Mini-Grants for Kids

Summertime Kids and Learning Links Empower Creative Education

Greater Cincinnati Foundation annually offers two mini-grant programs that support enriching and educational programming for kids. A review committee consisting of community volunteers reviews applications and makes funding decisions. To learn about eligibility, criteria and timeline to apply, please review the Request for Proposal for each program below.


Adison Nelson

Senior Director, Community Investments

Summertime Kids

To support enriching activities and programs that encourage learning and/or development for children of all ages during the summer months.

RFP Release: January 8, 2024

Proposal Deadline: March 4, 2024

Notice of Decision: April 2024

Funding Released: May 2024

Request for Proposal

Summertime Kids 2023 grantee list

Learning Links

To provide engaging programs or events that support the educational success of children ages 0-18, to classrooms, schools, or community spaces where children learn.

RFP Release: January 8, 2024

Proposal Deadline: May 24, 2024

Notice of Decision: June 2024

Funding Released: July-August 2024

Request for Proposal

Learning Links 2023 Grantee List

Apply for Grant

Ready to apply for a grant? To access the application, log in or create your organization's account on our grant portal, Foundant. Please check to see if your organization already has an account before applying by contacting the Community Investments Coordinator at

Mini-Grants for Kids are made possible by the generous support of our donors and the Charles H. Dater Foundation.


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