer program for Council Bluffs and surrounding communities in southwest Iowa. Our financial aid program insures that no child is denied the opportunity to participate. We also offer several college level scholarships to those who have been involved in CBSC soccer. We focus on recreation, involvement, and education. Our kids have fun! Through Omaha Gives! your donation will allow us to continue to offer the opportunity for ALL children to play "the beautiful game."

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Service Corps of Lutheran Business Executives

SCOLBE We are a faith-based non-profit organization whose purpose is to assist ministries with solving administrative concerns by connecting them to experienced business professionals who volunteer their time. Often, the growth of mission outreach for many congregations and ministries is slowed because professional and servant leadership must spend too much time on administrative issues. Advisors contribute professional experience to provide ministries with support.

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Mindfulness Outreach Initiative

Founded July 27, 2012. Mindfulness Outreach Initiative is a visionary leader in mind-body health and wellness. Working towards the integration of mindfulness meditation and other mindfulness-based approaches by making professional education available to individuals, organizations, and communities. Mission Alleviate suffering through comprehensive secular meditation instruction and mindfulness training. Vision A world where people realize contentment and meaning through living a skillful life.

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Chasers Charities

The Omaha Storm Chasers and Chasers Charities are committed to being active members of the Greater Omaha Metro community. Created in 2010, the mission of Chasers Charities is to support the community through charitable contributions that benefit sports and recreational activities with a focus on youth. The foundation accomplishes this mission through financial donations, as well as in-kind support, including memorabilia, tickets and publicity.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands

We believe that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands is here to help children reach their potential, and through them, transform families, schools and communities.

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Omaha Jitterbugs

Omaha Jitterbugs is a non-profit organization that promotes and preserves swing music and dancing as a historical and living art form. We use dance to connect with others in our community, just as our ancestors before us, as we know the inherent joy that is in the dance. Our pastime fuses entertainment and history and creates a charming and compelling environment for people of all ages.

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Pacific Hills Lutheran Church

Pacific Hills is a member congregation of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and is committed to preaching the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three phrases: Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone.

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The Compassionate Friends-Greater Omaha Chapter

The Compassionate Friends is a self-help bereavement organization offering support and understanding to families who have experienced the death of a child. You need not walk alone through your grief journey. We are not here to treat, fix or lead, but to listen, share and companion through the grief journey. We are The Compassionate Friends and are here to walk with you.

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Omaha Public Library Foundation

For more than 30 years, the Omaha Public Library Foundation has raised funds and advocated for Omaha Public Library. Omaha Public Library deserves only the best. Join us today in supporting Omaha Public Library with your Omaha Gives! donation.

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The West Coast of Iowa, Inc.

Ladies & Gentlemen! "The West Coast of Iowa" is a place where, during the Ice Age, a glacier/river/winds/blowing soil created 200 miles of Hills beside a rowdy river...where pre-historic animals/early nomadic Indians roamed, where civilization came to stay, and history began to be recorded. These stories should be researched/preserved/shared... should never be lost. That is the Mission of The West Coast of Iowa, Inc., through its 21st century natural/cultural history discovery center. .

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Nebraska Writers Collective

The Nebraska Writers Collective uses creative writing and performance poetry to foster personal empowerment and community-building throughout the Midwest. We employ dozens of talented local writers and poets who help thousands of Nebraskans and Iowans each year find and share their voices.

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Spirit of Faith Church

"To share the joy of knowing Jesus Christ" - Our Mission It is our joy to give: 20% of offerings to the general fund are given to support other ministries and outreach activities! It is our joy to serve: 96.8% of our people are involved in some way beyond simply attending the Sunday morning service. It is our joy to share: hope is found in Jesus Christ. He offered Himself so that we might have life and have it to the full (John 3:16; 10:10).

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Open Door Mission

Open Door Mission offers safe shelter, hot nutritious meals, preventive measures and life-changing programs to the hungry and homeless in Nebraska and Iowa. Open Door Mission is a Gospel Rescue Mission founded in 1954 committed to breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Each day, Open Door Mission's campus offers 816 safe, shelter beds to homeless men, women and children, serves over 2,000 hot, nutritious meals and provides preventive measures to more than 275 people living in poverty.

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Nebraska Lutheran Campus Ministry

We serve people of ALL faith backgrounds, or no faith background. College students are in an important time of identity formation. In college, young people make important choices about who they will become. What values will define my life and work? Will I continue to be engaged in my faith? Will I be part of a church? Through campus ministry, we walk with students through this important developmental time.

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Gift Card Karma

Gift Card Karma's mission is to impact lives one gift card at a time. We do this by connecting donated gift cards to small, local charities serving the needs of the community.

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Little White Dog Rescue

We provide the opportunity of life for small breed dogs; many of which have been forgotten, neglected and discarded. Dogs join our pack in many ways including intake from breeder releases, shelters (high kill and no kill), owner surrenders and strays. Many members of our pack have very serious medical issues that cost thousands of dollars to address. Regardless of cost and health conditions we will never withhold the chance of a happy life, it is with your help that we can give them hope!

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Omaha Catholic School Consortium

The Omaha Catholic School Consortium is a collaboration of parishes, schools, parents and community partners working together to support Catholic education in southeast Omaha. Together we can achieve benefits beyond what any one member school can achieve alone.

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Greater Omaha Alliance for Business Ethics at Creighton University

Ethical businesses build trust; Trust builds businesses. Through the work of the Business Ethics Alliance, Greater Omaha will be a beacon for business ethics excellence for cities around the world. We build leadership, strengthen organizations, and elevate Greater Omaha through positive, practical business ethics.

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The Lutheran Home

The late 1920's and early 30's were difficult times for Americans. Our country faced a crushing depression, which dealt a cruel blow to all Americans, but especially to the poor, homeless and aged. Amid these troubled times, several members of the Lutheran community in Omaha had a vision. These devoted laymen and pastors sought to establish a home for the elderly…a home in which the aged people could receive dignified care and attention they so desperately needed.

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American Lung Association in Nebraska

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. For more than 110 years, we have led the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air, whether it's searching for cures to lung diseases, keeping kids off tobacco, or fighting for laws that protect the air we all breathe.Our Mission: To save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.

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Safe Space Nebraska

Formed in 2015, Safe Space Nebraska is leading a regional effort to work with clubs, bars, and venues to fight the epidemic of harassment and assault in nightlife establishments.

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Nebraska Coalition for Ethical Research

The Nebraska Coalition for Ethical Research is a statewide advocate for biomedical research that promotes the life, dignity and rights of every human being at each developmental stage.

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CenterPointe - Campus for Hope

Pivotal treatment for homeless & low-income people suffering from addiction & mental illness. By treating the whole person, mental health & addiction can be addressed together at the same time. This holistic approach distinctly sets CenterPointe apart. Recovery is possible when people access evidence-based treatment. With your support people can heal the trauma that often underlies addiction. CenterPointe Campus for Hope serves Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy & Washington counties.

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Lifegate Christian School

Lifegate Christian School has provided high-quality Christian education to K - 8th grade students in the greater Omaha community since 1989. With over 320 students, we are fully approved by the State of Nebraska and a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). We are connected to Lifegate Church and our students represent over 45 different churches.

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COPE

"COPE is Fighting Poverty One Person at a Time." These words guide our mission and vision as we provide a hand up when people need it the most. We fight hunger, poverty and prevent homelessness in our community so that everyone has the chance to have food on the table and live in a warm home.

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Community Bicycle Shop of Omaha

The Community Bike Project's mission is to strengthen Omaha neighborhoods by promoting the bicycle as viable, reliable, and fun transportation. The Bike Project works to improve access to bicycles for everyone through Open Shop, Earn-a-Bike, and maintenance classes. In addition to serving as a hub for sustainable and equitable transportation, the Bike Project also serves as a social learning space that promotes youth mentorship, community building, and mechanical intelligence.

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Great Plains Black History Museum

The Great Plains Black History Museum PRESERVES, CELEBRATES, and EDUCATES all persons on the History and Culture of African Americans on the Great Plains. The museum is a resource for educators from elementary school to the university level. The Museum provides programming in the community as well as in-house on a variety of topics that serve to educate and encourage community conversations.

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Grace University

Grace University is a regionally accredited, private, nonprofit Christian university with 20 academic programs featuring 40 areas of study for undergraduates, graduate students, and adults finishing their degrees. A growing diverse student body pursues degrees in business, education, psychology, nursing, music, communication, and Christian ministries. Our mission is to develop servant leaders for the home, church and world through excellence in biblically integrated education.

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