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Weathering the Economic Storm: A collaborative response to the economic crisis

What began in 2009 as an urgent response to a national economic meltdown grew into a three-year initiative to help the Greater Cincinnati region weather the worst of what was ultimately a cataclysmic economic storm. The Weathering the Economic Storm (WTES) initiative brought together 26 local funders who abandoned their normal  application processes and funding procedures in order to quickly identify and  provide funding support to a variety of critical community needs. 

Weathering the Economic Storm

What began in 2009 as an urgent response to a national economic meltdown grew into a three-year initiative to help the Greater Cincinnati region weather the worst of what was ultimately a cataclysmic economic storm. The Weathering the Economic Storm (WTES) initiative brought together

26 local funders who abandoned their normal  application processes and funding procedures in order to quickly identify and  provide funding support to a variety of critical community needs.
   

As we bring WTES to a close we are proud to report that this initiative has touched the lives of nearly 95,000 children, adults and seniors. $4.5 million in grants was awarded to 127 nonprofit organizations in the areas of safety net services, housing stability, early childhood education, organization stabilization. In addition, an investment of $99,000 has already leveraged more than $5.5 million from federal and state sources.

GCF’s overall investment of $1.7 million leveraged an additional $2.75 million from other local funders and individual contributors.

Photos from Weathering the Economic Storm Grants


You can also view this slideshow on Flickr.

Participating Funders

William P. Anderson Foundation
Robert M. Butler Foundation
Christ Church Cathedral
Clermont Community Fund of GCF
Ruth J. and Robert A. Conway Foundation
Duke Energy Foundation
The Thomas J. Emery Memorial Fund
Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio
Farmer Family Foundation
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation
Interact For Health
Hubert Family Foundation
The Andrew Jergens Foundation
Macy's
The Mayerson Foundation
The National City Foundation
Northern Kentucky Fund of GCF
The Daniel & Susan Pfau Foundation
The PNC Foundation
William Cooper Procter Fund
Procter & Gamble Fund of GCF
Robert H. Readkirt Foundation PNC Bank, Trustee
Helen Steiner Rice fund of GCF
Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee
Scripps Howard Foundation
United Way of Greater Cincinnati
Women's Fund of GCF
Craig Young Family Foundation


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