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Grants to Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky Nonprofits in Greater
Cincinnati for Community Arts Programs and Cultural Events

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF)

Deadline Date:

08/30/19 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $25,000 to Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky nonprofit organizations for cultural events and for arts projects and programs that encourage creative placemaking in the Greater Cincinnati area. Eligible counties include Butler, Hamilton, Clermont, and Warren Counties in Ohio, Kenton, Campbell, and Boone Counties in Kentucky, and Dearborn County, Indiana.

Funding is intended to support organizations using the arts to bring together different cultures to strengthen the region's social fabric. Applications should explicitly address the following purpose:

To support creative placemaking* projects and programming, as well as cultural events that help transform communities into lively, beautiful, inclusive, and resilient places with the arts at their core -especially local efforts that enhance the quality of life and help build relationships and opportunities for existing residents.

*Creative placemaking happens when artists and arts organizations join their neighbors in shaping their community's future, working together on place-based community outcomes. It's not necessarily focused on making places more creative; it's about creatively addressing challenges and opportunities. Success is measured in the ways artists, formal and informal arts spaces, and creative interventions have contributed toward community outcomes. The Foundation believes that creative placemaking at its best is locally defined and informed and about the people who live, work, and play in a place.

Funding may be used to support, expand, or strengthen existing programs, enact capital improvements, launch a new program, or build organizational capacity.

Preference will be given to:

  • Organizations that provide programming that is inclusive of all ages, abilities, income levels, races, and ethnicities.
  • Innovative and community-based programming serving communities with limited resources and/or opportunities to create art
  • Organizations with strong and consistent programming that have demonstrated learnings from their past results
  • Proposals with clear and measurable outcomes

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186588

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants will be awarded in an amount of up to $25,000.

Term of Contract:

One-year grants will be awarded.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Applicants must be classified as tax-exempt by the IRS, typically 501(c)(3) status.
- Grants will be made to organizations with efforts based in the Greater Cincinnati region.

If the applying organization needs to utilize a fiscal agent, the fiscal agent must be identified in the application.

Pre-Application Information:

RFP Timeline:
- Proposal Deadline: Friday, August 30, 2019, by 5:00 p.m.
- Site Visits (for finalists): October 14-18, 2019
- Decision Communicated: Late October 2019
- Funding Received: November 2019

FAQs: https://www.gcfdn.org/Grants/Grants-FAQs

Video Applicant Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etScRJXC2bE

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=gcfdn&;

For questions about the program, contact:
Rickell Smith, Director of Community Strategies
rickell.smith@gcfdn.org

For questions about the Foundant system or process timeline, contact:
Evie Epifano, Community Strategies Manager
evie.epifano@gcfdn.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Indiana: Dearborn County;   Kentucky: Kenton, Campbell, and Boone Counties;   Ohio: Butler, Hamilton, Clermont, and Warren Counties

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