Grants Awarded for 2013

$35,280 to the City of Cincinnati Summer Intern 2013
Purpose: To provide a student with an opportunity to learn about non-profit good government work.


$20,000 to Cincinnati Public Radio, Inc (WVXU)
Purpose: To provide in-depth exploration and meaningful coverage to local government issues and events.


$20,000 to the University of Cincinnati College of Law
Purpose: To provide funding for the Ohio Innocence Project, that engages law students to work with their professors on pro-bono cases to establish the innocence of prisoners in potential cases of false conviction.


$15,000 to the Ohio Justice & Policy Center
Purpose: To complete development of a database that informs Ohioans of the collateral consequences of a guilty conviction.


$10,000 to the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
Purpose: To give students the opportunity to interact with local officials and leaders and educate them about the workings of their local government.


$10,000 to the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area Education Fund
Purpose: To enhance citizen participation in public affairs by providing factual and nonpartisan information on elections, voting, ballot issues, candidates for public official, and a directory of public officials.


$10,000 to the Cincinnati Bar Association
Purpose: To provide leaders of civic boards, government, and other public entities with communication tools for reducing antagonism and resentment and increasing understanding among people with strongly held and divergent opinions and beliefs.


$10,000 to the Junior Statesmen Foundation
Purpose: To provide civic education and leadership opportunities to youth in underserved communities of the Ohio River Valley.


$10,000 to Northern Kentucky University: Office of Government and Community Relations
Purpose: To provide students the opportunity to intern with members of the Kentucky General Assembly, or members of the administrative staff.


$10,000 to Invest in Neighborhoods, Inc.
Purpose: To foster participating in local government matters by providing an opportunity for community leaders to interact more closely with the City. Grass roots activists gain skills and access to resources to help in neighborhood improvement projects.


$10,000 to the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission
Purpose: To make past records of the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission available to citizens and city government.


$7,500 to the Cincinnati Museum Center
Purpose: To provide opportunities to students to learn about how government works and how citizens’ active role in government and civic activities makes a difference.


$5,040 to the Hamilton County Planning & Development Department
Purpose: To provide a graduate student with learning experience opportunities in addition to a chance to better understand collaborate planning and informed governance.


$5,040 to the Northern Kentucky Area Development District
Purpose: To provide an undergraduate/graduate student with the opportunity to work in their first professional experience within the public administration arena.


$5,000 to Uptown Consortium, Inc.
Purpose: To provide two internships that will help build capacity for UCI through greater staff support on several projects.


$5,000 to the American Society for Public Administrators, Greater Cincinnati Chapter
Purpose: To provide a part-time internship for an undergraduate or graduate student to learn about public and governmental administration from a professional organization’s perspective.


$5,000 to The Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Purpose: To host a conversation with former United States Representative and Senator Olympia Snowe.


$5,000 to the Center for Local Government
Purpose: To provide and educational career development opportunity to current government employees in the Southwestern Ohio region that have been identified as potential leaders.


$4,000 to the Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund
Purpose: To fund the work of the Cincinnati Green Group, including producing a fall candidate’s forum, advocating for environmental policy improvements and following up on previous environmental pledges and priorities expressed by city leaders.


$3,848 to the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission
Purpose: To provide and urban planning graduate student the opportunity to learn about comprehensive planning, zoning, building, engineering, and other facets of planning.


$3,000 to Kids Voting Kentucky
Purpose: To teach students in local schools the functioning of government, and the need for civic involvement.


$3,000 to the American Society for Public Administrators, Greater Cincinnati Chapter
Purpose: To raise awareness of the achievements of local public administrators and to recognize their accomplishments in the field.