Omaha Home for Boys (OHB)

Transform a Life. Strengthen a Community.

aka OHB   |   Omaha, NE   |
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Omaha Home for Boys (OHB)

EIN: 47-0376529


The mission of the Omaha Home for Boys is to support and strengthen youth, young adults, and families through services that inspire and equip them to lead independent and productive lives.

Ruling year info


President & CEO

Mr. Jeff DeWispelare

Main address

4343 N 52nd St

Omaha, NE 68104 USA

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Subject area info

Mental health care

Supportive housing

Population served info

Adolescent boys

At-risk youth

Victims of crime and abuse

People with psychosocial disabilities

Substance abusers

NTEE code info

Residential, Custodial Care (Group Home) (P70)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Residential Care Program

OHB's Residential Living Program provides a safe, stable environment where youth live, learn and grow to become productive, responsible young adults. The program services high-school-age youth who live on our main campus and attend the OHB High School while also having access to therapy, employment opportunities, recreation and other support services.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth

Jacobs’ Place is OHB's Transitional Living Program that serves as a resource for young adults ages 17 to 21 who struggle with a lack of housing, support, education and independent living skills. The program provides safe, secure housing and trusted mentors who guide youth in developing the skills needed to transition to independent living.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth

Providing support to current and former foster care youth who live independently in the community, Branching Out helps young adults develop the skills and confidence needed to live self-sufficient, productive lives. The program focuses on life skills development, education, employment and housing, and offers youth a community of supportive peers and mentors.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth

Students have the opportunity to continue their high school studies while in our Residential Care Program. Our students are also given a chance to have different experiential learning experiences in our 4-H program, various wellness programs, and workforce readiness opportunities. The vast majority of our Residential Care clients come to OHB extremely credit-deficient in their home school. The OHB school has developed a program to focus on quality credit recovery for the time the student is in our care. The OHB School academic curriculum is two-fold utilizing both the Portable Assisted Study Sequence (PASS) program and Acellus. PASS courses offer great flexibility, allowing the client to progress through five activity books and accompanying tests at their own pace. Acellus is an online, interactive learning system. Students work closely with their home school district to develop an academic path that will satisfy their school district graduation requirements.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth

Clinical Services provides a number of behavioral health, mental health and substance abuse services that address the needs of both individuals and families. Youth in the midst of a crisis situation may be referred to our Crisis Stabilization Program where their entire family unit will receive therapy, education and support.

Population(s) Served

The Supportive Housing Program provides affordable, safe, temporary housing to young adults ages 18 to 26. Young adults in the program are surrounded by on-site support services to help them advance their careers, achieve their academic goals and develop the necessary skills to be independent.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
At-risk youth

Where we work


Council on Accreditation (COA) 2022

NAM Guidelines & Principles 2024

External assessments

Evaluated via the Impact Genome Project (2019)

Affiliations & memberships

The Alliance for Children & Families/Social Current 2024

Nonprofit Association of the Midlands (NAM) 2024

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The 2022 Organizational Goals for the Omaha Home for Boys are:

1. Measure program effectiveness and efficiency to determine long term strategies.
2. Work with a newly re-constructed Board to define a future vision for OHB and its programs.
3. Re-imagine the overall usage of our farm and campus facilities.

The Leadership Team of the Omaha Home for Boys is comprised of the President & CEO, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Strategy Officer, Senior Director of Finance, and Senior Director of Development.

One year ago in January 2021 at our Board of Directors meeting, incoming Board Chair, Allen Straub, proposed a restructuring of our governing body. In January 2022, that goal came to fruition when our Board’s restructure was unanimously approved by the Directors and Trustees.

The need to restructure our Board came about for several reasons. Our previous dual governance Board structure was often confusing, wasn’t in line with best practices, and has in the past over complicated timelines for getting work accomplished. To remedy these pitfalls, Allen proposed a singular governance structure, reduced board size and a reduction of committees. OHB’s Board of Directors and Trustees proceeded to approve a restructure in line with nonprofit best practices. Restated Articles of Incorporation and revised Bylaws were approved in September 2021, and at our most recent meeting earlier this month, the restructure was completed.

The restructure transitioned the Board to a singular governance and reduced the number of members from 22 to 11. Most importantly, the new board structure makes the governing body nimbler and more effective.

The Leadership Team and Board of Directors are the key players and partners who are now uniquely situated to complete a long-term Master Plan, and to implement strategies to achieve it.

Please see the uploaded interim Master Planning Report.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback


Omaha Home for Boys (OHB)
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2023 The Omaha Home for Boys 12.31.23
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 24.85 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 2.9 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 28% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Omaha Home for Boys (OHB)

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Omaha Home for Boys (OHB)

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Omaha Home for Boys (OHB)’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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* This organization changed its fiscal year accounting period in 2019. Please refer to its 2019 990s for more information.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 * 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$640,542 $1,868,799 $705,338 $6,176,607 -$7,981,624
As % of expenses -7.4% 23.1% 8.1% 71.4% -100.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$1,621,337 $933,999 -$338,433 $5,106,922 -$9,046,263
As % of expenses -16.9% 10.4% -3.5% 52.6% -100.7%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $18,623,237 $8,850,573 $5,934,462 $10,830,640 $6,905,612
Total revenue, % change over prior year 65.8% -52.5% -32.9% 82.5% -36.2%
Program services revenue 7.9% 16.0% 23.4% 12.3% 17.5%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 12.0% 21.7% 32.5% 19.0% 24.6%
Government grants 0.2% 0.4% 12.7% 7.0% 0.5%
All other grants and contributions 16.1% 35.6% 60.2% 37.9% 49.6%
Other revenue 63.7% 26.4% -28.8% 23.8% 7.7%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $8,637,893 $8,076,878 $8,725,105 $8,646,027 $7,916,088
Total expenses, % change over prior year -1.8% -6.5% 8.0% -0.9% -8.4%
Personnel 57.3% 61.0% 65.6% 64.3% 64.1%
Professional fees 12.3% 9.8% 7.3% 8.3% 4.6%
Occupancy 6.1% 5.8% 4.8% 4.9% 5.9%
Interest 0.1% 0.1% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.8% 0.9% 0.5% 0.8% 0.4%
All other expenses 23.4% 22.5% 21.8% 21.6% 25.0%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $9,618,688 $9,011,678 $9,768,876 $9,715,712 $8,980,727
One month of savings $719,824 $673,073 $727,092 $720,502 $659,674
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $52,144 $30,564 $24,410
Fixed asset additions $1,541,020 $4,673,507 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $11,879,532 $14,358,258 $10,548,112 $10,466,778 $9,664,811

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 1.8 1.1 1.6 2.6 2.5
Months of cash and investments 90.0 89.7 88.0 97.1 92.8
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 82.2 83.7 81.1 90.2 86.1
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $1,283,681 $739,966 $1,197,062 $1,851,519 $1,641,765
Investments $63,504,825 $59,622,743 $62,809,931 $68,121,668 $59,597,739
Receivables $744,102 $242,172 $803,849 $416,668 $500,957
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $38,522,154 $43,195,661 $42,448,049 $42,568,385 $42,309,424
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 55.9% 52.0% 53.9% 56.3% 58.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 3.7% 4.0% 2.9% 2.3% 2.2%
Unrestricted net assets $76,003,941 $76,937,940 $78,510,407 $83,617,329 $74,571,066
Temporarily restricted net assets $4,110,083 $3,782,106 N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $2,246,494 $2,246,494 N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $6,356,577 $6,028,600 $6,755,846 $6,878,447 $7,853,552
Total net assets $82,360,518 $82,966,540 $85,266,253 $90,495,776 $82,424,618

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President & CEO

Mr. Jeff DeWispelare

Ask anyone around OHB what Jeff is best known for and they might say talking fast and doodling, and Jeff wouldn’t disagree! As the President & CEO at OHB, Jeff is responsible for the overall operation and strategic planning for the organization. He also builds relationships with funders and donors that grow into partnerships, ultimately creating long term sustainability for OHB. Jeff has been with OHB since April of 2012 and loves working here because of the people he gets to interact with every day. “We have a great time but also work very hard to make OHB a better place to work for all,” said Jeff. “I am so appreciative of the opportunity to work in an environment with so many resources at our disposal. It’s such a blessing.”

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Omaha Home for Boys (OHB)

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Highest paid employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 06/06/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Rebecca Atkins

Victor Baez

Freddie Clopton

Serenna Russell

Rebecca Atkins

Jason Gustafson

Micah Evans

Janis Yergan

David Gibbs

Michael Wilcoxon

Dustin Johnson

Lisa Sterba

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/6/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/25/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.


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