The Brighton Center provides family support services, education and leadership to families in Northern Kentucky. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support its Opportunity Youth Housing Safety Net program.
ArtWorks is a youth employment and workforce development program. It provides job training and employment for a diverse group of at least 150 youth (ages 14-21) each year. Since 1996, ArtWorks has provided over 3,300 meaningful jobs for local youth and over 2,900 professional artists. A gift from Pfau Foundation will support the Hero Design Company project.
AAC’s programs have been successful in enlarging the world for their adopted classrooms, yet teachers are asking for more STEAM projects. These come naturally for some companies, but not for others, and AAC seeks to create high quality STEAM project training and support for those teams and teachers who request it. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support STEAM projects.
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 School-Based Learning initiative.
Equinox, Inc., a not-for-profit social services agency in Albany, New York, was founded in 1969 by volunteers to provide assistance to young people in crisis who had become alienated from family, community and traditional social services. Equinox provides a bridge to resources in the community to meet new and emerging needs of youth. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Youth Outreach Services.
Throughout its 128 years Holly Hill Children's Services has been a stabilizing force in the lives of children. Although much has changed over the past 12 decades, Holly Hill continues to meet the social challenges of the community and has evolved into an on-site treatment center with a total of seven programs annually servicing over 1430 children and families from two locations. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Pediatric Audiology Equipment .
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 Access to Brain Health Services and Quality Improvement Programs in Schools.
Ohio Valley Voices formed in 1999 by parents who knew that an oral education could give their deaf children opportunities that would not be available to them otherwise. In 2000, Ohio Valley Voices opened its doors to 12 students. Currently in their eleventh year, enrollment has more than tripled in size. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support Ohio Valley Voices Audiology Clinic Relocation, Expansion and Improvements.
Prevent Blindness is the nation's leading voluntary eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. The Ohio Affiliate of Prevent Blindness (PBO) has been serving all 88 Ohio counties since 1957, providing direct services to more than 800,000 Ohioans annually and educating millions of consumers about what they can do to protect and preserve their precious gift of sight. The Southwest Ohio Chapter of Prevent Blindness is headquartered in Cincinnati and serves Hamilton, Brown, Butler, Warren and Clermont counties. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support Vision Care Outreach.
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 seasons spanning from 2019 to 2024.
On October 9, 1978, a small group of parents and physicians met to discuss a pressing need "“ a nearby, low-cost "home away from home" for parents and other family members of seriously ill children being treated at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. A much-needed 20-bedroom home opened in 1982. Since then, the House has grown to 78 bedrooms. A gift from Pfau Foundation will support the More Rooms, More Love, Campaign.
Living Arrangements for the Developmentally Disabled Inc. (LADD) is a non-profit, tax exempt organization that was founded in 1975 by several parents who had children with developmental disabilities. Since LADD opened its doors, hundreds of individuals have benefited from the comprehensive education programs. Both current and former participants in LADD programs are living in a variety of residential situations throughout the Greater Cincinnati community. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Forever, Home initiative.
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 CDA Preparation Program.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters Association (BBBS) of Cincinnati promotes the development of youth through quality mentoring relationships. They help children reach their potential by providing them with caring, adult role models who guide them in making positive choices about their future. BBBS Cincinnati has been serving the children and families of Cincinnati for nearly 100 years. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support its Community Based Mentoring Program.
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 the College Bound 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 Easter Seals Work & Grow 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 operations for Porgy and Bess.
Development of St. Aloysius began in 1832 by Father John Martin Henni and was officially established in 1837 to aid the children left homeless as a result of a cholera epidemic. Today, they are an independent,non-denominational social service agency assisting children displaying cognitive, behavioral, and emotional health problems. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support Ensuring Access to Timely Psychological Assessments for Children
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.
In 1980, during his tenure as Archbishop of Cincinnati, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin created the Catholic Inner-city Schools Education Fund (CISE) to help combat poverty in Cincinnati's inner city neighborhoods. Today there are nearly 1,400 students receiving a quality education in the eight CISE elementary schools. In addition, there are over 200 CISE school graduates attending Catholic high schools with the help of the CISE High School Grant Program. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will provide aid to CISE Schools.
The CAC provides experiences through exhibitions and performances as well as educational and outreach programs, to engage and interact with the art, artists, and ideas of our time. Working with the regional community of visitors, patrons, and partners, and with the global community of artists and institutions, they explore and celebrate the unfolding landscape of art and expression. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the CAC School Program.
The Madisonville Education and Assistance Center links community resources to disadvantaged individuals and families in Madisonville. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Early Literacy Program.
Established in 1972, Morgan Scott Project for Christian Concerns (MSP) is a small, faith-based community organization that is very well-connected within in the communities of Morgan and Scott Counties, Tennessee and beyond through the relationships developed over the years with various faith-based mission groups who come to the area to help low-income families in the area. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the New Light Educational Support 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 Mentoring Expansion Initiative.
Melodic Connections currently provides music therapy services to individuals in Greater Cincinnati through five programs, fulfilling their mission of empowering special learners through low or no cost music therapy-based instruction. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Musical Books program.
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 Founders Society Membership.
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 Community Connectors program.
For nealry 30 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.
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 Family Coaching programs.
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 Ziegler Park Summer Camp.
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 programming to Increase Mental Health Services to people with Developmental Disabilities.
Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission, Inc. (NKCAC) was established in 1966 as one of the original community action agencies organized nationwide through the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight the war on poverty. For more than 45 years, NKCAC has been addressing "the paradox of poverty in a land of plenty". A gift from Pfau Foundation will support YouthBuild of Northern Kentucky Curriculum Expansion and Classroom Technology Upgrade 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 the Life Enhancing Equipment Project.
The Tristate Trauma Network is at the helm of a wide-reaching network of agencies andindividuals in the tristate area who are focused on tackling the significant health problem that wide-spread exposure to trauma and toxic stress has brought to the community. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Greater Cincinnati Cares Project: Using A Trauma-Informed Approach to Build Community Resilience.
The YWCA, the world's largest women's organization, is an international movement with more than 25 million members in 122 countries, including 2.6 million members and participants in 300 local associations in the United States. The YWCA of Greater Cincinnati, the fifth association in the United States, was founded in 1868. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Project CARE (Community, Accessibility, Responsiveness, and Education).
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park was founded in 1959 by a young college student who married his dream of a professional theatre with the commitment of several of the city's prominent leaders. This season, the Playhouse celebrates its 51st season of bringing award-winning theatre to Cincinnati. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Inclusion Initiatives for Students on the Autism Spectrum.
Grounded in its history as an orphanage, St. Joseph Orphanage (SJO) has remained vital and responsive to the needs of the community for over 189 years. The agency provides critically needed mental health services to some of the most vulnerable members of our community including children, youth, and their families. Each year SJO partners with hospitals, schools in low-income communities, local county mental health boards, and county children service agencies. A gift from Pfau Foundation will support the SJO Residential Emergency Placement Program (REPP).
Children's Center of the Cumberlands provides the services of a child advocacy center (coordinated investigation of child abuse and follow-up care to promote healing) and mental health and support services for at-risk youth and their families. As a child advocacy center, CCC offers a single child-friendly environment for these services: (1) therapeutic interventions, parenting classes, and mentoring; (2) medical evaluations and expert testimony; (3) forensic interviews and victim advocacy; (4) alcohol and drug programs; and (5) prevention education. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Help and Hope for the Children of Appalachia program.
Established in 2009, the Partnership for Innovation in Education (PIE) is the only nonprofit organization developing transformational, K-16 curriculum using case-based learning and emerging career pathway credentialing tools boosting participants’ academic achievement, reading literacy, social emotional and career and/or college ready skillsets. A gift from Pfau Foundation will support Fueling Growth of Drone Aerospace Clubs in Cincinnati Public Schools.
La Soupe is a new and rising non-profit seeking to fulfill a dual purpose in the local food system – rescue useable produce from landfills and feed hungry families. Based east of Cincinnati proper, La Soupe works with partners in both Hamilton and Clermont counties. While there are many non-profits endeavoring to feed hungry families, no other is doing so by rescuing produce and turning it into healthy meals for those in need. A gift from Pfau Foundation will support the program, La Soupe: Rescue Transform Share.
Groundwork Cincinnati - Mill Creek’s (GWC) mission is derived from engagement with the communities that it has served in the Mill Creek Watershed for the last 24 years. These traditionally marginalized communities have a strong environmental injustice component that is often overlooked. GWC’s strategy guides community development and environmental initiatives that impact quality-of-life for Mill Creek residents. GWC is one of 20 Groundwork Trusts in the United States, affiliated with Groundwork USA and with two federal partners, the National Park Service and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A gift from Pfau Foundation will support the Mill Creek AgroForestry Program.
Strategies to End Homelessness (STEH) (formerly Cincinnati-Hamilton County Continuum of Care for the Homeless) was established in 2007 in response to federal regulations requiring separate nonprofit organization to be formed to receive and coordinate emergency, transitional and permanent supportive housing services. Today, STEH serves as the intermediary organization locally, ensuring that there is a coordinated system of care for the homeless in Cincinnati and Hamilton County. A gift from Pfau Foundation will support general operations.