Homeless families will have clean, new furniture during their temporary stays in Bethany House shelters. Veterans will benefit from Easter Seals TriState’s employment, education and family resource services. And Clermont County residents in need will receive food from Inter Parish Ministry’s mobile pantry.
These groups are among seven Greater Cincinnati nonprofits receiving $173,000 in fourth-quarter grants from the Scripps Howard Foundation:
- Bethany House – furnishing its new family homeless shelters
- Cincinnati Works – funding bus tokens for participants in its Job Readiness Program
- Easter Seals TriState – funding to promote its Operation Vets Thrive
- Lighthouse Youth Services – naming rights to a bedroom in the “A Place to Call Home” center scheduled for construction this year
- Joy Foundation – construction of a new arts building
- Leadership Council – funding The Leadership Challenge for human services executives
- Salvation Army – supporting Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky families in need through its emergency assistance program
“The common thread through the Scripps Howard Foundation grants is our support of organizations that better the lives of those in poverty,” said Liz Carter, president and CEO of the foundation.
The fourth-quarter grants bring the year’s total grants to more than $750,000.
In addition to its grants for programs and projects, the Scripps Howard Foundation funded communication interns at more than 50 Greater Cincinnati nonprofits in 2015. The internship program provides an opportunity for University of Cincinnati, Xavier University and Northern Kentucky University communication and journalism majors to gain hands-on experience while nonprofits benefit from the students’ skills.