Our mission is helping Greater Cincinnati English learners to become successful in their academic lives while fostering their cultural identity.

The ELL Foundation offers emergency grants for local EL college students who are experiencing temporary financial emergencies, focusing on hunger, housing, and transportation. The College Emergency Grant Program application is available online. Emergency grant applications are accepted at any time, but applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis. 

English Language Learning Foundation | P.O. Box 19975, Cincinnati, OH 45219 | contactus@ellfoundationcinci.org

College Emergency grant program

sister Margarita M. Brewer, SC

Founder and President Emeritus

Our vision is for Greater Cincinnati English learners to:

  • Appreciate and are proud of their cultural identities;
  • Receive the needed support services for their education;
  • Graduate from high school and succeed in college;
  • Become self-sufficient;
  • Are able to be good stewards of their communities; 
  • Become meaningful contributors to our society;
  • And serve in their communities as role models


academic lives 


Our Mission


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Annual Recognition Breakfast, April 19, 2022

Mels Mbuyi

Board Treasurer


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Students may now complete a paper scholarship application or an online scholarship application. Scholarship applications for the 2022-2023 academic year were due by February 4, 2022. Scholarship recipients were selected by the end of February, 2022. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at our Recogntion Breakfast in April of 2022.   ​

Our Educational Event Grant Program financially supports educational events for K-12 English learners in Greater Cincinnati. Community partners can request up to $2000 for an educational event. The Educational Event Grant Program application is now available online. The ELL Foundation will accept Educational Event Grant applications at any time, but they will be reviewed on a quarterly basis. 

who we are

  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Educational attainment
  • Multilingual literacy
  • Dignity of all people
  • Resiliency
  • Social justice

Scholarship applications for the 2022-2023 academic year were due by February 4, 2022. Scholarship recipients were selected by the end of February, 2022. 

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Educational event grant program

Rosa Maria Moreno, MA

Board Vice President

Cincinnati State Technical & Community College

Our core values


Cultural identities 

Save the date: Our 14th-Annual Recognition Brunch has been rescheduled for April 19, 2022 from 8AM-10AM at Northern Kentucky University!

ELLF Scholarships

Meet Our board

Janet Walsh

Board Secretary

Independent Consultant

Our Vision