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Introducing the Northern Cincinnati Foundation

How the Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty is expanding their reach and impact.

The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty is proud to announce that they are becoming the Northern Cincinnati Foundation. This will enable them to continue their fantastic work in these townships while offering excellence in charity funding to other nearby communities. 

In recent years, the Foundation has supported donor families from communities like Indian Hill, Loveland, Madeira, Mason and Deerfield Township.   

“We’re now going to be formally supporting the philanthropic needs for those living in northern Hamilton County,” says Erin Clemons, President and CEO of the Northern Cincinnati Foundation. “We’ll also serve Butler County, Warren County and Clermont County.”

“This growth happened organically. Initially, we focused our services within the townships of West Chester and Liberty. However, over time, our impact grew outside of those communities. In recent years, we have found that more than 50% of our growth has been outside of West Chester and Liberty Townships,” says Erin.

Community foundations, like the Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty, provide valuable grants to nonprofit organizations, and this may be one of the most visible ways they impact the community. 

For instance, their grant priorities, which are based on extensive research, have focused on education, transportation, and workforce development. These priorities help children and adults in local areas gain independence and success.

Another part of their mission is to help individuals and families allocate money to great causes through donor-advised funds (DAFs). These investment accounts grow the impact that families can have with their charitable giving. Donors can discuss potential grant recipients with the foundation’s staff, and receive advice about charitable needs that they would like to support.  

With their wider scope and vision comes the opportunity to fund excellent nonprofit work that reaches even more people. 

“Moving forward into 2022, we’ll be expanding our grants process. We’ll be able to fund organizations for the work they are doing in other communities, extending our impact,” says Erin. “A lot of nonprofits will be excited about this—they will be able to apply for grant funds that support the Northern Cincinnati region.”

The Northern Cincinnati Foundation offices will remain in Olde West Chester, at 8897 Cincinnati Dayton Road. Watch for their new branding as the Northern Cincinnati Foundation, through the summer with an updated website and signage. 

“We are looking forward to this new chapter and the positive impact it will have for the Foundation and the communities we serve,” says Erin. 

To learn more about their mission and new branding, visit NorthernCincinnati.Foundation

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