Impact 100 chooses 7 finalists to compete for $406K in grants

Tuesday, Sept. 13, Cintas Center, Xavier University

Impact 100, a collective-giving group of female philanthropists, will award four grants of $101,500 each during its Annual Awards Celebration. Seven area nonprofits (see below) are finalists. The full Impact 100 membership will vote on the award winners after brief presentations by the seven.

Committees evaluated more than 100 letters of intent and grant request applications from January through June, culminating in the naming of the seven finalists. They were introduced at a Meet the Finalists event at the American Sign Museum.

Impact 100 is celebrating 15 years of grant-making in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region. Since its inception in 2001, Impact 100 has given more than $3.2 million in grants and the program has spread nationwide.

The seven Impact 100 grant finalists and their proposed projects are:

The seven Impact 100 grant finalists and their proposed projects are:

Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington: Outfit the commons area of the new Hellman Creative Center to eliminate boundaries between artists and non-artists through programming to strengthen public participation in the arts.

Chatfield College: Renovate the unused park next to Chatfield College to create an outdoor learning space and to provide service projects and hands-on learning for students. Local residents also can enjoy the space.

Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship: Expand Project Mustang to save wild mustangs, but more importantly, to serve 300 veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder annually. As part of a proven alternative treatment, the veterans train mustangs for traditional equine therapy roles.

Greater Cincinnati Construction Foundation: Expand the Constructing a Pathway Out of Poverty program at Woodward Career Technical High School. The program would develop and implement a math program in the middle schools to increase placement of students into the high school program that prepares them to enter the construction trade.

Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission: Equip the new Lincoln Grant Scholar House to provide single mothers pursuing post-secondary education (and their children) with

an affordable living option and access to appropriate support programs.

St. Francis Seraph Ministries and Center for Respite Care: Purchase a commercial stove hood as part of the new St. Anthony Center Dinner Club to provide breakfast and dinners for the homeless five days per week. Additionally, fund a new kitchenette for the in-house respite care unit, which provides post-hospitalization care and services for the homeless.

Women’s Crisis Center: Expand the Green Dot Violence Prevention Program to three additional high schools in Northern Kentucky. The program has experienced success locally in changing behaviors, attitudes and responses to witnessed acts of violence.


Click on a thumbnail below to view gallery of representatives from these organizations.

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