The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has 2 programs designed to fund innovative education projects for children during the school year and in the summer.
Grants for Kids are made possible through the generous support of GCF’s donors and continued support from the Charles H. Dater Foundation. Helping these small but mighty programs is an example of how GCF makes a difference as a steward of the community’s resources.
Summertime Kids grants provide support for programs that are enriching and fun for children during the summer months. Grants of up to $1,000 are available to nonprofit organizations that are working with the young people of our community.
Applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations, a school or church and be in one of GCF's eight counties: Butler, Clermont, Hamilton or Warren in Ohio; Boone, Campbell or Kenton in Kentucky; and Dearborn County in Indiana.
A volunteer committee reviews applications and makes funding decisions. Chosen applicants will be notified by mail at the end of May.
An evaluation report will be required from all recipients following completion of their project.
Download Summertime Kids Evaluation form for 2017 grants as a Microsoft Word Document [DOC]
You can review our latest grant recipients for Summertime Kids.
Download the complete list of the 2017 grant recipients [PDF]
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Since 1993, Learning Links has provided grants of up to $1,000 for creative and interesting programs or events for classrooms in the Greater Cincinnati area.
Full-time schools serving students in any or all grades from kindergarten through the twelfth grade are eligible. Schools must be in GCF's eight-county service area: Butler, Clermont, Hamilton or Warren in Ohio; Boone, Campbell or Kenton in Kentucky; or Dearborn County in Indiana.
The 2017-2018 Learning Links application period has ended. Please check back in early 2018 for the next grant opportunity.
A volunteer committee reviews applications and makes funding decisions. Applicants may visit this page in late summer to view a list of selected schools and projects.
The selected applicants will be awarded grants by mail in September. The grants will be mailed to the attention of the Grant Project Leader at the school address.
An evaluation report will be required from all recipients following completion of the project. All schools must have submitted an evaluation report for grants received the following year in order to be eligible for consideration.
Download Learning Links Evaluation form for 2016-2017 grants [DOC]
Download the complete list of Learning Links grants for:
If you have questions about our Grants for Kids program, including Learning Links and Summertime Kids, contact:
Senior Manager of Grants
Giving to our Grants for Kids Fund ensures innovative education projects for children in our community. You can help ensure our Grants for Kids continues well into the future. Give a gift today!
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