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To encourage a culture of philanthropy and generosity


To develop a group of charitably minded individuals who want to support nonprofits that make an impact here in Northern Kentucky

What is it?

Give Where You Live NKY is for individuals who want to support our local community. It can feel challenging to make a meaningful impact, but as a group we can grow our communities in ways we never thought possible.

Who should join?

  • You can’t find time in your busy life to volunteer but want to make a difference

  • You want 100% of your donations to go directly to a Northern Kentucky nonprofit and want to learn about new organizations

  • You want to be part of a group that makes an immediate, direct, and positive impact

  • You want the opportunity to present your local nonprofit of choice to a group of like-minded and caring people

How does it work?

All members place the name of their nonprofit of choice in a hat at each meeting, with the hopes of being one of three drawn to present their chosen nonprofit. Each of the three members has five minutes to present why their nonprofit should receive the group’s vote. We listen, we vote, we each write a check for $100- all in under an hour! All organizations up for consideration must have a footprint in Northern Kentucky, and must be a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. The goal is to keep it local and have an impact that we can SEE in our own backyard!

Please consider joining us!

We are compiling our list of members before we schedule our quarterly meetings. We anticipate a first meeting date in spring 2019 and will provide more details as they become available.

Why this model?

The nonprofit receives this donation without spending a minute of their time or a nickel of their money fundraising. If we reach our goal of 100+ individual Charter Members, we can provide $10,000 to a nonprofit at each meeting. That’s $40,000 each year at only four events.

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Where do I start?

You Can Fill out your commitment form here!

You can stay up-to-date with news and announcements by sending your full name, email address, and phone number to

You can learn more about the Give Where You Live NKY Endowment Fund, which supports future grant making from Give Where You Live NKY by reaching out to Nancy Grayson at

You can make an additional donation to support our Northern Kentucky community through the Community Impact Fund at Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky.

Give Where You Live NKY Advisory board:

• Jeffrey Brogan – Vice President and General Manager, WCPO – 9 On Your Side
• Tess Brown – Director of Marketing & Communications, Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky
• Linnea Caldon – Retired
• Phyllis Lynch – Owner of Minuteman Press, Florence
• Woody Mueller – Partner, Mueller Financial, Inc.
• Robert Mueller – Partner, Mueller Financial, Inc.
• Sasha Parker-Cochran – Owner, SPC Media Production
• James Pilcher – Investigative Reporter, Cincinnati Enquirer

Important Information:

  • By submitting the commitment form, you are committing to a full year as a Give Where You Live NKY member.

  • You must provide a check for $100 made to Horizon Community Funds (fund administrator) in order to submit your nonprofit name.

  • There is no limit to the number of submissions of a nonprofit at each meeting, but each member may submit only one name.

  • Nonprofits may only win one time per year.

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