“Every time a woman has the opportunity to become a leader, to earn enough money to support her family or to escape a violent relationship, our community becomes a little stronger and more vibrant. And we come a little closer to realizing our vision of a community where every woman and girl has the opportunity to reach her full potential.”

–Michelle Zych, Executive Director

The Women’s Fund of Omaha is dedicated to improving the lives of Omaha-area women and girls.

As a trusted expert in the community, we identify critical issues, fund innovative solutions and influence dynamic change. Since our beginning in 1990, the Women’s Fund has supported local agencies with nearly $11 million in grants for programs that address the most pressing issues as identified by our research, and we have established our own programs to meet unaddressed needs.

Relevant research examines issues such as economic conditions, challenges facing girls, domestic violence and the status of women’s leadership in Omaha. The unbiased findings are then presented to the community, along with resources necessary to facilitate positive change.

We are the only foundation that provides grants exclusively to programs for Omaha’s women and girls, and we are the leading organization researching issues concerning Omaha women and girls in order to raise awareness and drive change.

Our Mission

The Women’s Fund of Omaha examines issues and conducts research to provide informed support for initiatives that improve the lives of metropolitan area women and girls.

Our Vision

A community where every woman and girl has the opportunity to reach her full potential.

Our Sponsors

Women’s Fund Partners

  • Borsheims Fine Jewelry & Gifts
  • Lozier Corporation
  • Methodist Health System
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • NEI Global Relocation
  • SAC Federal Credit Union
  • Union Pacific
  • Weitz Investment Management

Women’s Fund Sponsors

  • Bank of the West
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • C&A Industries
  • Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
  • Cox Communications
  • Streck
  • Valmont Industries

Luncheon Sponsors

  • America First Investment Advisors
  • American National Bank
  • Clark Creative Group
  • Creighton University Heider College of Business
  • First National Bank
  • Kiewit Corporation
  • Securities America
  • Wells Fargo

Schedule a presentation

Need a speaker for your organization or business group? The Women’s Fund is available to make presentations on our research or talk about how our work impacts Omaha’s women and girls. For more information or to schedule a presentation, call 402.827.9280 or send us an email.

To request a training on our sex trafficking research and advocacy efforts, please submit this form to Trafficking Project Manager Meghan Malik.

Read our Annual Report

Find out how the Women’s Fund has been making a difference for women and girls in our community for 25 years.

Annual report 2013 (PDF)
Annual report 2012 (PDF)
Annual report 2014 (PDF)
Annual Report 2015 (PDF)
Annual Report 2016