Giving Circles: More Impact to Go Around

Recently a New York Times article featured the giving circle model in an article titled “Giving Circles: More Impact to go Around” and we couldn’t help but swell with a little pride about the Omaha Venture Group model getting some national accolades. Omaha Venture Group is a way for emerging leaders to learn about grassroots […]

2013 OVG Grantee Purple Wagon Introduces Teens to New Worlds

Elevating start-up nonprofits is a core mission of the Omaha Venture Group.  Just like we are learning to research local needs and organizations, we like to support the newer organizations that are learning about the funding process as well.  So it is always a big reward when one of our grantees draws in the local […]

Now accepting OVG members for 2014

The Omaha Venture Group is gearing up for another round of giving in 2014.  If you are interested in learning about local nonprofits, the granting process, and becoming an engaged donor, we’d love to have you join us. OVG also offers plenty of social events to get to know the other members and past grant […]

Banister’s Leadership Academy

Banister’s Leadership Academy’s mission is to teach youth leadership, life, and social skills so youth will have the ability to plan, organize, and execute a successful future. With a focus on youth ages 5-18 in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area, Bannister’s works to ensure the youth are provided with resources, services, and education to help […]

Great Plains Black History Museum

The Great Plains Black History Museum chronicles the history of African Americans in Nebraska and in the Great Plains States. The Museum serves several communities – North Omaha, City of Omaha, State of Nebraska, Great Plains Region and Nationally.  Great Plains Black History Museum will use the grant to support its Archival Preservation efforts. The […]

Hear Nebraska

Hear Nebraska is a nonprofit cultural organization that cultivates the state’s vibrant, fertile music and arts community. By providing resources and a voice for bands, artists and members of Nebraska’s creative class — as well as the businesses that support them — Hear Nebraska strives to make the state a globally recognized cultural destination. The […]

Heart Heroes, Inc.

Heart Heroes is an Omaha-based organization devoted to helping children with congenital heart defects (CHD) and their families cope with the adversity associated with CHD. Currently, Heart Heroes provides customized “super-hero” capes to children with CHD to help empower these brave children as they face numerous complex medical procedures. Heart Heroes will use the OVG […]