OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Pacific Life Foundation announced today that it has awarded over $300,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations in the greater Omaha, Nebraska area. The Pacific Life Foundation has also awarded Project Harmony, an organization committed to ending the cycle of child abuse and neglect by providing effective, immediate, and sensitive support to child abuse victims, a capital grant of $50,000. The funds will support the nonprofit’s capital campaign to purchase two neighboring buildings to create a campus setting.
Additional grants totaling $230,000 have been awarded to 28 local nonprofit organizations in the areas of arts and culture; civic, community, and environment; education; and health and human services. The 2018 Nebraska recipients include:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands
CASA for Douglas County
Child Saving Institute, Inc.
City of Omaha, Public Library Foundation
DIBS for Kids
Food Bank for the Heartland
Habitat for Humanity of Omaha, Inc.
Heartland Hope Mission
HELP Adult Services
inCOMMON Community Development
Literacy Center for the Midlands
Nebraska Council on Economic Education
Ollie Webb Center, Inc.
Omaha Children's Museum
Omaha Community Playhouse
Omaha Home for Boys
Omaha Symphony Association
Omaha Theater Company
Partnership For Our Kids
Rebuilding Together Omaha
Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue, Inc.
Siena Francis House
YMCA of Greater Omaha
Youth Care & Beyond, Inc.
Youth Emergency Services, Inc.
The Pacific Life Foundation’s 3T’s of Education program has awarded a total of $29,000 in grants to local K-12 schools where concentrations of children and grandchildren of Pacific Life employees attend. The educational grants must be designated in one of the following areas: teacher training, textbooks or technology. The 11 Omaha area schools include:
Anderson Middle School
Bellevue West High School
Elkhorn South High School
Elkhorn Valley View Middle School
Glenwood Community Middle School
Ronald Reagan Elementary School
Saint Albert Catholic School
Titan Hill School
Westside High School
Wilma Upchurch Elementary
Woodrow Wilson Middle School
In addition to the grants listed above, Pacific Life will sponsor the Susan G. Komen Nebraska Race for the Cure® which is held annually in October.
Supporting communities where Pacific Life employees work and live, the Pacific Life Foundation expects to give a total of $7 million in charitable funding in 2018, as well as provide multiple onsite and offsite service opportunities for employees to give back to their community in celebration of the company’s 150th anniversary year. Pacific Life’s Omaha Regional Business Center has 426 employees.
For a complete listing of the 2018 grant awards and additional details about the Pacific Life Foundation’s programs, 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 $100 million to community and national nonprofit organizations. Grants are made to organizations that address a broad spectrum of social needs.
Celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2018, Pacific Life provides a wide range of 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. To explore the heritage of Pacific Life and learn more about our history, visit www.pl150years.com.
Pacific Life refers to Pacific Life Insurance Company and its affiliates, including Pacific Life & Annuity Company. Client count as of June 2017 is compiled by Pacific Life using the 2017 FORTUNE 500® list.