Our Vision

When we look at our community, we don't just see "what is." We see what could be. We see opportunity. And potential. And resolve.

We invest ourselves in this community, because this is more than where we live. This is who we are. Every day, we are energized by the call to marshal the resources of our community.

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As our media partner, WOWT's support through local newscasts, featured Stories of Change segments, social media assistance, and Public Service Announcements are essential to our success.

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Karnett Trust Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

The Karnett Trust Grant Program is available to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in Douglas, Sarpy and Pottawattamie counties with programs that are focused on the care, education and training of children with intellectual/developmental disabilities in the Omaha metropolitan area.

New eligible grantees are selected annually and enter into a grant-funded partnership for three years.  First year funding requests should not exceed $85,000.  Second year funding requests should not exceed $55,000.  Third year funding requests should not exceed $25,000.  Agency applications should request program support for three years and demonstrate a plan of sustainability for the program during years two and three of funding and after the grant relationship has ended.

2014-2015 Donor Funding Announced

In its final program investment under the existing funding model, United Way of the Midlands (UWM) has granted funding to 122 health and human service programs that serve those in need across the Omaha-Council Bluffs-Bellevue metropolitan area.

The UWM Board of Directors has approved $12,169,276 in funding for a network of helping programs. The funding originates with the contributions of more than 75,000 individuals and more than 800 companies, schools and government offices in last fall’s fundraising drive.

Community Assessment Results Now Available

The results of our Community Assessment are now available, in summary and full-report form.  Click above to read what we learned from thousands of participants in the Omaha metro area.

Featured Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in lending a few hours to a meaningful volunteer opportunity?  We have five great opportunities at local nonprofits just waiting for you to sign up!  Click above to read more.