Karnett Trust

About the Ellen C. Karnett Trust

The Karnett Trust Grant Program is administered by United Way of the Midlands. Karnett Trust Funds are available to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in Douglas, Sarpy and Pottawattamie counties with programs that are focused on the care, education and training of children with intellectual disabilities in the Omaha metropolitan area. Ellen C. Karnett left the trust funds to United Way to administer her wishes to benefit children in our community with intellectual disabilities. The funds are distributed in honor of Ellen’s son, Richard. 


*At this time United Way of the Midlands is not accepting grant applications for the Karnett Trust.

The following programs are current recipients of grants from the Trust:

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Check back soon for updates on application timeline.