Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Herriman Fund Awards $250,000 in Grants for Area Arts

January 25, 2022

CINCINNATI (January 25, 2022) — The David C. Herriman Fund of Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) has awarded grants totaling $250,000 to three exemplary area arts organizations: Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for its Extrasensory: Filmmaker and Composer Pairings, Learning Through Art, Inc. for Books Alive! Family Adventure in the Park, and full-season support of Revolution Dance Theatre for its First, Full and For concert series.

The grants honor the legacy of David C. Herriman, the late, Northern Kentucky philanthropist and arts patron, who established the fund to “make possible what would otherwise be impossible” for arts organizations across the eight-county GCF funding region. In addition to creating extraordinary arts experiences, this year’s awards focus on strengthening the connections between arts and the community, youth education, and promoting mentorship and collaboration opportunities with musicians, choreographers, writers, directors and other talented artists to enhance area performances.

“The arts give the people of our region a greater sense of connectedness and purpose within our neighborhoods,” said Ellen M. Katz, GCF President/CEO. “David envisioned the fund supporting a more vibrant and equitable arts community, and this year’s award recipients deliver on the promise of inclusiveness and diversity of voices in their programming.”

This year, the David C. Herriman Fund Committee will award up to three grants — one large and one or two smaller arts program entries. GCF will publish a Request for Proposals for the next funding cycle in the spring of 2022, with proposals due in the fall.

For further information, visit the GCF website at​


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