ERLANGER, Ky. — The NKY Funders' Grants brings together foundations and nonprofit organizations that serve Northern Kentucky each year.
The nonprofits participating pitch new ideas and unique action plans intended to help Northern Kentucky residents and community members. Through different rounds, winners move forward, with the first place organization winning $7,500, a second place winner claiming $5,000. Winners are selected in each focus area, and a popular vote at the event can also determine another first place $7,500 prize and another $5,000 second place prize.
The semifinalist round of pitches will narrow the field in each category down for the final round. Finalists will make their pitches on Oct. 29 in Erlanger, Ky.
Semifinalists will compete to move on to the final round on Sept. 24. The categories include addiction services, arts, culture and humanities, early childhood, health and wellness, k-12 programming and reducing barriers to employment.
The semifinalists include:
- Children's Home of Northern Kentucky
- Northern Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy
- St. Elizabeth Healthcare
- Transitions, Inc.
Arts, Culture and Humanities
- Falcon Theater
- Kentucky Humanities Council
- Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council
- 4C for Children
- Children, Inc.
- New Perceptions
- Prevent Child Abuse KY
- Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank
Health and Wellness (Durr Foundation)
- Bluegrass Care Navigators
- CARE Closet
- Kentucky Senior Citizens
- Northern Kentucky Education Council
- Welcome House
Health and Wellness (Horizon Community Funds)
- Holly Hill Child & Family Solutions
- NKY Research Foundation
- Northern Kentucky Children's Advocacy Center
- Pink Ribbon Girls
- Women's Crisis Center
- Catholic Charities
- Commonwealth Artists Student Theater
- Crayons to Computers
- Friends of the Boone County Arboretum
- The Carnegie
Reducing Barriers to Employment
- Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission
- Northern Kentucky Workforce Investment Board
- St. Vincent de Paul Northern Kentucky
- Tattoo Removal Ink
"The work being done by our semifinalists is vital not only to the individuals served but also to the entire Northern Kentucky community," said Scripps Howard Foundation president and CEO Liz Carter. "This is an incredible group of organizations and the Scripps Howard Foundation is pleased to join with fellow funders and Horizon Community Fund to ‘Give light. Change lives.’ of Northern Kentuckians."
The Scripps Howard Foundation, along with other foundations and organizations across the Tri-State, provided the funding for prizes for nonprofit participants this year.