Originally published: August 17, 2022
United Way Of The Midlands Awards $35,000 To Omaha 100 Grant To Fund Innovation And Entrepreneurship
Omaha 100 is pleased to announce it was recently awarded a $35,000 one-year grant from United Way of the Midlands (UWM). Thanks to the generosity of UWM donors, Omaha 100 can provide financial support services to multiple businesses throughout the Omaha metropolitan and outlining areas by deploying business lending to diverse entrepreneurs.
With the help of this grant, Omaha 100 will provide affordable business loans to founders as well as an intentional, hands-on approach of additional support and resources to alleviate the barriers stemmed from lack of foundational training, the need for fractional business support and the need for more mentors, champions, sponsors, access to contracts and/or relationships with banks for access to credit and capital. Omaha 100 is uniquely positioned to address the issues of access.
“I am grateful for the support of United Way of the Midlands. Their support will allow Omaha 100, Inc to expand our impact, drive innovation in financial inclusion and bolster economic development for everyone in our state.” said Malinda Williams, Deputy Executive Director of Omaha 100.
About United Way of the Midlands
For the past 99 years, United Way of the Midlands (UWM) has used its community-wide perspective to identify local needs that are going unseen or unmet – and how it can partner with corporate, government organizations, nonprofits and donors to tackle them. Today, UWM remains committed to uniting our community’s caring spirit to build a stronger tomorrow. It invests donor dollars in more than 100 local nonprofit programs that, together, form a circle of support around our community. These programs are addressing pressing social and economic disparities and providing the essentials families need to thrive, such as healthy food, a safe place to go after school and job support.
About Omaha 100
Since its inception the mission of Omaha 100 has been to provide opportunities through public and private partnerships, financing, and technical assistance; ultimately expanding access to capital to underserved communities.