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Local Organizations Named as Semifinalists in NKY Funders' Grants

NKY Funders’ Grants, a new ongoing program that convenes foundations and funders around mini-grant competitions for nonprofits that serve Northern Kentucky, has released its list of semifinalists for the inaugural competition.

The fall 2018 foundation partners have chosen the following organizations to move on to the next round:

  • Arts: ArtWorks, Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center, Falcon Theater, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Vent Haven Museum
  • Children & Youth: Behringer-Crawford Museum, Children’s Law Center, First Tee, Master Provisions, Salvation Army – NKY
  • Economic Opportunity: Aviatra, Dress for Success, Housing Opportunities of Northern Kentucky, Legal Aid & Life Learning Center collaboration, Welcome House
  • Education: Adopt a Class, Fort Thomas Independent Schools, Kenton County Public Library, New Day Ranch, Upspring
  • Health: Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky, Reset Ministries, Rose Garden for Hope and Healing, Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank, Vivian's Victory, Inc.

The community is invited to attend the inaugural mini-grant competition, which will be held Tuesday, November 20 from 5-7 p.m. at the St. Elizabeth Technology and Education Center in Erlanger. Tickets can be purchased at Attendees will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite pitch, which will add a $5,000 award to the organization receiving the most votes.

Each NKY Funders’ Grants partner offers $10,000 in grants, and will select two finalists in each focus area to pitch their project or program to the audience at the November 20 event. Based on pitches made at the event, partners will select a first-place winner to receive $6,000, and a second-place winner to receive $3,000. Additionally, a popular vote at the event will determine an additional $5,000 award for one of the ten finalists.

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Finalists will also be able to share further information about their respective organizations at presentation booths positioned throughout the event space, set up for the duration of the event. Sponsorship opportunities are available to help cover event costs and build funds for future NKY Funders’ Grants programming.