Bruce Dale Memorial Fund

Stewart Bruce Dale, 71, died peacefully in his sleep on July 27, 2020. He was born October 12, 1948 in Omaha, NE. He graduated from Benson High School in 1967 and attended Kearney State College. He graduated from Benson High School in 1967 and attended Kearney State...

Hartman Heroes Golf Tournament

Please join us for an afternoon of fun and prizes at the Hartman Heroes Golf Tournament Location: Shore Line Golf Club Date: August 29th, 2020 Time: 2:00 pm Format: 4 Man Scramble

OPSF Is Here for You

The Omaha Public Schools Foundation truly cares and knows OPS families need to access the resources the foundation provides.  Our Executive Director Toba Cohen-Dunning is talking with the district, DHHS and CDC to better define what our Early Childhood Education...

Effective Immediately

In accordance with CDC and Douglas County Health Department guidelines and in efforts to keep our families and staff safe, the Omaha Public Schools Foundation and Kids Club office is closed to the public. To pay your Kids Club bill, visit OPSFkidsclub.org or mail to:...

Building Communities Donor Story

Creating Bonds-How Donors Make an Impact in the District   Imagine 200 of your neighbors coming home one day only to find they no longer have a place to call “home,” not knowing where they will go, not having any of their belongings – only left with uncertainty....

Be a Burke Softball Booster

Coach Sturgeon has helped grow the Burke High School Softball program in the last 3 years. In 2018 the team went to the state tournament for the first time in 13 years. When he first arrived the team was using old soccer jerseys and there were no team helmets and some...

Malala Visits OPSF

On one of the hottest days of 2019, a most amazing event took place at the Omaha Public Schools Foundation. Malala Yousafzai came to visit! Toba Cohen-Dunning, the Executive Director, was contacted by Malala Fund to ask if there might be an opportunity for Malala to...

A New Social Experience – College Application Parties

There’s no better way to make completing college scholarships fun than grabbing your closest friends, a ton of junk food and a bunch of caffeinated drinks to hold your own college scholarship application party! That’s what Wagner College student and Central High...

Congressman Don Bacon Pays Tribute to OPSF

Congressman Don Bacon recognizes the Omaha Public Schools Foundation for its work within the Omaha Public Schools community.

NATIONAL AWARD RECOGNIZES OPSF’S WORK TO BUILD COMMUNITIES

Stepping into halls of the National Press Club in Washington D.C. last November was not only humbling and exciting, it was profound for Omaha Public Schools Foundation (OPSF) Executive Director, Toba Cohen-Dunning. Having lived and worked in our nation’s capital in...
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Teacher Programs

Each year Omaha Schools Foundation funds grants to enhance both the classroom and real-world experiences of the Omaha Public School Students. Principals and Teachers are asked to submit proposals no later than November 30th, 2018, 12:00 pm.

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Student Programs

Creating a strong educational foundation for children prior to their elementary school years is important for their success. OPSF provides parent-paid early childhood classrooms in select OPS elementary schools throughout the district.

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Partnerships

Through key Community Partnerships, OPSF creates learning opportunities beyond the borders of the traditional classroom. With our partners, such as The Rose Theater, Joslyn Art Museum and Fontenelle Forest, students participate in engaging, learning experiences.

Support COBAL Baseball

COLBA baseball needs your help! Central Omaha Legion Baseball Association (COLBA) is the only high school baseball program in downtown Omaha. Our players primarily attend Omaha Central High, an urban school with a diverse population of nearly 2700 students. Our mission is to provide summer...

Show Love to Field Club

Direct Donation Campaign February 14-March 14, 2020 Money Raised will be used to support student/staff support activities Field Trips Service Learning College Visits NEU t-shirts for students Teacher appreciation Classroom Supplies Can we count on you to "Show Love to Field Club?" Please use the...

Help Send Beveridge’s Pentathlon Team to Nationals

  United States Academic Pentathlon® is a five-event scholastic competition for middle school students, providing the benefits of Academic Decathlon® along with the challenges of rigorous team and individual competition. Now middle school students can experience a premier scholastic...

Storyworks Junior

Megan Moderow, second grade teacher at Dundee Elementary, is asking for a class subscription to Scholastic's Storyworks Jr. magazine. Storyworks Jr. is a monthly magazine packed with engaging material for students - this ranges from fiction to non-fiction, poetry to reader's theater scripts. Each...

Digging Volleyball

Aimee Noel, Physical Education Teacher at Spring Lake Magnet School, inspired by her work on the Wellness Committee and School Improvement Plan, would like to offer volleyball clinics for 3rd and 4th graders. She hopes to open the school gym one Saturday each month beginning in October and ending...

Be a Burke Softball Booster

Coach Sturgeon has helped grow the Burke High School Softball program in the last 3 years. In 2018 the team went to the state tournament for the first time in 13 years. When he first arrived the team was using old soccer jerseys and there were no team helmets and some players did not have their...

Art Comes to Life for Dundee Students

Sarah Brogren-Haynes, the art teacher at Dundee Elementary, is requesting an iPad Air 2 and Lightning to VGA Adapter. Sarah's request addresses and meets the curriculum guidelines: Grades K-2 FA 2.2.3 Students will explore the critical process to respond to works of art, learning about themselves...

Technology in Ms. Anderson’s Classroom Math

Alissa Anderson teaches 4th grade at Dundee. In her 4th grade math class, students have the opportunity to engage in math games and programs that are available on the internet. Students rotate through different math stations. She would like to be able to utilize Microsoft Surface Tablets in her...

Help Gomez Achieve Dream Soccer Field

The parents, students and staff at Gomez Heritage have already raised $31,000.00 toward a dream of an artificial turf soccer field located in front of their school by 17th and Q.  With the support of our community, our goal is to raise an additional $16,000.00 to make this project come...

Davis Middle School Drama Project

Who doesn't like the spectacle of live theater? There's always so much excitement in the school auditorium right before the curtain opens and the actors appear. The Davis Middle School Drama Club provides an opportunity for Davis Middle Schools students to shine in a creative...

Hartman Heroes Golf Tournament

Please join us for an afternoon of fun and prizes at the Hartman Heroes Golf Tournament Location: Shore Line Golf Club Date: August 29th, 2020 Time: 2:00 pm Format: 4 Man Scramble

Norris Middle School Scholarship Fund

Thank you for considering donating to the Norris Scholarship Fund.  Each year the Norris Scholarship Committee awards two to three $250 scholarships to graduating OPS seniors who attended Norris. Applicants write about what it means to be a Norris Redbird in their...

ZCT Scholarship Fund

Purpose:    To invest and support low-income students in the Omaha metro area seeking post-secondary education. Vision: Every willing student should have access to support in obtaining post-secondary education, no matter the economic or social challenges they face....

Soaring Wings Pathway Scholarship

This scholarship will benefit a graduating OPS senior who spent their K-12 education attending Spring Lake Magnet, Marrs Magnet and Omaha South High School. Purpose: To provide a scholarship for a graduating Senior who has attended Spring Lake, Marrs, and South and is...

Arlene E. Lindquist Scholarship

APPLICATION – Due Date March 8, 2020 Purpose:  $500.00 scholarship is awarded to a student who attended Boyd Elementary School. Payable to an educational institution of recipient’s choice. Verification of enrollment should be sent directly to the Omaha Public Schools...

Kevin Vann Scholarship

Kevin Vann grew up under difficult circumstances in Baltimore, Maryland. He became the first member of his family to attend college by earning a basketball scholarship to Towson State University.  He then joined the Army and moved through the ranks at an unprecedented...

Harley Alexander Collins Scholarship

In Honor of Harley Collins December 8, 1988 - December 9, 2002 Harley attended Belvedere Elementary School where he was awarded the Presidential Award for being the top student academically. During his elementary years, Harley also was on the basketball and football...

OPS Trailblazers After School Academy Scholarship

Purpose: To provide renewable scholarship assistance for two Omaha Public Schools Seniors and former active members of the Lewis & Clark’s Trailblazers After School Academy (Program). Amount: $350.00 payable to an educational institution of recipient’s choice....

The Rich Hood Scholarship

Rich Hood has been the Burke Boys Swim coach since 1979. He has coached 3 State Championship teams, numerous state champions, and dozens of All-Americans. Rich not only pushed the swimmers in the pool, but also in the classroom. He emphasized representing Burke in a...

The Starks Scholarship

Summary This scholarship is in remembrance of Troy Lee Starks Jr. and Colleen Jo Starks. They were young parents who supported their son through a difficult childhood navigating the juvenile justice system. Our goal is to support a teen parent while also addressing...

The Lisa Spivey Legacy Scholarship

Summary: This scholarship is in remembrance of Lisa Yvonne Spivey. She was an advocate for student success and influenced every human she touched. She always saw the potential in people, even when they didn’t recognize it within themselves. This scholarship is...