Denison Venture Philanthropy Begins 2022-23 Grant Cycle
Denison Venture Philanthropy (DVP), a unique Denison University student program organized around philanthropy, will present $10,000 and 200 volunteer hours to a Licking County non-profit organization. Grants for the Denison Venture Philanthropy program are mostly funded through the generosity of David Kuhns, a member of the Denison class of 1968. In 2008 Kuhns challenged Denison students to organize an effort based around philanthropy – but one that also required an investment of student time as well as dollars. DVP creates strong ties between the college and the community and offers students experience with real-world issues.
To date, more than $87,500 and 1,900 student hours have been invested in the Licking County community by DVP. Other organizations DVP has partnered with include Career and Technology Education Centers, Together We Grow, Center for Disability Services, Newark’s Look Up Center, the Licking County Humane Society, among others.
This is a unique experience both for the Denison students interested in learning more about philanthropy and for the grantees to have volunteers helping to insure the grant project can be successful. In that regard, DVP specifically looks for grants centered around community that are sustainable in the future.
This year, the grants are due to DVP’s president: Anna Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 16th, 2022. They will be reviewed by the whole organization in Fall/Winter 2022. The grant will be dispersed in January 2023—along with the 200 hours of service to be completed by May 2023.