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Omaha Public Schools Foundation

Aug 15, 2018 12:42PM ● By Sponsored Content

Mission Statement

Omaha Public Schools Foundation enriches students’ lives by funding learning experiences that inspire hope, open doors, and help students to achieve their dreams. 

Wish List

Funding for OPS Capital Campaigns:
  • Bryan High Urban Ag Career Academy 
  • Benson High Career Academies 
  • South High addition for visual and performing arts 
  • Burke High stadium renovations and facilities upgrade 
  • District Career Center 
Funding for Programs:
  • Early childhood education programs
  • Kids Club 
  • Classroom field trips
  • Student transportation
Grants and Scholarships:
  • Teacher classroom grants
  • Educator scholarships
  • Individual scholarships 
  • Honors and memorials 
  • Student MAT Bus Tickets 
  • Assistance for student lunches

Upcoming Events

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Omaha Public Schools Foundation is dedicated to serving the students, families, and teachers of the Omaha Public Schools District. By raising funds from individual donors, corporate sponsors, and foundations as well as through parent-paid programs, OPSF is able to invest resources back into the district that encourage the development and success of all students. The funds they administer have no associated fees so every dollar goes directly to the teachers and students served.

Brag Lines

OPSF Kids Club is in 42 schools and serves approximately 5000 OPS elementary students, K-6, per year. OPSF funded $192,000 in teacher classroom and community grants this past year. OPSF awarded over $400,000 in scholarships to OPS high school seniors. They provide parent-paid early childhood classrooms in select OPS elementary schools throughout the district. OPSF offers a unique fundraising platform for principals and teachers within the district called “Invest in Success,” connecting educators with interested donors to fund classroom projects.

Pay it Forward

Through secure online donation forms, donors can contribute to memorials, scholarships, classroom grants, and teacher requests. Donations can be made directly by contacting Executive Director Toba Cohen-Dunning. Follow OPSF through their social media channels on Facebook and Twitter to learn about opportunities to give, and sign up for their newsletter at the OPSF website on the “Contact Us” page.

Omaha Public Schools Foundation

3861 Farnam St.  Omaha, NE 68131 531-299-9600

The Big Give was published in the September/October 2018 edition of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.