It’s taken 15 years, but the Northside Community Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation has finally reached, and exceeded, its goal of $100,000 in order to become an endowed fund! That means that now the investment income can fund small neighborhood projects in Northside, without touching the principal – $111,236 as of December 31, 2019. Thanks to everyone who has contributed since 2004 to make this possible!
For 2020, the fund has $3,500 available for small neighborhood project grants. If possible, there will be a spring and a fall funding round, but it depends on the quality of proposals, and best use of funds.
Applications for $500 to $1,000 are ideal so there can be multiple awards.
1. Applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations, or have a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization as the applicant’s fiscal agent, with expressed support from the fiscal agent.
2. The proposed project must fit into one of the following funding priorities:
- Community Events
- Youth Sports & Activities
- Social Justice
- Beautification Improvements
- Public Safety
- Structural Improvements
- Community Needs
- Leadership Development
3. The maximum grant project period is one year, or completion of the project, whichever occurs first.
4. Funded applicants must complete a project evaluation form, due within one year of funding.
THE SPRING DEADLINE IS MARCH 31st. (Please ignore the January deadline on the application.)
CONSIDER MAKING A GIFT!
The Northside Community Fund is a fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF). To help us continue making a difference in Northside, please consider making a donation, if you can, at http://gcfdn.org/northside OR mail a check to >> GCF, 720 E. Pete Rose Way, Suite 120, Cincinnati OH 45202 << with ‘Northside Community Fund’ written in the memo section of the check.