Who We Are

The Women’s Fund of Omaha

We work on the most critical challenges facing women and girls by identifying issues through research, funding solutions by investing grant money in local nonprofits, and leading dynamic change by advocating for effective policy solutions.

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

Research, Grant Making and Advocacy

Since 1990, the Women’s Fund has provided more than $15 million in grants to programs working on addressing the most crucial issues facing local women and girls as identified by our research.

We are the only foundation that provides grants exclusively to programs for women and girls, and we are the leading organization researching issues concerning them.

Our research looks at issues impacting women and girls, including:

  • Economic conditions
  • Access to sexual education and health services
  • Sex Trafficking in Nebraska
  • Domestic Violence
  • Status of Women’s Leadership

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

  • American National Bank
  • Clark Creative Group
  • Lozier Corporation
  • Methodist Health System
  • Mutual of Omaha
  • planitomaha, inc.
  • TD Ameritrade
  • Union Pacific
  • Weitz Investment Management
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Borsheims Fine Jewelry & Gifts
  • Cox Communications
  • First Data
  • Memory of Linda Lazzaro Ricketts
  • Streck
  • Valmont Industries
  • America First Investment Advisors
  • Conagra Brands
  • Creighton University Heider College of Business
  • Duryea Strategic Marketing LLC
  • Medical Solutions
  • Men Against Domestic Violence Action Coalition
  • NEI Global Relocation
  • Omaha Public Schools Foundation
  • Omaha Steaks
  • SAC Federal Credit Union
  • Tifany Somer-Shley
  • TJK Compliance Consulting, LLC
  • University of Nebraska Omaha
  • Wells Fargo

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Women’s Fund of Omaha does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, gender identity, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, or economic status, in any of its programs, activities, and employment. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, and partners.

The Women’s Fund of Omaha is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.