GRT Process Complete.  Finalists Announced!

The June 27 Meet the Finalist event marked the culmination of many months of hard work by all who participated in this year’s Grant Review and CIRC Teams. 140 Impact Members worked from January to May narrowing down 102 Letters of Intent to 33 full grant applications, and then went on 16 site visits and reviewed financials in detail (thanks CIRC!) to get to our 7 finalists. From our fearless GRT leaders to their shadows, the site visit coordinators, CIRC liaisons, Equity champions, and CIRC Team, it takes a village, and you all deserve a big THANK YOU. Thank you for sharing your wisdom, passion, opinions and most of all, time!  This is the heart of Impact 100, and I’m pleased to share this year’s slate of finalists with you all:

The 2023 Impact 100 Grant Finalists are:

COVERD Greater Cincinnati (aka, Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank)

We’ve got You COVERD – Fly & Dry Basic Needs Bank

Launch program to provide incontinence supplies (not covered by SNAP, food assistance programs) to those who otherwise would not have supplies to feel healthy, safe and dignified, and without which often leads to significant health issues, isolation and depression.


Dohn Community High School

Keeping Teen Moms in School (KTMIS) Transportation

Purchase 3 reliable used passenger vans to transport a total of up to twenty-one (21) teen moms and their babies to school, eliminating a primary obstacle for enabling this vulnerable population to stay in school and graduate, breaking the cycle of generational poverty.


People Working Cooperatively

Workforce Development Program

Create 3 training modules (Carpentry Level 2 and Plumbing/Heating/Electrical Skills Levels 1 &2) to train skilled workers to perform critical home repairs and other services for low-income families, benefiting both the newly skilled worker and the home-owner.

Samaritan Car Care Clinic

Vehicle Purchase Program

Purchase and repair used cars to sell to boost inventory and accelerate much needed car availability for women from the Ion and Brighton Centers, eliminating transportation as the obstacle to their recovery and financial stability.

Tikkun Farm

Improving Waste Reduction Strategies

Purchase 3 pieces of farm equipment and employ an intern to accelerate the composting program, enabling a dramatic increase in ability to grow food, impacting all Tikkun Farm outreach programs serving low-income neighbors (both children & adults) in Mt. Healthy.

Whitney/Strong Inc.

Youth Gun Violence Prevention Curriculum Development

Develop a new, one-of-a-kind training curriculum to reduce gun violence in our city, filling a void by creating the first culturally relevant training for youth in neighborhoods disproportionately impacted by gun violence, saving lives and reducing individual and community trauma.

Youth Encouragement Services, Inc.

YES Home Renovation

Complete a renovation project of the YES Home, creating a safe and therapeutic space for counseling and family visits for referred youth, often experiencing abuse, neglect or mental health issues, ensuring they receive the necessary support and services to overcome their challenges and improve their well-being.