Omaha Gives! is a 24-hour, online giving event organized by the Omaha Community Foundation to grow philanthropy in the metro area (Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie counties). The minimum donation is $10 and there is no maximum. Matching funds and prize money will be made available to amplify charitable donations. The goal is to inspire the community to come together for 24 hours to contribute as many charitable dollars as possible to support the work of local nonprofit organizations. Omaha Gives! is based on other successful giving days hosted by community foundations across the country.

Leading the way for Omaha Gives!, the Omaha Community Foundation has been helping individuals, families, and organizations facilitate their charitable giving since 1982. Over the years, those donors have given more than $906 million to more than 3,000 charitable organizations, including educational institutions, human service groups, and agencies that help with arts, culture and humanities among others.

How does it work?

The Omaha Community Foundation has set up an online platform at omahagives24.org with searchable profiles of participating nonprofits and a leaderboard on the day of the event. All donations will be processed through this website. Nonprofits and donors can track progress throughout the day. Anyone can donate to their favorite nonprofits on May 21 from midnight to midnight via omahagives24.org or through authorized, secure giving forms located on participating nonprofit web sites.

When will Omaha Gives! day take place?

Omaha Gives! will take place on May 21, 2014, from midnight to midnight. All event-related donations must be made at omahagives24.org during that 24-hour period.