What is it?

Give Where You Live NKY is for individuals who want to support our local community. It can feel challenging to make a meaningful impact, but as a group we can grow our communities in ways we never thought possible.

Who should join?

  • You can’t find time in your busy life to volunteer but want to make a difference

  • You want 100% of your donations to go directly to a Northern Kentucky nonprofit and want to learn about new organizations

  • You want to be part of a group that makes an immediate, direct, and positive impact

  • You want the opportunity to present your local nonprofit of choice to a group of like-minded and caring people

How does it work?

All members place the name of their nonprofit of choice in a hat at each meeting, with the hopes of being one of three drawn to present their chosen nonprofit. Each of the three members has five minutes to present why their nonprofit should receive the group’s vote. We listen, we vote, we each write a check for $100- all in under an hour! All organizations up for consideration must have a footprint in Northern Kentucky, and must be a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. The goal is to keep it local and have an impact that we can SEE in our own backyard!


Why this model?

The nonprofit receives this donation without spending a minute of their time or a nickel of their money fundraising. If we reach our goal of 100+ individual Charter Members, we can provide $10,000 to a nonprofit at each meeting. That’s $40,000 each year at only four events.

Take a look at our video to learn more!

Where do I start?


You can stay up-to-date with news and announcements by sending your full name, email address, and phone number to Woody Mueller at You can also call Woody at 859.992.4153.

You can learn more about the Give Where You Live NKY Endowment Fund, which supports future grant making from Give Where You Live NKY by reaching out to Nancy Grayson at

You can make an additional donation to support our Northern Kentucky community through the Community Impact Fund at Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky.


- Thursday, 3/21/19
6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Erlanger Branch of the Kenton County Public Library: 401 Kenton Lands Rd, Erlanger, KY 41018
(this meeting is slightly longer to allow time for introduction of the process)

- Thursday, 6/20/19
6:00-7:00 p.m. at New Riff Distillery: 24 Distillery Way, Newport, KY 41073

- Thursday, 9/19/19
6:00-7:00 p.m. at Bircus Brewing: 322 Elm Street, Ludlow, KY 41016

- Thursday, 12/12/19
6:00-7:00 p.m. at BLDG: 30 West Pike Street, Covington, KY 41011

Other Important Information:

  • By submitting the commitment form, you are committing to a full year as a Give Where You Live NKY member.

  • You must provide a check for $100 made to Horizon Community Funds (fund administrator) in order to submit your nonprofit name. Funds will be collected at the beginning the meeting.

  • If you are unable to attend, you are still committed to submitting your $100 check. You can still submit a vote by reaching out to or calling Woody Mueller at 859.992.4153.

  • You may pay the full amount for the year ($400) ahead of time if you would like. You may do so through our donate page, or by check made out to:

    Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky
    50 E. RiverCenter Blvd., Suite 431
    Covington, KY 41011
    Memo: Give Where You Live NKY 2019

  • There is no limit to the number of submissions of a nonprofit at each meeting, but each member may submit only one name.

  • Nonprofits may only win one time per year.

Give Where You Live NKY Advisory board:

• Jeffrey Brogan – Vice President and General Manager, WCPO – 9 On Your Side
• Tess Brown – Director of Marketing & Communications, Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky
• Phyllis Lynch – Owner of Minuteman Press, Florence
• Woody Mueller – Partner, Mueller Financial, Inc.
• Robert Mueller – Partner, Mueller Financial, Inc.
• Sasha Parker-Cochran – Owner, SPC Media Production
• James Pilcher – Investigative Reporter, Cincinnati Enquirer


To encourage a culture of philanthropy and generosity


To develop a group of charitably minded individuals who want to support nonprofits that make an impact here in Northern Kentucky