Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency

Grants for Kids: Summertime Kids and Learning Links

Greater Cincinnati Foundation has two 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.

2019 applications are now open! Please note the new deadline for Learning Links.

Download STK RFP [PDF] Download LL RFP [PDF]

Summertime Kids

Summertime Kids grants provide support for activities and programs that are enriching, fun and promote learning during the summer months. Grants of up to $1,000 are available to nonprofit organizations that are working with the youth of our community. 

Who is eligible?

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.

When and how can my organization apply? (Release: January 7, 2019)

The 2019 application period for Summertime Kids is now open. 

Deadline to apply: Friday, March 15, 2019

Download STK RFP [PDF]

5 Steps for Submitting a Summertime Kids Grant Application to The Greater Cincinnati Foundation:

  1. Visit Foundant, our online grants management system. See below for our Foundant user tips, if you are new to the system.
  2. Create an account, or log in if using an existing account. If you are unsure if your organization or school has an account, or if you are having trouble accessing your account, please contact us for assistance.
  3. Click “Apply” at the top of the Dashboard page.
  4. Find “GCF Summertime Kids Application,” click “Apply” and complete the form.
  5. Click “Submit” when done. You will receive an automated confirmation email.

Hints

Need help setting up a profile on our online system? Please refer to the following help documents, provided by our vendor, Foundant:

Applicant Tutorial
Please note you also can download this as a Microsoft Word document from this website by clicking on the blue "Download Button" at the top right side of the page.

Video Tutorial viewable on YouTube

How are the grants awarded?

A volunteer committee reviews applications and makes funding decisions. Chosen applicants will be notified by mail at the end of May.  

Need to complete the evaluation report?

An evaluation report will be required from all recipients following completion of their project.

Please log in to your Foundant account to complete the required Follow Up Report.

What organizations have you funded?

You can review our latest grant recipients for Summertime Kids.

Download the complete list of the 2019 grant recipients [PDF]

Do you have guidelines for grant recipients about publicity?

Learning Links

Learning Links grants allow local K-12 educators the opportunity for creative and interesting projects or events they would like to bring to the classroom. Grants of up to $1,000 are available to schools in the Greater Cincinnati area.

Who is eligible?

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. 

When and how can my school apply? (Release: January 7, 2019)

The 2019 application period for Learning Links is now open. 

Deadline to apply: Friday, April 12, 2019  Friday, May 3, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Download LL RFP [PDF]

5 Steps for Submitting a Learning Links Grant Application to The Greater Cincinnati Foundation:

  1. Visit Foundant, our online grants management system. See below for our Foundant user tips, if you are new to the system.
  2. Create an account, or log in if using an existing account. If you are unsure if your organization or school has an account, or if you are having trouble accessing your account, please contact us for assistance.
  3. Click “Apply” at the top of the Dashboard page.
  4. Find “GCF Learning Links Application,” click “Apply” and complete the form.
  5. Click “Submit” when done. You will receive an automated confirmation email.

Hints

Need help setting up a profile on our online system? Please refer to the following help documents, provided by our vendor, Foundant:

Applicant Tutorial
Please note you also can download this as a Microsoft Word document from this website by clicking on the blue "Download Button" at the top right side of the page.

Video Tutorial viewable on YouTube

How are the grants awarded?

A volunteer committee reviews applications and makes funding decisions. Chosen applicants will be notified by mail at the end of August. The grants will be mailed to the attention of the Grant Applicant at the school address.

Need to complete the evaluation report?

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.

Please log in to your Foundant account to complete the required Follow Up Report.

What schools have you funded?

Download the complete list of Learning Links grants for:

Do you have guidelines for grant recipients about publicity?

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