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First National Bank awards community development grants

Posted at 9:11 AM, May 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 10:11:14-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — First National Bank of Omaha has awarded a total of $840,00 in community grants to 46 organizations across Nebraska, Iowa, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, South Dakota, and Texas, Alec Gorynski, Vice President of Community Development and Corporate Philanthropy announced.

"At First National Bank of Omaha, we believe that access to stable and affordable housing in a safe and vibrant neighborhood is the foundation of a family's well-being," Gorynski said.

The grants support programs focused on increasing access to affordable housing, revitalizing neighborhoods and building strong local economies.

In just Nebraska and Western Iowa, First National Bank awarded $553,000 in community development grants to 25 organizations. These include:
- $40,000 to Habitat for Humanity to support housing construction and neighborhood revitalization in the Adams Park neighborhood.
- $35,000 to Project Houseworks to provide home repairs to help seniors stay in their homes.
- $30,000 to Holy Name Housing Corporation to support affordable housing construction.
- $20,000 to Omaha Municipal Land Bank in support of funding, maintaining, selling vacant, abandoned, tax-delinquent lots in Omaha.
- $15,000 to Habitat to Humanity Council Bluffs in support of Council Bluffs housing construction.
- $10,000 to North Platte Area Habitat for Humanity in support of housing construction in North Platte.