What we’ve learned by listening to you.

To be able to invest in our community, we must first understand the community. The Omaha Community Foundation believes this understanding can be found through listening—to the invaluable stories, perspectives and experiences of Omaha Council Bluffs metro community members.

In 2017, in partnership with six area nonprofits (Heart Ministry Center, Creighton Hope Financial Collaborative, Family Inc., InCommon, Heartland Workers Center, and Completely Kids) we were able to listen to more than 1,600 residents through one-on-one interviews and our online property, Voices of the Landscape.

Download the Spring 2018 Listening Report.

Through listening we have come to understand that no matter the background, gender, race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status of a respective community member, there’s a shared desire for access and opportunity to thrive in this community.

Below, are the 10 most commonly heard words during our 2017 listening campaign.