The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty is proud to announce that they are becoming the Northern Cincinnati Foundation in order to continue their excellent work in our townships while offering excellence in charity funding to other nearby communities.
In recent years, the Foundation has been supporting donor families from communities like Indian Hill, Loveland, Madeira, Mason and Deerfield.
“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 and Liberty, provide valuable grants to nonprofit organizations, and this may be one of the most visible ways they impact our community.
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 guidance 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, expanding 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.”
Want to learn more about the Northern Cincinnati Foundation? Their office will remain in Olde West Chester, at 8897 Cincinnati Dayton Road. Watch for their new branding as the Northern Cincinnati Foundation in July with an updated website and signage coming soon. To learn more about their mission and new branding, visit NorthernCincinnati.Foundation.
“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.