Thank you for being a part of this community story sharing project.


Who asked the questions?

In 2019, the Omaha Community Foundation (OCF) created seven questions to guide conversation on how to make our community better for all. From there, fellow community members, OCF board, staff, and grant committee members selected a question that resonated the most with them to share with their networks. These individuals have shown passion for strengthening our city and region in their professional and personal roles.

How can I ask the community a question?

If you’d like to pose a question to the community on this forum, please submit your question idea here. Please note questions will not immediately appear on the site, as all submitted questions will go through an approval process with our team and be shared on the Voices website or on OCF’s social media platforms to garner feedback from the community during the next Listening Campaign.

User Information

Why do you ask for personal information like name and photo?

As part of this story sharing project, we believe providing a name with each story fosters a mutual trust and transparency among participants. Other fields—such as Twitter profile, photo, and location—are optional and meant to enhance your insight provided.

What will you do with the information I share on this website?

The stories shared on this website are now part of a database of qualitative data—in other words, information that can’t be measured in a traditional sense. Each story and responses to yes/o questions has been scanned by the Director of Research and Evaluation at the Omaha Community Foundation to identify common themes and patterns. With this information, we pinpoint what’s most important to participating members of our community. We’ve shared these reports publicly on www.TheLandscapeOmaha.org.

How will you use my email address?

We ask that you provide an email address when you share your story, which we will use to send periodic updates about The Landscape Omaha project—such as project data, themes, and reports—along with occasional updates about other Omaha Community Foundation programs. We will never share your email address or send more than one email per week, and you can unsubscribe at any time.


Who is behind this project?

The Landscape and Voices of The Landscape are organized by the Omaha Community Foundation. This project is spurred by our belief that a community benefits from getting to know itself better through sharing and listening.

What is The Landscape?

The Landscape is a data-driven reflection of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area. By examining community data from public sources, we have put together a collection of research that reflects what our friends, family, and neighbors are experiencing. The project aims to reveal where we’ve grown and where we can do better, and bring to light opportunities for improving our quality of life.

Voices of The Landscape is a platform for feedback and stories representing the lived experiences of residents. Together, these two sources of information will offer a more complete picture of our community to consider the strategies necessary to address challenges.