The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation embraces the passion and commitment that the Hailes had for communities on both banks of the Ohio River and their desire to advance the quality of life for our region. As a private family foundation, we are honored and humbled to represent Carol and Ralph in helping to change our communities for the better through collaboration and innovation. Read more.


Foundation News Updates

People's Liberty announces its next round of $10,000 project grants, which include installing 15-foot bean bags in parks, a mobile art gallery and a dance project designed to engage fifth- and sixth-graders in South Avondale. Read more.

Brad Schnittger, a Haile Fellow at People's Liberty, will launch MusicLi at the Midpoint Music Festival on September 25. Read more.

People's Liberty latest project called Curb'd will bring parklets to Covington. Read more.

Book Buzz program started by a group of local nonprofits wants to instill a love of reading in barbershops. Read more.

People's Liberty project builds an app directed at connecting homeless LGBTQ youth with community resources, the first of its kind in the country. Read more.

Lumenocity2015, "Masters and Dreamers," concludes with five performances and inspires the city. Read more.

More than 400 wives, husbands, parents and children of Cincinnati police officers enjoyed Smale Riverfront Park for Police Appreciation Day. Read more.

The Children's Home of Northern Kentucky is using gift to create a behavioral health treatment space. Read more.

People's Liberty is seeking three more artists to utilize their storefront Globe Gallery at their organization's headquarters at Findlay Market. Read more.

A diverse coalition of community leaders seek to help close the achievement gaps facing disadvantaged and minority students. Read more.

A high-profile and diverse, cross-sector group of community leaders has been convened to determine how to pay for two years of quality preschool for all kids and is expected to be put before Cincinnati-area voters in the fall of 2016. Read more. 

Carol Ann's Carousel opened Saturday following a ribbon-cutting ceremony, drawing hundreds of kids from the Tri-State region. Read more.

Meet Jonathan Queen--the artist commissioned to paint the parks landscapes and city landmarks adorning the carousel--as well as several of the animals you can ride on Carol Ann's Carousel. Read more.

People's Liberty launches its final program, awarding eight project grants to individual area residents to implement their innovative ideas and impact their communities. Read more.

Reconnecting young bodies and minds to the outdoors has some surprising results. Read more.

People's Liberty Initiative

People's Liberty is a philanthropic lab that brings together civic-minded talent to address challenges and uncover opportunities that accelerate the positive transformation of Greater Cincinnati. People's Liberty invests directly in individuals through funding and mentorship, creating a new, replicable model for grantmakers in other cities. Click here for more information.