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 2019, in partnership six area nonprofits (Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands, The Intercultural Senior Center, Urban League of Nebraska, 100 Black Men of Omaha, The Micah House, and Heartland Family Services’ Ready in 5 Program) we were able to listen to more than 1,700 residents through individual and small group conversations in addition to our online Voices of the Landscape platform.

Download the 2020 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 2020 Listening Campaign.

  • Pride
  • Schools
  • Mental Health
  • Safe Neighborhoods
  • Affordable Housing
  • Segregation
  • Representation in Leadership
  • Transportation
  • Support
  • Youth and Childcare