Take a look at these Cincinnati nonprofits and how their time, dedication, and donations added up last year.
LISC (since 2000)
Greater Cincinnati’s LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) is committed to supporting resident-led, community-based development organizations that reconstruct local communities and neighborhoods into healthy areas to live, do business, work, and raise families.
-Investments in Greater Cincinnati: $97 million
-Total development: $462 million
-Home units financed: 2,431
-Commercial, retail, and community space financed: 1.1M square feet
-Volunteers engaged: 8,095
-People placed in jobs though Financial Opportunity Centers: 596
-Neighborhood-based partnerships: 401
Matthew 25: Ministries (in 2020)
M25M is an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization assisting the poorest of the poor and disaster victims locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally by rescuing and reusing products form large corporations and manufacturers.
-Truckloads shipped (in the US and internationally): 946
-U.S. COVID-19 relief: More than 6.5 million pounds of supplies distributed to almost 1,400 organizations
-Pounds of aid internationally (all-time): 250,000,000
-Pounds of food distributed locally: more than 300,000
-Winter coats distributed locally: over 700
-Matthew 25’s annual Hunger 5K Food Drive distributed approximately 80,000 pounds of food to local pantries during the holiday season.
YWCA (in 2020)
As the oldest and largest multicultural women’s organization in the world, the Young Women’s Christian Association has been at the beginning of the most important social movements for more than 150 years. Their mission to promote economic equality, prevent violence, ensure safety, and end discrimination is more important now than ever.
-Survivors served: 311
-Sheltered survivors of domestic violence: 26,181 nights
-Percent of households exited the shelters to safe, affordable housing: 92%
-Number of survivors and children that were moved into supportive housing programs: 192
-Percent of survivors now aware of the warning signs to prevent future violence: 81%
Since its start in 2014, MORTAR’s goal is to build diverse communities by helping historically marginalized entrepreneurs to access resources needed to create and operate successful businesses. Through its 15-week course, MORTAR helps entrepreneurs develop a comprehensive business canvas and learn about business management.
-Over 300 MORTAR Entrepreneurship Academy graduates since its founding
-79 brand new jobs were created by graduates in 2020
-256 pop-up shops and pop-up events were hosted by entrepreneurs and community members in BRICK spaces in 2020
-$9.2 million in gross revenue was earned by MORTAR graduate businesses in 2020
-Percentage of entrepreneurs of color: 87%
-Percentage of MORTAR alumni that are Black women: 67%