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Welcome Fund Memberships

Welcome Fund Overview

Omaha Children's Museum Welcome Fund is a 100% donor-supported fund designed for the purpose of sharing the museum experience with families and children who may not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy our programs and exhibits. All Welcome Fund memberships are subject to the availability of monies donated by organizations and private individuals in support of this program.

Residents of Douglas, Sarpy, Cass (NE & IA), Dodge, Mills, Fremont, Harrison, Washington, or Pottawattamie counties are eligible for Welcome Fund memberships.

Welcome Fund Application

To apply for a Welcome Fund membership, please download and print an application. (Note: you will need a PDF reader to view the application)

Welcome Fund Application (English)Welcome Fund Application (Español)

Please drop off or mail the completed application form and additional required items to:

Omaha Children's Museum  Membership Department  500 South 20th St.  Omaha, NE 68102

Your application may take 1 week to process.

If Approved

Your membership will be valid for one year from issue date and you will need to reapply in order to renew.

If Denied

You may reapply for a Welcome Fund membership two months from the decline date.

New Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must submit copies of ONE of the following documents with the application and a $5 payment:

  • A copy of your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits letter (notice of action letter), WIC benefits letter (contact clinic to get letter), or a Medicaid Benefits letter. We also accept will SNAP, WIC and Medicaid cards if applying in person. All documents submitted must list your name and activation or expiration date.

  • A copy of the most recent income tax return for each adult on the application stating Adjusted Gross Income (AGI). Your Adjusted Gross Income must be at or below the guidelines listed below to qualify for a Welcome Fund membership.

Income Eligibility Guidelines (Effective through June 2023)

Persons in Family/Household: 1 Household Income: $13,590

Persons in Family/Household: 2 Household Income: $18,310

Persons in Family/Household: 3 Household Income: $23,030

Persons in Family/Household: 4 Household Income: $27,750

Persons in Family/Household: 5 Household Income: $32,470

Persons in Family/Household: 6 Household Income: $37,190

Persons in Family/Household: 7 Household Income: $41,910

Persons in Family/Household: 8 Household Income: $46,630

For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,720 for each additional person.


If you have any questions regarding the Welcome Fund, please contact the Development Department by e-mail or at (402) 342-6164 ext. 430. 

Support for the Welcome Fund is provided by:


Richard Brooke Foundation Fred and Eve Simon Charitable Foundation Mammel Foundation Holland Foundation Gilbert M. and Martha H. Hitchcock Foundation Gilbert C. Swanson Foundation Adah and Leon Millard Foundation Ike and Roz Friedman Foundation Dr. C. C. and Mabel L. Criss Memorial Foundation Shirley and Leonard Goldstein Supporting Foundation Pottawattamie County Community Foundation