Wally and Barbara Weitz began the Weitz Family Foundation in 2000.

Since then over $50 million in awards have been granted to housing, arts, education and health organizations in Omaha, Nebraska.

We work with grassroots agencies and large institutions who demonstrate vision, integrity, creativity and passion. We appreciate the use of servant leaders, so those we work with will use practices that enrich the lives of individuals, build better organizations and create a more just and caring world.

The Weitz Family Foundation seeks to break the cycle of poverty in Omaha, NE by empowering individuals, agencies, and organizations to create a more equitable and peaceful society.

The foundation seeks to identify and address the institutional and systemic injustices and gaps which fuel poverty. We seek new ideas and innovations in social change to address the core issues.