Subject to the availability of funds, the Warren County Foundation shall make one or more Impact Grants usually in December of each year, of not less than $10,000 each. The Foundation has awarded four $10,000 Impact Grants in 2022. During the first six years of the program, 27 Impact Grants have been awarded. The four Impact Grants went to:
- Beech Acres Parenting Center – “Beyond the Classroom” - With a $10,000 grant from the Foundation, Beech Acres Parenting Center will grow and refine the Beyond the Classroom program in Warren County during the 2022-2023 academic year. Embedded within the schools, the program will provide trauma-informed care for children’s behavioral, emotional, and mental health and parental peer support issues. The grant will support programs in 10 Warren County Schools.
- Countryside YMCA – “Veterans Connect” - The Veterans Connect program at the YMCA provides a way for the Y to serve those who have sacrificed, served, and defended our nation by providing them with a free comprehensive program aimed at improving their overall wellbeing and quality of life. Weekly class for veterans are held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays with physical activity workouts, activities that foster comradery, and mental and spiritual health resources. More than 75 veterans participated this past year.
- Hospice of Cincinnati – “Free Mission Based Services” – Grant funds will support free, mission-based services for 500 Warren County residents. Services supported by the grant include holistic therapies, comprehensive bereavement services, and charity care subsidies to support the end-of-life needs for Warren County residents that are uninsured or under insured. Hospice of Cincinnati is a not-for-profit serving the Greater Cincinnati Tri-State area since 1977. It is the 4th oldest hospice in the country.
- WCCS Inc. – “Adult New Readers” – The Warren County Imagination Library continues to do an outstanding job of getting free age-appropriate books in the homes of young children. Families reading together is one of their primary goals. Unfortunately, not every parent can read to their child. The objective of this proposal is for Adult New Readers to teach parents to read the WCIL books and enhance and expand the reading suggestions in the parent’s packet included with each book. To date, we have served 31 children and parents through last year’s grant.