Our Members

  • The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the United States Constitution and laws of Nebraska guarantee everyone in the Cornhusker state.

  • A founding member, Black Men United is a grassroots organization working with black men of various ages to make sustainable change in the Metropolitan Omaha area. They do this through trainings, programming and events held consistently within their target community. Programs like Real Men Read and Million Father March engage black adult caregivers in the education of their youth. BMU brings community members together around food and conversation at The Hungry Club. In May they welcome the mothers who have lost their children to violence to be united. This provides support for their families as well as raises awareness about the impact of violence. Started in 2003, Black Men United has consistently worked to better the community by bettering it’s black men.

  • A founding member, Bold Nebraska is a member of the larger group Bold Alliance who work to land and water. Bold Nebraska is an active participant in much community mobility. Everything from fighting against harmful pipeline projects to engaging our state representatives, Bold Nebraska is interested in working alongside “farmers, ranchers, Tribal Nations and citizens” to make necessary change in Nebraska! They are “in the streets, corn fields and in the State Capitol standing up for property rights and standing with citizens as [they] work to protect the land, water and climate.” Nebraska ranks number 4 in total agricultural production and that is why we as a state need “small but mighty” agencies like Bold Alliance.

  • A founding member, the Center for Rural Affairs describes themselves as, “unapologetically rural.” They “stand up for the small family farmer and rancher, new business owner, and rural communities.” CFRA supports small businesses by offering loan opportunities for up to 20,000 or 50,000 dollars. They also offer in person and online trainings regarding topics such as e-commerce and m-commerce. They offer information around rural healthcare in English and Spanish (as a great percentage of rural Nebraskans are migrant workers) as well as support policies regarding the expansion of Medicaid. They do not just work at a legislative level, they all work with community members to empower new rural leaders and to oppose school consolidation that can negatively affect educational achievement.

  • Centro Hispano provides a number of immigration services in order to engage the community in civil activities and bridge the gap between different cultures, encourage community involvement and higher education among youth, and provide guidance along the path to citizenship by providing affordable immigration services at low cost and referrals to community member in the greater Columbus, Nebraska area.

    El Centro Hispano provee una cantidad de servicios de inmigración para atraer a la comunidad en actividades cívicas y crear puentes entre diferentes culturas, promover envolvimiento comunitario y educación superior entre los jóvenes, y guiar el camino hacia la ciudadanía, proporcionando servicios de inmigración a bajo costo y referencias a los miembros de la comunidad de Columbus, Nebraska, y sus alrededores.

  • Coalition for Lifesaving Cures, a founding member works to “educate and support stem cell research in Nebraska.” Their website includes an extensive Facts and Myths page regarding stem cell research, therapies and cloning that not only dispels rumors but replaces them with quality and easy to understand information. Additionally, the website includes information about diseases that can be positively influenced by stem cell research. Coalition for Lifesaving Cures also sees the great worth and possibilities within our own communities. They support these folks through, “support for stem cell research through financial donations for statewide elementary school science meets, scholarship awards for collegiate scientists and in 2015, launching a scientific achievement award to scientists or clinicians who demonstrate promise in research.”

  • Common Cause Nebraska is the Nebraska chapter and of a national entity and one of our founding members. They are a “nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all;and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process” With offices in 30/50 states their website makes it easy to figure out what is happening locally and nationally. They provide an opportunity to dig deeper into issues facing Nebraskans such as “Money in Politics” and “Access for Government”. Under their Take Action drop down menu you can find your elected officials by entering your physical address. It includes both federal and state legislators. If you move forward to can see the bills sponsored by your state representatives, committees they sit on and, any major political contributions. Common Cause makes necessary information more easily accessible and clear.

  • Community Action of Nebraska’s mission is to alleviate poverty by enhancing program development, providing technical assistance, and advocating public policy to support all Community Action Agencies in Nebraska. The Community Action promise is: Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

    Nebraska is home to nine Community Action Agencies, each with a unique set of services and programs designed to meet the local needs of the communities they serve.

  • Compassion In Action connects the dots of society to assist in the recovery of all concerned and supports all efforts to bring families together. This is to break social cycles that foster negative mindsets and violent behavior leading to criminal acts and incarceration. It takes an entire community to break the cycle and Compassion In Action is providing those opportunities for involvement.

  • With two offices in Nebraska (Lincoln and Scottsbluff) the Disability Rights Nebraska was created to assist individuals with disabilities and their families in protecting and advocating for their rights. From its beginning, Disability Rights Nebraska has promoted the principles of equality, self-determination, and dignity of persons with disabilities. They do this by investigating “incidents of abuse and neglect and may provide legal representation to protect the legal and human rights of people with disabilities.” Their website links a downloadable fact sheet in English and Spanish that includes information about policy and advocacy work in Nebraska. Additionally there are helpful infographics found under their What We Do tab. The Civic Engagement Table is especially pleased to see the information about voter rights as they apply to people with disabilities.

  • Fly Over Media is a cultural education non-profit which produces, supports and publishes interactive, multimedia journalism pieces about rural and underrepresented communities.

  • The mission of GLSEN (pronounced “glisten”) Omaha is to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression. GLSEN strives to protect students from bullying and harassment, to advance comprehensive safe schools laws and policies, to empower principals to make their schools safer, and to build the skills of educators to teach respect for all people.

  • Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

  • The Health Center Association of Nebraska has 7 members in Omaha, Gering, Columbus, Grand Island, Norfolk and Lincoln as well as an associate member in Council Bluffs, Iowa. These Federally Qualified Health Centers are “local, non-profit community owned health care providers serving low income Nebraskans and medically underserved communities.” HCAN works to enhance and expand access to quality, community-responsive health care. HCAN members offer healthcare on a sliding scale to the uninsured of Nebraska they provide “the same high quality, affordable healthcare to anyone regardless of who they are or how much they can pay.” Their website provides resources for both health centers and Nebraskans seeking affordable and quality care. Also importantly they offer links to job possibilities and information on how to get health insurance.

  • Heartland Workers Center’s goal is to improve the quality of life of Latino/a immigrant workers by promoting leadership development, workers’ rights, and civic engagement through legal information sharing, training, and organizing.

    El objetivo de Heartland Workers Center, ó el Centro de Trabajadores del Heartland, es mejorar la calidad de vida para trabajadores inmigrantes Latino/as por promover el desarrollo de liderazgo, derechos del trabajador, y participación cívica en forma de compartir información legal, entrenamiento, y organización.

  • The Holland Children’s Institute is dedicated to reducing the number of Nebraska families living in poverty and to making Nebraska the best place in the country to raise children by identifying the most effective practices in education, health care and economic development.

  • Inclusive Communities is a human relations organization confronting prejudice, bigotry and discrimination through educational programs that raise awareness, foster leadership and encourage advocacy for a just and inclusive society.

  • inCOMMON Community Development aims to unite and strengthen vulnerable neighborhoods. They have worked to achieve this mission by creating a variety of programs aimed at strengthening relationships between people in the community, as well as helping individuals escape poverty and be heard.

  • Institute for Public Leadership (IPL) provides leadership development, skills training, research and organizing support to people from diverse faith traditions, racial and ethnic origins, and socio-economic backgrounds from across the Omaha metropolitan area so they can be effective agents of positive change in their communities.

  • Justice For Our Neighbors-Nebraska (JFON-NE), a metro Omaha-based nonprofit, is a chapter of National Justice For Our Neighbors, a network of 14 state chapters offering more than 35 legal clinics for immigration services. All JFON projects across the country are staffed by local full-time, paid attorneys.

    Justice for Our Neighbors-Nebraska, ó Justicia para Nuestros Vecinos-Nebraska, (JFON-NE), una organización sin fines de lucro basado en Omaha, es una división de National Justice for Our Neighbors, una red de 14 divisiones estatales quienes ofrecen más de 35 clínicas legales para servicios de inmigración. Todas las divisiones de JFON a través del país emplean abogados locales que trabajan a tiempo completo pagado.

  • Throughout its 45-year history, Latino Center of the Midlands evolved to become one of the most respected Hispanic organizations in Metro Omaha. It will continue to play a key role as Hispanics become the country’s largest and fastest-growing ethnic minority. Initially called the Chicano Awareness Center, the organization works to change lives at the local level by promoting employability, ensuring student access, cultural transition, and family well-being assistance.

  • Live Well Omaha leads a coalition of organizations that are committed to prioritizing and improving conditions that impact the health of our community, working together to positively impact health outcomes for all individuals and families. Live Well Omaha: Douglas County Putting Prevention to Work has a singular vision to make Omaha a healthier city to live, work, play, and raise children.

  • The Malcolm X Memorial Foundation, in concert with local, national, and international supporters of El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X), endeavors to perpetuate his uncompromising leadership and contributions towards social justice.

  • NCEF is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to increase public education and engagement in conservation issues. NCEF is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt, charitable organization under the rules of the Internal Revenue Service.

  • NAP leads the community to overcome HIV/AIDs and its stigma through education, supportive services and advocacy. NAP is a statewide AIDS support organization that provides HIV prevention education and case management services to all of Nebraska, 11 counties in southwest Iowa and 2 counties in eastern Wyoming.

  • Nebraska Appleseed is a nonprofit organization that fights for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. We take a systemic approach to complex issues – such as child welfare, immigration policy, affordable healthcare and poverty – and we take our work wherever we believe we can do the most good, whether that’s at the courthouse, in the statehouse or in the community.

  • Nebraskans for Civic Reform (NCR) is a group of dedicated and politically diverse young Nebraskan professionals who are committed to making our civic institutions more inclusive among youth and historically disadvantaged and disengaged populations. NCR achieves this by engaging our youth in our community and building leadership skills.

  • NeighborWorks Lincoln is a non-profit organization dedicated to community revitalization through an active partnership of resident leaders, private businesses and public officials. We open doors for people to achieve their dreams of homeownership and for others who desire a safe and attractive neighborhood.

  • The Nonprofit Association of the Midlands works to enhance public recognition of the importance and role of the nonprofit sector to the people of Nebraska. They also provide access to high quality assistance and information on effective nonprofit management and practices, as well as advocating on issues that affect the capacity of all nonprofits to address their communities’ needs.

  • The League of Women Voters of Omaha, a non-partisan organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. They aim to increase voter participation, educate citizens on the voting process, and see those around us actively taking part in government.

  • Moving the community forward: Outlinc is a nonprofit organization that engages in and fosters the well-being and advancement of the LGBTQ community through excellence in service, recreation, education, and celebration.

  • Supported by volunteers, partially funded by generous donations and staffed by dedicated and professional employees, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland continues its tradition of providing accessible, affordable reproductive healthcare and education and advocacy for reproductive rights.

  • South of Downtown Community Development Organization preserves the rich history and diversity of existing neighborhoods by developing cross sector collaborations and creating opportunities for community members to improve their quality of life. South of Downtown Community Development Organization enhances vibrant neighborhoods that provide equitable opportunities for all to thrive through the values of Inclusivity, Accessibility, Community-based work, Integrity, Resident-centered work, and Innovation.

  • Together works to prevent and end homelessness through collaboration. They provide emergency resources and case management services to individuals, families, and veterans living in or near homelessness to rebuild housing stability. Together envisions a community of prosperity where everyone experiences safe, affordable housing, food security, health and wellness.

  • The Union for Contemporary Art is committed to strengthening the creative culture of the greater Omaha area by providing direct support to local artists and increasing the visibility of contemporary art forms in our community. In every endeavor, they strive to unite artists and the community to inspire positive social change in North Omaha. The organization was founded on the belief that the arts can be a vehicle for social justice and greater civic engagement; the Union for Contemporary Art strives to utilize the arts as a bridge to connect our diverse community in innovative and meaningful ways.

  • Unity in Action was initiated by community leaders and volunteers who perceived a need for support and guidance in our Latino community. Unity in Action seeks to empower Latinos by promoting workers' rights, civic engagement and justice through education, training, and advocacy. Their vision is to use education and information to ensure that every person and family achieves their maximum potential

  • Voices for Children in Nebraska is the independent voice building pathways to opportunity for all children and families through research, policy and community engagement. It is a statewide child advocacy organization that gathers information about how Nebraska children are faring, and distribute that information to places where it can make a difference on the state, national, city, and county level.

  • The Women’s Fund of Omaha examines issues and conducts research to provide informed support for initiatives that improve the lives of metropolitan area women and girls. They work to improve the lives of Omaha-area women by identifying critical issues including economic conditions, domestic violence, and women in leadership positions. The goal is for women to receive full partnership in Omaha communities.

  • The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Greater Omaha promotes interests, and builds opportunities for social and professional development for emerging leaders in Greater Omaha.

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