Community Compass is an easy-to-use and customizable website for people in Nebraska and Western Iowa. Community Compass consolidates public and private sector information about a wide range of issues which impact the quality of life of Nebraskans and Iowans, such as homelessness, hunger, health, education and early childhood.
Envisioned by leaders from Omaha Community Foundation, ConAgra Foods Foundation, Mutual of Omaha Foundation, City of Omaha, Nebraska Children and Families Foundation, Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy County, University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Public Affairs and Community Service & State Data Center, Iowa West Foundation, United Way, Hunger Free Heartland, Omaha Economic Development Corporation, Greater Omaha Chamber, Metropolitan Community College, Literacy Center, Metropolitan Area Planning Agency and Nonprofit Association of the Midlands, Community Compass was created to provide a platform for sharing information and data in Nebraska and Western Iowa. Major philanthropic and private institutions have committed funding for Community Compass, which will be utilized to build and sustain the website to ensure it is a valuable and reliable resource.
With growing social needs and reduced funding, the central Plains' nonprofit and governmental organizations are asked to do more with less. Organizations need to collaborate, to develop evidence-based programs, and to be more accountable. We must work smarter by making better use of information. Policy makers, funders and service providers do not have the time to find, manage and evaluate the information available in thousands of valuable websites and databases.
Community Compass is funded by Omaha Community Foundation, Con Agra Foods Foundation, Mutual of Omaha Foundation, City of Omaha, Nebraska Children & Families Foundation, Learning Community, Iowa West Foundation, University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Public Affairs and Community Service, and Nonprofit Association of the Midlands. Community Compass has been able to establish a broad network of organizations that share our goal of effecting social change. We believe that a close and mutually beneficial collaboration with allied organizations throughout the region is critical to our long-term goal of improving quality of life for Nebraskans and Iowans.