Horizon Community Funds Announces Fund Partnership with BAWAC


establishment of fund to provide new giving stream

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

“Thanks to the efforts of BAWAC, countless individuals in our community are given the opportunity to realize their full potential,” said Nancy Grayson, President and CEO of Horizon Community Funds. “We are excited to see this new partnership help BAWAC impact even more lives.”

The mission of BAWAC, Inc. is to develop and maximize the vocational potential and quality of life of adult persons with disabilities or other barriers to employment through rehabilitation and employment opportunities. The vehicle for rehabilitation is the work itself. BAWAC also serves the business and industrial community by providing an appropriately skilled workforce, production, and manufacturing services.

“Our clients are more than just people we serve, they are our family and friends,” said Ken Schmidt, President and founder of BAWAC, Inc. “In helping them to achieve their full potential, we grow together and learn from each other, working side by side whether at our facility or in the community. We are fortunate to have clients and staff who have been here through our evolution, where staff has been a part of the development of clients inside and outside the agency throughout their adult lives. The vitality of our organization generated by our unity and dedication is palpable when you walk through our doors, and that is what moves those who enter to stay with us. This is how we created our legacy. Our partnership with Horizon Community Funds will help us ensure that it lives on.”

Fund partnerships with Horizon Community Funds provide a flexible way for donors to support their preferred nonprofit organization or charitable effort. Donors can make an endowed gift to support the mission of the nonprofit organization for generations to come or can opt to make a non-endowed gift which provides funding for needs as they arise in Northern Kentucky. Horizon Community Funds offers donors and fund holders a deep connection to Northern Kentucky, including its nonprofits and needs.