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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.  Below is a list of our grant recipients, their goals and outcomes impacting our region.

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SELF

SELF’s overall goals aim to help clients: move beyond crisis situations toward improved financial stability and general well-being, retain the attitudes and skills necessary for sustained employment and self-sufficiency, and build assets to break the cycle of poverty in Butler County.
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Freestore Foodbank

The Freestore Foodbank’s mission to provide food and services, create stability and further self-reliance for people in crisis led them to ideate the Mobile Market as a new initiative that was inspired by the success of a current program, the Mobile Food Pantry. Impact 100’s grant will promote healthy eating through the purchase of a mobile market that will sell fresh produce in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region, reaching families which do not have access to fresh, nutritious foods.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Easterseals Tristate- Building Value

Building Value is a social enterprise of Easterseals. It provides job training and transitional employment in retail and construction for individuals with disabilities and barriers to employment. The Impact 100 grant will fund key heavy equipment purchases required to expand its deconstruction program and launch a new lot stabilization and maintenance service.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Starfire

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Elementz

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.
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