An anonymous donor has offered a $1 million challenge gift in support of the Community Impact Fund at Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky. For every two dollars contributed, the donor will match with one dollar. The match challenge will run until the end of 2018.
The Butler Foundation, the Charles H. Dater Foundation, the R.C. Durr Foundation, Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky, and the Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation have joined forces to create NKY Funders’ Grants, an ongoing program that convenes foundations and funders around mini-grant competitions for nonprofits that serve Northern Kentucky.
A new award presented by the Horizon Community Funds will be presented to Mike Sipple Jr. of Centennial & Talent Magnet Institute at the annual dinner of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 20.
The Horizon Award recognizes the extraordinary contributions of an individual who exemplifies dedication, integrity, and honorable service to Northern Kentucky through community leadership. Recipients are individuals who have devoted their time, talents, and expertise to serve the public good, and who have made significant, demonstrable, and direct contributions to our community’s well-being. Read more.
Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky is now home to a new designated fund, in partnership with the Ignite Institute at Roebling Innovation Center. The partnership allows donors to connect directly with the Ignite Institute, using Horizon Community Funds to manage the distribution of funds for a greater tax advantage.
Horizon Community Funds wants local residents to get involved and help identify a focus area they believe needs immediate attention. Through Horizon Community Funds’ “Investing in Northern Kentucky” Facebook feedback campaign, community members have the opportunity to vote and share their thoughts. Feedback from the campaign will help the community foundation select an area of focus for a mini grant competition later this year.