Omaha Public Schools Foundation

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The Omaha Public Schools Foundation enriches students’ lives by funding learning experiences that inspire hope, open doors and help students to achieve their dreams. This year OPSF is participating in SHARE Omaha Giving Tuesday. Our goal is raise funds to support the...

Benson Bunny Den

The Bunny Den was created to alleviate family stress by offering Benson students a safe and confidential place to receive items necessary to meet their basic needs.  We hope by fulfilling these needs students will be able to focus more on being successful in the...

Save the Date vinNEBRASKA 2021

OPSF is once again proud to be partnering with vinNEBRASKA for Omaha's 2021 premier wine event, raising funds for our OPS students and teachers. SAVE THE DATE for our Virtual Wine Tasting and Grand Auction, Saturday, April 17th. Sponsorship opportunities are...

Rose Hill Elementary School PTO Fall Giving Campaign

Our Rose Hill Elementary School PTO exists to support our school, teachers and students. Our fundraising looks different this year in the wake of a pandemic, but our desire to support our school remains the same. Please consider giving a monetary donation to our...

Support E-learning Accessibility

Sarah White is a special education teacher at Beveridge Middle School. She would like to provide tools for success for the 7th grade students in special education. With the struggles that come with online learning as well as their needs in special education, Sarah...

OPSF Kids Club Notification

With OPS returning to in person learning, OPSF will be operating Kids Club at our designated locations beginning Monday, October 5th. We will be following the 3/2 plan in tandem with OPS; we will not be offering any care during remote learning day. Consolidated days...

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. Bruce served in the Marine Corps Reserves and was deployed to Vietnam in...

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...

OPSF Office Closed to the Public

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....
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Omaha Public Schools Foundation

Teacher Programs

Omaha Public Schools Foundation administers a crowdfunding platform for teachers and principals entitled "Invest in Success." Teachers are asked to submit proposals for classroom projects and innovative learning programs. Learn more...

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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.

Benson Bunny Den

The Bunny Den was created to alleviate family stress by offering Benson students a safe and confidential place to receive items necessary to meet their basic needs.  We hope by fulfilling these needs students will be able to focus more on being successful in the classroom and being involved in...

Support E-learning Accessibility

Sarah White is a special education teacher at Beveridge Middle School. She would like to provide tools for success for the 7th grade students in special education. With the struggles that come with online learning as well as their needs in special education, Sarah would like to make school as...

Lewis & Clark Direct Giving Campaign

HELLO Lewis & Clark Middle School Families, Every fall Lewis & Clark Blazer Club PTO holds our Annual Direct Giving Campaign BUCKS FOR BLAZERS.  We all know that this year is year like no other, and although our students are not physically in school yet, we still want to support our...

McMillan STEM Magnet School’s Direct Giving Campaign

2020-2021 McMillan Matters! McMillan Matters is McMillan’s annual direct giving campaign.  This year’s goal is $3,600. We can reach this goal with YOUR help! McMillan students and staff are the DIRECT beneficiaries of your donations: Prizes for “Students of the Month” $500 given to a scholarship...

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...

Dundee Direct

First, a big thank you! Dundee Elementary thrives because of its amazing students, staff, and families! It’s time for Dundee Direct again! If you’re new to Dundee Elementary, Dundee Direct is the PTO’s ONLY fundraiser each year. Instead of asking you to buy wrapping paper or popcorn or other stuff...

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...

Gifford Park Elementary Fundraiser

Gifford Park Elementary opened its doors in August of 2019, and serves students in Kindergarten through 6th grade. The Gifford Park Elementary PTO is raising funds to support the school. You can donate directly to the PTO Fund using the Donation Form below and also contribute by purchasing Gifford...

Washington PTO Annual Fund Drive

The Washington Elementary PTO supports the students, teachers, facilities and community of Washington Elementary School. Our yearly expenses go directly into your child's classroom through teacher grants, purchasing of classroom equipment, field trips and upkeep/improvements to the school. The PTO...

We Are Jackson! Believe! Achieve! Succeed!

Jackson Elementary is located at 620 South 31st Street in Omaha. Our school is made up of a diverse population of 235 learners from prekindergarten through sixth grade. We are small but mighty! We are also uniquely positioned to serve as the only fully Dual Language School in all of Nebraska beginning in 2018.

Save the Date vinNEBRASKA 2021

OPSF is once again proud to be partnering with vinNEBRASKA for Omaha's 2021 premier wine event, raising funds for our OPS students and teachers. SAVE THE DATE for our Virtual Wine Tasting and Grand Auction, Saturday, April 17th. Sponsorship opportunities are...

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...