• June 14, 2024

    Fund Honoring Beechwood Alum Jordan McFaull Awards 2024 Scholarship

    The 2024 Jordan G. McFaull Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Alejandra Saavedra at the Beechwood High School Senior Honors Night on May 22, 2024.

  • May 15, 2024

    New Initiative to Enhance Northern Kentucky’s Bike Trails

    The NKY Trail Fund has been established at Horizon Community Funds in partnership with Cincinnati Off-Road Alliance (CORA) and Tri-State Trails to support trail development in Northern Kentucky.

  • December 28, 2023

    Horizon Community Funds Announces 2024 Grant Cycle

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky will award $100,000 from its Community Impact Fund in 2024 and is seeking letters of intent beginning January 2, 2024. This is the largest Community Impact Fund grant cycle since Horizon Community Funds was founded in 2017.

  • December 28, 2023

    2023 NKY Philanthropy Symposium

            The 2023 NKY Philanthropy Symposium and Awards Luncheon will take place on Monday, September 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Training and Education Center in Erlanger. This year's Symposium will focus on education and key topics being [...]

  • November 3, 2023

    The Anne Marie Gieske Fund Honoring Beechwood Graduate Established with Horizon Community Funds

    A memorial fund has been established with Horizon Community Funds in honor of Anne Marie Gieske, a Beechwood High School graduate and University of Kentucky nursing student.

  • September 10, 2023

    NKY Giving Circle Announces Grant Cycle Focus Area

    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 on financial literacy in Northern Kentucky. 

  • September 10, 2023

    Samaritan Car Care Clinic Receives Grant from Local Giving Circle Give Where You Live NKY

    The Samaritan Car Care Clinic received a $6,000 grant at Give Where You Live NKY’s most recent speed philanthropy meeting. This is the second time the nonprofit has been selected as the awardee of this grant.

  • August 14, 2023

    2023 Horizon Nonprofit Award Winners Announced

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky has announced the 2023 Horizon Nonprofit Award recipients, who will be recognized at the NKY Philanthropy Symposium on September 25. These awards will highlight the work of nonprofit leaders and volunteers who serve Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties.

  • August 11, 2023

    $98,000 Granted to Northern Kentucky Nonprofits

    Horizon Community Funds has granted $98,000 to eight different nonprofits serving Northern Kentucky. This is the largest Community Impact Fund grant cycle since Horizon Community Funds was founded in 2017.

  • July 7, 2023

    Horizon Community Funds Announces 2023 Symposium and Nonprofit Awards

    Horizon Community Funds will host its annual NKY Philanthropy Symposium on September 25, 2023, at the St. Elizabeth Training and Education Center in Erlanger.

  • June 15, 2023

    Scholarship Awarded from Fund Honoring Beechwood Graduate, Jordan McFaull

    The Jordan G. McFaull Scholarship Fund at Horizon Community Funds awarded its 2023 scholarship to Joshua Schmidt at the Beechwood High School Senior Honors program.

  • May 31, 2023

    Memorial Fund Established with Horizon Community Funds in Honor of Campbell County High School Teacher, Eric Estenfelder

    A memorial fund has been established with Horizon Community Funds in honor of Eric Estenfelder, a graduate of Cooper High School and a Campbell County High School teacher. The fund will support baseball programs in the Northern Kentucky area.

  • May 31, 2023

    Horizon Community Funds Announces Fund Partnership with GO Pantry

    GO Pantry has launched a new fund in partnership with Horizon Community Funds. This fund will help GO Pantry continue and expand its impact in Northern Kentucky.

  • May 4, 2023

    Tax Incentives Available to Kentucky Donors Through Endow KY Tax Credit

    One million dollars in tax credits is available to donors making a gift to an endowed fund at a qualified community foundation in Kentucky. Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky, a qualified community foundation, offers a wide variety of endowed funds for donors to consider for contribution.

  • March 23, 2023

    $5,000 Giving Circle Grant Awarded to Support Child Abuse Victims

    Give Where You Live NKY giving circle members gathered to grant $5,000 to Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center at their first quarterly, speed philanthropy meeting of the year.

  • February 27, 2023

    YMCA of Greater Cincinnati Forms New Fund to Enhance NKY Services

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky and the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati have partnered to create a new nonprofit fund. This collaboration will enhance the Y’s ability to impact community members through their programs and services. The establishment of the fund comes as the Y readies to launch their 2023 Annual Campaign.

  • February 23, 2023

    Prominent Local Attorney Joins Horizon Council of Trustees

    The Council of Trustees that governs Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky is pleased to announce the addition of Lewis Diaz, Partner at Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP, to the Council.

    “Lewis has been a tireless advocate in our Northern Kentucky community and across the Commonwealth for helping individuals and families to thrive,” said Horizon Community Funds President Nancy Grayson. “Horizon Community Funds is thrilled to welcome him to our Council of Trustees, as he brings invaluable perspective and experience to our board.”

  • February 20, 2023

    Horizon Community Funds Announces Scholarship Fund in Partnership with Adoption Professionals

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky and Adoption Professionals have partnered to create a new scholarship fund supporting birth mothers pursuing a nursing education. The Mary Garamy Nursing Education Fund was established at Horizon Community Funds to honor the retiring Board President of Adoption Professionals, Mary Garamy, in recognition of her leadership and commitment to the organization and its mission.

  • January 27, 2023

    Blue North Collaborates with Horizon Community Funds and Main Street Ventures to Bolster Entrepreneurship in Northern Kentucky

    Blue North has established the Northern Kentucky Entrepreneurship Fund with Horizon Community Funds in an effort to support the work of entrepreneurs in Northern Kentucky.

  • January 24, 2023

    Scholarship Fund Established with Horizon Community Funds in Honor of Beechwood Graduate, Jordan McFaull

    A memorial scholarship benefitting Beechwood High School students is now housed with Horizon Community Funds. This scholarship was created after the passing of Jordan McFaull, a graduate of Beechwood’s class of 2007.

  • January 11, 2023

    $6,000 Grant Supports Programs Aimed at Self-Sufficiency

    Members of the Give Where You Live giving circle awarded their final grant of 2022 to Brighton Center.

  • December 19, 2022

    Horizon Community Funds Announces 2023 Grant Cycle

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky will award $90,000 from its Community Impact Fund in 2023 and is seeking letters of intent beginning January 1, 2023. This is the largest Community Impact Fund grant cycle since Horizon Community Funds was founded in 2017, exceeding last year’s $85,000.

  • December 16, 2022

    Local Giving Circle Provides $16,400 to Organizations Supporting Community Vibrancy in Northern Kentucky

    Members of The 410 giving circle presented their 2022 grant to the Behringer-Crawford Museum and the Boone Conservancy, giving a total of $16,400.

  • December 2, 2022

    The Covington Business Council Establishes Fund with Horizon Community Funds

    The Covington Business Council (CBC) has established a fund with Horizon Community Funds benefitting its philanthropic organization, the CBC Foundation. The CBC Foundation serves as a catalyst for economic development in Covington and funds projects that promote a healthy business climate.

  • December 2, 2022

    Mary Ann Noll Endowed Scholarship Fund Makes First Award

    The Mary Ann Noll Endowed Scholarship Fund at Horizon Community Funds has awarded its first scholarship for a student to attend the Community Montessori School in Covington.

  • November 4, 2022

    NKY Giving Circle Announces More than $16,000 in Funding for 2022 Grant

    Members of Horizon Community Funds’ 40-member giving circle, The 410, voted to focus their combined gifts for 2022 on community development and vibrancy in Northern Kentucky.

  • October 28, 2022

    Charitable Fund Created for Northern Kentuckians to Provide Support for Ukrainian Families in Need

    A fund has been established with Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky to support Ukrainian families impacted by the war there. This fund is the result of community leaders spending several months exploring ways to support those directly affected.

  • October 5, 2022

    Jumpstart Community Convening

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  • September 15, 2022

    $85,000 Granted to Northern Kentucky Nonprofits

    Horizon Community Funds has granted $85,000 to seven different nonprofits serving Northern Kentucky. This is the largest Community Impact Fund grant cycle since Horizon Community Funds was founded in 2017.

  • September 9, 2022

    2022 Horizon Nonprofit Award Winners Announced

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky has announced the 2022 Horizon Nonprofit Award recipients, who will be recognized at the NKY Philanthropy Symposium on September 27. These awards will highlight the work of nonprofit leaders and volunteers who serve Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties.

  • August 26, 2022

    Horizon Community Funds Announces Fund Partnership with BAWAC

    Horizon Community Funds and BAWAC Community Rehabilitation Center have partnered to create a new nonprofit fund supporting BAWAC Inc.’s work in Northern Kentucky.

  • August 26, 2022

    Registration Open for Horizon Community Funds’ Philanthropy Symposium

    Registration is now open for the NKY Philanthropy Symposium. Programming will be held from 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the St. Elizabeth Training & Education Center in Erlanger.

  • June 28, 2022

    Horizon Community Funds Announces 2022 Symposium and Nonprofit Awards

    Horizon Community Funds joins together with several other Northern Kentucky organizations to plan a unique event for the community. The 2022 NKY Philanthropy Symposium will bring a series of topics to the table that drive Northern Kentucky’s future forward as the region emerges from the recent pandemic.

  • June 24, 2022

    $6,000 Grant Supports Mental Health Services in Northern Kentucky’s Schools

    Give Where You Live’s second meeting of 2022 took place June 17, where members voted to grant this quarter’s funds to Ethan’s Purpose, a foundation established to address mental health and suicide prevention.

  • June 14, 2022

    The Carlotta Family and Friends Scholarship Fund Awards First Round of Scholarships

    The Carlotta Family and Friends Scholarship Fund, in partnership with Horizon Community Funds, has awarded eight scholarships of $500 each to high school students at Boone County High School and Cooper High School.

  • June 10, 2022

    Beechwood Independent Schools Launches Partnership with Horizon Community Funds

    Beechwood Independent Schools has opened a nonprofit fund with Horizon Community Funds. This new giving stream will support Beechwood’s Learning Reimagined Campaign.

  • May 5, 2022

    Endow Kentucky Tax Credit Offers Incentive for Kentucky’s Donors

    One million dollars in tax credits is available to donors making a gift to an endowed fund at a qualified community foundation in Kentucky. Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky, a qualified community foundation, offers a wide variety of endowed funds for donors to consider for contribution.

  • April 29, 2022

    The Ion Center Establishes Partnership with Horizon Community Funds

    Horizon Community Funds and the Ion Center for Violence Prevention have partnered to create a new nonprofit fund supporting the center’s work to care for individuals affected by power-based violence.

  • April 25, 2022

    Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road Launches Fund with Horizon Community Funds

    Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road (GSKWR) has established a fund partnership with Horizon Community Funds. This fund will support GSKWR’s work providing leadership development for Kentucky’s girls.

  • March 24, 2022

    Horizon Community Funds and Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center Partner to Aid Victims of Child Abuse

    Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center (NKYCAC) has opened a nonprofit fund with Horizon Community Funds. This partnership will provide an additional way for donors to give to NKYCAC.

  • March 24, 2022

    Horizon Community Funds and ArtsWave Partner to Bolster Support for the Arts in Northern Kentucky

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky and ArtsWave, the region’s engine for the arts, have partnered to establish a new nonprofit fund. This collaboration aims to deepen support for the arts in Northern Kentucky communities by leveraging the existing relationships and donor base of Horizon Community Funds.

  • March 11, 2022

    Horizon Community Funds Reaches Nearly $50 Million in Contributions Raised

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky has raised nearly $50 million in funds since its inception in 2017, illustrating the organization’s commitment to having a meaningful impact in the Northern Kentucky community through grantmaking.

  • February 9, 2022

    Fort Thomas Education Foundation and Horizon Community Funds Partner to Enhance Educational Excellence

    Horizon Community Funds is pleased to announce the establishment of a nonprofit fund in partnership with the Fort Thomas Education Foundation (FTEF). This partnership provides supporters of FTEF with a new way to give.

  • January 24, 2022

    Dinsmore Homestead Foundation Partners with Horizon Community Funds

    Dinsmore Homestead Foundation has established a nonprofit fund with Horizon Community Funds. This partnership will allow for a new avenue of giving in support of Dinsmore Homestead Foundation and increase awareness of their mission among the community.

  • January 4, 2022

    NKY Metro County Governments Organize Efforts for Donations to WKY Tornado Victims

    The Fiscal Courts of Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties are collaborating on a regional effort to organize, solicit and sustain the outpouring of Northern Kentucky donations for the people and communities damaged in the Dec. 11 Western Kentucky tornadoes.

  • January 4, 2022

    Horizon Community Funds Launches New Fund with Brighton Center

    Horizon Community Funds is pleased to announce the creation of a nonprofit fund in partnership with Brighton Center. This exciting partnership will provide supporters a new opportunity to make a gift furthering the mission of Brighton Center.

  • December 28, 2021

    St. Vincent de Paul of Northern Kentucky Maximizes Impact Through New Fund

    St. Vincent de Paul of Northern Kentucky has launched a new fund in partnership with Horizon Community Funds. This fund will help St. Vincent de Paul continue and expand its impact in Northern Kentucky.

  • December 16, 2021

    Horizon Community Funds Announces 2022 Grant Cycle

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky will award $85,000 from its Community Impact Fund in 2022 and is seeking letters of intent beginning January 1, 2022. This is the largest Community Impact Fund grant cycle since Horizon Community Funds was founded in 2017.

  • December 15, 2021

    $6,100 Grant Supports Northern Kentucky’s At-Risk Population

    Give Where You Live NKY giving circle members gathered to grant $6,100 to Life Learning Center at their quarterly, speed philanthropy meeting.

  • December 10, 2021

    Local Giving Circle Provides $20,000 in Grants to Organizations Supporting Northern Kentucky’s Children

    Members of The 410 giving circle presented their 2021 grant to the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati and DCCH Center for Children and Families. Each organization will receive $10,000.

  • December 7, 2021

    Nonprofits Receive Funding to Prevent Homelessness in Northern Kentucky Community

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky has granted $30,000 each to Brighton Center, Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission and St. Vincent de Paul Northern Kentucky for emergency rental assistance from its Horizon NKY Coronavirus Relief Fund.

  • November 17, 2021

    Horizon Community Funds and Be Concerned Partner for a Better Northern Kentucky

    Horizon Community Funds announces the establishment of a nonprofit community investment fund in partnership with Be Concerned – The People’s Pantry.

  • October 20, 2021

    NKY partners ready to welcome Afghan evacuees to community

    Northern Kentucky organizations continue to prioritize making the region a welcoming and inclusive place by supporting neighbors of all backgrounds.

    Afghan evacuees will be joining the NKY community in the coming weeks, and a coalition of Northern Kentucky partners will welcome the displaced refugees to the region as part of the Afghan Evacuee Welcoming Plan for NKY.

  • August 12, 2021

    Horizon Community Funds Cancels NKY Philanthropy Symposium

    Horizon Community Funds and its planning committee for the Northern Kentucky Regional Philanthropy Symposium have decided to cancel the September 27 event, aligning with host sponsor St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s decision to cancel community events throughout its public venues until at least early November 2021.

  • July 30, 2021

    $62,000 in Grants Announced for Northern Kentucky Nonprofits

    Horizon Community Funds has deployed $62,000 across six local nonprofits for their work in Northern Kentucky through its Community Impact Fund.

  • July 29, 2021

    Victorian at Riverside Forms Partnership with Horizon Community Funds

    The Victorian at Riverside has joined the family of nonprofit funds with Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky to bolster the nonprofit’s work with senior women in its Covington-based home and care center.

  • July 29, 2021

    Innovative Behavioral Health Services for NKY Youth Get Boost Through New Fund

    Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky/CHNK Behavioral Health and Horizon Community Funds have teamed up for a new fund that enables the latter agency to serve as an administrative support and donor outreach partner for CHNK’s crucial mental health work with Northern Kentucky youth and families.

  • July 21, 2021

    Grants to Two NKY Nonprofits Increase Access to Health Care Needs

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky has granted more than $35,000 to two nonprofit organizations in an effort to meet the physical health care needs of Northern Kentuckians still impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • July 21, 2021

    Demand for Mental Health Services in Northern Kentucky Continues to Surge

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky has granted $71,000 across three local nonprofits to support their drastically increased caseloads following the coronavirus pandemic and its substantial impact on mental health across the community.

  • June 30, 2021

    Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank Funded in NKY for Summer Months

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky has granted $7,500 to Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank, which will be used to purchase more than 25,000 diapers for Northern Kentucky families through August of this year.

  • June 29, 2021

    Notre Dame Academy Bolsters 10-Year Strategic Plan Through New Fund

    Notre Dame Academy recently announced its new Sister Mary Paul Ann Hanneken and Sister Mary Rachel Nerone Building Fund, introduced in partnership with Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky. The fund seeks to secure resources that ensure the integrity of the local high school’s 60-year-old building and continue to enhance its campus facilities to support 21st century learning well into the future.

  • June 29, 2021

    Northern Kentucky Students of All Ages Get Lift Through Series of Grants

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky has granted $15,000 to FUEL NKU, $2,700 to UpSpring, and $1,250 to Esperanza Latino Center of Northern Kentucky in the latest round of grants from its Horizon NKY Coronavirus Relief Fund.

  • June 29, 2021

    Local Red Cross Chapter Lands $15,000 Grant for Displaced NKY Families

    The nonprofit has responded to a dramatic increase in home fires over the past year, due to households staying home much more in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. While the national number of home fires rose 16 percent over the last year, Northern Kentucky saw a 39 percent increase. Red Cross was able to quickly meet each affected family, disbursing nearly $75,000 in their last fiscal year alone to hundreds of Northern Kentuckians.

  • June 29, 2021

    Esperanza Offers Emergency Funding for Local Latinx Families

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky has granted $15,000 to Esperanza Latino Center of Northern Kentucky to help fill in financial gaps for local families still feeling the impact of Covid-19.

  • June 29, 2021

    Family Nurturing Center Announces New Fund in NKY

    Family Nurturing Center’s services and programs focus on the education, prevention, and treatment of all forms of child abuse and neglect. The organization offers direct services that support the whole family, including child abuse treatment services, family visitation services, and family-based parenting education programs that help families establish a nurturing way of life.

  • June 28, 2021

    Covington Partners, Horizon Community Funds Join Forces for Students

    “Covington Partners touches such critical pieces of students’ lives,” said Horizon Community Funds President Nancy Grayson. “Each additional dollar raised, and each donor connected to their work, is a huge win for Northern Kentucky. We look forward to plugging them into our networks, and we invite the community to join us in supporting Covington Partners’ successful, impactful strategies for students.”

  • June 28, 2021

    Local Family and Friends Rally to Raise $32,000 for Carlotta Scholarship Fund

    Friends and family members of Sam and Tonya Carlotta, and their son Cameron, raised more than $32,000 in a matter of weeks to launch a new scholarship fund for students attending Cooper High School in Boone County. If enough donations are made, they hope to include scholarships to students at Boone County High School also, their alma mater.

  • June 25, 2021

    Friends of Boone County Arboretum Plugs in with Horizon Community Funds

    The Friends of Boone County Arboretum now hold a fund in partnership with Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky, with the latter agency serving as an administrative support and donor outreach partner. The Boone County Arboretum, the nation’s very first arboretum, is a 121-acre system of trails, park space, and a 2+ mile multi-use trail just outside Union, Kentucky.

  • June 25, 2021

    EC Learn Introduces New Fund to Support Work with NKY Children, Families

    EC LEARN (Early Childhood Learning Education Assessment Resource Network) has announced a new way for donors to support its work as a local child care resource and referral agency in Northern Kentucky. The EC LEARN Fund at Horizon Community Funds provides donors a way to support the nonprofit’s work in the future through an endowed gift, or as needs arise through a non-endowed gift.

  • June 25, 2021

    $6,000 Grant Fills Food Packs for Students in Northern Kentucky

    Give Where You Live NKY giving circle members gathered last week to give $6,000 to Florence-based GO Pantry in a process that took less than an hour.

  • June 24, 2021

    Scheben Care Center Accelerates Support in NKY through New Fund 

    Just ahead of the July 1 window for Endow Kentucky Tax Credits, Florence-based Bill and Betsy Scheben Care Center has launched a fund in partnership with Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky.

  • June 23, 2021

    Northern Kentucky Montessori Academy Launches Partnership with Horizon Community Funds

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky is now home to the Northern Kentucky Montessori Academy Fund to support the Crescent Springs-based school, which offers half- and full-day Montessori educational programming for children ages two through sixth grade.

  • June 14, 2021

    Learning Grove Introduces New Fund with Horizon Community Funds

    Learning Grove has launched a new fund in partnership with Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky, supporting the nonprofit’s regional high-quality services to whole families, from prenatal care to early childhood, to post-secondary learning and beyond.

  • June 1, 2021

    Horizon Community Funds Adds Donna Salyers to Governing Board

    The Council of Trustees that governs Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky is pleased to announce the addition of Donna Salyers, founder and owner of Donna Salyers Fabulous Furs, to the Council effective immediately.

  • May 24, 2021

    Horizon Community Funds Launches Partnership with Kenton Conservancy

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky now manages the new Kenton Conservancy Fund, which protects lands of natural, cultural, recreational, and historical significance for the people of Kenton County.

  • May 11, 2021

    Bellevue School District Gets Boost From New Fund in Northern Kentucky

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky now manages the new Bellevue Education Foundation Fund, which supports innovative programs and experiences for students in Bellevue Independent Schools.

  • May 11, 2021

    NKY Family Launches Fund for Community Montessori School in Covington

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky is now home to the Mary Ann Noll Endowed Scholarship Fund, which will offer scholarship opportunities for students to attend the new Community Montessori School at 5th and Greenup streets in Covington.

  • May 5, 2021

    “Keys to Hope” Housing Fair Will Showcase Local Emergency Funding and Supports for Landlords, Renters in NKY

    Horizon Community Funds, with co-sponsors Kentucky Housing Corporation and Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission, will offer a free event for local landlords and tenants to learn about money and other resources they might qualify for during the current “eviction moratorium.” The “Keys to Hope” housing resource presentation and fair will be held Saturday, May 8 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Life Learning Center in Covington.

  • April 15, 2021

    Horizon Community Funds to Host Housing Fair for Landlords, Community

    Horizon Community Funds, with co-sponsors Kentucky Housing Corporation and Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission, will offer a free event for local landlords and tenants to learn about money and other resources they might qualify for during the current “eviction moratorium.” The “Keys to Hope” housing resource presentation and fair will be held Saturday, May 8 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at Life Learning Center in Covington.

  • March 29, 2021

    Esperanza Center Wins NKY Speed Philanthropy Grant

    Give Where You Live NKY giving circle members gathered on March 18 to give $6,500 to Esperanza Latino Center in a process that took less than an hour.

  • March 23, 2021

    Local Scouts Chapter Lands $1 Million for Eagle Lodge

    Two donors with funds at Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky have joined together to cause a major permanent improvement for young people in Northern Kentucky by funding $1 million and also personally supervising the design and building of a cornerstone structure for the Dan Beard Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

  • March 1, 2021

    NKY Funders’ Grants Partners Return in 2021 With New Approach 

    Horizon Community Funds, The R. C. Durr Foundation, The Butler Foundation, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, and The Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation have come together again to provide support for nonprofits serving Northern Kentucky.

  • February 22, 2021

    Local Nonprofits Receive Nearly $32,000 for Emergency Relief

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky has distributed $31,800 across three local nonprofits through the Horizon NKY Coronavirus Relief Fund, bringing relief support totals to more than $800,000 for Northern Kentucky through the community foundation.

  • February 15, 2021

    Horizon Community Funds Announces New 2021 Date for Philanthropy Symposium

    Horizon Community Funds and its planning committee for the Northern Kentucky Regional Philanthropy Symposium have moved the date of the event to Monday, September 27, 2021 from its prior rescheduled date, June 3, 2021.

  • February 2, 2021

    Horizon Community Funds Reaches $32 Million Towards Goal

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky has reached $32 million in contributions raised, which highlights the significant progress made by the organization since its inception in 2017.

  • January 8, 2021

    Aviatra Accelerators Builds Local Support with New Fund

    Aviatra Accelerators and Horizon Community Funds have launched a new fund to bolster Aviatra’s work in shaping entrepreneurial passions to build sustained success in Northern Kentucky.

  • January 8, 2021

    Freestore Foodbank, Horizon Community Funds Launch Fund

    A new fund launched in partnership between Horizon Community Funds and Freestore Foodbank will give supporters a new vehicle for giving to the nonprofit in Northern Kentucky.

  • January 8, 2021

    $45,000 Hits Northern Kentucky Nonprofits for COVID Relief 

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky has distributed more than $45,000 across four nonprofits and a local middle school, bringing relief support totals to nearly $750,000 for Northern Kentucky through the community foundation.

  • December 29, 2020

    Substance Use Recovery and Treatment Gets Boost in NKY Through Fund

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky and Transitions, Inc. have launched a fund to support the nonprofit’s work to provide trauma-informed, person-centered, and recovery-focused treatment and support services.

  • December 22, 2020

    $10,000 Awarded to Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky

    Give Where You Live NKY giving circle members gathered on Zoom last week to give $10,000 to Emergency Shelter of Northern Kentucky in a process that took less than an hour. The grants cap off a year of quarterly meetings that brought upwards of $25,000 in giving by community members in 2020 alone.

  • December 16, 2020

    Horizon Community Funds Announces 2021 Grant Cycle 

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky will award $50,000 from its Community Impact Fund in 2021, and is seeking letters of intent to kick off the process.

  • December 15, 2020

    Learning Grove Receives $16,000 from Local Giving Circle

    The 2020 cohort of The 410, a Northern Kentucky giving circle hosted by Horizon Community Funds, has selected Learning Grove to receive its 2020 grant of $16,000 for their Young Families Program.

  • November 6, 2020

    NKY Nonprofits and Schools Boosted Through $40,000 in Grants

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky has distributed more than $40,000 across three nonprofits, bringing relief support totals to more than $700,000 for Northern Kentucky.

  • October 30, 2020

    Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission Launches New Fund

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky and Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission have launched a fund to support the nonprofit’s work to help Northern Kentucky families achieve self-reliance.

  • September 29, 2020

    Speed Philanthropy Giving Circle Awards Thousands to NKY Nonprofits

    Nearly 30 Give Where You Live NKY giving circle members gathered on Zoom last week to give $6,000 to two local charities in a process that took less than an hour. In the end, members voted to give this quarter’s prizes to The Barracks Project, based in Newport, and Covington Partners, based in Covington.

  • September 18, 2020

    NKY Relief Fund Approaches $700,000 in Support for Nonprofits

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky will distribute nearly $60,000 across four nonprofits this week, bringing relief support totals to $664,000 for Northern Kentucky.

    The four latest nonprofits to receive funding are:

    • Legal Aid of the Bluegrass: $36,812.50

    • Oak Ridge Baptist Church: $14,181

    • Diocese of Covington: $4,209.30

    • Learning Grove, on behalf of local educator Linda Vila Passione: $3,060

  • September 13, 2020

    NKY Giving Circle Announces $16,000 in Funding for 2020 Grant

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky’s giving circle for emerging philanthropists, The 410, kicked off this week with a vote to determine which focus area in the nonprofit sector they would like to fund for the 2020 cohort.

  • September 1, 2020

    $70,000 Committed to Two Northern Kentucky Nonprofits

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky will distribute $30,000 to Faith Community Pharmacy and $40,000 to Early Childhood Learning Education Assessment Resource Network (EC Learn), both serving Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties in Northern Kentucky.

  • August 7, 2020

    Horizon Community Funds Relief Fund Grants Total More Than $550,000 in Northern Kentucky

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky has distributed more than $550,000 to Northern Kentucky nonprofits, as organizations across the region experience ongoing hardships caused by the pandemic.

  • August 4, 2020

    Campbell County Historical Society Needs Room to Grow

    The Campbell County Historical and Genealogical Society is bursting at the seams. The all-volunteer nonprofit formed in 1990 to preserve, protect and promote history and genealogy in Campbell County, Kentucky. The organization also currently maintains a research office, library, and museum on the second floor of the historic Alexandria Courthouse to maintain its projects.

  • July 14, 2020

    Boone Conservancy Launches Partnership with Horizon Community Funds

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky and The Boone Conservancy have partnered to launch a new fund to support the Conservancy’s efforts in Boone County.

  • June 30, 2020

    $50,000 in Grants Announced for Northern Kentucky Nonprofits

    Horizon Community Funds will immediately deploy $50,000 across four nonprofits for their work in Northern Kentucky, through its Community Impact Fund.

  • June 23, 2020

    Local Giving Circle Kicks off 2020 Season with $10,000 in Grants

    Nearly 30 Give Where You Live NKY giving circle members gathered on Zoom to give $10,000 to two local charities in a process that took less than an hour. In the end, members voted to give this quarter’s prizes to Family Nurturing Center in Florence and GO Pantry, also based in Florence.

  • June 16, 2020

    Endow Kentucky Tax Credit Window Opens for Donors

    One million dollars will be available for nonprofit supporters in Kentucky on July 1. Donors making a gift to an endowed fund are eligible for the incentive, and Horizon Community Funds offers a variety of funds for donors to consider for contribution.

  • June 9, 2020

    $50,000 Personal Protective Equipment Grant Lands at Life Learning Center

    Horizon Community Funds will immediately deploy $50,000 to purchase masks, face shields, gloves, gowns, and hand sanitizers that will be distributed to a large group of nonprofit organizations serving Northern Kentucky.

  • June 3, 2020

    Coronavirus Relief Fund Continues its Work in Northern Kentucky

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky has announced its next round of funding to be released during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • April 28, 2020

    Second Round of Relief Funds Deployed in Northern Kentucky

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky has announced its next round of funding to be released during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • April 13, 2020

    First Round of Grants Deployed from NKY Coronavirus Relief Fund

    Horizon Community Funds has announced its first phase of funding following the launch of its Horizon NKY Coronavirus Relief Fund in March.

  • March 25, 2020

    Horizon Community Funds Announces Emergency Coronavirus Relief Fund for Northern Kentucky

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky is quickly launching a new fund to support Northern Kentuckians facing increased crises or needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The Horizon NKY Coronavirus Relief Fund aims to raise at least $4 million, with nearly half of that already committed.

  • March 12, 2020

    Horizon Community Funds Postpones Two Upcoming Events

    Horizon Community Funds and its committees for two upcoming events have been closely monitoring developments related to health protocols and government declarations for COVID-19. In order to help prevent the spread of the virus in Northern Kentucky and to maintain the health of its attendees, the 2020 NKY Philanthropy Symposium, originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, and Give Where You Live NKY, originally scheduled for Thursday, March 19, will now both be held in June.

  • March 4, 2020

    Historic Northern Kentucky Treasure Gets Boost from New Fund

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky has joined community partners to establish the Licking River Conservation and Greenway Fund, which supports land and water conservation and greenway initiatives in the Licking River watershed.

  • February 25, 2020

    2020 Horizon Award Winner Profiles

       meet our 2020 horizon nonprofit award winners   Be sure to join us as we celebrate them at our 2020 NKY Philanthropy Symposium.Tuesday, March 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.St. Elizabeth Training and Education Center Tickets: $50 (includes breakfast, lunch, and programming) Learn [...]

  • February 2, 2020

    2020 Horizon Nonprofit Award Winners Announced

    The inaugural Horizon Nonprofit Awardees have been decided, and will be celebrated at the 2020 NKY Philanthropy Symposium on March 17 at the St. Elizabeth Training & Education Center in Erlanger.

  • December 20, 2019

    Horizon Community Funds Announces 2020 Grant Cycle

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky will award $50,000 from its Community Impact Fund in 2020, and is seeking letters of intent to kick off the process.  

  • December 18, 2019

    Horizon Community Funds and Regional Partners Announce New 1NKY Nonprofit Awards

    Horizon Community Funds joins several other Northern Kentucky organizations to plan a first-of-its kind event for the community. 1NKY: Engaging Community in Regional Growth will bring a series of topics to the table that drive Northern Kentucky’s future forward.

  • December 13, 2019

    Give Where You Live NKY Awards Fourth “Speed Philanthropy” Grant 

    Nearly 60 Northern Kentuckians gathered at BLDG headquarters in Covington to give $7,000 to a local charity in a process that took less than an hour. In the end, members voted to give this quarter’s prize to Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center.

  • December 12, 2019

    The 410 Grants More than $13,000 to Southbank Partners for New Murals

    Nearly 100 community members involved with The 410 and with the Newport Business Association gathered at New Riff Distilling to present a check for $13,120 to Southbank Partners.

    The 410, Horizon Community Funds’ newest giving circle, voted to fund Southbank Partners’ upcoming mural project, which will commemorate the city of Newport’s 225th anniversary in 2020.

  • October 31, 2019

    Local Nonprofits Land $100,000 in Funding at Northern Kentucky Pitch Competition

     A sold out crowd of hundreds gathered on Tuesday to support and celebrate the work of 14 nonprofits working in Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties in Northern Kentucky.

    The nonprofits each took the stage for just three minutes to describe their work in the community to the audience. In the end, all nonprofits walked out with grant funds. 

  • October 4, 2019

    Community Leaders Join Forces for Emergency Needs

    The Horizon Community Accelerator is on a mission to end homelessness, $4 at a time. 

  • October 1, 2019

    Horizon Community Funds Grows Council of Trustees

    The Council of Trustees that governs Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky recently voted to add Barbara Drees Jones and Bob Sathe to serve on the board, effective immediately.

  • October 1, 2019

    2019 NKY Funders’ Grants Finalists Announced

    NKY Funders’ Grants, an ongoing program that convenes foundations and funders around grant competitions for nonprofits that serve Northern Kentucky, has released its list of finalists for the pitch competition to be held Tuesday, October 29 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. at the St. Elizabeth Training and Education Center in Erlanger.

  • September 25, 2019

    The 410 Announces First Round of Grants for Northern Kentucky

    The 410, Horizon Community Funds’ newest giving circle, is kicking off the grantmaking process on October 1. Members of The 410 voted to focus on arts and cultural vibrancy for their inaugural grant award or awards

  • September 24, 2019

    Give Where You Live NKY Awards Third “Speed Philanthropy” Grant

    On Thursday, September 19, nearly 60 strangers and friends alike joined together at Bircus Brewing to give $6,000 to a local charity in a process that took less than an hour. Member votes resulted in a tie, with Covington’s Dolly Parton Imagination Library (through the Notre Dame Urban Education Council) and Lucky Tales Rescue coming out on top.

  • September 18, 2019

    NKY Funders’ Grants Partners Announce 2019 Semifinalists

    Dozens of local nonprofits are one step closer to winning more than $110,000 from the eight local foundations presenting the 2019 NKY Funders’ Grants.

  • August 6, 2019

    Horizon Community Funds Announces First Community Impact Fund Grantees

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky has announced the first grant recipients awarded through its Community Impact Fund. Four nonprofits serving Northern Kentucky will receive their full grant requests, for a total of nearly $50,000.

  • July 1, 2019

    NKY Funders’ Grants returns with more partners, more funding

    NKY Funders’ Grants is back with more funding and additional partners for its second year to bring over $110,000 in total funds to nonprofits that serve Northern Kentucky.