Midlands Community Foundation (MCF, midlandscommunity.org) has awarded grants totaling $134,334 to 29 nonprofit organizations serving Sarpy and Cass counties.

The organizations receiving $5,000 or under include Avoca Town Hall and Community Improvement, Inc.; Banister’s Leadership Academy; Bellevue Together, Inc.; Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands; Cass County CASA; College Possible; Completely Kids; Elmwood Public Library; Father Flanagan’s Home/ Boys Town; Fontenelle Forest; Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska; Greater Omaha Attendance & Learning Services Center; Habitat for Humanity of Sarpy County; Happy Paws; Harbor House/Hospice House; Junior Achievement of the Midlands, Inc.; Kids Can Community Center; The Lofte Association; Omaha Symphony Association; Plattsmouth EMS; RESPECT 2; Southeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership, Inc.; Student Activities Values Education, Inc.; Titan Band Booster Association; Heritage House Museum/Weeping Water Historical Society; YMCA of Greater Omaha/Sarpy Community YMCA.

Organizations receiving over $5,000 are Food Bank for the Heartland, OneWorld Community Health Centers Inc., and Nebraska Vietnam Veterans Memorial Foundation.

“MCF’s grants program is possible because of the generous financial support of those who donate to the community foundation each year. We are pleased to be able to contribute to the missions of these nonprofit organizations, making a significant impact on the lives of those living in the communities we serve. We look forward to seeing our grant dollars in action,” said Diane Knicky, executive director.

This is the first of two grant distributions for Midlands Community Foundation’s fiscal year. The next grant deadline will be February 1, 2023, with funds distributed in April.

The mission of Midlands Community Foundation is to be a catalyst for lasting impact in Sarpy and Cass counties and to give opportunities to organizations and individuals so that they can pursue their charitable goals. Learn more at midlandscommunity.org.