Our Community Impact

Each year, 100% of membership dollars fund transformational grants awarded to nonprofits in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Eastern Indiana in the following focus areas: Culture; Education; Family; Health & Wellness; and Environment, Preservation, & Recreation.  This is a list of our nonprofit partners who are the real champions!  Please learn about Impact 100 grant recipients, their goals, and outcomes impacting our region below.


May We Help

May We Help’s mission is to engineer dreams: highly-skilled volunteers create customized assistive devices for special needs individuals, enabling them to achieve independence and to pursue their passions. The Impact 100 grant purchased machinery for the newly renovated workshop to facilitate the design and manufacture of assistive devices for those living with special needs, enabling the creation of over 100 unique devices per year. READ MORE


Community Matters

Community Matters exists to remove barriers to opportunity so that we can create a thriving community with our neighbors. The Impact 100 grant will fund the building of a community laundromat in the Community Matters complex to allow Lower Price Hill residents access to laundry facilities, which are not currently available in the area.READ MORE


Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati

The Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati champions the development of literacy in the individual, the family, the workplace, the school, and the community by raising awareness, improving access, and serving as a catalyst for literacy efforts. The Impact 100 grant will be used to reach new under-served audiences with literacy programs via opening of new hubs in Avondale and Price Hill.READ MORE


Mercy Neighborhood Ministries

Inspired by the vision of the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Neighborhood Ministries promotes the empowerment of individuals with a special focus on disadvantaged women and seniors through proven programs that educate, foster self-sufficiency and support enhanced quality of life. The Impact 100 grant will enable Mercy Neighborhood Ministries to expand the Home Care Aide Training Program.READ MORE


CancerFree Kids

The mission of CancerFree KIDS is to eradicate cancer as a life-threatening disease in children by funding promising research that might otherwise go unfunded. The Impact 100 grant will enable CancerFree Kids to construct a pet visitation center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. READ MORE


Safe Haven Farms

Safe Haven Farm’s mission is to provide a variety of meaningful living, working, learning and leisure activities in a safe and accepting farm environment, where every individual is respected as a valued and contributing community member. The Impact 100 grant funds will be used to renovate the original Barn and to build indoor and outdoor riding arenas.READ MORE


Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones mission is to increase independence, improve lives and promote inclusion for children and adults with disabilities into the community. The Impact 100 grant enabled Stepping Stones to create the only overnight/respite camp program in this region.READ MORE



Starfire’s mission is to enrich the lives of teens and adults with developmental disabilities through unlimited opportunities that build independence and community inclusion. The Impact 100 grant helped expand Starfire U. READ MORE


Freestore Foodbank

Freestore Foodbank’s vision is to be the leader of a community mobilized to end hunger and address its causes. One way they are doing this is through the Power Pack Program that helps to feed a portion of the children in Hamilton County in Ohio and Campbell and Kenton counties in Kentucky who are at greatest risk for chronic hunger. READ MORE


IKRON (Integration of Knowledge and Resources for Occupational Needs)

IKRON (Integration of Knowledge and Resources for Occupational Needs) was founded in 1969 as the University of Cincinnati Rehabilitation Center. In 1983, the Center went private and with help from community members, two professors purchased the building from the University of Cincinnati. The mission of IKRON is to assist adults and youth who use IKRON services to attain greater self-sufficiency, live comfortable lives, and obtain employment whenever possible.READ MORE


Cincinnati Works

Cincinnati Works was founded in 1997 to lead the effort to eliminate poverty in our community. Their mission is to partner with willing and capable people living in poverty to assist them in advancing to economic self-sufficiency through employment.READ MORE



Elementz: The Hip Hop Youth Arts Center was opened in early 2005 and based upon a similar organization in Denver, Colorado called “The Spot.” Elementz works to empower young people in the downtown Over the Rhine area of Cincinnati by supporting the legitimacy and potential of the hip hop arts as a way for youth to learn and grow in a safe environment which emphasizes respect for property and for all people.READ MORE


Cincinnati Health Network

The mission of Cincinnati Health Network is to improve access to care and enhance the overall health status of the people of the Greater Cincinnati area, primarily the medically underserved and high risk population. The Cincinnati Health Network plans, coordinates and provides delivery of high quality, cost effective and comprehensive health services.READ MORE


Cornerstone Renter Equity & Over the Rhine Community Housing

The mission of the Cornerstone Corporation for Shared Equity is to provide affordable housing and economic opportunities that enable low-income people to live in safe and affordable housing, build the financial assets, and develop management skills needed to be self-sufficient and engaged in the community. The Impact 100 grant supported the expansion of the renter equity program at the 12 units in Community Views; a scattered site development of affordable housing through Over the Rhine Community Housing. READ MORE



UpSpring (formerly Faces Without Places, in partnership with Project Connect, a Cincinnati Public School program) empowers children experiencing homelessness by providing opportunities for education and enrichment. The Impact 100 grant allowed the Club CAKE pilot program to be continued for 2 years in full capacity, in partnership with Lighthouse Youth Services.READ MORE



Redwood School and Rehabilitation Center is a daytime facility that assists people with disabilities to function to their highest potential in the family and community by providing educational, therapeutic and vocational programs and life experience. The Impact 100 grant was used to create and expand an accessible food service area for their adult clients.READ MORE


Tender Mercies

Tender Mercies transforms the lives of homeless adults with mental illness by providing security, dignity, and community in a place they call home. Impact 100′s grant facilitated a broad infrastructure upgrade to enhance residents’ quality of life and that of the surrounding community.READ MORE