Past Grants of The Women's Fund

Grants are how The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation invests in our community. From the beginning, we have focused on systemic change that will, in time, yield impact for our entire region.

2015 Grant Recipients

  • The Advance Network
  • Brighton Center
  • Churches Active in Northside
  • Cincinnati Union Bethel
  • Gateway Community & Technical College
  • Life Learning Center
  • Lydia’s House
  • Madison Avenue Christian Church
  • Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission
  • Ohio Justice & Policy Center
  • Santa Maria Community Services
  • Valley Interfaith Food & Clothing Center

2014 Grant Recipients

  • 4C for Children

  • The Advance Network

  • Dress for Success

  • Hope House Rescue Mission

  • Mercy Health St. John

  • Mercy Neighborhood Ministries, Inc.

  • Ohio Justice & Policy Center

  • St. Vincent de Paul

  • Santa Maria Community Services

  • Supports to Encourage Low-Income Families

2013 Grant Recipients

Self-Sufficiency:

  • Cincinnati Union Bethel

  • Urban Appalachian Council

  • YWCA of Greater Cincinnati

  • St. Francis Seraph Ministries

  • Dress for Success Cincinnati

  • 4C for Children

  • The Advance Network, Inc.

  • Santa Maria Community Services

  • Gateway Community and Technical College Foundation

  • City Gospel Mission

Girls’ Leadership:

  • Academy for Multilingual Immersion Studies

  • Woodward, Withrow, Western Hills High Schools

  • Kenton County Academies of Innovation and Technology

  • The Children's Home Upper School 

2012 Grant Recipients

Self-Sufficiency:

  • Interfaith Hospitality Network for transportation

  • The Advance Network for the Get Learning project

  • Dress for Success for financial literacy

  • Vision Community Services for financial literacy

  • Cincinnati Union Bethel for ALI temporary rental assistance

  • Santa Maria for child development associate certifications

  • Family Healing Center for the Jobs for Life program

Girls’ Leadership:

  • Young Women Writing for a Change at Withrow, Western Hills and Woodward

  • Frederick Douglass School Leading Ladies program

  • Winton Woods High School girls robotics team 

2011 Grant Recipients

The Grow Strong Girls through Leadership 2010-2011 grant program allowed educators to apply for funds for girls’ leadership programs in Hamilton, Butler, Clermont and Warren counties in Ohio; Dearborn County in Indiana; and Campbell, Boone and Kenton counties in Kentucky.

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2010 Grant Recipients

Close the Gap:

  • Cincinnati Works $15,000

  • Hard Hatted Women $15,500 Lighthouse Youth Services $15,000

  • Mercy Neighborhood Ministries $15,500

  • Santa Maria Community Services $15,000

  • Support to Encourage Low-income Families $12,500

  • Urban Appalachian Council $12,000

  • Welcome House of Northern Kentucky $16,000

  • Women's Connection $15,000

Developing Women and Girls Leadership:

  • Six $1,000 BPW Scholarships

Grow Strong Girls:

  • Roll Hill High School $1,055

  • Ursuline Academy $1,500

  • Holmes Alternative School $1,500

  • Norwood Middle School $1,485

2009 Grant Recipients

Assess Progress:

  • Updating the PULSE $7,600

Close the Gap:

  • ACT $25,000
  • Cincinnati Works $15,000
  • Lighthouse Youth Services $14,100
  • Metro $18,150
  • Santa Maria $10,000
  • SELF $12,500
  • St. Vincent DePaul $10,000
  • The Advance Network $10,000
  • University of Cincinnati $10,000
  • YWCA Women in Charge $20,000

Developing Women and Girls Leadership:

  • Alcoholism Council of the Cincinnati Area $4,995, Nan Franks
  • Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio Region $3,558, Becki Brenner
  • Six $1,000 Scholarships BPW Scholarships 

2008 Grant Recipients

Close the Gap:

  • Cincinnati Works $10,000
  • Clermont Counseling Center $15,000
  • Emanuel Community Center $10,000
  • Mercy Franciscan St John's $15,300
  • Rosie's Girls $15,000
  • SELF $12,500
  • Women's Crisis Center $12,500

Developing Women and Girls Leadership:

  • Five $1,500 BPW Scholarships
  • Ronald McDonald House $6,500 
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