foundations joining forces
Regional funders have joined together to create NKY Funders’ Grants, an ongoing program that convenes foundations and funders around yearly mini-grant competitions for nonprofits that serve Northern Kentucky.
This year’s regional foundations are listed below along with their focus areas.
Horizon Community Funds
(Health and Wellness, Cluster A)
The Butler Foundation
(Reducing Barriers to Employment)
The Charles H. Dater Foundation
The R.C. Durr Foundation
(Health and Wellness, Cluster B)
Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Scripps Howard Foundation
The Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation
(Arts, Culture, and Humanities)
United Way of Greater Cincinnati
how it works
NKY Funders’ Grants has a strong focus on storytelling, and how you can make your pitch to funders. Nonprofits have been invited to submit an application through our online portal, available here July 1. After the July 31 deadline has passed, five semifinalists will be chosen for each focus area. Those semifinalists will be asked to select someone to make a pitch on behalf of their organization. The person making the pitch will be required to attend the following two events:
Storytelling Workshop: September 10 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the Life Learning Center in Covington
Semifinalist Pitch Round: September 24 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at the RiverCenter Media Center Each focus area will have an allotted timeframe for this pitch round- semifinalists will not need to be present for the entire time.
June 25, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Informational meeting for potential applicants at the Covington branch of the Kenton County Public Library
Applications open online
Deadline for applications
september 10, 5-8 p.m.
Semifinalist training at Life Learning Center in Covington (mandatory for selected semifinalists)
september 24, 5-9 p.m.
Semifinalist pitches at the RiverCenter Media Center in Covington (mandatory for selected semifinalists)
October 29, 5-7:30 p.m.
Final pitch competition at the St. Elizabeth Training & Education Center in Erlanger
First place, Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center
Second place, Vent Haven Museum
Children and youth
First place, Salvation Army in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky
Second place, Children’s Law Center
First place, Housing Opportunities of Northern Kentucky
Second place, Life Learning Center/Legal Aid of the Bluegrass collaboration
First place, Adopt A Class
Second place, UpSpring
First place, Vivian’s Victory
Second place, Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky
$5,000 popular vote prize
Awarded to Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky