What is Fuel The Fire?
Fuel The Fire is an event that gives you the unique opportunity to help fund Cincinnati’s newest social entrepreneurs. Below is an quick overview of the event.
As a guest, you'll spend the evening learning about each applicant and their project idea. You'll cast a vote for your favorite project. And at the end of the evening, the project that gets the most votes is awarded a grant comprised of the evening’s ticket sale proceeds.
This year's event will take place at the MadTree Brewing Tap Room May 23rd at 6:30 PM.
I want to attend and support!
How much does it cost to attend?
$30 at the door, $20 in advance
What do I get with my ticket?
Each guest will receive appetizers provided by Catch-A-Fire Pizza, one drink ticket, and a vote.
Angel Baby Network helps support families who have lost infant children. The group works to connect bereaved families to social services in the community, and hosts meetings to let families know that they aren't alone. Funding from Fuel the Fire will help the group expand its reach and provide care packages for families who have recently experienced a loss.
Scrap It Up is a creative reuse center, a place to find, donate, and be inspired by a myriad of art, craft, and just plain cool materials! The group's mission is to encourage sustainable behavior and creativity by diverting materials from the waste stream for use as low-cost supplies in creative reuse projects. A grant from Fuel the Fire will provide funds for necessary infrastructure and broaden the organization's reach into the greater Cincinnati region.
STEM2DREAM Foundation provides K-12 hands-on Engineering and Technology programs, making math and science both fun and interesting. STEM2DREAM is advocating a community approach to “Give Our Youth the ABILITY to Dream.” Funding from Fuel the Fire will go towards curriculum and materials for the organization's STEM programming.
Walnut Hills Community Garden aims to fill the gap created when the Kroger in Walnut Hills closed, making Walnut Hills a food desert. The project has created a network of community gardens to help fill this growing need. Funding from Fuel the Fire would be used to create an urban orchard to provide healthy food for the Walnut Hills community.
West End Art Gallery's goal is to bring an art gallery to the West End of Cincinnati. The gallery will be an open space to create and display art. West End Art Gallery will also hold exhibitions and workshops featuring all kinds of original art work. Funding from Fuel the Fire will help pay for a gallery/workshop space, along with utilities and art supplies.
I want to vote for a project!
Vote now in our People's Choice Award . This prize is independent of what the crowd decides to vote for on the night of the event. So, yes, your favorite project could potentially win two awards! Note: Voting is open from Sunday, May 8th at 12:01 am through Sunday May 15th at 11:59pm.made here
Fuel the Fire would not be possible without the generosity of these local sponsors who help cover the cost of food, drinks, sound systems, etc. If you would like to speak to someone about becoming a sponsor, please contact Bethany Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org
Over 170 people attended Fuel the Fire in 2015, awarding the winning grant of $2,500 to Never the Less, a charitable organization that provides education services to teen girls. An online “People’s Choice Award” of $500 was awarded to the Pan-Asian Leadership Council, an organization seeking to build a vibrant, united Asian-American community in the Greater-Cincinnati area.