Greater Cincinnati Foundation Awards Nearly $445,000 in Supporting Educational Success Grants to 19 Regional Nonprofits

August 22, 2019

CINCINNATI (August 22, 2019) — Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) has awarded nearly $445,000 in Supporting Educational Success grants to 19 nonprofit organizations within its eight-county region.

These grants support innovative in- and out-of-school educational programs that reduce disparities in educational attainment or that increase social emotional learning and health for students of color and/or those of low socioeconomic status. Funding can be used to maintain, expand or strengthen existing programs, enact capital improvements, launch a new program or build organizational capacity.

“Our Supporting Educational Success grant recipients have demonstrated that their innovative initiatives positively influence educational outcomes for our youth,” said Ellen M. Katz, GCF President/CEO. “On behalf of our generous donors, we are proud to invest in the work they do, as it is foundational to creating a more equitable region for all.”

Grantees and their awarded amounts are:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butler County 

$14,500 for Site Based Mentoring Program at Woodland Elementary School
Bonds of Union 
$25,000 for Ascend Initiative at Bond Hill Academy

Breakthrough Cincinnati 
$20,000 for College Ready: Breakthrough Cincinnati 2019 Summer Scholars Program


Central Clinic Behavioral Health

$25,000 for Increasing Social-Emotional Learning and Educational Success
Chatfield College 
$25,000* for Education in the Gateway: Chatfield College Co-remediation Program

Children’s Home of Cincinnati

$25,000* for Youth Thrive: Promoting Protective Factors for Students


Cincinnati Youth Collaborative

$30,000* for Jobs For Cincinnati Graduates Middle School Program


Covington Partners

$25,000 for Work Based Mentoring
DePaul Cristo Rey High School 
$25,000* for All In @ 10



$19,000* for Urban Art Instruction to improve Student Achievement Outcomes in Under-performing Inner-city School


Envision Children

$25,000 for Catch Every Child (CEC)


Healthy Visions

$25,000* for SEL Equity Program


James W. Miller Memorial Fund

$25,000 for Building Resiliency in Schools


Junior Achievement of OKI Partners, Inc. 
$25,000 for Inspire Career Exploration, Produced by Junior Achievement in collaboration with community partners
Mentoring Plus

$25,000 for Mentoring Plus-Mentoring and Case Management


Notre Dame Urban Education Center

$25,000 for Transforming Families through Literacy
Saint Joseph Orphanage

$20,000 for Social Emotional Learning Toolkit: Suite 360


St. Aloysius Orphanage

$25,000 for Implementation of Social and Emotional Learning at St. Al’s to Increase Academic Success

WordPlay Cincy

$15,000* for WORDlab: A Reading Intervention Program at Chase Elementary


*Grant amplified by the support of donors’ co-investment.




About Greater Cincinnati Foundation

As the region’s leading community foundation, Greater Cincinnati Foundation connects people with purpose in an eight-county region in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. GCF is leading the charge toward a more vibrant Greater Cincinnati for everyone – now, and for generations to come.