Big Idea Challenge Winners 2013

The Big Idea Challenge

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation created The Big Idea Challenge in 2013 to celebrate our 50th anniversary and give a gift to the community. The Challenge sought ideas for creating a more vibrant and prosperous Greater Cincinnati where everyone can thrive.

More than 250 ideas were submitted by individuals across the Tristate region. More than 6,000 votes were cast for 21 finalists in seven categories to determine the winners. Download this report to find out how each project has fared since 2013 [PDF].

Latest News on the Big Idea Challenge

Big Idea Challenge Update: Lights on the Hill forum Jan. 26

Big Idea Challenge Update: Lights on the Hill forum Jan. 26

Price Hill Will is hosting Lights on the Hill, a forum about plans for redeveloping the site of the Price Hill Incline on Tuesday, January 26. The forum showcasing a prize-winning concept from The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s 2013 Big Idea Challenge.

New Blog Post: Culture of ideas, innovation growing in every corner of Greater Cincinnati

New Blog Post: Culture of ideas, innovation growing in every corner of Greater Cincinnati

In this post on Leadership Matters, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's blog, our vice president for Communications & Marketing Beth Benson talks about the culture of ideas and innovation that is growing in every corner of Greater Cincinnati.

Get the latest about The Big Idea Challenge winning projects!

Get the latest about The Big Idea Challenge winning projects!

Get the latest about The Big Idea Challenge winning projects!

News Coverage of 2013's Big Idea Challenge

Find out more about the first Big Idea Challenge in 2013 by reading the following news coverage.

GCF thanks many for supporting the first Big Idea Challenge!

Many individuals and organizations have contributed ideas and inspiration to The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's first Big Idea Challenge. We are grateful for their support!

Generous Ideas

Generous Ideas

Kelly Birkenhauer works full-time as a geologist, has a young son, and spends more than 16 hours a week working to improve the lives of Greater Cincinnati’s refugees. The chair of the Junior League of Cincinnati’s RefugeeConnect Committee said her motivation is that the refugees themselves are nothing short of amazing.

GCF Wins 2014 Green Business Award From Cincinnati Business Courier

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) recently received a 2014 Green Business Award from the Cincinnati Business Courier, recognizing GCF’s 2013 Big Idea Challenge.

Big Idea Giving Challenge Raises $60,000

Big Idea Giving Challenge Raises $60,000

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Big Idea Giving Challenge raised $60,000 in additional support for the seven Big Idea Challenge winners.

Big Idea Giving Challenge receives anonymous donation of $21,000

Big Idea Giving Challenge receives anonymous donation of $21,000

On Giving Tuesday, an anonymous donor gave a $21,000 gift to The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Big Idea Giving Challenge. The seven winning ideas of the Big Idea Challenge will each receive a $3,000 gift.

GCF Announces $50,000 Big Idea Challenge Winner

GCF Announces $50,000 Big Idea Challenge Winner

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation announced the $50,000 grand prize winner of its Big Idea Challenge, surrounded by cheering supporters and other contestants.

Big Idea Challenge Receives Huge Response

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Big Idea Challenge closed this week with 259 entries.

Big Idea Challenge still open for entries

GCF is accepting ideas for the Big Idea Challenge until 11:59 p.m., July 29, 2013. People can submit their ideas for creating greater Cincinnati at bigideacincinnati.com.

The Big Idea Challenge Now Open

Continuing through July 29, people can now submit their ideas for creating a greater Cincinnati at bigideacincinnati.com.

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation announces The Big Idea Challenge at 50th anniversary event

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation announces The Big Idea Challenge at 50th anniversary event

The Big Idea Challenge is seeking ideas for creating a more vibrant and prosperous Greater Cincinnati where everyone can thrive. These ideas can come from anyone, from all over the region – the only requirement is a love for Cincinnati and the desire to make it greater.

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