OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Pacific Life Foundation announced today, that for the 10th consecutive year, it will provided funding to support the areas of arts and culture; civic, community, and environment; education, and health and human services in the communities where Pacific Life employees live and work in the greater Omaha, Nebraska area. In 2015, the Pacific Life Foundation will contribute a total of $6 million in grants nationwide.
Grants totaling $297,500 will be awarded for specific programs to the following 20 nonprofit organizations in Nebraska in 2015.
|American Red Cross, Nebraska/SW Iowa Region||$ 10,000||Disaster Preparedness and Response Program|
|Autism Action Partnership||$ 5,000||Social Skills Program|
|Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha||$ 12,500||Microbusiness Training and Development Program|
|Girls Incorporated of Omaha||$ 15,000||Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy|
|Heartland Family Service||$ 10,000||Professional Counseling for Families and Children Program|
|Hope Center for Kids, Inc.||$ 10,000||Hope Employment & Learning Academy|
|Hope Medical Outreach Coalition||$ 10,000||Referral Coordinator Support|
|Joslyn Art Museum||$ 10,000||Engaging the Community|
|Kids Can Community Center||$ 10,000||General Operating Support|
|MICAH House||$ 5,000||Emergency Shelter Services|
|Midlands Mentoring Partnership||$ 5,000||Collective Mentoring in Greater Omaha Program|
|NorthStar Foundation||$ 10,000||Joslyn Art School at NorthStar Project|
|Omaha Film Festival||$ 10,000||Youth Film Classes|
|Omaha Performing Arts Society||$ 15,000||OPA Presents 2014-2015 Season|
|Omaha Performing Arts Society||$100,000||Orpheum Sound Project – Building a Sound Legacy Campaign|
|Omaha Zoo Foundation||$ 10,000||Education Program|
|OneWorld Community Health Centers, Inc.||$ 15,000||Caremobile Program|
|Project Harmony||$ 10,000||General Operating Support|
|Together, Inc. of Metropolitan Omaha||$ 5,000||First Step Program|
|Volunteers Assisting Seniors||$ 10,000||Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program|
|Women’s Center for Advancement||$ 10,000||Legal Program|
The Foundation’s 3T’s of Education program will give a total of $22,500 in grants to local K-12 schools where there are concentrations of children and grandchildren of Pacific Life employees. A 3T’s of Education grant must be designated in one of the following areas: Teacher Training, Textbooks, or Technology. The nine Omaha area schools that will be given a 2015 3T’s of Education grant are:
- Birchcrest Elementary (Bellevue)
- Elkhorn South High (Elkhorn)
- Louisville Elementary (Louisville)
- Millard South High (Omaha)
- Parkview Heights Elementary (LaVista)
- Ronald Reagan Elementary (Omaha)
- Saint Robert Bellarmine (Omaha)
- Westbrook Elementary (Omaha)
- Wilma Upchurch Elementary (Omaha)
The Pacific Life Foundation donates to nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life in communities primarily with large concentrations of Pacific Life employees. Currently, Pacific Life has 368 employees working in its regional business center in Omaha, Nebraska. The Pacific Life Good Guys, an employee volunteer program, volunteered over 1,100 hours at 22 nonprofit projects within the greater Omaha area throughout 2014.
For a complete listing of the 2015 grant awards and additional details about the Foundation’s programs, please visit www.PacificLifeFoundation.com.
About Pacific Life and the Pacific Life Foundation
The Pacific Life Foundation was established in 1984. Together with Pacific Life, the Foundation has contributed more than $84 million to community and national nonprofit organizations. Grants are made to organizations that address a broad spectrum of social needs.
Offering insurance since 1868, Pacific Life provides a wide range of life insurance products, annuities, and mutual funds, and offers a variety of investment products and services to individuals, businesses, and pension plans. Pacific Life counts more than half of the 100 largest U.S. companies as its clients. For additional company information, including current financial strength ratings, visit www.PacificLife.com.
Pacific Life refers to Pacific Life Insurance Company and its affiliates, including Pacific Life & Annuity Company. Client count as of June 2014 is compiled by Pacific Life using the 2014 FORTUNE 500® list.