Frequently Asked Questions
Many of our childhood memories happened in parks. To some extent, we’re probably aware that the parks in the neighborhood where you grew up had an impact on who you are today. It turns out parks are a crucial part of any community. They have a significant impact on the development of children and the happiness of everyone in the neighborhood.
When you donate to Omaha Parks Foundation, you invest in our most treasured public asset—our parks. Parks benefit everyone in the community, including the economy and animal habitats. The need for neighborhood parks has never been more important as they provide places to recreate and recharge, help fight climate change, and so much more. Your tax-deductible gift matters and will make an impact for generations to come
Individuals, corporations, foundations, neighborhoods, and YOU!
Contributions are currently being accepted directly by check, or online. To make a contribution via check please mail to: Omaha Parks Foundation, PO BOX 31369, Omaha, NE 68131.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with donation questions.
If you’re interested in a project or initiative to improve an Omaha park/recreation space, we’d love to talk to you! You can suggest a project or fundraising effort for anywhere on the City of Omaha public property.
Click here to submit a Project Fund Application. All proposals must be approved by the city before the Omaha Parks Foundation can establish a restricted fund.
Yes! We are happy to work with Neighborhood Associations. You can initiate a project for your neighborhood here.
The Omaha Parks Foundation Mini-Grant Program provides a method for rewarding the dedication and community involvement in the development and care of our parks system through citizen, neighborhood, and group suggestions and action.
The intent of the program is to provide small amounts of seed money for small-scale community park improvements developed by individuals or groups within the Omaha community. Proposals may include projects suggested by park users, identified through interaction with City of Omaha employees, individual experiences or those developed exclusively by the individual applicant.
For more information about our mini-grant program, click here.
Omaha Parks Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 registered in the State of Nebraska and operates independently as a fundraising arm and partner to the City of Omaha’s Parks, Recreation, and Public Property department.
We serve as facilitators between donors and the city, managing the projects and the funds in cooperation with the city. The Omaha Parks Foundation is responsive to donors and retains great flexibility to pursue unique projects that although valuable to communities and park-goers, are not presently within the City’s priorities and/or budget resources.
Yes. You can designate your gift to be “in honor” or “in memory” of someone. We kindly ask you to provide the individual’s or their family’s contact information so they can be notified, if you choose, of your gift. Learn more about our memorial bench and tree program here.
Yes. All contributions will flow through the Omaha Parks Foundation, Inc. a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization set up specifically to mobilize public support and financial resources for public parks, trails, and recreational opportunities.
All donations are tax deductible in full accordance with the law. Our Tax I.D. is 27-3185565.
Absolutely. Anyone can make an undesignated gift which will go to the project with the current greatest need.
If you are having technical difficulties, please call the Omaha Parks Foundation at 402-778-0075.