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Greater Cincinnati Foundation offering opportunity for $50k grants to help the region’s most vulnerable

Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) invites organizations to apply for up to $50,000 in funding to help the region’s most vulnerable have better access to food, shelter and behavioral health services. Grants will be increased from $35,000 to $50,000 this year as a response to the shift in funding available in the community in this critical sector. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday, February...

Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association helps homeless Army Veteran move into new housing

The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association answered in force to help an Army Veteran to move into HUD housing in Erlanger. Billy Siekman, Tom Ranft, Dennis Glover, Gordon Pettigrew with son Mukwa Pettigrew. Kneeling Michael King and Scott Brooks. Michael King, who served with the U.S. Army, fell on hard times, became homeless and was secretly sleeping at his job site until finally, his HUD ticket was...

Esperanza Latino Center of Northern Kentucky, bilingual welcoming place, to open in Covington

On Monday, January 7, the new Esperanza Latino Center of Northern Kentucky will open in Covington. Located at 234 Pike Street in Covington, the Center will serve as a bilingual welcoming place for the community to gather or seek assistance. The day was chosen as “move-in day” because it follows Día de Reyes, a significant Hispanic and Latin American Christmas tradition, in which presents are...

Newport Firefighters Local 45 report 2018 successful community service projects for families and children

The Firefighters of Local 45 place great importance on community involvement, embracing a mission to develop and implement programs to empower and improve the quality of life for families and individuals within its communities and to advance the education of youth. Local 45’s Community Outreach Program has grown immensely in the last three years and plan to keep growing even stronger and giving...

Falcon Theater’s first production of new year, The Exonerated, is true story of death row innocents

Falcon Theatre’s first production of 2019 is Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen’s The Exonerated, the true stories of six people who collectively spent more than 50 years on death row for crimes they did not commit. The production opens January 25.   In the form of a series of courtroom scenes and first-person monologues, The Exonerated pulls from, among others, the real-life case of Gary, a Midwestern...

Half-price admission through March 8 at Cincinnati Zoo; see the penguin parade and more

March to the Cincinnati Zoo to save a waddle of cash during Penguin Days at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Visitors will get half-price Zoo admission now through March 8 and can enjoy penguin parades Fridays – Mondays and special animal encounters on Saturdays & Sundays. Starting Friday, guests can walk alongside the Zoo’s famous king penguins in the #BestParadeInAmerica....

Horizon Community Funds kicks-off first round of ‘Impact’ grants;’ $50,000 to be awarded

Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky will award the first round of funding from its Community Impact Fund in 2019 and is seeking letters of intent to kick off the process.   “This is an exciting time for Horizon Community Funds. Our Community Impact Fund supports innovation, acceleration, and sustainable leveraging of resources to impact Northern Kentucky through our nonprofits,” reflects...

Brighton Center gets $25k grant from GCF for its Youth Leadership Development program

Brighton Center’s Youth Leadership Development (YLD) program has received a grant of $25,000 from the Greater Cincinnati Foundation to increase capacity for providing Case Management services. The funds will provide an integrated service delivery model, work holistically with families, and connect them to services needed to be successful.   Youth Leadership Development (YLD) is an after-school program...

Boone County Public Library January calendar of events includes concerts, much more

The Boone County Public Library offers events at its branches and throughout the county during the month of January. A list of scheduled events for adults is included here. A separate list of events for teens and children is published separately. In the Loop Mondays, 10 a.m. Florence Branch, 7425 US 42, Florence, 859-342-BOOK (2665) Knit or crochet in relaxed, friendly company. Learn for the first...

TODAY is last day to take advantage of NEWSMATCH to double your support of NKyTribune

By Judy Clabes NKyTribune Editor The NKyTribune has just until midnight tonight to meet its generous match from NEWSMATCH, a coalition of seven distinguished national journalism funders. The idea is to increase the support from INDIVIDUAL readers for local nonprofit news. NewsMatch will double individual gifts to the NKyTribune for any amount up to $1000 — but checks must be dated by December...

St. Vincent de Paul distributing coats to those in need on Jan. 5, offering transportation, seeking volunteers

No one should have to be cold this winter. This is the mantra of St. Vincent de Paul’s annual coat drive and distribution. St. Vincent de Paul – Northern Kentucky wants to make it as easy as possible for those struggling to have access to warm winter gear.  Thanks to the help of community partners in collecting, hosting and transporting, St. Vincent de Paul will be distributing new and gently...

Center for Great Neighborhoods opens applications for next FreshLo Fellows class

The Center for Great Neighborhoods is now accepting applications for the next class of FreshLo Fellows. The FreshLo Initiative, funded by The Kresge Foundation, is an effort to promote the use of fresh, local food as a platform for neighborhood revitalization within Covington’s Westside Neighborhood. Former FreshLo projects range from growing local produce and urban agriculture to educating neighborhood...

Association for the Blind gets grant from ABCBS Foundation to support fitness, healthy lifestyles

Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) has received a grant from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation to create opportunities for individuals to participate in the National Fitness Challenge, an initiative founded by the United States Association of Blind Athletes and the parent Foundation of Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. CABVI is one of 17 organizations across the...

Behringer-Crawford Museum offers Jake Speed’s ‘Holiday Bluegrass’ rollickin’ concert on Friday

It’s American folk, bluegrass and ragtime with Jake Speed, who returns to BCM’s Rivers Gallery for another rollickin’ holiday concert. Known as the Woody Guthrie of Cincinnati, Jake Speed uses a traditional folksy delivery to compose timely and timeless songs that tell great stories with a bit of a lyrical edge. His tongue-in-cheek stories and crowd-engaging antics (such as watering can solos,...

Nonprofit briefs: Life Learning Center gets grant for transportation; Redwood roof replacement complete

NKyTribune staff Life Learning Center was awarded a generous grant of $24,510 grant by the Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation. With this grant, Life Learning Center is able to mitigate a major barrier for its candidates; transportation. Life Learning Center’s new 15-passenger van will allow the Center to reach isolated individuals that would otherwise be unable to make it to and from its facility, located...