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Six NKY Agencies Awarded Grant Funds

Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s (GCF) second annual Northern Kentucky Giving Circle awarded $60,000 in Safety Net grants — $10,000 each — to six Northern Kentucky nonprofit organizations. The giving circle’s members collectively decided to award the grants with a focus to providing food, shelter and support for families dealing with addiction issues.

The grantees include:

Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky

Diocesan Catholic Children’s Home (DCCH)

Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky

Life Learning Center

Transitions, Inc.

Women’s Crisis Center

“GCF exists to connect people with purpose and amplify their generosity in our region,” said GCF Senior Philanthropic Advisor Laura Menge. “For the NKY Giving Circle, donors and community members were invited to the grantmaking table to read proposals and learn about strong programs in Northern Kentucky serving those in greatest need. Through their collaborative discussions, and with a 6:1 match on their contributions from GCF’s NKY endowments, they collectively and meaningfully invested $60,000 in Northern Kentucky.”

The Northern Kentucky Giving Circle is one of five GCF giving circle opportunities this year, including Animal Welfare, Giving Black, Arts and Culture, and the NEXT Fund for young people.

“It was an awesome experience to participate in this year’s NKY Giving Circle with Greater Cincinnati Foundation and to convene the group in our facility,” said Amber Sipple, Founder of IMPACT Cowork in Newport, Kentucky. “We seek ways to serve in philanthropic endeavors in our community and this was another chance for us to do so. The NKY Giving Circle highlights how engaged and interested the people in our region are to give back and create impact!”

-Staff report

Photo: Children's Home of Northern Kentucky (RCN file)