Boys Town Awarded Grant from the Omaha Community Foundation Friday, Jun 9, 2017 Page Image Page ContentBoys Town is able to carry out its mission of Saving Children, Healing Families® through the support of the community and generous donors who believe in our mission and the impact we have on the children and families we serve. Boys Town recently received an investment from the Spring Fund for Omaha, a grant from the Omaha Community Foundation reserved for large non-profits, totaling $25,000 that will be dedicated to uplifting the clients of the South Omaha Initiative. The Fund for Omaha is a grant from the Omaha Community Foundation, a foundation that facilitates charitable giving, simplifies the philanthropic process and gives donors more financial flexibility. The Omaha Community Foundation aims to connect people who care about the community with people and nonprofits who are doing their part to make Omaha the best it can be. This grant was awarded based on organizational strength, understanding of needs for the Omaha population, strength of strategy and management of resources in order to optimize performance of the organization. "This is very important for Boys Town because it gives community validation for the Boys Town strategic plan to focus on prevention of children and families entering the juvenile justice and child welfare systems," said Melissa Steffes, Boys Town Community Engagement Development Officer. This investment will be used to strengthen more South Omaha families and keep more children safe through the Boys Town South Omaha Initiative, which aims to provide support in a high needs Omaha community. "We are thrilled to have the Omaha Community Foundation's investment in the Boys Town South Omaha Initiative where we are committed to the timeless values of our founder, Father Edward Flanagan, who believed that all children deserve safety, stability and a family's love," said Steffes. Going forward, the Spring Fund for Omaha will have a profound impact and benefit for the South Omaha community, and for that we are grateful to the Omaha Community Foundation.