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Community Organizations Awarded $457,000 in Funds for Educational Success

The purpose of these grants is to support in and out of school educational efforts that reduce disparities in educational attainment for students of color and/or those of low socioeconomic status; or that increases social emotional learning and health. This funding could also be used to improve educational outcomes in math and science for at-risk students in grades 1-12 through increased access to STEM learning opportunities. Thanks to our generous donors we amplified this gift to the community by $45,000 through a recent giving circle and an additional $7,500 of support from GCF donor advised funds. 

2018 Supporting Educational Success Grantees

The purposes of these grants is to support in and out of school educational efforts that reduce disparities in educational attainment for students of color and/or those of low socioeconomic status; or that increases social emotional learning and health. This funding could also be used to improve educational outcomes in math and science for at-risk students in grades 1-12 through increased access to STEM learning opportunities. Thanks to our generous donors we amplified this gift to the community by $45,000 through a recent giving circle and an additional $7,500 of support from GCF donor advised funds. 

Bellevue Board of Education 
$15,000 for T.H.E. Space  

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati 
$25,000 for Site‐Based Mentoring To Bridge the Education Gap   

Brighton Center, Inc. 
$25,000 for Youth Leadership Development and Case Management

Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio 
$25,000 for Vacaciones Útiles (Productive Vacations)      

Catholic Schools Office 
$25,000 for the Price Hill Summer Learning Camp  

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center 
$25,000 for Parents on Point: Supporting the Healthy Socioemotional and Behavioral Development of Young Children

Cincinnati Museum Center 
$10,000 for Engaging Girls in STEM  

Cincinnati Union Bethel 
$25,000 for Early Childhood Education (ECE) 

Dohn Community High School 
$25,000 for the Remedial Road to Enrichment   

Girl Scouts of Kentucky's Wilderness Road 
$10,000 for the Girl Scout STEM Program   

iSPACE, Inc. 
$10,000 for STEM programs for low income K‐12 students   

Kenton County Public Schools 
$15,000 for the Kenton County Schools PreK‐5 STEM Plan   

Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati 
$25,000 for the Children's Literacy Services Program   

Madisonville Education and Assistance Center 
$25,000 for the Expanded Early Literacy Program   

Mount St. Joseph University 
$17,000 for Project Ready: An Early Learning Program to Close the Readiness Gap for Children Living in Poverty   

Notre Dame Urban Education Center 
$15,000 for Notre Dame Urban Education Center Programming   

Redwood School & Rehabilitation Center, Inc. 
$25,000 for the Early Care and Education Program   

Rothenberg Rooftop Garden 
$20,000 for the Rothenberg Rooftop Garden   

School for Creative and Performing Arts 
$25,000 for Private Music Lessons for SCPA Students (Access and Equity for Economically Disadvantaged Students)

The Gaskins Foundation 
$20,000 for STEMulation Zones: STEMulating Underrepresented Students in the Greater Cincinnati Area

University of Cincinnati Foundation – Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative 
$25,000 for Mathletics (Fun, hands and heads‐on, after‐school STEM activities with math emphasis)

UpSpring 
$25,000 for UpSpring Summer 360°: Cincinnati  




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