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CINCINNATI — (May 15, 2017) The Women’s Fund is thrilled to welcome Holly Hankinson as our Advocacy Coordinator. In this newly created position, Holly will lead our policy advocacy efforts to benefit women and their families. She will be working with our coalition partners, advocacy committee and stakeholders to champion the issues that are central to our work.
Upon moving to Cincinnati, she served as chief of staff for a city council member before taking time off to raise her two young children. Holly has been an important volunteer on our advocacy committee for more than a year and deeply understands our issues, specifically our Cliff Effect research and advocacy strategy.
“I’m so excited to join The Women’s Fund team; the mission and work is critical to advancing progress in our community. It’s an honor to advocate on issues that affect the lives of women and families every day,” Hankinson said.
The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation leads our community in ensuring the economic self-sufficiency of women in our region. Through leadership, research, and grantmaking, The Women’s Fund works to identify and address the barriers affecting working women and their families. Learn more and get involved at cincinnatiwomensfund.org.
The Accounting Associate is a full-time non-exempt position that functions as part of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s (GCF) Financial Services and Grant Services Teams. This position provides excellent service to GCF donors, grantees, staff and professional advisors by providing the highest level of timely and accurate financial records, reports and analytics.
The Accounting Associate works under the direct leadership of the Controller but also works for the Senior Grants Manager. The Accounting Associate works closely with the Senior Grants Manager and the Staff Accountant, who review much of the work prepared by the Accounting Associate. In addition, the Accounting Associate works collaboratively with GCF staff in other departments to provide support for gifts, grants, and accounts payable.
Accounts Payable – process invoices, employee expense reports and payments to consultants
Receipts– enter checks, securities, and other donations and receipts
Grants – assist in processing of Donor Advised and Designated grants
The Accounting Associate is a team player, and detail oriented. An Associate degree in finance or accounting and not-for-profit experience preferred.
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Tools to learn more about applying for Small Business Loans
With the activation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, nonprofits and business partners may have questions about how to apply for funding. Below is a list of resources that Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) has assembled to help with the application process.
Small Business Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
A high level explanation of the PPP.
Coronavirus Emergency Loans: Small Business Guide and Checklist
Explains who is eligible and how to calculate your amount to borrow.
Paycheck Protection Program Information Sheet: Borrowers
This document includes specific guidance for those who are going to or planning on applying for the loan.
Expected Application Documents Needed to Apply for Loan Under the CARES Act
Determine which documents need to be assembled to complete a PPP loan application.
Paycheck Protection Program Application Form
Application to apply for the PPP loan.
Bank Partner Contacts for Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans
List of banks with experience in submitting SBA loans.
Coronavirus Small Business Guide
U.S. Chamber of Commerce's best resources and information.
Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund
Thanks to a $2.5 million investment from Verizon, they are offering grants to help small businesses fill urgent financial gaps until they can resume normal operations or until other more permanent financing becomes available.
This personal relationship with clients is indicative of HOC’s work; it supports neighborhoods in 20 counties in Ohio and Indiana by promoting and maintaining homeownership.
Services include education about saving to buy a home, the purchasing process, and home maintenance. HOC works with clients to prevent foreclosure, so when a secondary lender closed during the financial crisis, there was concern about homeowners like Doris.
“We provide intervention instead of foreclosure and this was the beginning of the foreclosure crisis,” HOC’s Executive Director Rick Williams said. “We were extremely concerned about these homeowners being in the hands of this large lender because we knew this one was very foreclosure-happy.”
Enter The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) and impact investing, a tool that recycles charitable dollars.
Impact investing uses charitable assets to invest in projects that can generate financial and social returns. The Foundation and its donors have invested $10.5 million to date on projects that create jobs, build homeless shelters, provide energy-efficient homes, build affordable housing, and prevent foreclosure.
As a leader in the field, Cincinnati’s impact investing expertise is being recognized around the country.
An impact investment in HOC allowed the nonprofit organization to buy 90 percent of the above-mentioned loans, enabling homeowners like Doris to keep paying their mortgages but having access to help if needed.
Roger Schorr, a long-time friend of GCF, was the first donor to make an investment using his donor advised fund.
“It just seemed a very effective way to leverage our assets,” he explained. “It was a way of making something happen without a lot required. Our fund can be paid back and do it again.”
“It’s not every day that there is access to this kind of funding, this fast, for this purpose,” Rick said. “We probably could have gone to a bank partner but the terms would not be what we enjoyed with GCF. The bank would have seen it as a way to make money, not as a way for us to help these homeowners and sustain our organization.”
Thanks to HOC, donors, and GCF working together, the values of homes like Doris’ are protected, positively affecting homeowners and neighborhoods.
That’s called making an impact.
When the Withrow Dental Center opened, it had a waiting list of 200 Withrow University High School students.
These students had dental pain and decay, as well as related social and self-esteem issues.
“I have a girl who is a senior, all six top and bottom front teeth have big cavities and holes,” said Dr. Emily Hudepohl. “She has prom coming up and graduation. I’m so glad we’re getting to her before she graduates. She’s thrilled.”
While the cosmetic factor is important to the students, the center also focuses on long-term oral health.
“We want to get their mouths healthy and then give them the idea that you see your dentist every six months,” Dr. Hudepohl said. “A lot of kids are in so much pain, they don’t want to see us, or they’ve had bad experiences. But honestly, a lot of the kids just haven’t had anyone show them how to take care of their teeth.”
This Cincinnati Health Department dental center is the ninth to serve populations where there is a void in services. Withrow serves about 30 students a day, including those from other schools. After school hours, Medicaid-eligible and uninsured individuals from the community have appointments. Students that visit the center can make it their dental home after graduation. The bright office, tucked into a corner of the high school, is a happy place. Students pop in and out just to say hello to the staff who have worked hard to be accessible and remove fears.
“I’m not a dentist person but when I first came here they were real nice and understood and made sure I was comfortable,” said senior Jannai Combs. “Now when I have a dentist appointment, I’m more excited to come.”
It’s also easier. For many parents, taking time off work for appointments isn’t an option. Previously, students were bussed to other centers or put on a waiting list. With the center at the school, students do not miss as much instructional time.
Through Generous Together, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation and its donors teamed up to help make the center a reality. Three GCF funds contributed to the Withrow Dental Center through Generous Together: Philip and Sheila Cohen Fund, Alexander Moore Family Fund, and the Spanbauer Family Fund.
Flip and Sheila Cohen learned about Withrow through Generous Together, which allows donors to support an organization GCF has endorsed through grantmaking.
“GCF provides a bridge between the donors and the causes or organizations,” Flip said. “GCF has presented funding needs to us that they believe match our areas of interest, which has also allowed us to expand our giving or be aware of some need that we would not have known about such as the Withrow Dental Center.”
“The students raved about the staff and the service they receive,” Sheila said. “They talked about more than the dental services, but that adults cared about them. They check on their teeth but also just check on how they were doing in general.” This care extends beyond the school day. It’s not unusual for staff to attend pep rallies and the sporting events of their patients.
“My teeth feel better,” said junior Albert Kalala. “I was in a lot of pain. Now I’m feeling better. I’m not even scared.”
That’s something to smile about.
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation invested $25,000 in 2015 in the Cincinnati Health Department for the Withrow Dental Center. Donors invested an additional $10,000 to support this work. The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio, a supporting organization of GCF, granted $222,456 for oral health in 2015.
Published in the 2015 Annual Report to the Community.
The end of the year brings holiday celebrations, gatherings with families and friends and … tax planning. Before you get caught up in the seasonal whirlwind, it’s a good idea to take a look at your end-of-year giving strategies.
As your community foundation, Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is a partner you can count on to understand and respond to your unique needs. GCF’s team of experienced professionals, well versed in a region-wide perspective and effective nonprofit organizations, are on-hand for consultation to ensure your generosity has the largest possible impact. GCF also offers personalized service and flexible giving options.
As 2019 comes to a close, you may want to consider these charitable tax strategies:
If you’re considering creating a charitable fund, contact our team at 513-241-2880 before year-end to discuss your goals and strategies.
If you already have a donor advised fund at GCF, to ensure grants from your fund are received in 2019, we recommend that you make your grant suggestions:
Gifts of publicly traded stock and hand-delivered checks must be received in our office by 5 p.m. Dec. 31. Checks received by mail must be postmarked by Dec. 31 to qualify as a 2019 tax deduction.
Our office is open 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays, except for Dec. 24-25 and Jan. 1. To discuss arrangements for year-end giving and grantmaking, contact our team at 513-241-2880.
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