Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency

Grants for Kids

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

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.

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? Download application

The 2017 application period for Summertime Kids has ended. Please check back in early 2018 for the next grant opportunity. 

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.

Download Summertime Kids Evaluation form for 2016 grants as a Microsoft Word Document [DOC]

What programs have you funded?

You can review our latest grant recipients for Summertime Kids.

Download the complete list of the 2016 grant recipients [PDF]

Do you have guidelines for grant recipients about publicity?

Learning Links

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.

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? Download application

The 2017-2018 Learning Links application period has ended. Please check back in early 2018 for the next grant opportunity. 

How are the grants awarded?

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.  

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.

Download Learning Links Evaluation form for 2016-2017 grants [DOC]

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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