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Anonymous Donor Offers $1 Million Matching Challenge

An anonymous donor has challenged residents to support the Community Impact Fund at Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky with a challenge gift of up to $1 million. The donor has stated that for every two dollars contributed, he or she will match with one dollar. The match challenge will run until the end of 2018.
 
The Community Impact Fund is the foundation’s most flexible fund, enabling the charitable organization to support Northern Kentucky’s needs as they evolve, including needs that are not anticipated at the time a gift is made. Horizon Community Funds’ Council of Trustees, whose members are deeply rooted in Northern Kentucky, oversees the distribution of these funds. The Fund uses collective giving as a way to help break the cycle of poverty, support the arts, spark development and innovation, enrich our children’s education, and improve the health and wellness of our community.
 
“This is a tremendous opportunity for us as Northern Kentuckians, as neighbors, to come together and build a significant source of funding to support nonprofit organizations and projects benefitting the public good in Northern Kentucky, now and in the future,” says Nancy Grayson, Horizon Community Funds President. “By making a gift during this challenge, community members will create an even greater impact in Northern Kentucky by providing funds to address our region’s most critical needs.  Every dollar donated makes a difference, and we are calling on all Northern Kentuckians to contribute to a brighter future for our community.”
 
Horizon Community Funds plans to begin its first round of grant making through the Community Impact Fund in early 2019. Funds will be awarded to qualified nonprofits serving Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties.
 
-Staff report