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Boys Town Receives $15,000 Grant from First National Bank of Omaha

​​​​​​​​​​​Boys Town Among 51 Organizations to be Awarded Community Development Grant

November 30, 2016

Boys Town has ​been awarded a $15,000 grant from First National Bank of Omaha, which also operates as First National Bank Fremont and First National Bank North Platte. The grant will be used to fund the Ways to Work Program that operates out of the North Omaha Boys Town office.

"We are so grateful for this grant from First National Bank of Omaha," said Virginia Ayers, Boys Town Ways to Work Program Coordinator. "A reliable automobile makes a huge difference in the lives of these families."

In total, First National Bank of Omaha has awarded more than $1.1 million in community development grants to 51 organizations in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas. The grants, which support Affordable Housing, Educated Workforce and Economic Development programs, mark the bank's final disbursement of grant funding for the year. First National Bank awarded a total of $1,840,000 in community development grants in 2016 to organizations across its seven-state service area. 

The Boys Town Ways to Work program provides small, short-term, low-interest loans to low-income families on a yearly basis as well as financial education, one-on-one credit and financial coaching and case management throughout the life of the loan. The loans will finance the purchase of an automobile to be used primarily for transportation to work, school, and childcare facilities and will enable individuals with challenging credit histories to remain in or move forward in their jobs and become banked by traditional financial institutions.

To view First National Bank's 2015 "First in the Community Impact Report" and learn more about the full extent of its community contributions, please visit: https://www.firstnational.com/site/about-us/in-the-community/index.fhtml

About Boys Town

For 100 years, Boys Town has been a beacon of hope for America's children and families through its life-changing youth care and health care programs. In 2015, almost 500,000 children and families across the United States were impacted by Boys Town programs. This includes those who received services from Boys Town's residential programs as well as those served by the many varied programs that comprise the Boys Town Integrated Continuum of Child and Family Services, including In-Home Family Services, health care services provided by Boys Town National Research Hospital and the Boys Town National Hotline. You can find more information about Boys Town online at www.Boystown.org.

About First National Bank of Omaha

First National Bank of Omaha is a subsidiary ​of First National of Nebraska. First National of Nebraska is the largest privately owned ​banking company in the United States.  First National of Nebraska and its affiliates have ​​​​more tha​n ​$21 ​billion in assets and 5,000 employee associates. Primary banking offices are located in Nebraska, Colorado, Illinois, ​Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota and Texas.

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