The greatest asset you have is your good health, the greatest thing you can acquire is a good education, and the best you can do is be a giver not a taker.

About the Foundation

The Suzanne & Walter Scott Foundation was founded in 1990. It is a public charity as a supporting organization of the Omaha Community Foundation. The Foundation’s geographic area of emphasis is the Omaha metropolitan area (including Harrison, Mills and Pottawattamie counties in Iowa) and all of Greater Nebraska, plus causes outside that region in which the Scotts have had personal involvement.

The Foundation’s vision is to be a catalyst for change in the communities we serve. It seeks to have a significant impact on the capacity of the nonprofit sector to elevate opportunities for youth and raise a community’s quality of life now and well into the future.

The Foundation’s grant making activities and program-related investments center on three major themes:

  1. Developing community spaces
  2. Investing in the next generation of leaders
  3. Empowering youth through higher education

We seek philanthropic partnerships with nonprofits that share our core values.

Board of Directors

Walter Scott, Jr.


W. David Scott


John K. Boyer


Mickey Anderson


Kenneth M. Bird, Ed.D.


Michael L. Faust


Randy Schmailzl


William S. Singer, MD


Our Staff

Karen Romero

Executive Assistant to Walter Scott, Jr. & Calvin Sisson

Beth Klein


Our Family Foundations

These are foundations of the Scott Family. Each is unique and independent with its own board of directors. The foundations are administered by the same staff as the Suzanne & Walter Scott Foundation.

To inquire about one of these foundations or to request the link to apply, please contact the following: