Month: March 2020

Remote Training on Grant Research Tool with CPL and OneSource Center

On Wednesday, April 1 at 1:30 p.m. OneSource Center for Nonprofit Excellence and The Public Library of Cincinnati’s Grants Resource Center staff are collaborating to provide regional  nonprofits with remote training AND online access to nonprofit funding opportunities, normally only available with in-person library access.  Grants Librarian Kent Mulcahy will be providing  this specialized training on use of The Foundation Directory Online.  For best usage, it is best to get training before using this tool.                  

NOTE:  A video link for the training is located here.  A handout created for this special training is available here.    The Foundation Center’s Subject Terms document is here. 

The Foundation Directory Online provides access to essential facts on grantmakers and their funding activities and is normally only available when visiting the Cincinnati library.  Through this special provision, users will be able to pinpoint prospective funders, and visitors to the site can explore comprehensive databases plus do research based on their organization’s needs. 

Additional funding tools are available through the Public Library of Cincinnati’s Information and Reference Department including the library’s Sites by Subject directory with URLs for websites on fundraising, philanthropy news, nonprofit development and more.  There are also Reading Recommendations for books on fundraising, proposal writing and nonprofit administration.

Questions? Contact Kent Mulcahy,  Cincinnati Public Library’s Grants Librarian by email. Get email assistance from the experts at GrantSpace on their “Ask Us” page. Questions are usually answered within 48 business hours.

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Horizon NKY Coronavirus Relief Fund

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. The Relief Fund will provide flexible financial assistance to nonprofits serving Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties in Northern Kentucky that are experiencing increased demand for resources in response to the COVID-19 virus in our community.

To deploy resources rapidly, HCF will not be accepting requests for funding or posting a grant application but will work with community advisors and funders to identify organizations currently providing supports to Northern Kentucky residents that are aligned with the priorities of the Relief Fund to expand available resources and support. For questions regarding the NKY Coronavirus Emergency Relief Fund, and how grant funds will be deployed, please contact Tess Brown at or 859.292.2849. More information is available here.  

SBA Loans Available for Nonprofits

Ohio Governor Mike Dewine’s request for SBA loans has been approved. Ohio small businesses and nonprofits can apply for loans up to $2 million through the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. Interest rate for nonprofits is 2.75% with a 30-year term. The loans can be used to pay bills that can’t be paid due to the impact of the pandemic, including fixed debts, payroll and accounts payable.

The loans were also approved for Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Kenton, Mason and Pendleton Counties in Kentucky and Dearborn, Franklin and Union Counties in Indiana. 

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

The SBA will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and nonprofits that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans of up to $2 million that can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. 

Loan applications can be completed online, or applicants can obtain a paper application by calling 1-800-659-2955.

For more information about the loan program, visit SBA’s Resources site.

May 1 Extended Deadline for United Way “Black Empowerment Works” Grant

The United Way of Greater Cincinnati‘s “Black Empowerment Works” Grant promotes Black economic and social prosperity through self-determination by resourcing and funding grassroots-generated, Black-led ideas, programs and projects. Essentially, it is an equity focused grant and support program addressing poverty in Greater Cincinnati. Deadline EXTENDED to May 1.  More information is available at the OneSource Center Nonprofit Calendar.

Rotary Foundation of Cincinnati Grant due April 3

The Rotary Foundation of Cincinnati provides the funding and resources necessary to support the diverse humanitarian efforts of the Rotary Club of Cincinnati. Its primary goal is to support children, particularly those whose future development is impaired by physical, cultural, emotional, financial and social obstacles. To accomplish this goal, the Rotary Foundation of Cincinnati actively solicits and awards grants to nonprofit organizations. More information is available at the OneSource Center Nonprofit Calendar.