ENCAP Receives Funds to Help Further Its Mission, Assesses Community Needs

Eastern Nebraska Community Action Partnership (ENCAP) (www.encapnebraska.org) has been awarded $87,000 in support of its mission from the following partners: William and Ruth Scott Family Foundation, Weitz Family Foundation, Omaha Community Foundation, and Farm Credit Services of America. “We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with local funders to provide quality programs to those working toward economic stability,” said Aaron Bowen, executive director.

ENCAP recently completed a comprehensive community needs assessment. “We must take an in-depth look at data from a variety of areas to understand the challenges people with low-incomes face in Douglas and Sarpy Counties. We also talked to stakeholders from the community to gain their input on how ENCAP can best address those needs,” said Bowen.

In early March, the staff and Board of Directors will develop a comprehensive strategic plan in response to its assessment of needs and resources in the area.

“We look forward to sharing the results of the strategic planning process with our community partners,” said Bowen. “There are many opportunities ahead for ENCAP, and this financial support strengthens our capacity to build a bright future for the organization. We aim to make a lasting impact on our clients and our community.”

Eastern Nebraska Community Action Partnership is a non-profit Community Action Agency that has been providing social and human services to people facing poverty since 1965. For more information, call (402) 453-5656, find ENCAP online at www.encapnebraska.org, or follow the Facebook page (@encap.omaha).