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Pacific Life Foundation Awards $303,500 to 27 Nonprofit Organizations and 16 K-12 Schools in Greater Omaha, Nebraska


OMAHA, Neb. – Jan. 26, 2017 – [Updated*] The Pacific Life Foundation announced today that it has awarded over $300,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations in the greater Omaha, Nebraska area. Supporting communities where Pacific Life employees work and live, in 2017 the Pacific Life Foundation expects to contribute a total of $6.25 million in grants nationwide.

Grants totaling $250,000 have been awarded to 27 local nonprofit organizations in the areas of arts and culture; civic, community, and environment; education; and health and human services. The 2017 Nebraska recipients include:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands $10,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands $5,000
City of Omaha, Public Library Foundation $5,000
Completely KIDS $5,000
DIBS for Kids $5,000
Girls Incorporated of Omaha $15,000
Habitat for Humanity of Omaha, Inc. $10,000
Heartland Family Service $15,000
HELP Adult Services $7,500
Holy Name Housing Corporation $10,000
MICAH House $7,500
Nebraska Council on Economic Education $5,000
NorthStar Foundation $10,000
Ollie Webb Center Inc. $5,000
Omaha Children's Museum $12,500
Omaha Community Playhouse $7,500
Omaha Home for Boys $10,000
Omaha Theater Company $10,000
Omaha Zoo Foundation $15,000
OneWorld Community Health Centers, Inc. $15,000
Partnership For Our Kids $10,000
Project Harmony $10,000
Rebuilding Together Omaha $7,500
Siena Francis House $7,500
YMCA of Greater Omaha $10,000
Youth Care & Beyond, Inc. $10,000
Youth Emergency Services, Inc. $10,000

The Foundation’s 3T’s of Education program has awarded a total of $53,500 in grants to local K-12 schools where concentrations of children and grandchildren of Pacific Life employees attend. A 3T’s of Education grant must be designated in one of the following areas: teacher training, textbooks, or technology. The 16 Omaha area schools awarded a 2017 3T’s of Education grant are:

Bellevue West High Ronald Reagan Elementary
Beveridge Magnet Middle Saint Albert Elementary
Crestridge Magnet Elementary Thomas Jefferson High
Elkhorn Ridge Middle Westside High
Hoover Elementary Westside Middle
Millard North Middle Wheeler Elementary
Millard West High Wilma Upchurch Elementary
Omaha North High Magnet Woodrow Wilson Middle


The Pacific Life Foundation, in addition to the 3T’s of Education program, expects to also grant $30,000 to 20 additional schools. Grantees to date include: Blair High, Gretna High, Kellom Elementary and Norris Elementary.*

In addition to the grants listed above, Pacific Life is also a sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Nebraska Race for the Cure® which is held annually in October.

For a complete listing of the 2017 grant awards and additional details about the Pacific Life Foundation’s programs, visit

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.

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