Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky recently received accreditation with the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® establish legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations everywhere.
150 people gathered at the St. Elizabeth Training and Education Center in Erlanger earlier this week for the 2019 Next Gen Giving Summit, hosted through a partnership between Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky and the Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative. Attendees learned more about what makes young funders tick, what life is like as a young funder, and how employers can attract and retain talent through incentivizing employees to give time, talent, and resources to the causes they care about most.
On Monday, April 1 and Tuesday, April 2, 50 high school students from Boone County High School and the Kenton County Academies of Innovation and Technology convened at Northern Kentucky University to learn how the fundamentals of business can make an impact on their community through the lens of social entrepreneurship.
Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky is partnering with the Kentucky Philanthropy Initiative to host a half day conference that will take a deep dive into big questions surrounding the next wave of charitable giving.
Panels and presentations throughout the morning will take a comprehensive look at what makes our future givers tick, what life is like as a young funder, and how employers can attract and retain talent through incentivizing employees to give time, talent, and resources to the causes they care about most.
On Thursday, dozens of strangers and friends alike combined to give $6,000 to a local charity in a process that took less than an hour. The Bill & Betsy Scheben Care Center, which provides care for adults and teens with physical and/or intellectual disabilities from its location in Florence, was the recipient of the first Give Where You Live NKY grant.
Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky now manages a designated fund in partnership with St. Elizabeth Healthcare to support the health system’s brand new cancer center in Edgewood. The St. Elizabeth Fund offers donors a maximum tax advantage, with the convenience of Horizon Community Funds managing the funds.