Santa Maria Community Services endeavors to help families and community members, who are determined to help themselves, by providing a wide array of voluntary, family, and community development services that strengthen children, youth, adults and community groups. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Building Youth Assets Program in Price Hill.
American Diabetes Association-SW Ohio and Kentucky Chapter (ADA of SWOH/KY) is
a regional office of the national American Diabetes Association (ADA). The National
ADA is the country’s leading nonprofit providing funding toward research through their fundraising efforts, public awareness and education and advocacy on behalf of the
disease. Locally, the regional ADA office aligns with the work of the national office by
offering similar services within the community. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support Camp Korelitz.
Elementz draws inner-city teens into its center at 1100 Race Street with a diverse offering of culturally-relevant art forms in the areas of music, dance and poetry. Elementz also employs arts instructors who have street credibility with the youth. This means that Elementz has been able to attract a large group of this target population who find the center relevant and supportive, particularly as they go through their teen years. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the After-school Teen Program.
For over 140 years, St. Joseph Home has served the fragile and vulnerable among us. Initially, their focus was on unwed pregnant mothers and their infants. More recently though, St. Joseph Home completely shifted their resources toward profoundly mentally and physically disabled individuals and their families. A gift from Pfau Foundation will support Safety Net Monitoring for their Pediatric Vent Unit.
Over the past decade, Visionaries + Voices has dramatically increased the visibility and representation of artists with disabilities in Greater Cincinnati. More artists with disabilities are actively creating and exhibiting artwork than ever before, due in large part to the efforts of V+V and its supporters. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Teaching Artist Program (TAP) Residency Circuit.
The Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC) is was formed in July 2003, recommended by a City of Cincinnati Economic Development Task Force, to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of economic development in the City of Cincinnati. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support Washington Park Play Ambassadors.
For over 20 years, the OvertheRhine Foundation has held a space for residents to grapple with the gap between reality and their vision for the neighborhood (safe, diverse and vibrant). In large part, their work focuses on bricks and mortar issues, e.g., historic building preservation, infill development and environmental sustainability. These priorities reflect the organization’s board composition, which is composed of accomplished professionals from a range of fields: law, architecture/design, banking/finance, marketing, etc. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Rothenberg Rooftop Garden School.
Greater Cincinnati STEM Collaborative (GCSC) was officially formed in Summer 2011. The collaborative grew out of ongoing conversations between Procter and Gamble(P&G), The Strive Partnership, and 810 partner agencies about how to improve STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education in the region. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the STEM Bicycle Club.
For the past 26 years, PARACHUTE has advocated for abused and neglected children across Butler County’s urban and rural, wealthy and disadvantaged communities, including West Chester, Middletown, Oxford, Hamilton and others. The organization has4 fulltime staff members and 5060 volunteers who are active on an annual basis asCourt Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Be A Child's Voice program.
For the past nearly 20 years, Cincinnati Works has focused on training for job readiness and retention and removing barriers to providing employment opportunities such as
childcare, transportation, and legal difficulties. Over the years, the Cincinnati Works’
program model has been studied extensively and replicated in numerous other cities
including: Houston, Texas; Pensacola, Florida; Madison, Indiana; Canton, Ohio and
Columbus, Ohio. Since inception, Cincinnati Works has helped more than 5,000
individuals gain employment. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Next Step Program.
Hamilton County Special Olympics strives to provide year-round sports, training, and competition in a variety of sports for children and adults with mental and developmental disabilities in order to create continuing opportunities for them to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience the joy of achievement, be included in the community, build skills, and make friends. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support fall and winter sports activities.
Since 1978, Working In Neighborhoods (WIN) has harnessed the power of neighborhood leadership and built strong communities across Greater Cincinnati through community building and transforming neighborhoods, financial stability education, and energy conservation education. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their WIN's South Cumminsville Youth Program.
Established in 2007 from the merger of two smaller United Way organizations, UnitedWay of the Greater Capital Region (UWGCR) serves a five county region in Upstate New York. Annually UWGCR awards $1.9 million to the community in the forms of grants to 60 programs in the region, focusing on basic needs, education, financial stability and health. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Mobile Summer Food program.
The Cincinnati Opera Association's (COA) 95 year history sets it apart as one of our region's cultural gems. The organization and its leadership has one eye on plans for the centennial celebration in 2020 and the other focused on current opportunities to promote the art form, cultivate new audiences and innovate. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support The Essentials arts education initiative.
For the past nearly 40 years, Family Nurturing Center (FNC) located in Northern Kentucky has been uniquely qualified to provide a multitude of parenting-related programs and services for children in foster placement and their families due to abuse and neglect. FNC provides education, prevention and treatment services to at-risk families both in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support CARF Accreditation.
Starfire was founded in 1993, by a group of volunteers and parents with the vision of providing a social outlet for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), who were often left out of community life. As a result, Starfire formed an outing program. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Neighborhood Connectors program.
New Perceptions serves children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Their campus is a hub of activity for individuals who reside in Boone, Campbell and Kenton Counties in Kentucky. Beyond their primary site, the organization’s reach extends into the larger community through their home visitation program which focuses on special needs children and their families who are residents of Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Owen and Pendleton Counties in Kentucky. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the The Learning Center TLC initiative.
Providing residential services and programming to children in Kentucky since 1848, the Diocesan Catholic Children's Home Center for Children and Families (DCCH) provides services to children both a residential and outpatient setting.A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support Residential Treatment and Therapy for Abused Children.
Cincinnati Early Learning Centers (CELC) is one of the most respected providers of early childhood education in our community. Serving more than 300 young children per year, CELC focuses its centers and services primarily on the urban core and 60% of all children served are economically disadvantaged.A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support The Roberts Center.
The Cincinnati Observatory’s educational program utilizes the Observatory and equipment for STEM education in local K-12 schools, and works with over 6,700 students a year in this capacity. 25,000 people come annually to the Observatory to participate in astronomy presentations, learn about planets, and view through our two telescopes, and the Observatory participates in over 600 events, programs and presentations annually.A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support Youth Education Outreach Expansion.
Since 1992, Breakthrough Cincinnati (BTC) has been successful at paving the path to four year colleges/universities for underserved and underrepresented students, increasing the quality, quantity, and diversity of prospective teachers, and developing career educators as instructional leaders. BTC provides academic enrichment to high potential middle school students from underresourced communities, including South Avondale, Evanston, OvertheRhine, Madisonville, and Bond Hill. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support 2015 Academic Summer Session and Pilot of College Bound Program.
The Cincinnati Youth Collaborative (CYC) has served local youth for over 30 years. On an annual basis, their programs reach over 1,900 youth ages 719 who are having difficulty performing in school due to a range of risk factors: homelessness, pregnancy, incarcerated parents(s), etc. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the CYC Youth Mentoring Program.
Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission, established in 1966 as part of the Johnson Administration’s “War on Poverty,” has evolved significantly in the past 49 years to become Northern Kentucky’s preeminent multipurpose human services agency while still focusing on the needs of low income families. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the YouthBuild Northern Kentucky project.
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is a dynamic ensemble of world-class musicians, conductors and guest artists. Founded in 1895, the CSO proudly serves the Greater Cincinnati community as the fifth oldest orchestra in the United States and the first orchestra in the state of Ohio. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support its 2016-2019 seasons.
The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Foundation was established in 2004. The primary goal of the Foundation is to provide programs and services for the 41 libraries in the Cincinnati area. This support comes from private donations. Tax dollars do not provide funding for the programming benefits provided for the community at all libraries. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will suport Summer Camp Reading.
The YMCA was founded in 1844 in London, England and was established in downtown Cincinnati in 1853. By the end of the century, the YMCA established its purpose to build individuals through "spirit, mind, and body." A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support Project Care.
The Taft Museum of Art is a Cincinnati treasure that is home to a world-renowned art collection that includes European and American master paintings, Chinese porcelains, and European decorative arts.A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Daubigny, Monet, Van Gogh: Impressions of Landscape Exhibit in 2016, in discretion of Advisory Board.
Comprehensive Community Child Care (4C) was founded in 1972 by a coalition of agencies and funders with the purpose of coordinating, planning and advocating for quality child care for working families. Early work included planning studies, training and technical assistance. 4C has built its services to families along with concentration on improving the quality of early learning and care for all children. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support Developing Quality e-Learning for the Early Childhood Field program. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the 4C Move and Build-Out program.
The Down Syndrome Association (DSAGC) was established in 1981 with a history of responding to the changing needs of individuals with Down syndrome. The DSAGC serves southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana. A gift from the Pfau Foundatin will support a Donor Relations Manager.
Community Mediation Services (CMS) is a mediation center serving the citizens of Anderson County, Tennessee. Founded in 1986, CMS was the first mediation center in Tennessee and has been instrumental in helping others establish mediation centers
throughout the state. Having touched the lives of more than 9000 people in 29 years, they are still the only mediation center in Anderson County. CMS is volunteer- driven with currently 30 volunteer mediators from all walks of life. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Attendance Mediation Program ( school truancy).
Cincinnati Union Bethel (CUB) is a well-respected and established organization that has
been in operation for 185 years. Originally established as a settlement house, today
CUB provides supportive services to low-income individuals, primarily women through
three main program areas: housing, early childhood education, and employment
services/counseling. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support a Preschool Special Needs Assistant.
The Cincinnati Art Museum is one of the oldest art museums in the nation, established within a decade of the major museums in Boston, Philadelphia, and New York. It was hailed as the "Art Palace of the West" when it opened in 1886. The collection today numbers 60,000 works of art and is the largest art collection in Ohio. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Founders Society program.
Based in Clermont County, Child Focus aims to serve the needs of children through quality programming that meets present and emerging needs. Established nearly 40 years ago, annually the organization directly serves 5,000 children and youth from
infants to young adults and a total of 20,000 people when inclusive of families served as well as community trainings provided. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support Early Childhood Day Treatment (ECDT).
Envision provides a variety of services to support individuals with disabilities and has been a trusted resource for families for over 50 years. They serve more than 450 children and adults each year. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Sanctuary Collaborative Project.
The Springer School and Center is the premier local resource on learning disabilities, dyslexia or executive function – a designation earned over 128 years of high quality service. Accredited through the Independent Schools Association of the Central States, the school is devoted entirely to children with a learning disability and the only one of its kind in the region. Springer has 37 full-time, 31 part-time staff and approximately 200 students, who occupy a beautiful and spacious green campus. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support Distinguished Speaker Program.
Reading-Lockland Presbyterian Church (RLPC) was initially formed in 1823 in Reading, Ohio and moved to its present location in Lockland, Ohio in 1850 when the congregation took a strong abolitionist stance. Being inclusive and welcoming diversity are intrinsic to its historic roots, as is an emphasis on education. The church has an historic tie with the Lockland School District. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Reading Lockland Summer Food and Educational Enrichment Program
Easter Seals TriState (ESTS) serves people with disabilities, at-risk youth preparing to transition from school to the workplace and adults moving from "welfare to work." The organization is a member of the National Easter Seals, Inc. ESTS is a certified Medicaid provider and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Health Wise program.
Established in 1929, Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) is a national nonprofit based locally in Mt. Auburn with the mission of shaping lives through theatre education. EdTA does this by supporting teachers through professional development and training, networking opportunities and curriculum resources; honoring middle school and high school student achievement in theatre, and advocating on behalf of theatre education and its benefits to building life skills. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support JumpStart Theatre Pilot Project.
Redwood was founded in 1953 by parents as United Cerebral Palsy of Northern Kentucky. Today, Redwood offers the most comprehensive range of disability services in Greater Cincinnati, serving about 700 people through over 365,000 hours of service each year. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Shield of Protection - Roof Replacement Project.
In 2007, the Junior League of Cincinnati (JLC) launched MindPeace as its own non-profit because no other mental health organization focused on systemic improvements to children's mental health access and quality. As a result of the unique role of MindPeace in the community, the collaborative network of mental health providers and other stakeholders advocated for the continuation of MindPeace when the Junior League sponsorship expired. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support School Based Mental Health Expansion and Quality Improvement Programs.
Central Clinic has been providing quality Behavioral Health and Forensic services for over 85 years to children, adults and families. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Mental Health & Substance Abuse Expansion Project.
CET, owned and operated by the non-profit Greater Cincinnati Television Educational Foundation, was the first non-commercial television station in the nation licensed by the Federal Communications Commission. Since 1954, the organization has provided the community with public television programming for home viewers and educational video for teachers and students, and more recently, internet and digital technology services for homes and schools. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will supportRaising Readers: Helping Kids Succeed in School and in Life.
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio was created in 1914 by Archbishop Henry Moeller as the Bureau of Catholic Charities and Social Services of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The Agency is committed to extending God's love for the human family by assisting people to live more fully and freely, to accept that love for themselves and to share it with others. Their services are open, utilized and available to people of all faiths. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Vacaciones Útiles program.
Established in 1993, Northern Kentucky Education Council (NKEC) serves as the education backbone organization for Northern Kentucky including six counties and 18 school districts. Most of the work takes place through six volunteer action teams. These action teams include: Reducing Barriers to Student Learning; College and Career Ready; Educator Excellence; Education Accessibility and Livelong Learning; Business Involvement and Service Learning; and Advocacy. A gift from the Pfau Founation will support One to One Practicing Reading and Math with Students.