Owensboro Symphony’s program for at-risk children earmarked for grant

Posted on: August 17, 2015

In Friday’s (8/14) Messenger-Inquirer (Owensboro, Kentucky; password required), Don Wilkins writes that Impact 100, a Cincinnati-based all-women’s philanthropic organization, has announced its three 2015 grant recipients: “H.L. Neblett Center, Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, and Wendell Foster Center were chosen as finalists that will share $238,000…. Two of the nonprofits will each receive $100,000 grants, and $38,000 will go to the third agency.” The two top awardees will be announced on October 22. “Under the Arts and Culture category, OSO was selected for a new program called Heartstrings. OSO plans to provide violins, along with instruction for the instruments, to at-risk children between the ages of 6 and 11. ‘We plan to start the program in January,’ said Gwyn Payne, OSO finance director. ‘We’re going to initially purchase 25 violins.’… The next [step] will require the three organizations to submit a two-page summary of their proposals, prepare a video, and host a site visit before the decision is made on which of two organizations will be awarded the $100,000 grants.” Impact 100, founded ten years ago, provides transformational grants to nonprofits in Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky through pooled contributions of its members.

Posted August 17, 2015