Impact 100 Announces 2015 Grant Finalists:

7 Not-For-Profits Competing for 4 Grants of $101,000

The Impact 100 Meet the Finalists event took place in the beautifully renovated Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum, on Tuesday evening, June 23rd. As ~200 Members, guests, and Grant Finalists enjoyed networking, Impact 100 announced the 7 Finalist Not-For-Profit organizations.

The seven Impact 100 2015 Grant Finalists and their proposed projects are:

FREESTORE FOODBANK: Healthy Harvest Mobile Market project
Promote healthy eating through the purchase of a mobile truck which will sell fresh produce in at least 10 areas in the Greater Cincinnati region each week, reaching families which do not have access to fresh, nutritious foods.

ACTIVITIES BEYOND THE CLASSROOM: Hughes High School Recreation Center project
Renovate the empty Krueck Center pool space at Hughes High School into a vibrant athletic facility for the school’s extracurricular programs, which can also be used as a community recreation center.

GREEN UMBRELLA: Taking Root in our Schools project
Create a 60 public elementary school program to engage students in planting 600+ trees on their campuses, and, through educational programs, instilling a love of trees and a passion for environmental stewardship.

THE POINT/ARC OF NORTHERN KENTUCKY: Social Communication Center project
Double the capacity of the Social Communication project which addresses, through training and mentoring, the employment challenges to enable young adults with autism to acquire meaningful employment.

CLIFTON CULTURAL ARTS CENTER: Center Stage Renovation project
Transform the former Clifton School building into a best-in-class cultural arts center through renovation of the Center Stage to be used to showcase cultural events and to generate income through event rentals.

MAY WE HELP: Workshop Equipment Purchase project
Purchase machinery for the newly renovated workshop to facilitate the design and manufacture of assistive devices for those living with special needs, enabling the creation of over 100 unique devices per year.

Double the capacity of the Build-Up Academy program which trains, educates and mentors under/unemployed young adults so they can gain employment in the construction field.

Four $101,000 grants will be awarded at the Impact 100 Annual Awards Celebration on Tuesday, September 15th. Following a brief project presentation by each of the 7 Grant Finalists, members will vote and four of the Finalists will each become recipients of a $101,000 grant.

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