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Finalists have been Announced for 2019 NKY Funders' Grants

NKY Funders’ Grants, an ongoing program that connects foundations and funders around grant competitions for nonprofits that serve Northern Kentucky, has released its list of finalists for the pitch competition to be held Tuesday, October 29 from 5 to 7:30 pm at the St. Elizabeth Training and Education Center in Erlanger.

The 2019 foundation partners have chosen the following organizations in their respective categories to move on to the next round:

Addiction Services: 

Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky and the Northern Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy

Arts, Culture, & Humanity: 

Kentucky Humanities Council and Pones, Inc.

Early Childhood: 

New Perceptions and Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank

Health & Wellness (R.C. Durr Foundation): 

Master Provisions and Northern Kentucky Education Council

Health & Wellness (Horizon Community Funds): 

Northern Kentucky University Research Foundation and Women’s Crisis Center

K-12 Programming: 

The Carnegie and Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre

Reducing Barriers to Employment: 

Saint Vincent de Paul Northern Kentucky and Tattoo Removal, Ink

The community is invited to attend the final competition, and can purchase tickets at this link. Attendees will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite pitch, the organization that comes in first place from the community vote will get $7,500 - second place will receive $5,000.

“The Scripps Howard Foundation supports the idea that the best philanthropy brings many people together around an important cause,” said Liz Carter, Scripps Howard Foundation President & CEO. “The diverse group of finalists in the NKY Funders’ Grants Final Pitch Competition have the opportunity to do just that."

"As a funder of the popular vote category, we hope to fill the room at the Final Pitch with people who believe the best changes for our community are made together,” Carter continued. 

Each NKY Funders’ Grants partner sponsoring a focus area will select a first place winner to receive $7,500, and a second place winner to receive $5,000; in addition to the community's most popular vote awards. 

Finalists and semi-finalists will be able to share further information about their respective organizations at presentation booths during the event. 

More information on tickets, or the event itself, can be found at this link.

-Staff report