How Omaha metro nonprofits are impacted and how you can help


The impact of COVID-19 on vital Omaha metro nonprofits is overwhelming. As you are thinking about how you can help, we encourage you to start small and keep listening and looking for opportunities to do good. Mr. Rogers reminds us: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

Together, we can support these critical organizations and allow them to continue to serve our neighbors. 

This information is updated regularly; check back often and share with your network. Organizations are added alphabetically or you can use keyboard command control+F to search this page. Please use caution and social distancing if volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This COVID-19 nonprofit public information effort is coordinated by SHARE Omaha and supported by Core Bank.

-Events canceled
-Capital campaign funds needed in addition to regular programming
     How can you help?
-Volunteers needed for future events.  Apply here.
-Food donations, perishable and non -perishable, board games, and toiletries, may be brought to the Abide Campus at 3323 N 45th St., Omaha.
-Donate here to provide food to families in need.

ALS in the Heartland:
-People living with ALS are vulnerable to COVID-19 due to compromised respiratory systems
-Education, counseling and visits are postponed and done virtually if possible
-Major event postponed
-Not part of a national organization so dependent on local giving
     How can you help?
 -Donate stamps for mailings to patient families. Gift cards to grocery stores, grub hub, Amazon, or other similar companies.  Shop here through our Amazon wish list.
-Monetary donations provide respite grants for caregiving and supply equipment. Donate here using code COVID19.

Alzheimer's Association Nebraska Chapter:
-Events either postponed or canceled.  
     How can you help?
-Purchase tickets for the rescheduled Purple Gala. 
-Attend the summer Walks for Life - dates to be announced.
-Donate here to support those living with Alzheimer's.

American Cancer Society:
-Hope Lodge Nebraska is temporarily closed.
-Events have either been postponed until after May or moved into a virtual format. 
-Call 1.800.227.2345 for 24/7 assistance or to receive a wig voucher.
     How can you help?
-Shop here on our Amazon Wish List to assist Hope Lodge patients and their caregivers.
-Donate here and help  #stillattackingcancer.

Amplify Arts:
-Postponed events and moved programming online
-Delayed a new initiative
-Local artists losing contracts, gigs, gallery openings, and performances, making income difficult
     How can you help?
-Monetary donations fund Micro Grants to local artists, supporting their livelihoods during this crisis.
-Donate here using code COVID19.

Angels Among Us:
-Children with cancer have compromised immune systems and families may experience a loss of income due to employment
     How can you help? 
Monetary donations go toward family support. Donate here with donation code COVID19.

Autism Action Partnership:
-Continuing to support the unique needs of the autism community.
     How can you help?
-Donate here to help fund the Pandemic Response Fund which will help families living with autism offset lost income and cover increased expenses incurred by the crisis. Autism Action Partnership will match up to $5,000 of every donation.

Benson First Friday (BFF):
-Creative programming alterations are being made to allow for social distancing and online interactions
     How can you help?
-Donate here to support local artists and community building. 
-Look for event updates here.

Bethlehem House:
-Decrease in donations
-Volunteers suspended
     How can you help?
-Register here for the Golf Scramble planned for May 28, 2020.
-Donate here using code COVID19 to help residents with rent, food, and transportation
-Clorox wipes, cleaning supplies, and craft project supplies may be dropped off at Bethlehem House 2301 S. 15th Street, Omaha, NE 68108

Big Brothers Big Sisters:
-Big Basketball Bash is now an online auction.
-Shortage of volunteer mentors with a waitlist of 127 mentees.
-Mentors/mentees currently not meeting in person. 
     How can you help?
-Mentors are always needed and will be onboarded remotely.  Apply here.
-Monetary donations will help find new mentors and support current mentor relationships. Donate here using code COVID19.

Bluebarn Theatre:
-Upcoming April show postponed.  Office working remotely. Staff miss their dedicated patrons, many of whom have attended shows for thirty years.
     How can you help?
Consider donating back your purchased tickets rather than requesting a refund.  Donate here to support local theatre in your community. 
-Purchase tickets for upcoming shows here. 

Boy Scouts of America, Mid-American Council:
-All camps, camping and activities canceled or postponed. Food drive is postponed until May. Camp Card sales have been extended until July 31. 
     How can you help?
-'Scouting at Home' is a resource for Scout families looking for kid-friendly activities. 
-Support Scouting for Food Drive by donating food for pickup outside your home on May 9 and May 16.  
-Donate here to support scouting activities in the coming year.

Boys Town:
- More children and families needing support for food insecurities, anxiety and depression. 
- Answering 50% more crisis hotline calls from teens and parents who need help.
- Annual Booster Banquet and other fundraising events canceled or changed to on-line activities.
     How you can help? 
- Donate here to support our efforts to support patients, children and families through COVID-19. 
- Donate items such as cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, facemasks, toilet paper, and headset for kids’ e-learning. Please contact Items may be dropped off at the Boys Town Visitor’s Center from 12:00pm-3:00pm on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Catholic Charities Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Program (Iowa)
-Classes limited to in-house clients only.
-Events canceled.
-No volunteers on site.
      How can you help?
-Donations of laundry soap, garbage bags, disinfectant, toilet paper, paper towels, masks, hand gel and wipes may be dropped off at 1215 North Broadway, Council Bluffs.
-Donate here to support work with victims of violence and assault. 

Catholic Charities Omaha:
-Food pantries open providing pre-packaged food at the pantry doors. Homebound food deliveries will continue for pre-qualified seniors, and other services for seniors.
-Domestic Violence Services operating with COVID-19 protocols in place. 24/7 Hotline is 402-558-5700 (the only such shelter in Douglas Cty.)
-Teletherapy offered to participating schools. Other services including Immigration Legal Services and Family Strengthening Services available electronically by appt.
-Microbusiness Program providing services electronically by appt, and other resources and online classes.
     How can you help? 
Monetary donations are greatly needed to support the increased costs of more people accessing our programs and services. Donate here with donation code COVID19.
-Our Food Pantries are in need of the following items; peanut butter, jelly, pasta, cereal, canned corn, canned fruit, dry rice and beans, snack foods, shampoo, conditioner, soap, toilet paper, paper towels, toothbrushes, toothpaste, feminine products and diapers. These items can be dropped off at: 
Juan Diego Center 
5211 South 31st Street 
Omaha, NE 68107 
Phone: 402.731.5413 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Wednesday – 4 - 6 p.m
Saint Martin de Porres Center
2111 Emmet Street
Omaha, NE 68110
Phone: 402.453.6363
Monday, Friday - 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday – 2:00p.m. – 4:00p.m.

Center for Holistic Development:
-Canceled and postponed events. Programming through videoconference.
     How can you help?
-Be a virtual volunteer here and help with website, marketing, grants, or bookkeeping.
-Support mental health for all during this crisis.  Donate here.

-Classes and events canceled, with decreased donations.
-Unable to give away cars to needy recipients.
      How can you help?
-$20 gift would go towards car repairs
-Donate gift cards (gas cards, fast food, car washes), silent auction items (gift certificates) and please send to PO Box 390593 Omaha, NE 68139

Child Saving Institute:
-Canceled and postponed events and sponsorships.
-Volunteers limited at this time.
     How can you help?
 -Donations of cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes needed. Requesting board games, cards and other items for youth in the Emergency Shelter. Donations may be dropped off at main office at 4545 Dodge Street. For health and safety reasons of our clients, only new and unused items will be accepted. 
-Donate here using code COVID19. 

Circle Theatre:
-Canceled programming and postponed fundraiser, affecting donations and income
-Looking for creative ways to move forward and recoup funding
     How can you help? 
Monetary donations will help pay insurance expenses. Donate here with donation code COVID19.

City Sprouts:
-Workshops now online.
-Volunteer groups have canceled for busy spring planting season.
     How can you help?
-Follow virtual classes on Facebook
-Donate here to support garden education and activities for all ages.

College Possible:
-Canceled year-end celebration
-College students forced to leave campus housing and jobs
-Activities for high school and college students now virtual
       How can you help?
-Donate here using code COVID19 to support Americorps members and students.

Completely KIDS:
-Service to more than 2,000 kids is disrupted, including weekend food distribution 
-Open weekly on Fridays from 4 - 6 pm as a Food Bank pantry site.
-Postponed fundraisers, negatively impacting revenue
     How can you help? 
Monetary donations will be used to provide food and resources to families without transportation and support general operations and programming.  Donate here with donation code COVID19.

Conceive Nebraska:
-Spring event canceled, limiting funds and advocacy for clients.
     How can you help?
-$20 helps a couple attend an online support group.
-$20 provides care packages for clients.  Donate here with donation code Covid19. 

Connections Area Agency on Aging:
-Offices closed with phone counseling in place. No home visits.
-Home delivered meals only, including the delivery of non-perishable items.
-Events and travel suspended.
     How can you help?
-Donations will create toiletry boxes for homebound seniors.  Donate here using code COVID19. 

CRCC (Children's Respite Care Center):
-Both facilities are closed and services canceled, leading to an extensive loss in revenue.
-May gala in question at this time.
-Staff has lost income. Potential programming partners also put on hold.
     How can you help?
-$20 will go towards staff pay and to help cover the costs of classroom and therapy needs. Donate here using code COVID19.
-Purchase items here, including food, water, classroom items, toys, sensory items, and event decorations. 

Credit Advisors Foundation:
-Clients facing increased financial strain
-Canceled in-person training
     How can you help?
-Donate here to support free financial counseling to persons in need.

Crossroads of Western Iowa:
-Day Habilitation program for individuals with disabilities has closed for at least one month, reopening after evaluation. Clients who cannot attend this program remain home, supported by our staff. 
-Golf outing and other fundraising events postponed
     How can you help?
--Donations help support staff who continue to provide essential services for individuals with disabilities. Significant funding is lost from Medicaid with the shutdown of our day program, incurring greater staffing costs as a result.
-Donate here using code COVID19 to support ongoing work with disabled persons.

Cross Training Center:
-Events either canceled or postponed.  Decreased staff and donations.
-Still open for individuals to continue their work experience and community services - using outside of the building.
     How can you help?
-During social distancing, clean house and office to find unused electronics and bring them to Cross Electronic Recycling at 5030 N 72nd St Omaha, NE 68134.
-Donate here using code COVID19.

DIBS for Kids:
-Programs on hold with school closures.
-No volunteers at this time.
     How can you help?
-Donate here to support program-related expenses needed to expand into five new schools next school year. 

Douglas County Historical Society:
-Library and museum closed and programs canceled.
-Events postponed and staff working remotely.
-No volunteers at this time
     How can you help?
-Donate here to support the programs and operations of the society.  

Down Syndrome Alliance:
-Suspended all programming and postponed the largest fundraiser
-No volunteers at this time
     How can you help?
-Donate here using code COVID19.
-Shop our Amazon wish list here.

The Durham Museum:
-Temporarily closed and canceled programs, resulting in a loss of revenue that supports the work of the museum 
     How can you help? 
Monetary donations will be used to offset lost program revenues and assist with ongoing operational expenditures. Donate here with donation code COVID19.
-Purchase a membership to The Durham Museum and register to attend a future event
-Attend a daily FREE live virtual field trip to the museum

Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging (ENOA):
-With the vulnerable older population, all in-home services, rural transportation and volunteer services have decreased or been canceled
-All senior centers closed meal delivery continues. 
     How can you help?
-Long-term volunteers always needed.  Apply here. 
 -$20 pays for 3 home-delivered meals or a gift card for clients to purchase food/personal items. Donate here with donation code COVID19

Epilepsy Foundation of Nebraska:
-Canceled programming and postponed fundraiser.
-Seizures haven’t stopped due to the coronavirus so we are implementing new strategies and programs.
     How can you help? 
Monetary donations will be used to provide free virtual Seizure Recognition and First Aid training to school personnel, first responders and business teams. Donate here with donation code COVID19.

-Providing support to families with young children when needed most.
     How can you help?
-Monetary donations will provide supplies to keep families and providers safe and pay for office supplies to help with remote work.  Donate here using code COVID19. 
-In-kind donations of pull-ups, baby wipes, formula and activities to keep children engaged and busy (coloring books, crayons, board games, outside toys like balls, jump ropes, sidewalk chalk, kites, etc.), cleaning supplies, sanitizers, masks, gloves, office supplies, postage stamps, and paper.  Call 402-290-8508 or email to schedule donation at 3501 Harry Langdon Blvd, Ste. 150, Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Feline Friendz in Nebraska:
-Events canceled and adoptions decreased.
-Available cats viewable online
     How can you help?
-Donate here using code COVID19

Film Streams:
- Over 20 events canceled, including sold-out screenings and workshops. 
-Revenue disrupted with the closure of theater.
-Home Movies virtual releases and streaming is offered. 
     How can you help?
-Donate here to support staff and operations costs during this time.

First Responders Foundation:
-Postponed largest fundraising event until fall
-First responders are in need of personal protection equipment: masks, protective eye-ware, gowns, Clorox wipes, etc.
     How can you help? 
Monetary donations will be used to purchase personal protection equipment. Donate here with donation code COVID19.

The First Tee:
-Postponed afterschool golf programs and other outreach activities
     How can you help?
-Volunteers will be needed in summer.
-Donate here to support free golf programs for students in need.

FITGirl, Inc:
-Canceled classes equate to 90% of funding
-Kids still need to stay active for positive mental health
-FITGirl, Inc is exploring options to support childcare needs
     How can you help? 
-Monetary donations will be used to keep FITGirl, Inc operational. Donate here with donation code COVID19.
-Donations of the following items are accepted at FITGirl, Inc: Purell, soap, paper towels and snacks for day fitness classes

Florence Home:
-Residents are not able to have visitors or go on outings
     How can you help? 
Monetary donations will be used to help Florence home provide care to residents and activities to alleviate boredom. Donate here with donation code COVID19.
-Donations of the following items are accepted at Florence Home between 7:30 am - 7:30 pm: <300 piece puzzles, games, crossword puzzle books, coloring books and crayons/colored pencils, jars, ribbon, crafting supplies, DVDs, large print books, decks of cards and card games, postage stamps, postcards, individually wrapped snacks and hand lotion

Food Bank for the Heartland:
-School closure forces families to find new food resources.
-Service industry workers with cut wages also need food.
-The Food Bank has purchased $200,000 worth of additional food to distribute to our pantry and drive-up distributions.
-Mobile pantry distributions are now a drive-up model where volunteers are bringing a 28-pound community pack directly to the client's vehicle.
     How can you help?
-$20 donation can provide enough food for 60 meals
-Donate here to support increased community food needs.

Fremont Area Habitat for Humanity:
-Store is closed and events postponed.
-Volunteer activities suspended.
     How can you help?
$20 will help defray staff and operational costs.  Donate here using code COVID19.

Fresh Hope for Mental Health:
-Annual fundraiser postponed and funding in question.
     How can you help?
-Monetary donations support operational costs and help to provide mental health support during this time of need. Donate here using COVID19 donation code. 
-Offering online support groups. Register at

Friends of KIOS:
-Will continue to broadcast the news and developments around the world on Omaha's only NPR station
-Spring Pledge Drive is postponed, resulting in a disruption of budgeted income
     How can you help? 
It takes $160 per hour to run the public radio station that functions as a public service without advertisements. Over 70% of support needs to come from the general public. Donate here with donation code COVID19.
-Volunteer to help with the KIOS Pledge Drive, whenever it occurs.

Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa - Council Bluffs Leadership Center:
-Suspension of cookie sales in-person, door to door or at cookie booths. Sales now virtual.  Cookie sales fund programs and services including summer camp and scholarships for low-income Girl Scouts. 
     How can you help?
-Volunteer here to be a troop leader in the fall of 2021.
-The public can support by purchasing remaining cookies from a local Girl Scout or donating to the Cookie Relief Fund supplying cookies to food banks, healthcare workers and first responders. 
-Donate here to help replace lost funds from lost cookie sales.

Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska:
-artVenture went virtual
-Canceled programs will result in loss of revenue
     How can you help? 
Monetary donations will help Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska offer statewide programs and services. Donate here with donation code COVID19.

Goodwill Industries, Inc.:
-All Goodwill stores and donation centers are temporarily closed. Federal funding of programs may diminish.
-All events canceled or postponed, including career fairs, donation drives, and corporate events.
     How can you help?
-Monetary donations will supplement loss in sales and donations. Donate here using code COVID19.
-Please hold items for donation until donation centers reopen, at which time you may drop them off or schedule a donation pickup.

Grief's Journey:
--Physical headquarters has closed and staff are working remotely but continuing to support clients and maintaining current schedules.
-Programs now through the internet, phone, and by mail 
-Accepting/encouraging new registrations as we're concerned about the mental health/emotional toll of social distancing. 
-Updates will be announced via email and social media.
     How can you help? 
Monetary donations to Grief's Journey will support the purchase of program materials. Donate here with donation code COVID19.

Habitat for Humanity of Omaha:
-All ReStore operations including online sales and donation pickups have stopped.
- We've had 497 volunteer cancellations for builds through April. This will significantly impact the construction schedule.
- Current Homeownership Program application cycle is closed.
- Major fundraising event postponed
      How can you help?
-Donate here using code COVID19 and secure safe and healthy housing for all, especially during times of crisis.
Donations of work gloves, hard hats, and shatterproof safety glasses are always needed.  Shop here

HETRA (Heartland Equine Therapy Riding Academy):
-Suspended all programming and staff working remotely
-Postponed events
-A herd of 25 horses still needs food and care.
     How can you help?
-$20 would buy 4 bales of hay. Donate here using code COVID19. 
-Donate bags of shavings for stalls (prefer mini flakes), Purina Active Senior Grain, Enrich Grain, Omolene 100, and Impact Professional Senior; fly spray, disinfectant, and paper products. Items can be delivered to 10130 S. 222nd St., Gretna, NE 68028, Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. or 12:00 p.m.Please find facility staff prior to unloading. can call 402-359-8830 to arrange for delivery or pickup.

Heartland Family Service:
-The Peer Center is closed but the InSHAPE and Intensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation programs continue. The Therapeutic School, One Oak and Generations Center are suspended and exploring service options.
-No volunteers or in-kind donations at this time.
     How can you help?
-Donate here to support programs and services in Council Bluffs and Omaha.
-Culturally appropriate, non-perishable food items needed for refugees in the Omaha area. See full list here.  Donations can be dropped off at HFS' Generations Community Center, 4318 Fort Street in Omaha, Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Heartland Hope Mission:
-Most volunteers have canceled their shifts while the need for food has increased.
-Events canceled.
-Shifted to a drive-thru prepacked food/hygiene items temporarily.
-The clothing center is closed.
-No clothing donations but will still receive nonperishable food and hygiene items.
     How can you help?
-Volunteers are needed more than ever. Volunteers will make pre-packed food boxes and will not have any direct contact with clients. Volunteers will maintain 6 feet of social distancing and be provided with gloves and hand sanitizer.
-$20 provides 60 meals for 1 person in need. Donate here using code COVID19.
-Donations needed: toilet paper, shampoo, body wash, soap, toothpaste, diapers for babies (sizes 4, 5 and 6), canned meat, canned soup, cereal. Please drop off at 2021 U Street in Omaha, Tuesdays 6:30 pm-7:30 pm, Thursdays 1:30 pm-4 pm, and Saturdays 9:30 am-12 pm. 

Heart Ministry Center:
-Programs suspended, events postponed for businesses and volunteers, and staff at a minimum.
     How can you help?
-Support us with"Heart Bags" - reusable bags filled with toiletry items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper, feminine products, soap, shampoo, body wash etc. delivered to 2221 Wirt St. Omaha, NE 68110 - C/O Dom Rahn.
-Donate here using code COVID19.

Holy Name Housing:
-Low-income tenants are losing their jobs or having to take leave to care for children and are unable to pay rent and utilities.
-Services to tenants continue with staff working remotely 
-Increased costs with remote work and foundations limiting funding;
-Construction slowing down due to the availability of products; 
     How can you help?
-Donate here using code COVID19. Monetary donations support low-income families impacted by school/business closures and help cover the costs of remote work.

Hope Center for Kids:
-Program staff supporting youth n need via phone or with food drop-offs.
-Two events canceled or postponed, diminishing future revenue.
-Volunteer shifts canceled.
-All Hope Skate events are canceled.
     How can you help?
-The Hope is serving as a Mobile Backpack Program site weekly, on Mondays from 1-3pm: 2200 N 20th St.
-Please shop for us here using Amazon since drop off sites are closed.
-Donate here using code COVID19.

Inclusive Communities:
-Canceled programming and postponed fundraiser.
-Marginalized and multi-marginalized identities are most adversely affected by COVID-19 so we'll be addressing these inequities more than ever. 
     How can you help? 
- Donate here to support IC staff and help offset losses from canceled programming and events.

ICAN (Institute for Career Advancement Needs):
-National conference rescheduled, and other spring program sessions rescheduled.
     How can you help?
Register here for the rescheduled conference on August 19.
-Volunteer at the conference.
-Donate here to the ICAN Scholarship Fund.

Immigrant Legal Center:
-Services to clients continue as long as the federal government remains open, with staff working remotely with in-person meetings as required.
-Increased costs with remote work and fewer church donations.
-Attorney training canceled or put on hold.
     How can you help?
-Donate here with code COVID19 to support programs for free legal help.

InCOMMON Community Development:
-Offices closed and all classes (GED, citizenship,etc.) are remote.
      How can you help?
-Donations of gift cards for low-income residents. Please email to:, or mail to:  inCOMMON, PO Box 3451, Omaha, NE  68103
-Donate here with code COVID19.

Intercultural Senior Center:
-Suspended daily activities and programs
- Food pantry pick-up and delivery available. Call 402-444-6529 or visit here for the latest information.
     How can you help? 
Monetary donations will be used for pantry items and to staff the pantry. Donate here with donation code COVID19.

Joslyn Castle:
-Suspension of public tours, bus tours, programs, and events resulting in substantial loss of program income.
      How can you help?
-Donate here using code COVID19 to support the ongoing costs of a historic site.

Keep Omaha Beautiful:
Events, projects, and programs canceled
     How can you help?
-Take part in Nature in the Neighborhood initiative. which provides online resources for parents/caretakers on nature-based educational activities with children. Get out of the house, practicing social distancing, and enjoy nature.
-Donate here with code COVID19 and support future events and programming
-Volunteer here and spend time outside beautifying your neighborhood.  Support future Community Cleanups and other events as they develop.

Kids Can Community Center:
-Closed programs at 5 locations for approximately 750 students daily, canceled activities like tax assistance and robotics championship
-The majority of Kids Can’s budget is supported by childcare subsidies and parent payments. Closure and fundraising luncheon cancellation mean zero revenue 
     How can you help?
Monetary donations will be used to serve low-income families directed impacted by school or business closures. Donate here with donation code COVID19.

Latino Center of the Midlands:
-Classes and center closed and moved online.
-Organizing a #StayAtHome campaign in English and Spanish to disseminate health information
-Adult classes, Student Advocates and Healthy Kids Club going on via phone and virtually. 
     How can you help?
-Donations support this critical hub of information and opportunity for Omaha’s Latino community. Donate here using code COVID19.

Learning for ALL:
-Canceled classes and events. 
     How can you help?
Monetary donations will be used to provide e-learning opportunities for our students. Donate here with donation code COVID19.
-Donations of the following items are accepted at 8610 West Dodge Road, Omaha: Notebooks, pens, pencils, post-its and reams of copy paper

Legal Aid of Nebraska:
-All walk-in clinics and events canceled. Working remotely.
     How can you help?
Donate here to support programs that provide free legal service to Nebraskans.

Lift Up Sarpy County:
-Assisting with the delivery of food to families in need
     How can you help?
Monetary donations support food, clothing and debt relief for families in need. Donate here with donation code COVID19.

Little Giants Foundation:
-Canceled events, experiencing a decrease in donations
-SIOD children are immune suppressed and high risk
     How can you help?
Monetary donations help buffer the loss of potential funding. Donate here with donation code COVID19.

Lutheran Family Services:
-Locations temporarily closed to the public. Therapists or providers are virtually available by calling 1-833-903-2376 or emailing
     How can you help?
Several virtual volunteer opportunities available while staying socially distant.  Apply here to volunteer.

Make-A-Wish Nebraska:
-Postponed all wish travel until further notice, as well as canceling wish kid participation in activities and events involving large gatherings.
-More than 20 Nebraska wishes could be delayed but we're committed to rescheduling every postponed wish.
     How can you help?
-Donate here using code COVID19 to help fund postponed wishes as well as all future wishes

March of Dimes:
-Major fundraising event has gone virtual.
     How can you help?
Attend the virtual March for Babies. Sign up here.
-Preemie diapers and formula needed. Pick up or drop off can be arranged by contacting Kristin at
-Donate here to support a Mom and Baby COVID-19 Intervention and Support Fund. 

Martin-Graves Bellevue American Legion Post 339 :
-Post supports 90 eldering veterans living at the Victory Apartments in Omaha by providing food and nutrition.
     How can you help?
-Shop here to send food to be distributed to the elderly veterans living at a monthly pantry.

Memories for Kids:
-Events postponed and canceled. The Guild Luncheon event will be virtual. Register here.
-Travel memories postponed, but we are creating staycation memories, as well as special keepsakes.
-Activities for families living with cancer put on hold.
     How can you help?
Donate here
to help make memories for children of parents with cancer.
-Attend the rescheduled events. Check back here.

Men of Bethany:

-Mentoring services for fathers, husbands and young men in troubled families continues online, straining abilities and funding. 
     How can you help?
-Donate here to support transportation, office needs, and scholarships for men looking to be educated in the trade skill professions.

Methodist Hospital Foundation: 
-Supporting Methodist caregivers on the front-lines of COVID-19 
-No volunteering at this time.
     How can you help?
-Donations help meet the financial needs of employees, students and patients impacted by COVID-19.
-Donate here with code COVID19.

MICAH House:
-Remaining open for women and families.
-Upcoming fundraiser will be held virtually
-On-site volunteering is suspended
     How can you help?
Monetary donations provide safety and shelter to some of the most vulnerable in our community. Donate here with donation code COVID19.
-Donations of the following items are accepted at MICAH House: Canned fruit, cleaning supplies, paper products, soap and hand sanitizer
-Virtually attend the event - stay tuned for information.

Midlands Humane Society:
-Appointment only adoptions, animal surrenders and the intake of stray animals.
-Staff remains in the building caring for animals and answering phone calls and emails
-School groups postponed
     How can you help?
-$20 will buy 2- 52lb bags of cat litter, a few bags of kitten chow, dog training treats or a few doses of heartworm preventative.
-Donate dog and cat food, treats, paper towels, Kleenex, cat litter, office paper, sheet protectors, Lysol, bleach, hand sanitizer, and toys at their building, 1020 Railroad Avenue, Council Bluffs.
-Shop our Amazon wish list here.

Muscular Dystrophy Association
-Postponed major event creating a large gap in their annual budget 
-MDA nationally closed all physical offices 
     How can you help?
Monetary donations to MDA help to offset funding lost from canceled events. Donate here with donation code COVID19.
-MDA also accepts used durable medical equipment such as wheelchairs, scooters, etc. Please contact Laura Nielsen directly at 402-390-2914 to arrange for pick up or delivery.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Nebraska:
-Support groups and classes canceled
-Two fundraisers postponed with major loss in donations
     How can you help?
-Donate here with donation code COVID19.

Nebraska Humane Society:
-Major event postponed
-Revenue-generating services impacted with canceled appointments 
-Canceled and postponed educational presentations and tours, along with staffing concerns.
     How can you help?
-Emergency foster homes needed. Apply here
 -Donate here using code COVID19.

Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition: 
-Suspended youth and elders programs
     How can you help?
Monetary donations to NUIHC help support the elderly. Donate here with donation code COVID19.
-Donations of the following items are accepted at 2240 Landon Court to June Bear-Noonan: Canned goods, mostly tuna and chicken, dry pasta, coffee. Gift cards to Bakers or Hy-Vee for milk, bread and eggs. 

New Cassel Foundation:
-Events canceled and services adapted at the largest assisted living facility in  NE with 185 residents and 75-day patients, plus Alzheimer's, dementia and special needs clients.
-No volunteers at this time.
     How can you help?
-Donations of toiletries, snacks, underwear, pens, notebooks, candy and stuffed animals help all clients. Drop off anytime at 900 N. 90th Street, Omaha.  Donate here using code COVID19.

New Visions Homeless Services: 
-Reduced staffing to a minimum, incurring overtime expenses and temporarily halted in-person volunteering
-Temporarily closed the thrift store
-Over a dozen restaurants and grocery stores are not able to continue donating food
-Exploring ways to provide drive-up community meals
     How can you help?
Monetary donations will help New Visions continue to provide services to those experiencing homelessness. Donate here with donation code COVID19. $20 provides extra cleaning supplies to help disinfect our mats after their nightly use.  $20 buys 5 new pillows, so shelter guests are not sharing pillows.
-Donations of the following items are accepted at 1435 N. 15th Street, Council Bluffs, or 425 N. 18th Street, Omaha, between 9 am - 7 pm daily: Peanut butter and jelly, snack size chips, fruit cups, bread, bottled water, non-perishable food, towels, pillows, pillowcases, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, paper towels, dispensable utensils, coffee and OTC medicine.

No More Empty Pots
-NMEP is seeing an increased need for meals, pantry boxes, and produce boxes.
-The Food Hub is closed to the public, virtual programming is now happening.
     How can you help?
-Volunteer here to help them prepare and package meals and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) distribution
-Donate to feed our community

NorthStar Foundation:
-After-school program for over 600 North Omaha boys in grades 3-12 disrupted
-Spring event postponed 
-Disconnection with mentorship and tutoring
-Food and job insecurity among NorthStar families
     How can you help?
-Donate using Venmo: Search for NorthStar Foundation and/or nstar360. If prompted for the last 4 digits of the account, please use 3100.
-Volunteer support is needed to assist with meal distribution, at 1-3 PM at NorthStar (4242 N 49th Ave); volunteers will help distribute food to families in a low-contact manner. Please email Andrea Siegel at or call her at 402-212-1133.
-In partnership with the Food Bank for the Heartland, NorthStar will be distributing a week's worth of meals for youth ages 1-18 every Friday, including fresh produce and milk. Each bag contains 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches for a total of 10 meals. No identification or sign-in will be required. Distribution begins on Fridays at 1 pm at NorthStar (4242 N 49th Ave).

Ollie Webb Center:
-Services and programs for individuals with developmental disabilities are limited or canceled.
-Major annual fundraising event has been canceled.
-Funds and donations needed for future programming.
-Highly dependent on charitable giving.
     How can you help?
-Donate here to support ongoing work with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families
-Support programs and services by purchasing an annual membership to The Arc of Omaha here. 

Omaha Children's Museum:
-The building is closed to the public, and all events, field trips, outreaches, and daily programs have been canceled. 
-The largest annual fundraiser is canceled and is moving online
-No volunteers at this time
     How can you help?
-Purchasing or renewing memberships is a great way to support during closure
-Monetary donations support general operations, utilities, staff wages and costs of keeping a facility going during the closure.
-Donate here using code COVID19

Omaha Community Playhouse:
-Annual event canceled, along with performances of four major productions, greatly diminishing revenue.
-Building closed and all volunteer work suspended.
     How can you help?
-Ticket holders may consider turning their ticket purchase into a tax-deductible donation rather than receive a refund.
-Donate here using code COVID19 to help pay staff, honor artist contracts, and keep up facilities.

OHB (Omaha Home for Boys):
-Most staff working remotely, but programs and services continue for youth and families hurt by the crisis.
     How can you help?
-Donations support housing assistance, meals, gas cards and other funds for vulnerable youth.  Donate here to support needs during COVID19.

Omaha Public Library Foundation:
-All neighborhood locations closed. Programs for youth and adults canceled
-Demand for digital materials (ebooks, online databases, etc.) is extremely high.
     How can you help?
To help meet the needs of the community, a new funding initiative has begun: Collections for Our Community: A COVID-19 Response.  Donate here to raise critical dollars for digital and remote services during this time.

Omaha Public Schools Foundation:
-Gala is canceled.
-Childcare services suspended while OPS is closed, leading to a decrease in revenue.
-Low-income students need food, wifi, rent or utilities assistance, books, and technology.
     How can you help?
-Monetary donations to the Food Bank help provide meals to OPS students
-Donate here to help provide other needs to students and families affected by long-term school closure.

Omaha Rapid Response:
-Over a dozen volunteer teams have canceled coming to the area to help the flood victims. 
-Donations to buy materials and equipment have diminished, delaying flood victims getting back into their homes. 
     How can you help?
-Volunteers are still needed and precautions are in place.
-Donate here using code COVID19.
-$20 purchases building materials: a sheet of plywood or two sheets of drywall to help flood victims

One World Community Health Centers:
-Events postponed or canceled
-Screening patients over the phone and doing car-side triage and clinic visits. Pharmacy is open and has car-side service and free delivery for patients 65 and older.
     How can you help?
-Attend rescheduled events.  Find information here.
-Shop our Amazon wish list here:
-Please donate these in-kind items: face shields, masks, N95 masks, disposable gowns, digital thermometers, hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, flu tests, and new baby items can be dropped off at: 
OneWorld Community Health Centers, Inc.
4910 S. 30th St, 2nd floor
Omaha, NE 68107
(402) 502-8917
-Donate here to help provide medical care to all regardless of income.

Open Door Mission
-For now, Open Door Mission will not be allowing outside events, classes, individuals or groups to volunteer until further notice. Professional volunteers will continue to serve in the Free Health and Healing Clinic.
-Fundraisers are canceled and donations are down, even as Open Door Mission is serving more people and providing more meals and hot showers
     How can you help? 
Monetary donations help Open Door Mission support expanded cleaning requirements and provide a safe, sanitized care facility for all. Donate here with donation code COVID19.
-Donations of the following items are accepted at Open Door Mission: Lysol/Clorox wipes, hand sanitizer, kleenex and food items
-See full list of needs here and shop here through our Amazon list.

Outlook Nebraska:
-Virtually sharing resources available to people with vision impairment, remotely continuing individual technology training 
-All group programming and audio description has been canceled, Vision Resource Fair canceled, not accepting visitors to the building
-Making phone calls to isolated clients to connect with resources
     How can you help? 
Monetary donations to Outlook Nebraska provide technology training and activities. Donate here with donation code COVID19.

Paralyzed Veterans of America - Great Plains Chapter:
-Annual softball event canceled.  Donations to golf tournament down.
     How can you help?
-Items or gift baskets needed for silent auction and raffles for a golf tournament.  Email Amanda at to coordinate delivery.
-Donate here to help improve the quality of life for paralyzed veterans and others living with disabilities.

Partnership 4 Kids:
-Connecting students’ families with community resources and distributing program materials for student work at home.
-Program coordinators and students meeting via FaceTime and phone calls
-Future events being evaluated.
     How can you help?
-Volunteers can sign up now for training in August. Apply here to be a mentor.
-Monetary donations ensure students' academic needs are met.  Donate here using code COVID19.
-Gift cards (Wal-Mart, Hy-Vee, Walgreens, etc.) for families may be mailed to 1004 Farnam Street, Suite 200, Omaha, NE 60102.

Project Harmony:
--Home isn't necessarily a safe place for all children. Risk factors for child abuse and neglect such as parental stress, economic instability and housing insecurity increase in situations like this. Please consider how you can #BeSomeone in a child's life right now.
-Canceled a signature event: Speaking of Children
     How can you help? 
Monetary donations to Project Harmony Child Advocacy Center allow child abuse services to continue. Donate here with donation code COVID19.
-See our wish list for items needed.

-No visitors, vendors, volunteers on campus which is socially difficult for our residents.
-Canceled all non-medically necessary visits off-campus
-Residents have compromised health systems and are considered "high risk"
     How can you help?
-Donate surgical masks, procedure masks, or construction masks (N95 style), and hand sanitizer. Please call Jen Karolski to arrange for pick-up at 402-573-3738.
-Donate here using code COVID19 to support this vulnerable population.
-If you know a QLI resident, please consider calling them, sending a card, or some other non-contact way of letting them know you are thinking of them.

Radio Talking Book Service:
-In-person volunteering suspended but volunteers reading remotely.
-Programming will continue utilizing remote volunteers to provide local, current print media content to keep listeners informed and engaged
     How can you help?
-Donations will be used to continue broadcasting the most local, current news and information critical at this time. Donate here using code COVID19.

Rejuvenating Women:
-Loss of in-person volunteering, supporting those impacted by human trafficking
-Loss of funding due to the cancellation of events and donations down.
     How can you help? 
Monetary donations to Rejuvenating Women provide toiletries, feminine products, perishable food, and other supplies. Donate here with donation code COVID19.
-Donations of the following items are accepted at Rejuvenating Women: Hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, laundry soap, liquid hand soap, toilet paper, food and feminine products

-School programs addressing mental health and bullying now canceled affecting over 4,000 area students
-Concern for the staff of actor-educators paid on a per-show basis and now without those wages
     How can you help?
-Donate here to help fund the purchase of gift cards to support our actor-educators. $20 helps cover their gas or grocery costs.

Restoring Dignity:
-Programs to support refugees suspended.
-Assistance through phone and drop-offs.
     How can you help?
-Volunteers will be needed after the crisis.  More information here.
-Monetary donations supply household items for refugee homes. Donate here using code COVID19.

-In-prison volunteer events canceled. Office closed and working remotely.
-Working to keep programming inside prison while respecting social distancing,
     How can you help? 
-Help returning citizens navigate reentry during a pandemic and gain access to documents, employment, etc. by donating here. 
-Volunteers needed to review resumes, personal statements, and cover letters and to become virtual mentors for our returning participants. Sign up here.
-Volunteer by writing encouraging cards to send to incarcerated individuals. Please mail to 3555 Farnam Suite 209 Street Omaha NE 68131

Roberta & Bob Rogers Gallery (RBR Gallery):
-Canceled events and workshops, decreased sales of art and attendance at openings hurt the bottom line.
     How can you help?
Be a virtual volunteer Graphic Designer.
-Purchase memberships online here.
-Donate here to help fund new printmaking supplies. Or purchase fine art prints here.

Ronald McDonald House Charities:
-All volunteer groups canceled, yet dinners still needed for resident families.
-All collaborative programs suspended.
     How can you help?
-Need meals catered in, ingredients for a meal donated for the staff to prepare, and gift cards to grocery stores.
-Donations of any kind can be delivered to the Ronald McDonald House at 620 S 38th Ave., Omaha.
-Donate here using code COVID19 to keep families cared for at the House.

Salvation Army:
-Multiple important events are canceled, leading to a heightened need for our material services.
     How can you help?
-Please bring donations of nonperishable food items to support the Burrows Center Pantry at 6101 NW Radial Highway in Omaha  - anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri.
-Donate here to support crucial area efforts. 

Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue:
-Canceled events but pick-up and delivery of food continue with precautions in place.
-Saving Grace continues to do everything possible to feed hungry bellies not landfills even during these challenging times. We are dedicated to maintaining core operations while staying fluid in ways to partner to get food to those in need.
     How can you help? 
-Monetary donations allow Saving Grace to connect food donated from food vendors to those in need through our nonprofit partners. Donate here with donation code COVID19.
-Drivers need protective supplies to pick up and deliver perishable food.  Shop here to ship directly. 

Scatter Joy Acres:
-All visits, educational programs, and petting zoos canceled.
-A decrease in guest visits to ranch.
-No volunteers needed.
     How can you help?
 -$20 buys two bales of hay for goats.  Donate here to support the care and feeding of ranch animals.

The Set Me Free Project:
-Canceled fundraiser and services, loss of funding/income
-Exploring options to provide virtual services
     How can you help? 
-Monetary donations allow The Set Me Free Project to remain operational. Donate here with donation code COVID19.
-Work from home supplies (computers, equipment) are needed

Share a Fare, Inc:
-Clients are elderly, chronically ill and medically vulnerable individuals
-A shortage of ride-share services financially strains our providing transportation for clients to medical appointments
-Share a Fare is exploring ways to limit needs for transportation, in addition to subsidizing expenses
     How can you help? 
-Monetary donations subsidize transportation for medical treatment and to grocery stores for program participants. Donate here with donation code COVID19.

Siena Francis House:
-Increased demand for services as other nonprofit organizations decrease services
-Services and staff levels must continue during the crisis
-Clients can't seek outside therapy staff strained.
-Several events canceled 
-A dramatic decrease in volunteers   
     How can you help?
-Donate here to support critical services for the homeless.
-Shop here for critically needed items on Amazon.
- Donations of the following greatly appreciated: Vegetables and Fruit (any form), Ground Beef (fresh or frozen), Deli Meat and Cheese, Pasta/Noodles/Rice, Salad/Cabbage, Dressings,  Bread, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Cold Cereal, Breakfast Bars, Bottled Water, Hand Sanitizer, Disinfectant Wipes, Soap, Tissues, OTC medicine, Shampoo, Men’s & Women’s Underwear, Flip Flops/Shower Shoes

These items can be delivered to the loading dock of Siena Francis House's main shelter at 1117 North 17th Street - only accessible from 16th Street and open from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Mondays through Saturdays.

Sing Omaha:
-Hundreds of kids unable to attend rehearsals and lessons, losing a sense of engagement
-Upcoming concerts and events (performing at the Harlem Globetrotters and with Symphony) may be canceled
    How can you help?
Be a virtual volunteer Grant Researcher.
-Donate here to support continued choral experiences for your singers.

Smart Gen Society:
-Postponed annual fundraiser, canceled training and workshops that support 60% of funding
-CEO will go without pay until funding is secured
-Staff is working to move educational programming and training to be virtual
     How can you help? 
-Monetary donations would help off-set the cost of SGS curriculum as they work to bring online resources to students, families, and educators. Donate here with donation code COVID19.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul - Omaha:
-Pantry is still open. Those in need will receive prepackaged boxes of grocery items
     How can you help? 
Monetary donations allow pantries to meet the increasing need for food for families whose budgets are already stretched. Donate here.
-Donations of non-perishable food items are accepted at 2101 Leavenworth Street, Omaha, Monday-Friday from 9 am - 5 pm: 
-Volunteers are still needed Mon. and Wed. mornings for sack lunch preparation

Spark Positivity:
-School programs suspended and staff put on hold.
     How can you help?
-Monetary donations support afterschool programs for students in need. Donate here using code COVID19.

Stephen Center:
-Postponed events and taking precautions provide a safe environment for clients
-Service continues with increased meals being purchased and served rather than donated.
-Increased health care resource use & facility cleaning measures multiple times daily.
-Volunteer hours are on a decline.
     How can you help? 
Monetary donations will provide meals to clients. Donate here.
-Donations of the following items are also accepted: OTC cold and flu medications, towels, washcloths, twin-sized bed linens, paper products, hand sanitizer, Lysol sprays and sanitizing wipes, new men's and women's undergarments/boxers size 5, 6 & 7, as well as sweat pants of all sizes (gently used ok).  Please bring to Pettigrew Emergency Shelter. at the back loading dock of our main building at 2723 Q. Street 68107, 

Susan G. Komen Great Plains:
-Events canceled or postponed. 
-Staff available via phone or email.
     How can you help?
-Monetary donations provide short-term help for uninsured/underinsured breast cancer patients. Give here with code COVID19. 

The 712 Initiative:
-Many events canceled or postponed with an estimated loss of $10K. Additional monthly losses of $7K possible with one downtown business closure.
     How can you help?
-Donations support operations and prevention of foreclosure. Donate here using code COVID19.
-In need of tradesman, demo crews, single-family home materials or new appliance donations for Housing Revitalization Program. Call 712-396-2464 to coordinate pickup.
-Volunteers for housing rehab program, small demo crews, scrapping, painting, landscaping crews of 10 or fewer. Flexible with schedules. Information and sign up at

The Union for Contemporary Art:
-Closed to the public through March 30 
-Events canceled
-Staff working remotely and developing virtual programming
-No volunteers at this time
     How can you help?
-Monetary donations help pay Teaching Artists and other independent contractors during this break. Donate here.

-Food distribution at the loading dock.
-Postponing annual Come Together event, losing donations
-Loss of in-kind donations and volunteers 
-Staff working overtime, clients facing job losses and feeding out of school children
     How can you help?  
-Attending a rescheduled event
-Monetary donations will fill pantry shelves and support families during and after the crisis. Donate here with donation code COVID19.
-Donations of the following items also accepted: hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes - contact Stephanie Strode (office is closed to the public)

Tri-Faith Initiative:
-Annual event canceled as well as all in-person programming.  
-Programming is online via video conferencing and live-streaming and staff working remotely.
-Volunteer activity on hold.
     How can you help?
-Attend an online program. Several weekly online events with interfaith dialogues, open conversations and spotlights on community members and organizations.
-Donate here using code Covid19 to continue to fight bigotry and hatred.

Valley Days Foundation:
-Valley area residents still affected by 2019 floods now need cleaning supplies and food.
     How can you help?
-Shop here through their Amazon wish list.
-Donate here to provide food to area residents.

Victory Riding Academy:
-All classes, events and workdays canceled.
     How can you help?
Volunteers are limited and must follow CDC guidelines. Learn more here. 
-Monetary donations help keep horses fed and bills paid so we can serve military, police, fire, first responders and emergency room personnel. Donate here. 

Wear Yellow Nebraska:
-Canceled events, potentially impacting up to 75% of annual funding
-Funding is needed to continue providing free transportation to and from treatment for Nebraska cancer survivors
     How can you help? 
Monetary donations will provide transportation to and from treatment for Nebraska cancer survivors. Donate here with donation code COVID19. 

Whispering Roots:
-All school aquaculture and culinary engagements canceled statewide
-No volunteers at this time.
     How can you help?
-Donate here to help replant gardens in the schools and communities of north and south Omaha 
-Support our small farm lab by purchasing gift cards to Home Depot, Lowe's, or grocery stores and mailing to 4104 S. 90th St. Omaha NE 68127.

WhyArts, Inc:
-45+ workshops canceled, resulting in lost income needed to support rent, salaries and health insurance
     How can you help? 
WhyArts is committed to our teaching artists receiving at least 75% of their lost wages as the COVID-19 health crisis continues. Monetary donations will be used to help out artists survive their loss of income. Donate here to support our Artists Fund helping our teachers during this difficult time.
-Donations of the following items are also accepted: Art and jewelry making supplies, and a kiln.

Wildlife Rescue Team:
-Canceled events and loss of revenue.
     How can you help?
-Donations provide food for rescued wildlife, kennels, and blankets. Donate here using code COVID19. 

Wings of Hope Cancer Support Center:
-Support groups, face-to-face counseling, and wig fittings canceled. Counseling via phone until further notice. 
-Spa Day for patients canceled.
-Available with curbside pickup, special cancer care bags created by staff for patients undergoing treatment, including hats, blankets, HOPE jars, and other supportive items. 
     How can you help?
-Monetary donations support the Hope Financial Program which helps patients' costs for transportation, medications, and medical equipment. Paperwork done via phone and vouchers provided as needed. Donate here using COVID19 code.

Women's Center for Advancement:
-Groups and classes have moved to Zoom. Doors open for walk-in clients only.
-Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities canceled.
-Not accepting clothing donations or household items. Volunteers shifts suspended.
     How can you help? 
-$20 provides a day of meals for clients and their children. Donate here with donation code COVID19
-The hotline is still available 24/7:  402-345-7273
-Used/new cell phones can be delivered to 3801 Farnam, Omaha. There is a bin in the vestibule.

Youth Emergency Services:
-Admin office closed but staff accessible by phone and email. 
-The YES Street Outreach Center open 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
-Youth may get boxed meals and access to the pantry. 
-Youth in crisis can contact the Safe Place hotline at 402-578-7233 for immediate assistance.
-YES is no longer scheduling meal delivery at the Street Outreach Center until further notice. All other volunteer activities have been postponed.
     How can you help?
-Monetary donations are needed more than ever to meet. Donate here using code COVID19. 
-$20 provides daily meals; a box of diapers; fuel; assistance with bills; cleaning supplies; formula for an infant in the Maternity Home; or 125 to-go food containers 
-Cereal and other non-perishable food items for pantry bags, cleaning supplies, hand sanitizer, and toilet paper can be dropped off at the Street Outreach Center, 2602 Harney Street, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Omaha Community Foundation's COVID-19 Response Fund provides flexible resources to organizations in the metro area working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak.
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The Southwest Iowa COVID-19 Response unmet needs fund, spearheaded by Iowa West Foundation and Pottawattamie County Community Foundation, will support the many local efforts of nonprofit partners to address challenges brought forth by COVID-19.
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