The Cincinnati Gives Challenge is a friendly fund-raising competition where local charities compete to raise the most money with the top teams winning cash prizes from Cincinnati Magazine.

Nonprofit organizations that would like to participate can register here! The Cincinnati Gives Challenge returns November 30 through December 10, 2020. Click here and we’ll send you more information about Cincinnati Gives 2020!


Local Kids’ Lemon-Aid Stand Fund-Raising Efforts Go Viral

Two local families' lemon-aid stand fund-raising efforts raised more than $200,000 for Cincinnati's Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Veggies Via Vespa Grows and Delivers Fresh Produce to Families With Limited Access

Veggies Via Vespa grows and delivers fresh produce to families with limited access, one Vespa ride at a time.

Buy One of These Great Gifts That Give Back to the Local Community

Score a cool present for your loved ones and support great causes in Cincinnati with these five gift ideas that give back.

Three Queen City Retailers With Totally Philanthropic Missions

Shop at these Queen City retailers and support a good cause at the same time.

The Yellow Ribbon Support Center Packages Care

The Yellow Ribbon Support Center works to provide comfort to our active-duty military members while reminding us of their dedication and service so far from home.

Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank Is Changing the Diaper Dilemma

Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank has distributed 2.4 million diapers since 2016. We sat down with founder Megan Fischer to chat about her efforts.

La Soupe Is Devoted to Bridging the Gap Between Food Hunger and Waste

La Soupe is the primary food source for as many as 2,000 people per week in and around Cincinnati, most 
of whom are kids from food-insecure households.

GeneroCity 513 Offers ‘A Positive Alternative to Panhandling’ by Helping Cincinnati’s Homeless Population

GeneroCity 513 presents “a positive alternative to panhandling” by helping downtown Cincinnati's homeless population connect with social services and earn a living wage.

Mark Your Calendar for These 14 Charitable Cincinnati Events in 2020

They're fun. They give back to the community. And they happen in Cincinnati in 2020.

Moving Arts Keeps Dancers and Choreographers Engaged During the Off Season

By helping dancers and choreographers stay engaged during the off season, Moving Arts benefits both the artist and the audience.

These Local Teens Created Their Own Philanthropic Organizations

These teens put their ideas to work for others in need before they graduated high school.

Miss Betty’s Place Is Like a Second Home for Local Students

What began as a place for kids to play soon became a second home to high schoolers and preschoolers alike.


Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio

Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio helps the community through serving local families who experience poverty.


CET’s mission is to strengthen the communities we serve through programs and services that inspire and inform.

Cincinnati Cares

Cincinnati Cares’s vision 
is to create a healthy, vibrant, and connected Greater Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Community ToolBank

The Cincinnati Community ToolBank serves community-based organizations by providing tools, equipment, and expertise.

Cincinnati Youth Collaborative

CYC empowers children and young adults to succeed in education, career, and life. Our vision is that all youth achieve their full potential.

Community Action Agency

CAA uses a broad range of resources to give individuals the opportunity to improve the quality of life for their families and their communities.

Freestore Foodbank

Freestore Foodbank improves lives by eliminating hunger in partnership with our community. Our vision is a hunger-free, healthy, and thriving community.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

Lighthouse Youth & Family Services

Lighthouse Youth & Family Services' mission is to empower young people and families to succeed through a continuum of care that promotes healing and growth

Matthew 25: Ministries

Matthew 25 provides food to the hungry, water to the thirsty, clothing to the naked, shelter to the homeless, and medical aid and humanitarian supplies to those in need.

MORTAR Cincinnati

MORTAR aims to create diverse communities by enabling historically marginalized entrepreneurs to access the resources needed to start and run successful businesses.

Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce

The Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce works to be the driving force for creating a strong economy while promoting inclusivity, embracing diversity, and celebrating originality.


We help parents and other disciple-makers understand God’s story of sex in a deeper way, so they can communicate it with confidence, navigate a sexualized, digital age, and lead their families and communities with hope.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati

Cincinnati’s Ronald McDonald House offers a community of compassion, support, and the comforts of home to families with critically ill children, steps away from the medical care they need.

St. Francis Seraph Ministries

The mission of St. Francis Seraph Ministries is to nurture and nourish the urban poor in body, mind, and spirit.

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.

The Craig and Frances Lindner Center of HOPE

The Lindner Center of HOPE is a nonprofit mental health center started by a diverse team, united in the philosophy that by working together we can best offer hope for people living with mental illness.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Your participation helps fund groundbreaking research to find cures, provide patient support and education, and promote advocacy efforts to benefit patients

Ziegler Park

At Ziegler Park, we promote inclusion by strengthening the bonds of community through recreation.

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The Power of Giving: Cincinnati Gives 2018

Cincinnati Magazine wants to connect readers with local nonprofits in a meaningful way with the Cincinnati Gives Challenge. Here’s how it works.

Shop For A Cause

Your shopping list does double duty with gifts that support a wealth of worthy causes.

The Cincinnati Zoo Unveils Big Renovation Plans

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, approaching its 150th birthday in 2025, is embarking on a bold new campaign to celebrate the milestone by expanding several wildlife exhibits, easing visitor logistics, and adding family friendly experiential attractions.

Raising Generous Kids

Instilling goodwill at a young age creates well-rounded, charitable adults.

Find A Furry Friend

These sweet faces are looking for forever homes through local animal shelters.

Lives Changed

From healthcare to the arts, Cincinnati’s thriving nonprofit community is impacting lives all over the city.