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Scripps Howard Foundation announces semifinalists for $100,000 family literacy grant

Posted: 8:08 AM, Jan 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-28 13:08:28Z
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CINCINNATI — Ten nonprofits are in the running for $100,000 in grants to support childhood literacy initiatives in impoverished neighborhoods throughout the Tri-State.

Last year, the Scripps Howard Foundation, Greater Cincinnati Foundation and WCPO 9 On Your Side invited local nonprofits to apply for the grant. Representatives from the Scripps Howard Foundation and Greater Cincinnati Foundation narrowed the field to ten organizations:

  • Campbell County Public Library
  • Children, Inc.
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • Cincinnati Union Bethel
  • Dohn Community High School
  • Learning Through Art
  • NEST Community Learning Center
  • Notre Dame Educational Center
  • Princeton Mobile Book Center
  • The Children's Home of Cincinnati

A grant of $100,000 will be awarded to a single nonprofit that empowers parents with skills, confidence and tools to help their children develop literacy and language skills. The program must serve families living in poverty and develop deep relationships with parents. 

The ten nonprofits have until Feb. 22 to submit a full grant application. Up to five finalists will be named on March 11, and the winner will be announced on April 18 at the Scripps Howard Awards — an annual journalism recognition program presented by the Scripps Howard Foundation at Memorial Hall in Over-the-Rhine.

WCPO will stream the Scripps Howard Awards show online on April 18 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.