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Anonymous donor offering $1million matching challenge for unrestricted Horizon Community Fund

An anonymous donor has offered a $1 million challenge gift in support of the Community Impact Fund at Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky. For every two dollars contributed, the donor will match with one dollar. The match challenge will run until the end of 2018.

The Community Impact Fund is the foundation’s most flexible fund, enabling the charitable organization to support Northern Kentucky’s needs as they evolve, including needs that are not anticipated at the time a gift is made.

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Horizon Community Funds’ Council of Trustees, each member deeply rooted in Northern Kentucky, oversees the distribution of these funds. The Fund uses collective giving as a way to help break the cycle of poverty, support the arts, spark development and innovation,  enrich our children’s education, and improve the health and wellness of our community.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for us as Northern Kentuckians, as neighbors, to come together and build a significant source of funding to support nonprofit organizations and projects benefitting the public good in Northern Kentucky, now and in the future,” notes Horizon Community Funds President Nancy Grayson.

“By making a gift during this challenge, community members will create an even greater impact in Northern Kentucky by providing funds to address our region’s most critical needs. Every dollar donated makes a difference, and we are calling on all Northern Kentuckians to contribute to a brighter future for our community.”

Horizon Community Funds plans to begin its first round of grant making through the Community Impact Fund in early 2019. Funds will be awarded to qualified nonprofits serving Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties.


Take advantage of this opportunity to magnify your gift to the Community Impact Fund by donating online or contacting Nancy Grayson at 859.757.1552. 

Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky is a qualified public charitable 501(c)(3) organization established as a community foundation in 2017 by Northern Kentucky leaders. Its mission is to unite resources to raise the quality of life for all people in the Northern Kentucky community.

Learn more at www.horizonfunds.org.

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