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NKY Funders’ Grants competition is down to 14 finalists who’ll ‘pitch’ on Oct. 29 — join the audience

NKY Funders’ Grants, an ongoing program that convenes foundations and funders around grant competitions for nonprofits that serve Northern Kentucky, has released its list of finalists for the pitch competition to be held Tuesday, October 29 from 5-7:30 p.m. at the St. Elizabeth Training and Education Center in Erlanger.
The 2019 foundation partners have chosen the following organizations to move on to the next round:

• Addiction Services: Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky and the Northern Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy

• Arts, Culture, & Humanity: Kentucky Humanities Council and Pones, Inc.

• Early Childhood: New Perceptions and Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank

• Health & Wellness (R.C. Durr Foundation): Master Provisions and Northern Kentucky Education Council

• Health & Wellness (Horizon Community Funds): Northern Kentucky University Research Foundation and Women’s Crisis Center

• K-12 Programming: The Carnegie and Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre

• Reducing Barriers to Employment: Saint Vincent de Paul Northern Kentucky and Tattoo Removal, Ink
The community is invited to attend the final competition, and can purchase tickets here. Attendees will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite pitch, which will add a first-place $7,500 and a second-place $5,000 award to the organizations receiving the most votes.
“The Scripps Howard Foundation supports the idea that the best philanthropy brings many people together around an important cause,” said Scripps Howard Foundation President & CEO Liz Carter. “The diverse group of finalists in the NKY Funders’ Grants Final Pitch Competition have the opportunity to do just that. As a funder of the popular vote category, we hope to fill the room at the Final Pitch with people who believe the best changes for our community are made together.” 

The funders are the Horizon Community of Funds, Butler Foundation, R.C. Durr Foundation, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Scripps Howard Foundation, Dater Foundation, Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation and United Way of Greater Cincinnati.
Each NKY Funders’ Grants partner sponsoring a focus area will select a first-place winner to receive $7,500, and a second-place winner to receive $5,000. Additionally, a popular vote at the event will determine an additional first-place $7,500 award and a second-place $5,000 award for two of the 14 finalists.
Finalists and semifinalists will be able to share further information about their respective organizations at presentation booths positioned throughout the event space, set up for the duration of the event.
Tickets and more information can be found at https://www.horizonfunds.org/nky-funders-grants.

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