Families should have the social and material resources to raise their children to be educated, healthy and meaningful contributors to society.
We value our partners and work collaboratively on research, programs and policy that encourage sustainable systems change across multiple sectors.
Using a two generation approach, we support programs and practices that bridge the opportunity gap for families and help students achieve their greatest potential.
Grantees and community partners,
The Sherwood Foundation has been closely following the news surrounding COVID-19 and public health concerns. By now, you have likely heard news of school and business closings to prevent further spread of the virus.
Please be advised that until further notice:
The Sherwood Foundation offices at 808 Conagra Drive are closed until further notice. Our staff will be working from home during this time and will not be attending group meetings in person. We will be available for meetings via phone or internet.
All requests for 2020 Operating Grants are currently under review and organizations that have applied will be notified when a determination has been made.
Unless your organization has an established mission of serving vulnerable populations in need of food, rent, and/or utility assistance AND are serving low-income families directly impacted by school and business closures, our program staff will not be spending time discussing potential or future grants.
We strongly urge all nonprofits we fund to continue to pay both salaried and hourly employees should your organization close in response to the virus. This is an unprecedented time and the nonprofit sector can help set the tone for the rest of the community about how to treat employees during a crisis.
Please contact your program representative should you have any questions or concerns and contact Tashayla Haywood at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about your online account. We appreciate all that you do to make Omaha a great city.
Stay safe and be well – The Sherwood Foundation
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