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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.



ArtsWave is the force behind Greater Cincinnati’s thriving arts organizations. Through nearly 40,000 supporters, we create the wave of arts that makes our community strong.


ArtWorks transforms people and places through investments in creativity.

CancerFree KIDS

CancerFree KIDS funds game-changing research to give every kid a chance to grow up. We do this because more children in the United States die of cancer than any other disease.


As Greater Cincinnati’s PBS station, CET is the largest classroom, the largest stage for the arts, and a trusted window to the world, providing multichannel broadcast and online services, including CET Arts, the first 24-hour arts and cultural channel in the country.

Cincinnati Community ToolBank

Since opening, the Cincinnati ToolBank has helped more than 343 nonprofit agencies in Greater Cincinnati complete more than 14,000 projects by providing them with quick and reliable access to an inventory of high-quality tools and equipment at just 3 percent retail value.

Epilepsy Alliance Ohio

Epilepsy Alliance Ohio is dedicated to assisting those affected by seizures by providing vital, unduplicated support services to our local communities—free of charge.

Freestore Foodbank

Starting with food, we uncover the root causes of poverty and instability to create sustainable solutions.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati seeks to eliminate substandard housing locally and globally by building and renovating affordable homes to sell to low-income, first-time homebuyers.

Josh Cares

The Josh Cares mission is to provide companionship and comfort to children hospitalized in critical and chronic care units in children’s hospitals.

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.

My Furry Valentine

My Furry Valentine’s Mega Pet Adoption Event has grown in size and popularity, becoming one of the largest animal adoption events in the country. We welcome more than 15,000 attendees to our annual event, held over Valentine’s Day weekend, and we have facilitated the adoption of more than 5,000 animals to date.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Southwest Ohio

NAMI Southwest Ohio is dedicated to improving the lives of families and individuals affected by mental illness through education, support, and advocacy.

Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce

The Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce promotes economic vitality and fosters a socially and culturally diverse Over-the-Rhine (OTR) community.

Sustainable Medical Missions

We train superheroes: indigenous faith and medical leaders around the world who are doing what is said to be nearly impossible. They battle against a global epidemic of more than 1.2 billion people infected with one of 19 Neglected Tropical Diseases that disfigure and disable children and families while trapping them in a continuous cycle of poverty.

The Friends of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

The Friends’ primary objective is to raise support for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. We fund programs and equipment that fall outside the Library’s budget, such as early literacy stations, author visits, and campaign support.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

As the leading source of free blood cancer education and support for patients, survivors, and caregivers, LLS helps patients navigate their cancer treatments and access quality, affordable, coordinated care.


Our mission is to provide professional, low-cost spay/neuter services to end the euthanasia of healthy and treatable homeless cats and dogs in shelters in the Greater Cincinnati area, including surrounding counties in Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana, and to help owners keep their beloved pets in their homes by avoiding preventable illnesses.

United Way

At United Way of Greater Cincinnati, we bring together people, organizations, and resources to create solutions to our community’s most complex challenges. Our No. 1 goal is to reduce poverty by helping children and families thrive.

Ziegler Park

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