Impact 100 celebrated its 20th anniversary by awarding transformational grants at its Annual Awards Celebration this evening.
After virtually presenting to our members, guests, and nonprofit partners, the following four nonprofits received the highest rankings via member ballots, each securing a grant of $103,750.

Kennedy Heights Art Center

Youth Jazz Cincinnati Project
Provide an after-school intensive program of FREE music education with an emphasis on jazz and performance opportunities in partnership with Cincinnati Public Schools, adding ~100+ new racially and economically diverse students to the program.


Community Navigator Program
Expand the Community Navigator Program to serve an additional 100 families, creating opportunities for refugees to thrive through native language support and connections to existing resources –tailoring support to each unique refugee family.

Breakthrough Cincinnati

Access for All: Breakthrough Cincinnati Advances Equity in Education.
Provide onsite summer programming to serve ~ 160 middle school students in partnership with the North College Hill Schools to help close the achievement gap, provide ongoing mentorship and increase future enrollments in college.

Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses

Trauma Recovery Center Project
Relocate and renovate the Trauma Recovery Center to provide crisis intervention to trauma victims in a dedicated facility –providing a private, safe, and family-like environment along with increased care services including emergency shelter for trauma victims.
The other Grant Finalists were Green Umbrella and The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Foundation. We are very proud of all SIX of our finalists, but unfortunately, we don’t yet have funding for each. If you would like to assist our finalists on an individual basis they have included items they would love to receive. Wish Lists are found here.
Impact 100 congratulates each of the Grant Recipients – and looks forward to seeing the huge IMPACT they will have on our community. Thanks to each of the nonprofit applicants who presented transformative initiatives from which Impact 100 could learn and consider funding.