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“Mary” first came for help while living in a battered women’s shelter. She was so debilitated by her many ailments that she could barely leave the shelter’s safety. Her conditions included asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, arthritis and depression.
Without the Faith Community Pharmacy, Mary could not afford her four medications which have a retail value of $405 per month and in her weakened state, she was unable to work.
The pharmacy reviewed her needs and she was provided with all of her medications free of charge. Mary was able to recover both physically and mentally. She found employment, and now makes an average of $1,000 per month. Her life has changed in ways she didn’t think were possible when she first reached out for help.
The Saint Vincent de Paul Faith Community Pharmacy in Crescent Springs, Kentucky received a $10,000 grant from The Women’s Fund to purchase medications for their female clients. The pharmacy helps people to achieve improved quality of life and health, often enabling them to return to work or for seek employment for the first time. In 2009 more than 500 women were helped.
Ultimately, this is not simply pills or medical supplies. Programs like this help a woman become independent and achieve self-sufficiency. They create long-term change for the participants and strengthen our whole community.
The work of The Women’s Fund is made possible by the generosity of our donors. Please join us in making a difference for women and girls!
The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation leads our community in ensuring the economic self-sufficiency of women in our region. Learn more at cincinnatiwomensfund.org.
CINCINNATI (August, 11, 2016) —A new PULSE study commissioned by The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation illuminates how policies keep working families in a cycle of instability and dependence, even as they try to achieve self-sufficiency.
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A new PULSE study commissioned by The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation through the Economics Center at University of Cincinnati illuminates how policies keep working families in a cycle of instability and dependence, even as they try to achieve self-sufficiency.
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CINCINNATI (January 13, 2017) - The Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation has received $150,000 from the Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee. These funds will support numerous projects furthering the fund’s mission to ensure the economic self-sufficiency of women.
Funding will support research into domestic violence triggered by employment advancement. The Women’s Fund and its community partners have been collecting data on this phenomenon for the past six months. This grant has attracted the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to do a local qualitative study to better understand the situation and provide solutions.
Funding will also support a series of workshops for local foundations on gender lens grantmaking that will help drive more effective investments with non-profit partners.
“The Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund was created to honor Jacob Schmidlapp’s daughter, Charlotte and support women’s educational and economic advancement,” said Meghan Cummings, executive director. “We are honored to celebrate her legacy by putting these funds to work on projects that support women and encourage their advancement. This grant is a transformational investment in our work.”
Together, The Women’s Fund and the Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund are making a powerful difference by driving top-level change and leadership on these important issues.
During this grant cycle, the Foundation invested $815,000, in programs that improve the self-sufficiency of Greater Cincinnati families. This focus is related to the Foundation’s mission of investing in a more vibrant and prosperous Greater Cincinnati where everyone can thrive.
“The grants that are providing training for quality jobs, access to quality early childhood education and stable housing will help close the gap on inequalities,” said Ellen M. Katz, president/CEO. “We’re committed to our region and believe in pooling resources to have a greater impact. We are ready to shape the future where everyone thrives.”
The AMOS Project is receiving $120,000 over two years to expand its community mobilization effort toward crafting a more equitable economy in the Greater Cincinnati region.
The Greenlight Fund is receiving a $50,000 grant to support the launch of the Family Independence Initiative, a program that trusts and invests in low-income families so they can work individually and collectively to achieve prosperity.
Catholic Charities is receiving $25,000 to build capacity to more fully serve immigrant legal needs.
Freestore Foodbank is receiving a $50,000 grant for LIFT (Logistics, Inventory Management, Facilities Management and Transportation) the TriState, a 12-week workforce development and job placement program offered at no cost to participants.
Lawn Life is receiving $45,000 to continue a transitional employment manager position which supports hard-to-hire youth in finding their first job beyond this training program.
Mercy Neighborhood Ministries is receiving $100,000 over two years to expand its health career pathway curriculum by adding the next level of home health aide training.
The Children’s Home of Cincinnati is receiving a $75,000 grant for the Promoting Resilient Children program in Price Hill, which supports early childhood mental health.
Children, Inc. is receiving $70,000 for a capital campaign to renovate a child care center in Bond Hill, a quality preschool desert in our region.
Cincinnati Early Learning Centers is receiving a $50,000 grant for its Price Hill Center to build additional classrooms and teacher training booths. Price Hill is also a quality preschool desert.
Cornerstone Renter Equity is receiving a $35,000 grant to expand its renter equity efforts to reach more working low-income families with this unique, innovative model that promotes social mobility.
Housing Opportunities Made Equal is receiving a $40,000 grant for the Housing Stability Program for At-Risk Students program at two Price Hill schools.
Legal Aid Society of Cincinnati is receiving $225,000 over three years for its Stabilizing Neighborhoods program to support housing litigation and policy change in Hamilton County.
In this grant cycle, GCF donors contributed $130,000 towards multiple projects through the Foundation’s Generous Together program, which provides donors an opportunity to partner with the Foundation in giving grants. An example is GCF partnered with donors to make a $50,000 grant to Lighthouse Youth Services’ A Place to Call Home capital campaign. This grant will go towards creating a seamless system of care to support the unique needs of youth and young adults experiencing homelessness.
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Community Fund supports the greatest needs in our community. Contributions to GCF’s Community Fund build more resources to invest in the good work of nonprofits in our region. Contributions can be made at www.gcfdn.org/yourcommunity.
One of the nation’s leading community foundations, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation helps people make the most of their giving to build a better community. We believe in the power of philanthropy to change the lives of people and communities. As a community foundation, GCF creates a prosperous Greater Cincinnati by investing in thriving people and vibrant places. An effective steward of the community’s charitable resources since 1963, the Foundation inspires philanthropy in eight counties in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. At the end of 2016, GCF had net assets of $563 million.
CINCINNATI (April 3, 2018)—The Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation announces the official launch of its new brand. The nimble nonprofit has grown in influence with its ground-breaking research, known as PULSE Studies, becoming the region’s expert on the status of women’s economic self-sufficiency.
The Women’s Fund fills an analytical void in the community; one which fuels success metrics of like-minded organizations such as the Childhood Poverty Collaborative, Hamilton County Job and Family Services and the newly created Hamilton County Commission on Women and Girls.
This brand refresh aims to attract and encourage community members to engage deeper with issues women disproportionately affected by poverty are experiencing.
"I am so excited to finally reveal our inspiring new look," said Meghan Cummings, Executive Director of the Women's Fund. "We are a strong voice for women in our community and our supporters rely on us to bring together community members and decision makers so we can solve big community problems faster. This new look will accelerate that."
To learn more about the Women’s Fund brand, visit www.cincinnatiwomensfund.org.
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 policy advocacy, The Women’s Fund works to identify and address the barriers affecting working women and their families. Learn more and get involved at www.cincinnatiwomensfund.org.
As the region’s leading community foundation, the Greater Cincinnati Foundation connects people with purpose in an eight-county region in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. GCF is leading the charge toward a more vibrant Greater Cincinnati for everyone – now, and for generations to come. As of 2017, GCF is the 35th largest U.S. community foundation with net assets of $636 million.
Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation is seeking an Applied Research Manager. We are interested in finding an ambitious, detail-oriented candidate who is willing to go above and beyond in delivering personalized support to our community partners by giving them the tools they need to elevate their impact in the community. As the Applied Research Manager, you will play an integral role in shaping our region by activating those tools.
Applied Research Manager – The Women’s Fund
Full-time with benefits
Salary Range: $47k - $57k
This position will report to the Executive Director of the Women’s Fund and will work closely with the Women’s Fund Development and Advocacy Directors.
There are two key areas of responsibility in this position:
This professional will collect, catalog and distill information about women’s economic self-sufficiency from multiple sources to help us present the strongest case for these issues in various settings (presentations, community initiatives, etc.) This position will also be a liaison to our commissioned research institutions and manage the volunteer research committee. S/He will manage a database of related articles and publications and train and promote its usage among our non-profit partners.
S/he will research potential grant opportunities for the Women’s Fund and participate in drafting grant applications, when appropriate.
The Women’s Fund recently launched two products: The Employer Toolkit and Appointed. The Applied Research Manager will work closely with these product leads to execute the management of data and deploy the day-to-day maintenance of these products.
For the Employer Toolkit:
The above statement is not to be considered an exhaustive description of the duties which may be required in the position.
Please complete the following items with your submission of your resume:
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Please have the survey completed within 24 hours of submitting your resume to GCF.
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