Gifts and Grants in Brief

Cincinnati Community ToolBank received $30,000 from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation to  support its capacity-building grant request. This grant will help fund additional staff and increase awareness of the ToolBank’s tool-lending program. The nonprofit tool-lending program serves charitable organizations by putting high-quality tools in the hands of volunteers who are painting schools, repairing seniors’ roofs, landscaping public spaces and more.


The Point received a $5,000 grant from Duke Energy to use toward equipment upkeep and repairs at The Point Commercial Laundry. The Dayton, Kentucky, facility is a large laundry that employs individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Profits go back into The Point’s programs. The laundry services hotels, casinos and convention centers.  


The Spaulding Foundation awarded the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Southwest Ohio $15,717 to cover the costs of furnishings and audiovisual equipment for the training room at the organization’s new facility in Sharonville. NAMI Hamilton County recently merged with chapters in Clermont and Warren counties, prompting  the move to the larger facility.


Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati has been awarded $50,000 from Thrivent Financial. The funds will pay for construction of one home in Cincinnati this year. Thrivent Financial is committing $12 million nationally to the 2016 partnership.


Cancer Support Community Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky received a $20,000 grant from the Jack J. Smith Charitable TrustThis money will go toward CSC’s Children’s Cancer Support Program, which is designed to provide age-appropriate settings where children and teens learn to express their fears and concerns about a loved one’s cancer diagnosis.


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