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.


Rosie Polter
Program Officer

Summertime Kids (Due March 2)

To support supervised activities and programs that are enriching and fun for youth and promote learning during the summer months.


Deadline to Apply:
March 1, 2021 at 5 pm. 
March 2, 2021 at 5 pm.
Due to technical difficulties with our grant portal, Foundant, GCF will be extending the deadline.


Next Cycle: Q1, 2022

Learning Links (Due June 7)

Allow local K-12 educators the opportunity for creative, interesting projects or events they would like to bring to their school or classroom.

Deadline to Apply:
May 31, 2021 at 5 p.m.

June 7, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Next Cycle: Q1, 2022

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 Strategies Coordinator at

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


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