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Horizon’s NKY Giving Circle identifies financial literacy as its grant focus area; apply until Oct. 30

Members of Horizon Community Funds’ giving circle kicked off their 2023 grant cycle with a vote to determine this year’s grant focus area. The 40 members chose focus their combined gifts of $16,000 on financial literacy in Northern Kentucky.

The application portal is now open and can be accessed here. Applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. on Monday, October 30. To be eligible, nonprofits must be serving at least one of the three counties of Boone, Campbell, or Kenton in Northern Kentucky in the area of financial literacy. 

Membership of The 410 is open, with a focus on Northern Kentuckians looking to explore philanthropy without the need to commit a high dollar gift themselves. The 410 is a giving circle, a well-established model of giving in which a group of people commits a certain dollar amount per person and pools their money for a larger grant to an organization, project, or cause.

Aside from the financial commitment of $410 from each member, the time ask from The 410 is for participation in four brief meetings to move the grantmaking process forward. Members are responsible for determining what general focus area they would like to fund, learning more about existing nonprofits and work in that area, reviewing grant applications together, and deciding a final grant recipient or recipients.  

The 2022 cohort of The 410 focused on community development and vibrancy. The funds went to the Behringer-Crawford Museum and the Boone Conservancy, giving a total of $16,400.

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