A trusted expert in our community, the Women’s Fund of Omaha identifies the most critical issues affecting women and girls in order to raise awareness and drive change. Whether it’s launching a new group for young professional women, promoting opportunities for board service or providing research to legislators as they consider a bill, the Women’s Fund is paving the way for every woman and girl to have the opportunity to reach her full potential.
Appointed Boards and Commissions
Women hold 32% of the positions on appointed boards in Douglas County, according to a recent Women’s Fund study. These 2013 numbers include judicial positions, as well as Douglas County, Omaha, Bennington, Boystown, Ralston, Valley and Waterloo boards.
Legislative Issues Affecting Women
The Women’s Fund of Omaha monitors legislation in the organization’s priority areas of domestic violence, economic self-sufficiency, women’s leadership and sexual literacy. Much of our legislative monitoring is done in collaboration with collations or other organizations with an interest in these same focus areas. As part of our advocacy efforts, we periodically provide relevant research to legislators for educational purposes.
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Domestic & Sexual Violence
The Women’s Fund of Omaha collaborates with a number of agencies to continuously assess and enhance how our community responds to domestic and sexual violence. Through building relationships and gathering and analyzing local data, we bring research and best practices based solutions to some of the largest issues in our community. Learn More
The Women’s Fund of Omaha is committed to the on long-term outcome of achieving a reduction in sex trafficking through decreasing demand, increasing services and supports, and preventing new and continued exploitation. Learn More
WOMEN’S FUND CIRCLES
“I’m delighted to be a part of the Circles group; in a few short months it has already been very stimulating for me and I know there is tremendous potential for us to make a positive impact.” – Circles member Angela Cooper
Women’s Fund Circles is designed to introduce young female leaders to the Women’s Fund’s work. Launched in December 2011, it also offers opportunities for members to network, interact with established professional women and learn about philanthropy. Learn More
ADOLESCENT HEALTH PROJECT
The Women’s Fund of Omaha is excited to partner with The Sherwood Foundation to address the issue of adolescent health through a grant-funded project that is responsible for holding providers accountable to evidence-informed practices and results-based outcomes to reduce the rates of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and unintended teen pregnancy in Douglas County. Learn More