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Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky distributes $45,000 for COVID relief

Nonprofits, schools continue to receive emergency grants from Horizon Community Funds

COVINGTON, Ky. – Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky has distributed more than $45,000 across four nonprofits and a local middle school, bringing relief support totals to nearly $750,000 for Northern Kentucky through the community foundation.

The following grants have been deployed across Northern Kentucky:

  • $20,000 to Saint Vincent de Paul of Northern Kentucky
  • $20,000 to EC Learn
  • $4,820 to Welcome House and St. Elizabeth Healthcare Foundation
  • $600 to Tichenor Middle School

The mission of Saint Vincent de Paul is to provide hope to those in need, and one goal of the nonprofit is early intervention with the hope of preventing homelessness. In line with this, the nonprofit received $20,000 for emergency rental assistance and security deposits up to $500 for qualifying individuals.

EC LEARN supports local families in their search to find customized childcare solutions that meet their needs during the ever-changing pandemic environment. EC Learn received $20,000 from Horizon Community Funds as the second part of a $40,000 total gift from the fund. The nonprofit will use the funding to train and coach early childcare professionals and provide childcare referrals to families and businesses.

Welcome House received $4,000 to support the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Foundation in their endeavors to assist individuals/families with hotel lodging for convalescence due to a coronavirus diagnosis. The funds will support lodging for individuals/families identified by St. Elizabeth Foundation, and will also cover time and transportation costs for Welcome House staff to provide in-person staff coverage required by the hotel when necessary for the covered individuals/families.

Tichenor Middle School in the Erlanger-Elsmere School District received $600 for headphones to assist students using computers and other equipment for learning in non-traditional instruction environments.