Omaha Public Schools Foundation
Spotlight on the OSF
Welcome to the Omaha Public Schools Foundation website presenting our award winning programs and success stories. Founded in 1984 by the Omaha Board of Education, the Omaha Schools Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (C3) organization, governed by a Board of Directors (all residents of the Omaha School District), and incorporated under Nebraska Law as a nonprofit corporation. At the most basic level, the Omaha Schools Foundation exists to raise funds for projects and programs which cannot be funded by tax dollars.
We are excited to share our enthusiasm for the Omaha Public Schools amazing students, administrators, teachers and curriculums and encourage you to participate in supporting the many programs and scholarships which facilitate the success of our students.
Omaha Schools Foundation Ranks Second in National Study of K-12 Education Foundations
“Stepping Up: The Top K-12 Education Foundations in the Nation” ranks Omaha Schools Foundation among the top 5 in the nation for three consecutive years.
(Dec. 7, 2016) –The nation’s only annual study and ranking of K-12 education foundations -- “Stepping Up: The Nation’s Top K-12 Education Foundations 2016”-- has ranked Omaha Schools Foundation secondin the nation, making 2016 the third consecutive year the foundation has been in the nation’s top five. To view the study, visit www.caruthers.institute
“Most parents and taxpayers are not aware of how K-12 education foundations are enhancing and innovating public education,” said Dewey Caruthers, study author and president of Caruthers Institute (formerly dewey & associates) that conducts the study, noting “education foundations are providing vital programs for students and valuable grants for teachers that otherwise would not exist.”
Bryan's Ribbon Cutting & Open House Friday, on November 18th, marked the successful implementation of the agrobox growing environment, another feather in the cap for their Urban Ag Program.
The ceremony started off in the Bryan High Library, then moved outside to the AgroBox to celebrate the newest addition to the program, the Rubicon AgroBox Automated Hydroponic Growing Facility. This also marked the official unveiling of the work of Omaha artist & 2010 Bryan alum, Hugo Zamorano, whose vivid mural painted on the side of the AgroBox encapsulates the vision of Nebraska’s only Urban Agriculture Career Academy.