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Cincy Sundaes: a sweet way to boost Big Ideas for the tri-state

For just $5, you can enjoy some delicious treats, hang out with cool people and help steer the future of communities in Greater Cincinnati.

Cincy Sundaes is an ice cream social that provides micro-grants for innovative ideas in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.  The events are also entirely kid-friendly and lots of fun.

Local business professionals Kristine Frech and Erika Fiola got the idea for the event from similar projects done in other cities around the country.  Cincy Sundaes take place a various locations around the area and gives the community the opportunity to directly fund ideas ranging from neighborhood music festivals to urban agriculture.

For $5, attendees can make a sundae with gelato from Dojo Gelato, listen to four presentations on innovative community ideas and vote on their favorite. The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions and the presentation with the most votes at the end of the evening will be awarded 100% of the money raised at the door. Additionally, The Big Idea Challenge of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation will match the financial contribution dollar for dollar. 

At the inaugural Cincy Sundae event at Rhinegeist Brewerythis past April, $1,730 was awarded to Art on the Streets for their idea called ArtWalks.

Upcoming Cincy Sundae events include:
May 11: Covington Arts
July 27: Five Points
August 24: UpTech
October 19: Mayday Northside
November 16: The Sanctuary

If you have an innovative community event or creative idea and would like to present it to Cincy Sundaes, You can apply here.

"Ice Cream Sundae" by The Twangs from the album Love It When I Feel Like This

Jim is a Northern Kentucky native and a father of three. In his spare time, Jim likes to read, play ice hockey and watch foreign films. He currently resides with his family on the East side of town.