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

Director, Community Strategies


Summertime Kids (Due March 6)

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

RFP Release: January 9, 2023

Proposal Deadline: March 6, 2023 at 5:00 pm

Notice of Decision: April 2023

Request for Proposal

Learning Links (Due May 30)

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

RFP Release: January 9, 2023

Proposal Deadline: May 30, 2023 at 5:00 pm

Notice of Decision: July 2023

Request for Proposal

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 H. Dater Foundation.


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