Impact 100 Announces FOUR 2015 Grant Recipients

At a packed reception of ~ 400 members and guests at Manor House, Impact 100 announced the FOUR 2015 Grant Recipients. Each organization received a $101,000 grant to fund a significant, transformative project. This is the first time ever that Impact 100 awarded FOUR grants in a single year, and it takes the organization’s total giving to $3.2 Million.

The four Grant Recipients and their projects are:

FREESTORE FOODBANK: Healthy Harvest Mobile Market project
The grant will promote healthy eating through the purchase of a mobile market that will sell fresh produce in the Greater Cincinnati region, reaching families which do not have access to fresh, nutritious foods.

ACTIVITIES BEYOND THE CLASSROOM: Hughes High School Recreation Center project
The grant will 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.

MAY WE HELP: Workshop Equipment Purchase project
The grant will 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.

The grant will 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.

The three other finalists were:

GREEN UMBRELLA: Taking Root in our Schools project

THE POINT/ARC OF NORTHERN KENTUCKY: Social Communication Center project

CLIFTON CULTURAL ARTS CENTER: Center Stage Renovation project

Impact 100 congratulates the new Grant Recipients – and looks forward to seeing the huge IMPACT they will have on our community. The organization thanks all the Finalists who proposed and presented creative, transformative projects for our community.

Presidents Message


SPREAD THE JOY.  SPREAD THE IMPACT . . . an Exciting 2015 for Impact 100 As I begin my last President's Message - I can't help but reflect on our amazing members - and all that you've done in the past year. By pooling our donations into large transformative grants, Impact 100 members awarded 4 grants for the first time ever in 2015 - investing over $400,000 in our community.  Those contributions will make fresh produce available to families … [Read More...]

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