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Grants to Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio Nonprofits for Projects Related to the Construction Industry

Spirit of Construction Foundation Grant


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Geographic Focus
USA: Indiana: Southeastern IndianaKentucky: Northern KentuckyOhio: Greater Cincinnati

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/16/24 Save

Grant Description
Grants to Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio nonprofit community-based organizations and educational institutions in eligible regions for projects related to the construction industry. Funding priorities include workforce development, local interest projects, and construction education. Applicants must engage young people in hands-on activities as a requirement. Engagement of middle school children is encouraged. Projects should take place in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, or Southeastern Indiana.

Funding priorities include:

  • Construction Education (not intended for scholarship purposes)
    Supports students or construction related programs at the following institutions of higher learning:
    • Cincinnati State Technical & Community College
    • Northern Kentucky University
    • University of Cincinnati
    • Trade and vocational programs in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, Southeastern Indiana will also be considered
  • Workforce Development
    Programs or projects advocating the construction industry as the favorable career option to middle school, secondary school, and vocational/technical school students in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky/Southeastern Indiana regions.  All grant requests are evaluated on merit.
  • Local Interest Projects
    Organizations either directly or indirectly affiliated within the construction industry that has projects that enhance our city, create educational opportunities or other activities that advocate our mission will be considered.

In addition to the annual grants that are awarded by the Outreach Committee, special grant requests will also be considered for recommendation to the Spirit of Construction Board for approval.  These grant requests are not intended to be limited in dollar amount, and are subject to the approval of the Spirit of Construction board, as well as funds that are available within the organization to support such requests.  An example of a special grant request would be the funding that has been provided in the past for our Construction Advocate/Middle School Construction Careers Outreach Program.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
To qualify for Spirit of Construction grant funding through the Outreach Committee, the organization must be:
- Community-based 501( c ) (3) or other proof on non-profit status.
- Qualified educational institutions and organizations that reflect the Spirit of Construction values and focus their efforts in a positive way.
- Applicants must engage youth and young adults in hands-on activities as a requirement.

Controversial organizations or one that requires significant transfer of local funds to national or international parent organizations will not be considered.

Pre-Application Information
All applications must be completed and submitted no later than February 16, 2024.

Upcoming Schedule:
- December 13th, 2023 SOC Board Meeting: Reviewed 2023 Executive Summary and approved budget of $100,000 for 2024.
- January 3rd, 2024– February 16th, 2024 Grant Guidelines and Applications are available on-line at the Spirit of Construction website. To be eligible, application must be submitted no later than February 16th, 2024, and must be filed electronically. ​ ​
- February 19th, 2024 – March 4th, 2024 Grant applications will be reviewed by each committee member to familiarize themselves with each applicant.
- March 6th, 2024 – March 17th, 2024 Grant committee will meet as a group, evaluate the applicants, and rank candidates developing a shortlist. As necessary, interviews will be scheduled with applicants to obtain any further information necessary to make our decision.
- March 18th, 2024 – March 29th, 2024 Interviews held as necessary and final recommendations submitted to the Outreach Committee no later than March 29th, 2024.
- April 3rd, 2024 – April 15th, 2024 Outreach Committee approval of the Grant Review Committee recommendations. These will be submitted to the Spirit Board for approval (electronically) with notification to the recipients no later than April 15th, 2024.
- May 8th, 2024 Introductions and presentation of checks to Grant Recipients at the SOC Spring Fling. ​

Contact Information
Apply online at the Full Grant Text RFP link.

Call or email Anthony Brunsman at / 513.382.4315 with any questions.

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