At a packed reception of 400 members and guests at The Phoenix downtown, Impact 100 announced the FOUR 2017 Grant Recipients.  Each organization received a $101,000 grant to fund a significant, transformative project.  This marks the third year Impact 100 has had membership sufficient to fund four grants and brings the Impact 100 investment in the tri-state regional community to $4 Million since its inception.
The four Grant Recipients and their projects are:
OHIO VALLEY VOICES – Audiology Clinic Expansion 
Relocate and upgrade audiology clinic, creating a new, specialized environment to perform infant diagnostic testing and increasing services by 50% to young children who are deaf, hard of hearing or underserved.
NORTHERN KENTUCKY COMMUNITY ACTION COMMISSION (NKCAC) – Lincoln Grant Scholar House
Equip the new living facility with technology and computer equipment and IT support, providing single mothers pursuing post-secondary educations (and their children) an affordable living option and access to appropriate support programs to break the cycle of generational poverty.
LIGHTHOUSE YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES – Lighthouse Community School Agricultural Learning Center
Expand experiential learning opportunities for youth in foster care or the juvenile justice system by building Lighthouse Charter School Agricultural Learning Center making 10,000 pounds of fresh produce accessible in Madisonville’s food desert.
FIRST STEP HOME – The Terry Schoenling Home for Mothers and Infants Program
Expand pilot program supporting pregnant women who are opiate-addicted and their newborn baby through addiction treatment, postnatal classes, and wraparound services 2-3 weeks pre-birth and 30 days post-birth, affecting 136-166 lives annually.

 

The three other finalists were: 

ST. JOSEPH HOME – Green Space Project
CINCINNATI SHAKESPEARE COMPANY – Education Program Expansion
CHILDREN’S HOME OF NORTHERN KENTUCKY – Technology Upgrade to Support Improved Healthcare Treatment
Through the generosity of our donors, sponsors, members and community partners alike, each of the other nonprofit finalists received a check for $1000 to support the purchase of items on their Wish List which can be found HERE.
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 applicants who proposed and presented creative, transformative projects for our community.
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