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Area schools and nonprofits getting big boost with grants

Posted at 11:30 AM, Jan 16, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. — The Pacific Life Foundation announced today it will provide $575,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations and K-12 schools in the greater Omaha, Nebraska area during 2020. To date, Pacific Life and the Pacific Life Foundation has donated more than $4.6 million to the Omaha community.

The Pacific Life Foundation’s initial 2020 grants were presented to 32 nonprofit agencies on January 15 at the inaugural Grants Reception Lunch held at Pacific Life’s Omaha office.

Grants totaling $282,500 have been awarded to nonprofit organizations in the areas of arts and culture; civic, community and economic development; education; and health and human services. The 2020 Nebraska recipients include:

  • American Red Cross of Omaha/Council Bluffs Metro
  • Autism Action Partnership
  • Boys Town
  • CASA for Douglas County
  • Child Saving Institute
  • Community Alliance
  • Food Bank for the Heartland
  • Heart Ministry Center
  • Heartland Hope Mission
  • Holy Name Housing Corporation
  • Iowa Jobs for America's Graduates
  • Joslyn Art Museum
  • Kids Can Community Center
  • Latino Center of the Midlands
  • Mercy Housing Midwest
  • MICAH House
  • NorthStar Foundation
  • Omaha Conservatory of Music
  • Omaha Performing Arts
  • Omaha Symphony
  • OneWorld Community Health Centers
  • Open Door Mission
  • Project Harmony
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities in Omaha
  • Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue
  • Special Olympics Nebraska
  • Together
  • United Way of the Midlands
  • University of Nebraska Foundation/Code Crush
  • Volunteers Assisting Seniors
  • Whispering Roots
  • Women's Center for Advancement
  • The Pacific Life Foundation 3Ts of Education program will award a total of $48,500 in grants to local K-12 schools where concentrations of children and grandchildren of Pacific Life employees attend. The educational grants are designed in one of the following areas: teacher training, textbooks or technology. The 17 Omaha-area schools include:
  • Ackerman Elementary School
  • Anderson Middle School
  • Arbor Park Intermediate School
  • Beadle Middle School
  • Bellevue West High School
  • Blair High School
  • Christ the King Catholic School
  • Elkhorn Ridge Middle School
  • Elkhorn South High School
  • Elkhorn Valley View Middle School
  • Fairview Elementary
  • George Norris Elementary School
  • Hickory Hill Elementary
  • Mickle Middle School
  • Northwest High School
  • Saint Albert Catholic Elementary School
  • Skutt Catholic High School

As part of Pacific Life’s annual United Way Campaign, the Pacific Life Foundation matches every dollar donated by employees. Planned giving in 2020 to the United Way of the Midlands is expected to be more than $25,000. The Pacific Life Foundation will also match employee gifts to local-area nonprofits, provide service opportunities for employees to give back to the Omaha community, and provide a team leadership grant in support of Pacific Life’s volunteer program, the Good Guys.