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The Daniel and Susan Pfau Foundation was established in 1994 in Cincinnati by Daniel A. Pfau and Susan Laufer Pfau. Mrs. Pfau, a community volunteer, and Mr. Pfau, a local businessman, have been active in programs serving disabled and disadvantaged youth and in organizations promoting the Greater Cincinnati area. The Foundation complements the Pfaus’ personal charitable efforts and will continue their support into the future. Read more »

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Daniel and Susan Pfau established their independent family foundation in 1994. The foundation supports their interest in programs serving disabled and disadvantaged youth, as well as those promoting the Greater Cincinnati area.

“We recognize that there is a large population of people who are not as fortunate as we’ve been,” Dan says. “Some are not as fortunate in the circumstances they’ve been born into, others not as fortunate in terms of their health and capabilities”.

“It seems that disabled and disadvantaged children are not getting their fair share of public support,” Susan adds. The couple focuses on organizations that help those young people reach their highest potential.

The Pfaus started their foundation with a second goal in mind—to bring their extended family together and influence the values of future generations. Twice a year, members of the Pfau and Brill families (Nancy Brill is Susan’s sister) meet and make decisions involving grant making. Several family members travel from out of town. Even the Pfaus’ grandnieces and grandnephews read proposals, attend visits to nonprofit agencies, and sit in on board meetings.

The Pfaus use The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Grantmaking Services for Private Foundations to help them achieve their charitable goals.

“The resources we have are only ours temporarily,” Dan says. “Through the foundation, we hope to distribute them over the generations to improve lives now and into the future.”

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Abilities First Foundation

Abilities First is a non-profit organization that serves children and adults with a wide range of disabilities including cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome, learning disabilities, language and cognitive impairments. Founded in 1958, the organization has been a leader in providing services to children and adults with disabilities, developmental delays and other special needs in the region. Today over 1,100 clients are served annually in Butler, Warren, Montgomery, and Hamilton, Preble, Greene and Clark counties in Ohio. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Sampson's Kids program.

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Art Academy

The Art Academy of Cincinnati (AAC) is 140 years old. Its 1,100 living alumni are fine artists, graphic artists, art teachers, art professors, and gallery owners in Cincinnati and around the world.The Art Academy of Cincinnati offers Associate, Bachelor, and Masters degrees as well as continuing art education and art outreach to adults and teens. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Community Education SmartArt After-School Program.

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Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati

The Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati (ASGC) was founded in 1970, at a time when autism was rare and misunderstood. Local parents and professionals joined together to support and advocate for families. In the ensuing forty four years the prevalence of autism has escalated dramatically. ASGC has grown as well to continue to provide a variety of services and community outreach opportunities for these local families. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the The Cincinnati Autism Connection program.

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Beech Acres Parenting Center

Beech Acres Parenting Center serves families and seeks to enhance and strengthen caregiver-child relationships. The Parent Child Interactive Therapy is a model used at the center to improve relationships and cultivate positive behavior among children who have experience behavioral problems, suffered the loss of an adult, or suffered a traumatic event or abuse. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Family Peer Support program at Academy of World Languages.

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Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati

Boys & Girls Clubs of America has been serving our nation's youth since 1860, when the first Boys & Girls Club was established in Hartford, Connecticut. Since then, the organization has grown to serve more than 4 million youth annually in some 4,300 Boys & Girls Clubs around the world. In Cincinnati, the Boys & Girls Clubs have been working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances for over 70 years. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support after school programs.

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Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater Cincinnati

Boys Hope Girls Hope helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities and education through college. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Unfunded Scholar Tuition program.

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CASA For Kids of Kenton and Campbell County

The mission of CASA For Kids of Kenton and Campbell County Inc. is to provide court-appointed volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children to ensure that they have safe and permanent homes in which to live. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support CASA for Children - Court Appointed Special Advocates.

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Children's Home of Northern Kentucky

Children's Home of Northern Kentucky (CHNK) was founded in 1882 to provide for orphans and needy children in the area. Today, it serves a similar mission to provide children and families in crisis opportunities for better lives through their Residential Treatment Program and Community-Based Services. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Champions Program.

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Cincinnati Ballet Company

Founded in 1958 as Cincinnati Civic Ballet, the Cincinnati Ballet Company presented its very first performance at University of Cincinnati's Wilson Auditorium in 1964. From their humble beginnings as a civic dance group, Cincinnati Ballet has matured into one of the nation's most respected regional ballet companies. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Ballet Moves program.

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Cincinnati Youth Collaborative

Cincinnati Youth Collaborative (CYC) makes a significant difference in the lives of young people by empowering students to overcome obstacles, graduate high school, and successfully make the leap forward into post-secondary education, employment, or enlistment. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support CYC mentoring programs.

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City Gospel Mission

Serving Greater Cincinnati since 1924, City Gospel Mission empowers men, women and at-risk youth to break the cycle of poverty and despair. They offer a variety of one-to-one, relationship-focused programs and services to equip those in need with the spiritual, emotional and physical skills and resources to achieve life transformation. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Whiz Kids Tutoring and Mentoring program.

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College Mentors for Kids

College Mentors for Kids was founded in 1995 by two Indiana University students who wanted to impact the lives of underprivileged children. The program model they created pairs the needs of at-risk children with the talents and resources of undergraduates and the college campus. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Cincinnati Mentoring Program.

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Economics Center

The Economics Center is an organization with 35 years of experience in training teachers, developing classroom materials, and implementing innovative school programs that provide economics and financial learning for students from kindergarten through high school. Since 1977, the Economics Center has trained more than 48,000 teachers from 50 districts through professional development seminars, improving their knowledge of the economy, entrepreneurship, and business practices. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Student Enterprise Program.

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FamiliesFORWARD

FamiliesFORWARD is a resource center/neighborhood school-based program in which social workers join with parents, students, teachers and community members to make sure that all involved in the life of the child are working collaboratively. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Inspiring Excellence at Carson program.

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Lighthouse Youth Services

Lighthouse Youth Services began its work in 1969 when a group of community volunteers opened Ohio's first group home for delinquent girls in the custody of the Ohio Department of Youth Services. Originally called New Life for Girls, the agency changed it addressed the unmet needs of youth and families throughout the Greater Cincinnati area, and for boys with serious delinquent behaviors throughout the state of Ohio. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Lighthouse Sheakley Center for Youth.

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Melodic Connections

Melodic Connections currently provides music therapy services to individuals in Greater Cincinnati through five programs, fulfilling their mission of empowering special learners through low or no cost music therapy-based instruction. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Music Therapy in the Schools program.

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National Hemophilia Foundation, Greater Cincinnati

Tri-State Bleeding Disorder Foundation (TSBDF) has a 40-year history of providing support, programs, and services to the bleeding disorder community. They serve 16 counties in Northern Kentucky, Greater Cincinnati, and Southeast Indiana, assisting more than 500 patients and their families. The focus of support for the entire family unit is a driving force behind development and implementation of all programs operated by TSBDF. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Camp NJOYITALL program.

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People Working Cooperatively

People Working Cooperatively is an organization that performs essential repairs and services so that low-income homeowner's can remain in their homes, living independently in a safe, sound environment. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support Modifications for Mobility for Young Adults program.

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Price Hill Will

Price Hill Will has undertaken a bold plan of revitalization in East, West and Lower Price Hill. They have rehabbed over 50 residential properties, including the historic Elberon building, which now serves as housing for low income seniors. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the MYCincinnati Expansion.

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Safe Haven Farms

Safe Haven Farms is a non-profit organization offering residential, day and community services for individuals on the autism spectrum. It provides a variety of meaningful living, working, learning and leisure activities in a safe and accepting farm environment, where every individual is respected as a valued and contributing community member. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Therapeutic Arts Program.

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Stepping Stones Center for Handicapped

Stepping Stones Center works to fill gaps in services to children and adults with disabilities. That has been the hallmark of the agency since its inception as Greater Cincinnati's first summer camp for children with disabilities in 1963. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Autism Transition Program.

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Talbert House

Talbert House has been a pillar of the Cincinnati community since 1965. Their work has evolved from helping individuals successfully transition to society after being incarcerated to a range a programs in four focus areas: substance abuse, behavioral health, community connections and welfare- to-work services in multiple service locations. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Children and Trauma program.

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United Way of Greater Cincinnati

United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Ready To Shine - Parochial Preschool Project.

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Wildwood Programs Inc.

Wildwood Programs Inc., the Learning Disabilities Association of the Capital Region, is a private, non-profit human service organization, founded in 1967, that provides an array of services to individuals with disabilities. Wildwood has grown into a strong and well-respected agency in the community. They now annually serve over 1300 individuals from a thirteen county region in the Capital Region of New York State. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Adult Education program.

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Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati, Inc.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Association (BBBS) of Cincinnati promotes the development of youth through quality mentoring relationships. They help children reach their potential by providing them with caring, adult role models who guide them in making positive choices about their future. BBBS Cincinnati has been serving the children and families of Cincinnati for nearly 100 years. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support its Community Based Mentoring Program.

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The Brighton Center

The Brighton Center provides family support services, education and leadership to families in Northern Kentucky. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support its Youth Leadership Development program.

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Cancer Family Care

Cancer Family Care strengthens the well-being and helps ease the suffering of children, adults, and families coping with cancer. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Strength for the Journey Capital Campaign and assist Cancer Family Care in hiring a social worker for its Treehouse Children’s Services program.

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Capital District Community Gardens

Capital District Community Gardens is a private non-profit community service organization that has been helping residents of Albany, Rensselaer, and Schenectady Counties, in New York, improve their neighborhoods through community gardening, healthy food access and urban greening programs for more than 30 years. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support The Produce Project.

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Children, Inc.

Children, Inc. (CI) began as the Cathedral Child Development Center in 1977, a small child care center for low-income families in Covington. Today CI is the largest provider of nationally accredited early childhood education in the Greater Cincinnati region. CI has developed a model network of over 70 family child care providers and provides the largest number of STAR-rated school age programs in Kentucky. Each day CI’s programs serve approximately 3,500 children who are safe, nurtured and prepared for school success. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Children, Inc. Service Learning Initiative.

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Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Established in 1911, Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) provides counseling, rehabilitation, information and employment services to people who are blind, visually impaired, or print impaired in the Greater Cincinnati area. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support CABVI's Music Program for Children Who are Blind or Visually Impaired

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Cincinnati Art Museum

The Cincinnati Art Museum is one of the oldest art museums in the nation, established within a decade of the major museums in Boston, Philadelphia, and New York. It was hailed as the "Art Palace of the West" when it opened in 1886. The collection today numbers 60,000 works of art and is the largest art collection in Ohio. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the School-Based Learning through the Art Museum program.

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Crayons to Computers, Inc.

Crayons to Computers provides approximately $1,250,000 worth of free school supplies and educational resources monthly to an average of 100 teacher "shoppers" each day. A teacher shopper takes an average of $700 worth of free educational supplies and resources for their classrooms during each shopping trip. As a result, greater Cincinnati school-age children are equipped with the basic tools they need to engage in their schoolwork and homework. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Crayons for Kids program.

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CWFF Child Development Center

Christian Workers for Fellowship (CWFF) Child Development Center was founded in 1969 and incorporated in 1973. CWFF has over 40 years of experience working with children in Greater Cincinnati, specifically, economically disadvantaged children. They strive to provide a loving, nurturing and creative environment for children. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Caring For Homeless Children Program

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Diocese of Covington-Alliance for Catholic Urban Education

The Alliance for Catholic Urban Education (ACUE) is an administrative structure within the Department of Catholic Schools that gives special attention to the six urban elementary schools. ACUE is a targeted attempt to more successfully meet the needs of the schools by ensuring that resources are utilized appropriately to provide the best education possible for urban children. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the ACUE Annual Appeal

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Education Matters

Established in 1971, Education Matters (formerly Lower Price Hill Community School) continues to be a trusted community-based organization within the Lower Price Hill neighborhood. The organization provides a broad scope of services designed to support “students” in preparing for college or a skilled job. Services include classes and tutoring leading to completion of GED certificate, Adult Basic Education classes (ABLE), College Bridge classes as well as child care, ESOL and other support services. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the College Bridge Program.

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Equinox, Inc.

Equinox, Inc., a not-for-profit social services agency in Albany, New York, was founded in 1969 by volunteers to provide assistance to young people in crisis who had become alienated from family, community and traditional social services. Equinox provides a bridge to resources in the community to meet new and emerging needs of youth. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Youth Outreach Center.

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Hibiscus Children's Center, Inc.

The mission of Hibiscus Children’s Center is to provide safety for abused, abandoned and neglected children through prevention programs, residential programs, shelter programs, and recovery programs. Every month, children and families participate in a variety of Hibiscus Children’s Center programs that prevent child abuse and neglect, and help children recover and rebuild their lives. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Career Pathways to Independence Program.

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Joy Outdoor Education Center Foundation Inc.

Since 1937, Camp Joy has been providing outdoor experiential programs for inner-city children from the Cincinnati area. In 1959, a 315-acre property in Clarksville, Ohio was purchased to provide a permanent location. Programs have been expanded to include outdoor education programs for schools and leadership programs for all ages. The camp experience has grown to serve those with a variety of challenges including economic, medical, special needs, at risk, and foster children. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Fostering Success program.

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The Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati

The Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati is a coordinating body for more than 60 literacy programs throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Winners Read Program.

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Madisonville Education and Assistance Center

The Madisonville Education and Assistance Center links community resources to disadvantaged individuals and families in Madisonville. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Early Literacy Program.

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Notre Dame Urban Education Center

The Sisters of Notre Dame (SND) is an international congregation of 2,000 women serving in eighteen countries. In 1874, SND's arrived in Covington, Kentucky and began teaching at Mother of God School on West 6th Street. Their mission is to serve people through education and other ministries, especially for women and children in urban schools, with the desire to promote the fullness of life for all. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Notre Dame Urban Education Center program.

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Ohio Justice & Policy Center

Ohio Justice & Policy Center's mission is to create fair, intelligent, redemptive criminal justice systems through zealous client-centered advocacy, innovative policy reform, and cross-sector community education. Their goals are to promote rehabilitation of incarcerated people, enable them to successfully reintegrate into the community, and eliminate racial disparities in the criminal justice system. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Second Chance Community Legal Clinic.

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Plan of Southwest Ohio, Inc.

Opened in 1999, PLAN of Southwest Ohio is part of larger affiliated network of PLAN organizations across the country (National PLAN Alliance), and was started in the southwest Ohio area by concerned parents who wondered who would care for their sons and daughters with disabilities when they no longer could. PLAN's mission is to offer peace of mind for the future by planning and providing lifelong family surrogacy for people with disabilities. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support expanding staff for the Next Step Program.

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ProKids

ProKids is a non-profit agency dedicated to ensuring a safe, permanent, and nurturing home for every child. Children who have been abused and neglected are given a powerful voice by ProKids' volunteer CASAs - Court Appointed Special Advocates - volunteers whose role is to serve the best interests of children who are the subjects of child protection services in Hamilton County Juvenile Court. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their CASA University, a year-round volunteer training program.

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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati

On October 9, 1978, a small group of parents and physicians met to discuss a pressing need "“ a nearby, low-cost "home away from home" for parents and other family members of seriously ill children being treated at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. A much-needed 20-bedroom home opened in 1982. Since then, the House has grown to 78 bedrooms. A gift from Pfau Foundation will support the Emergency Preparedness Project.

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The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education

The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education educates about the Holocaust, remembers its victims and acts on its lessons. Through innovative programs and partnerships, CHHE challenges injustice, inhumanity and prejudice, and fosters understanding, inclusion and engaged citizenship. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Tours for Tolerance program.

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The Welcome House of Northern Kentucky

The Welcome House of Northern Kentucky provides a continuum of services and support for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Shelter Lead Resident Aid program.

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Winton Place Youth Center

Winton Place Youth Center is a safe place for children to learn and grow. Founded in 1986, WPYC has long upheld its mission to make a positive difference in the lives of neighborhood children. They remain focused on helping area students develop academic, emotional and social competence, enabling them to become positive contributors to the larger community. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the After-School Program, Early Investors Club.

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The Arthritis Foundation Ohio River Valley

The Arthritis Foundation Ohio River Valley Chapter was founded in 1956 to provide leadership in the prevention, control, and cure of arthritis and related diseases in the Ohio River Valley. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Kids Get Arthritis Too program.

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Catholic Inner City Schools Education Fund

In 1980, during his tenure as Archbishop of Cincinnati, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin created the Catholic Inner-city Schools Education Fund (CISE) to help combat poverty in Cincinnati's inner city neighborhoods. Today there are nearly 1,400 students receiving a quality education in the eight CISE elementary schools. In addition, there are over 200 CISE school graduates attending Catholic high schools with the help of the CISE High School Grant Program. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will provide aid to CISE Schools.

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Center for Chemical Addictions Treatment

CCAT has provided treatment for substance abuse to adults in Greater Cincinnati since 1971. The services offered by CCAT are unique in that it is the only agency offering community-based medical detox and the only 30-day residential program for non-incarcerated adults. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Helping our Tiniest Addicts program.

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Children's Law Center, Inc.

The Children's Law Center was created in 1989 with the assistance of Brighton Center, Inc. in Newport, Kentucky. Throughout the twenty-three year history, the Center has become widely recognized across Kentucky, Ohio, and in some areas nationally for its work on juvenile justice, education and indigent reforms for juveniles. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support Legal Representation and Education Advocacy programs.

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Cincinnati Arts and Technology Center

In the Spring of 2002, Art Links in collaboration with Cincinnati CAN established a partnership with William Strickland's Manchester Bidwell Corporation (MBC) to begin the first phase of the Cincinnati Arts and Technology Center (CATC). Since 2003 CATC has seen four additional build-outs with capital support from both the City of Cincinnati and the State of Ohio. Over 14,000 sq. ft. now house seven different studios, lecture areas and Art Gallery. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the High School Arts and Mental Health Initiative.

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Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship

Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship provides horses, training and volunteer assistants for people with disabilities in order to develop physical and mental skills, promote socialization and communication, and build independence and self-confidence. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Riderships so Everyone Can Ride project.

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Clovernook Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Clovernook Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired strives to empower people who are blind and visually impaired to be self-sufficient and full participants in their communities. Clovernook provides comprehensive program services including training and support for independent living, orientation and mobility instruction, vocational training, job placement, counseling, recreation, and youth services. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Youth Discovery Day Camps for 2014.

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Faces Without Places

FwP was founded in 1998 to support children experiencing homelessness in Greater Cincinnati. Fifteen years later, FwP has provided educational and enrichment programming and crucial services to keep more than 30,000 children experiencing homelessness connected to their education. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support general operation.

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Greater Cincinnati Television Educational Foundation

CET, owned and operated by the non-profit Greater Cincinnati Television Educational Foundation, was the first non-commercial television station in the nation licensed by the Federal Communications Commission. Since 1954, the organization has provided the community with public television programming for home viewers and educational video for teachers and students, and more recently, internet and digital technology services for homes and schools. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support funding of their IT infrastructure.

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Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati

Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati (IHNGC) began on October 26, 1991, with a Day Center located in Lower Price Hill, and eight congregations who opened up the doors of their churches and synagogues to homeless families. Since 1991, the program has grown to include 27 host congregations and 63 support congregations representing people of Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and Unitarian faiths. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Emergency Shelter Program.

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Milestones Inc.

Milestones was organized and incorporated as a therapeutic horseback riding program in 1999. The program became a Premiere Accredited facility through PATH International in 2001 and has maintained that status ever since. This means that the program meets or exceeds over 80 stringent standards in the areas of Administration, Programming and Facility maintenance. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program.

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NAMI Hamilton County, Inc.

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country. NAMI is dedicated to the eradication of illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, and anxiety disorders, and to improving the quality of life for persons of all ages who are affected by mental illness by providing support, education, and advocacy. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will go in support of Parents and Teachers As Allies Planning Grant.

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Northeast Parent and Child Society

On February 18, 1888, a group of women from the City of Schenectady formed an orphanage called "The Home for Destitute Children." A series of mergers resulted in the creation of Northeast Parent & Child Society on July 1, 1983. Their agency has guided more than 100,000 children, youth and families from 32 counties in New York's Capital Region, New York City and the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation through their journey into adulthood. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the YouthBuild Schenectady: Pathways to Postsecondary Education program.

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Ohio Valley Voices

Ohio Valley Voices formed in 1999 by parents who knew that an oral education could give their deaf children opportunities that would not be available to them otherwise. In 2000, Ohio Valley Voices opened its doors to 12 students. Currently in their eleventh year, enrollment has more than tripled in size. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support The Family Center Program.

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Prevent Blindness Ohio

Prevent Blindness Ohio, founded in 1957 by U.S. Senator John Bricker, is Ohio's leading volunteer nonprofit public health organization, dedicated to its mission to prevent blindness and preserve sight. They serve all 88 Ohio counties, providing direct services to more than 800,000 Ohioans annually and educating millions of consumers about what they can do to protect and preserve their precious gift of sight. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Vision Care Outreach program.

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St. Aloysius Orphanage

Development of St. Aloysius began in 1832 by Father John Martin Henni and was officially established in 1837 to aid the children left homeless as a result of a cholera epidemic. Today, they are an independent,non-denominational social service agency assisting children displaying cognitive, behavioral, and emotional health problems. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the School Based, Early Childhood Identification, Intervention and Prevention Program.

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Urban League of Greater Cincinnati

The Urban League of Greater Cincinnati is a private non-profit organization incorporated in 1949 and is an affiliate of the National Urban League. For over 60 years, the League has had a track record of addressing key challenges facing African Americans and others at risk by providing a full array of programs and services that help individuals and families become self-sufficient. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support After School League project.

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Assistance League of Greater Cincinnati

Assistance League of Greater Cincinnati was formed as a guild of National Assistance League in 1995 by a handful of enthusiastic, dedicated women who recognized there were unmet needs of children and adults in the Cincinnati area. Through the years the membership grew, as did programs to serve the many needs of the community. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Operation School Bell program.

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Breakthrough Cincinnati

Breakthrough Cincinnati was founded as Summerbridge Cincinnati, in 1992, by retired educators Bill Hopple, Jr. and Odessa Hooker. They adhere to national standards developed over a thirty-year period by the Breakthrough Collaborative, which annually serves 5,400 students by facilitating the nationwide implementation of high teaching standards and rigorous academic objectives. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Summer Academic Session.

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Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio

Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio was created in 1914 by Archbishop Henry Moeller as the Bureau of Catholic Charities and Social Services of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The Agency is committed to extending God's love for the human family by assisting people to live more fully and freely, to accept that love for themselves and to share it with others. Their services are open, utilized and available to people of all faiths. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Vacaciones Útiles (Productive Vacations) project.

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Central Clinic

Founded in 1923, Central Clinic has provided quality behavioral health and forensic services for nearly 90 years to children, adults, and families. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support Enhancements to the Child and Family Treatment Center.

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Cincinnati Ballet

Founded in 1958 as Cincinnati Civic Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet was the first professional ballet company in Cincinnati. Going into its 48th season in 2011-2012, Cincinnati Ballet is committed to offering new works while keeping the historical repertoire vibrant, constantly delivering the highest caliber of professional dance through both cutting edge and classical choreography. Cincinnati Ballet also provides extensive educational and outreach programming to more than 12,000 area youths. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the CincyDance! Education and Outreach Program.

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Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC)

The Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC) is was formed in July 2003, recommended by a City of Cincinnati Economic Development Task Force, to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of economic development in the City of Cincinnati. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support Washington Park Children's Programming.

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DCCH Center for Children and Families

DCCH Center for Children and Families was founded in 1848 as St. John's Orphan Society. For over 115 years, they served the children of Kenton County in that capacity. In the early 1960's, as Diocesan Catholic Children's Home, their mission shifted to serve emotionally troubled and at-risk youth in a residential treatment setting. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Residential Treatment Program.

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Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati

The Down Syndrome Association (DSAGC) was established in 1981 and has a history of responding to the changing needs of individuals with Down syndrome. The DSAGC serves southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the New Family Support project.

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Families Forward

FamiliesFORWARD (FF) operates neighborhood school-based programs to help children develop the attitudes and behaviors necessary to become productive, independent and responsible citizens through a school-based, family-centered program. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support Carson Elementary After-School Programs to Advance Literacy & Academic Success

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Fernside: A Center for Grieving Children

Fernside: A Center for Grieving Children is located in Blue Ash, Ohio, at the Goldstein Family Hospice of Cincinnati & Fernside Grief Center. A gift from the Pfau Foundation wll support Fernside's Peer Grief Support Programs.

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Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati

The Legal Aid Society was founded in 1908. Each year, Legal Aid helps thousands of individuals and families resolve legal problems that are barriers to a stable life and economic self-sufficiency. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Education Advocacy: Supporting School Success project.

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Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission

Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission, Inc. (NKCAC) was established in 1966 as one of the original community action agencies organized nationwide through the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight the war on poverty. For more than 45 years, NKCAC has been addressing "the paradox of poverty in a land of plenty". A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Summer Enrichment Project.

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Resident Home Corporation

RHC was founded in 1963 by parents of children with developmental disabilities. Since that time, RHC has been a pioneer in advocating for the rights of people with disabilities to choose their living environment in the community of their choice. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Sanctuary Collaborative project.

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Stepping Stones Center

Stepping Stones works to fill gaps in services to children and adults with disabilities. That has been the hallmark of the agency since its inception as Greater Cincinnati's first summer camp for children with disabilities in 1963. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Sensory Needs Respite and Support Program.

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The Children's Home of Cincinnati

Incorporated in 1864, The Children's Home of Cincinnati is one of the area's oldest, private, nonprofit social service agencies focused on transforming the lives of vulnerable children facing social, behavioral, and learning challenges. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Autism High School project.

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Transitions, Inc.

Transitions, originally known as Droege House, Inc., was founded in 1969 by volunteers concerned about the lack of residential chemical dependency treatment for the indigent in Northern Kentucky. They offer an array of services, providing substance abuse treatment to indigent alcoholics and addicts. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Healthy Babies Project.

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Linden Grove School

Linden Grove School is a state-accredited, non-public school that offers a specialized learning environment for special needs children who struggle in a more traditional school setting. Linden Grove serves children in kindergarten through eighth grade. Their unique school environment integrates academics, social skills, and therapies for children with an autism spectrum disorder, attention deficits, learning disabilities, and communication and sensory disorders. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the "Bring IT" Project.

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May-We-Help

May-We-Help was founded in 2009 and its' first employee was hired in 2010. They ended 2011 with 34 active volunteers and 36 completed assistance device projects. The organization currently has a 6-member board of directors that are overseeing the expansion and impact of the original mission statement, which is — "A nonprofit of skilled volunteers gathered together to create custom assistance devices and adaptations for individuals with disabilities at no cost to them." A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support material costs for devices requested by their clients.

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People Working Cooperatively

People Working Cooperatively is an organization that performs essential repairs and services so that low-income homeowner's can remain in their homes, living independently in a safe, sound environment. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Modification for Mobility Program.

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Plan of Southwest Ohio, Inc.

Opened in 1999, PLAN of Southwest Ohio is part of larger affiliated network of PLAN organizations across the country (National PLAN Alliance), and was started in the southwest Ohio area by concerned parents who wondered who would care for their sons and daughters with disabilities when they no longer could. PLAN's mission is to offer peace of mind for the future by planning and providing lifelong family surrogacy for people with disabilities. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support expanding staff for the Next Step Program.

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Starfire Council of Greater Cincinnati, Inc.

Starfire Council of Greater Cincinnati evolved from Camp Fire Boys and Girls. In 1986, the Council's Board redirected its resources toward individuals with special needs. As a result, Starfire was established as a nonprofit corporation in 1993. Its mission is to enrich the lives of teens and adults with developmental disabilities through unlimited opportunities that build independence and community inclusion. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Capstone Connectors program.

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Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati, Inc.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Association (BBBS) of Cincinnati promotes the development of youth through quality mentoring relationships. They help children reach their potential by providing them with caring, adult role models who guide them in making positive choices about their future. BBBS Cincinnati has been serving the children and families of Cincinnati for nearly 100 years. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support its Community Based Mentoring Program.

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Cancer Family Care

Cancer Family Care strengthens the well-being and helps ease the suffering of children, adults, and families coping with cancer. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Treehouse Children's Services program.

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Churches Active in Northside

Over the last two decades, Churches Active in Northside has grown beyond its humble beginnings as a food pantry to a vital community resource for our neighborhood. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the "Earn and Learn" Summer Employment Readiness program.

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Cincinnati Recreation Foundation

The Cincinnati Recreation Foundation was established in February 1996 to aid and improve the quality of life for all Cincinnati citizens. This purpose is accomplished by supplementing the services offered by the Cincinnati Recreation Commission, through the tax-deductible donations of businesses, industries and organizations. Funds are aimed at aiding recreation programs that the city budget cannot support. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Memberships for Disadvantaged Youth and I Can Swim programs

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CincySmiles Foundation

The CincySmiles Foundation was established in 1909 when a small group of dentists had observed that children from low income families in Cincinnati had a high level of untreated dental disease. In 1910, they developed a small dental treatment program in a local school. Today, CincySmiles continues to pursue the vision that every resident of our community enjoy optimal oral health and all the associated advantages, and that there be no disparities in oral health status, or access to care. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support The Dental Road Crew program.

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Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati

The Civic Garden Center was officially opened in November of 1942 and from its inception offered classes and solutions to gardening problems to anyone in the Tri-state area who wanted to learn about and promote horticulture. They have become the "home" for the majority of plant societies in the area. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Youth Education Program.

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Comprehensive Community Child Care

Comprehensive Community Child Care (4C) was founded in 1972 by a coalition of agencies and funders with the purpose of coordinating, planning and advocating for quality child care for working families. Early work included planning studies, training and technical assistance. 4C has built its services to families along with concentration on improving the quality of early learning and care for all children. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support Developing Quality e-Learning for the Early Childhood Field program.

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Literacy Center West

Literacy Center West was founded in 1988 in the basement of the Church of the Nativity in East Price Hill. Then called the Nativity Literacy Center, our mission was to teach basic literacy skills to adults. It soon became apparent that the needs of the community were much greater. In response, we initiated focused programs in the areas of GED preparation and job readiness training for disadvantaged young people. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Urban Center Development project.

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The Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati

The Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati is a coordinating body for more than 60 literacy programs throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support its Cincinnati Reads program, which recruits, trains and places volunteers to work with children struggling with reading in Cincinnati Public Schools.

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Lower Price Hill Community School, Inc.

The Lower Price Hill Community School was founded in 1971 by neighborhood parents and grandparents tired of seeing their children drop out of the formal public school system. Their core programs include one-on-one GED preparation, Adult Basic Literacy and on-site beginning college classes through collaboration with Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Young Adult Life Coach position.

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Reading Lockland Presbyterian Church

The mission of Reading-Lockland Presbyterian Church is to proclaim and live out the Good News of Jesus Christ by welcoming diversity, forming partnerships, building unity, and connecting with our communities. The church was initially formed in 1823 in Reading, Ohio and moved to its present location in Lockland, Ohio in 1850. Located in the heart of Lockland, one of the core objectives of Reading-Lockland Presbyterian Church (RLPC) is local outreach. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Summer Food and Educational Enrichment Program.

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Cincinnati Youth Collaborative

Cincinnati Youth Collaborative (CYC) makes a significant difference in the lives of young people in grades 3 through 12 by providing mentoring and college readiness services. We serve as a catalyst, bringing together over 1,700 volunteers and 100 local businesses and organizations to help young people graduate from high school and successfully make the leap forward into postsecondary education or rewarding employment. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Girls Club.

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Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Established in 1911, Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) provides counseling, rehabilitation, information and employment services to people who are blind, visually impaired, or print impaired in the Greater Cincinnati area. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Music Program for Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired.

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Hamilton County Special Olympics

Hamilton County Special Olympics strives to provide year-round sports, training, and competition in a variety of sports for children and adults with mental and developmental disabilities in order to create continuing opportunities for them to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience the joy of achievement, be included in the community, build skills, and make friends. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Ski Club for 2012-2013 and partial funding to send one athlete to the World Games in South Korea .

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The Hearing Speech & Deaf Center of Greater Cincinnati

The Hearing Speech & Deaf Center of Greater Cincinnati strengthens the community by helping individuals and families to overcome obstacles to communication. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Building Katie's House project.

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Holly Hill Children's Home, Incorporated

Throughout its 128 years Holly Hill Children's Services has been a stabilizing force in the lives of children. Although much has changed over the past 12 decades, Holly Hill continues to meet the social challenges of the community and has evolved into an on-site treatment center with a total of seven programs annually servicing over 1430 children and families from two locations. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Fiscal 2013 Buildings and Grounds Project.

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LADD Inc.

Living Arrangements for the Developmentally Disabled Inc. (LADD) is a non-profit, tax exempt organization that was founded in 1975 by several parents who had children with developmental disabilities. Since LADD opened its doors, hundreds of individuals have benefited from the comprehensive education programs. Both current and former participants in LADD programs are living in a variety of residential situations throughout the Greater Cincinnati community. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the LADD-Starfire Supported Employment Initiative.

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MindPeace

In 2007, the Junior League of Cincinnati (JLC) launched MindPeace as its own non-profit because no other mental health organization focused on systemic improvements to children's mental health access and quality. As a result of the unique role of MindPeace in the community, the collaborative network of mental health providers and other stakeholders advocated for the continuation of MindPeace when the Junior League sponsorship expired. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Improving Access to Mental Health Care for Underserved Children program.

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Parsons Child and Family Center

Parsons Child and Family Center was established in 1829 as The Society for the Relief of Orphan and Destitute Children of the City of Albany. Today, Parsons is the area's largest multi-services agency dedicated to helping children and families in the Capital District of New York State. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Get REAL! Program.

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St. Rita School for the Deaf

St. Rita School for the Deaf, the nation's first high school for the Deaf, was built on 237 acres of fertile land in 1915. Today St. Rita School for the Deaf is one of the only schools in the country of its kind - a private Catholic school with both day and residential programs for children six weeks through 21 years of age who need special methods of communication. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Job Training for VOC2 Program.

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BRIDGES for a Just Community

BRIDGES for a Just Community brings people together to achieve inclusion, equity and justice for all in the Greater Cincinnati Community. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the JUST Community Youth Leadership Institute .

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Brighton Center, Inc.

The Brighton Center provides family support services, education and leadership to families in Northern Kentucky. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Youth Leadership Development program .

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Capital District Community Gardens

Capital District Community Gardens is a private non-profit community service organization that has been helping residents of Albany, Rensselaer, and Schenectady Counties, in New York, improve their neighborhoods through community gardening, healthy food access and urban greening programs for more than 30 years. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Produce Project.

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Family Nurturing Center of Kentucky

Family Nurturing Center's work began in 1975 when a group of concerned citizens recognized the magnitude of child abuse in Northern Kentucky.Today, Family Nurturing Center is the largest affiliate of Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky, a United Way Member Agency, and an affiliate of Family Nurturing Center, National. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Playground project.

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Girl Scouts of Western Ohio

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio serves approximately 55,000 girls in a 32-county area in western Ohio and southeast Indiana. More than 15,000 trained adult volunteers work to provide services and deliver the program to girls. Girl Scouts of Western Ohio is one of more than 100 councils that make up Girl Scouts of the USA - the largest voluntary organization for girls in the world. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Girl Scouts Educational Outreach programs: Girl Scouts During the School Day, Spring Break Day Camp, and Summer Outreach .

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Healthy Beginnings, Inc.

Healthy Beginnings provides medical services for under-resourced women without health insurance who are experiencing unplanned or crisis pregnancies. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the "At Risk" Prenatal Care program.

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Notre Dame Urban Education Center

The Sisters of Notre Dame (SND) is an international congregation of 2,000 women serving in eighteen countries. In 1874, SND's arrived in Covington, Kentucky and began teaching at Mother of God School on West 6th Street. Their mission is to serve people through education and other ministries, especially for women and children in urban schools, with the desire to promote the fullness of life for all. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Notre Dame Urban Education Center program.

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ProKids

ProKids is a non-profit agency dedicated to ensuring a safe, permanent, and nurturing home for every child. Children who have been abused and neglected are given a powerful voice by ProKids' volunteer CASAs - Court Appointed Special Advocates - volunteers whose role is to serve the best interests of children who are the subjects of child protection services in Hamilton County Juvenile Court. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their CASA University, a year-round volunteer training program.

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Santa Maria Community Services

Santa Maria Community Services endeavors to help families and community members, who are determined to help themselves, by providing a wide array of voluntary, family, and community development services that strengthen children, youth, adults and community groups. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Building Youth Assets Program in Price Hill.

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YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

The YMCA was founded in 1844 in London, England and was established in downtown Cincinnati in 1853. By the end of the century, the YMCA established its purpose to build individuals through "spirit, mind, and body." A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support Youth Scholarships at the Carl H. Lindner Jr. YMCA.

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Cincinnati Musical Festival Association

The Cincinnati May Festival is the oldest, and one of the most prestigious choral festivals in the Western Hemisphere. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the May Festival and Vocal Arts Ensemble Strategic Partnership.

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Cincinnati Opera Association

Founded in 1920 and the second oldest opera company in the U.S., Cincinnati Opera presents a thrilling roster of world-class artists and conductors, important company debuts, stunning sets and costumes, and the spectacular Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Today the company is hailed as Cincinnati's "prime summer arts festival" attracting a passionate regional audience as well as opera tourists from throughout the U.S. and Canada. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Introducing Opera to Youth program.

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Taft Museum of Art

The Taft Museum of Art is a Cincinnati treasure that is home to a world-renowned art collection that includes European and American master paintings, Chinese porcelains, and European decorative arts. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Duncanson Society and African-American Audience Outreach program.

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ArtsWave

For 84 years the Fine Arts Fund (now known as ArtsWave) has worked to provide vital support for the greater Cincinnati arts community to ensure that music, dance, theatre, galleries and festivals thrive throughout the region. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support its 2013-2014 Season, 2014-2015 Season, and 2015-2016 Season.

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Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Now in its 117th season, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) is a dynamic ensemble of world-class musicians, conductors and guest artists. Founded in 1895, the CSO proudly serves the Greater Cincinnati community as the fifth oldest orchestra in the United States and the first orchestra in the state of Ohio. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support its 2013-2014 Season, 2014-2015 Season, and 2015-2016 Season.

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The Arthritis Foundation Ohio River Valley

The Arthritis Foundation Ohio River Valley Chapter was founded in 1956 to provide leadership in the prevention, control, and cure of arthritis and related diseases in the Ohio River Valley. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the SAK (Supporting Arthritis Kids) Backpack program.

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Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship

Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship (CTRH) was founded in 1985, and is the first program in the Greater Cincinnati area to be accredited by the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA). A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support CTRH Riderships in 2011.

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Easter Seals Work Resource Center

Easter Seals Work Resource Center was established in 1972 by a local citizen's advocacy group to provide employment training and opportunities for people with disabilities. Today, Easter Seals WRC is an innovative rehabilitation and workforce development leader providing more than 24,000 services to individuals and their families each year through its programs, collaborations and transitional employment experiences. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Vocational Sensory Room.

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MindPeace Cincinnati

In 2007, the Junior League of Cincinnati (JLC) launched MindPeace as its own non-profit because no other mental health organization focused on systemic improvements to children's mental health access and quality. As a result of the unique role of MindPeace in the community, the collaborative network of mental health providers and other stakeholders advocated for the continuation of MindPeace when the Junior League sponsorship expired. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Mental Health Network for Pedicatricians and School Based Mental Heath for Students programs.

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NAMI Hamilton County, Inc.

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country. NAMI is dedicated to the eradication of illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, and anxiety disorders, and to improving the quality of life for persons of all ages who are affected by mental illness by providing support, education, and advocacy. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will go in support of NAMI's Basics program.

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Prevent Blindness Ohio

Prevent Blindness Ohio, founded in 1957 by U.S. Senator John Bricker, is Ohio's leading volunteer nonprofit public health organization, dedicated to its mission to prevent blindness and preserve sight. They serve all 88 Ohio counties, providing direct services to more than 800,000 Ohioans annually and educating millions of consumers about what they can do to protect and preserve their precious gift of sight. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Vision Care Outreach program.

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Redwood School and Rehabilitation Center

Redwood was founded in 1953 by parents as United Cerebral Palsy of Northern Kentucky. Today, Redwood offers the most comprehensive range of disability services in Greater Cincinnati, serving about 700 people through over 365,000 hours of service each year. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Prescribed Pediatric Extended Car Start-Up Project.

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Resident Home Corporation

The Resident Home Corporation (RHC), whose mission is to partner with people with diverse abilities to achieve their desired lifestyle, was founded in 1963 by parents of children with developmental disabilities. RHC has been a pioneer in advocating for the rights of people with disabilities to choose their living environment. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Children's Retreat program

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St. Aloysius Orphanage

Development of St. Aloysius began in 1832 by Father John Martin Henni and was officially established in 1837 to aid the children left homeless as a result of a cholera epidemic. Today, they are an independent, non-denominational social service agency assisting children displaying cognitive, behavioral, and emotional health problems. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the In-School Therapist Program.

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Wildwood Programs Inc.

Wildwood Programs Inc., the Learning Disabilities Association of the Capital Region, is a private, non-profit human service organization, founded in 1967, that provides an array of services to individuals with disabilities. Wildwood has grown into a strong and well-respected agency in the community. They now annually serve over 1300 individuals from a thirteen county region in the Capital Region of New York State. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Adult Education program.

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Children's Law Center, Inc.

The Children's Law Center was created in 1989 with the assistance of Brighton Center, Inc. in Newport, Kentucky. Throughout the twenty-three year history, the Center has become widely recognized across Kentucky, Ohio, and in some areas nationally for its work on juvenile justice, education and indigent reforms for juveniles. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support Legal Representation programs.

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Cincinnati Ballet

Founded in 1958 as Cincinnati Civic Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet was the first professional ballet company in Cincinnati. Going into its 48th season in 2011-2012, Cincinnati Ballet is committed to offering new works while keeping the historical repertoire vibrant, constantly delivering the highest caliber of professional dance through both cutting edge and classical choreography. Cincinnati Ballet also provides extensive educational and outreach programming to more than 12,000 area youths. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the CincyDance! Education and Outreach Program.

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Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park was founded in 1959 by a young college student who married his dream of a professional theatre with the commitment of several of the city's prominent leaders. This season, the Playhouse celebrates its 51st season of bringing award-winning theatre to Cincinnati. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the PEP! (Playhouse Education Partnerships) program.

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Jobs for Cincinnati Graduates

Jobs for Cincinnati Graduates (JCG) is a non-profit corporation created by the Cincinnati business community in 1982. Founding members included Chief Executive Officers from Procter & Gamble, US Bank, Macy's, General Electric, Cincinnati Milacron, Cincinnati Bell and Western & Southern. JCG has consistently achieved excellent outcomes for our youth. They have served more than 17,000 youth since 1982. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the High School to Career Program.

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Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati

The Legal Aid Society was founded in 1908. Each year, Legal Aid helps thousands of individuals and families resolve legal problems that are barriers to a stable life and economic self-sufficiency. Annually, Legal Aid responds to over 30,000 requests for service. Legal Aid staff, and pro bono attorneys working through the Volunteer Lawyers Project, open about 6,500 new cases each year. In addition, Legal Aid provides information and community legal education to over 20,000 individuals each year. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their TeamChild program.

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Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati

The Down Syndrome Association (DSAGC) was established in 1981 with a history of responding to the changing needs of individuals with Down syndrome. The DSAGC serves southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the "I Can" Conference.

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Cincinnati Youth Collaborative

Cincinnati Youth Collaborative (CYC) makes a significant difference in the lives of young people in grades 3 through 12 by providing mentoring and college readiness services. We serve as a catalyst, bringing together over 1,700 volunteers and 100 local businesses and organizations to help young people graduate from high school and successfully make the leap forward into postsecondary education or rewarding employment. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Girls Club.

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Abilities First Foundation

Abilities First is a non-profit organization that serves children and adults with a wide range of disabilities including cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome, learning disabilities, language and cognitive impairments. Founded in 1958, the organization has been a leader in providing services to children and adults with disabilities, developmental delays and other special needs in the region. Today over 1,100 clients are served annually in Butler, Warren, Montgomery, and Hamilton, Preble, Greene and Clark counties in Ohio. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Music Therapy for Autism Preschool Program.

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Building Blocks for Kids

Founded in January 2003, Building Blocks for Kids (BB4K) has given assistance to more than 250 individual children who, once in our system, are fondly referred to as BB4K kids. BB4K's mission is to improve the quality of life for children with health-related needs that are unmet through traditional means by offering grants, referrals, and alternative resources. These are needs not being met due to lack of insurance, insurance coverage, government assistance, and/or family resources. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the BB4k Program Support Project.

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Clovernook Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Clovernook Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired strives to empower people who are blind and visually impaired to be self-sufficient and full participants in their communities. Clovernook provides comprehensive program services including training and support for independent living, orientation and mobility instruction, vocational training, job placement, counseling, recreation, and youth services. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Youth Discovery Summer Program.

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Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati was founded in 1953 and is the sole health and social service agency in the area to provide unique and innovative services to people with epilepsy. When the agency first started, many people with epilepsy were often restricted from taking part in life experiences because of the negative stigma associated with the disorder. The Epilepsy Foundation responded over the years to provide services and programs that help the individual reach beyond their seizures. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Counseling Program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

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Ohio Valley Voices

Ohio Valley Voices formed in 1999 by parents who knew that an oral education could give their deaf children opportunities that would not be available to them otherwise. In 2000, Ohio Valley Voices opened its doors to 12 students. Currently in their eleventh year, enrollment has more than tripled in size. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support The Family Center Program.

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Parsons Child and Family Center

Parsons Child and Family Center was established in 1829 as The Society for the Relief of Orphan and Destitute Children of the City of Albany. Today, Parsons is the area's largest multi-services agency dedicated to helping children and families in the Capital District of New York State. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Get REAL! Program.

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The Point/Arc of Northern Kentucky

The Point was chartered in 1972 when three parent groups united to form an advocacy group to assist their loved ones diagnosed with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD). It evolved into a full service agency whose primary focus is to provide real life experiences for the people it serves, giving them the opportunity to be accepted and contributing members of the community. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support The Point Supported Employment Services Program.

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Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati

Boys & Girls Clubs of America has been serving our nation's youth since 1860, when the first Boys & Girls Club was established in Hartford, Connecticut. Since then, the organization has grown to serve more than 4 million youth annually in some 4,300 Boys & Girls Clubs around the world. In Cincinnati, the Boys & Girls Clubs have been working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances for over 70 years. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Fit for Life program.

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Camp Joy Foundation

Since 1938, Camp Joy has been providing outdoor experiential programs for inner-city children from the Cincinnati area. The mission of Camp Joy has not waivered over the last 73 years in providing quality programs for those in need. Camp Joy was one of the first racially-integrated camping programs in our region and in 1951, it was incorporated as a nonprofit organization. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Camp Joy Makeover project.

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Catholic Inner City Schools Education Fund

In 1980, during his tenure as Archbishop of Cincinnati, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin created the Catholic Inner-city Schools Education Fund (CISE) to help combat poverty in Cincinnati's inner city neighborhoods. Today there are nearly 1,400 students receiving a quality education in the eight CISE elementary schools. In addition, there are over 200 CISE school graduates attending Catholic high schools with the help of the CISE High School Grant Program. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will provide aid to CISE Schools.

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Children, Inc.

Children, Inc. (CI) began as the Cathedral Child Development Center in 1977, a small child care center for low-income families in Covington. Today CI is the largest provider of nationally accredited early childhood education in the Greater Cincinnati region. CI has developed a model network of over 70 family child care providers and provides the largest number of STAR-rated school age programs in Kentucky. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Greater Cincinnati Service Learning Initiative.

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Cincinnati Arts and Technology Center

In the Spring of 2002, Art Links in collaboration with Cincinnati CAN established a partnership with William Strickland's Manchester Bidwell Corporation (MBC) to begin the first phase of the Cincinnati Arts and Technology Center (CATC). Since 2003 CATC has seen four additional build-outs with capital support from both the City of Cincinnati and the State of Ohio. Over 14,000 sq. ft. now house seven different studios, lecture areas and Art Gallery. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the High School Arts Program.

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Equinox, Inc.

Equinox, Inc., a not-for-profit social services agency in Albany, New York, was founded in 1969 by volunteers to provide assistance to young people in crisis who had become alienated from family, community and traditional social services. Equinox provides a bridge to resources in the community to meet new and emerging needs of youth. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Youth Outreach Center.

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Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati

Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati (IHNGC) began on October 26, 1991, with a Day Center located in Lower Price Hill, and eight congregations who opened up the doors of their churches and synagogues to homeless families. Since 1991, the program has grown to include 27 host congregations and 63 support congregations representing people of Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and Unitarian faiths. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Emergency Shelter Program.

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Northeast Parent and Child Society

On February 18, 1888, a group of women from the City of Schenectady formed an orphanage called "The Home for Destitute Children." A series of mergers resulted in the creation of Northeast Parent & Child Society on July 1, 1983. Their agency has guided more than 100,000 children, youth and families from 32 counties in New York's Capital Region, New York City and the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation through their journey into adulthood. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Pathways 2 Success program.

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Over-the-Rhine Foundation

Established in 1992, the Over-the-Rhine Foundation was founded by members of the OTR Chamber to accomplish goals related to improving the quality of life in Over-the-Rhine that go beyond the Chamber's mission of business development. The OTR Foundation became one of the first market-rate developers in OTR and helped increase quality affordable housing. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Rothenberg Academy Rooftop Teaching Garden.

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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati

On October 9, 1978, a small group of parents and physicians met to discuss a pressing need "“ a nearby, low-cost "home away from home" for parents and other family members of seriously ill children being treated at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. A much-needed 20-bedroom home opened in 1982. Since then, the House has grown to 78 bedrooms. A gift from Pfau Foundation will support the Emergency Preparedness Project.

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Welcome House of Northern Kentucky

Welcome House of Northern Kentucky, Inc. was founded in 1982 to serve the economically disadvantaged citizens of Northern Kentucky. The creation of Welcome House was a direct response to the significant increase in homelessness of single-parent families, often headed by women, during the early 1980s. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Gardens at Greenup program.

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Winton Place Youth Center

Winton Place Youth Center is a safe place for children to learn and grow. Founded in 1986, WPYC has long upheld its mission to make a positive difference in the lives of neighborhood children. They remain focused on helping area students develop academic, emotional and social competence, enabling them to become positive contributors to the larger community. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Early Investors Club program.

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YWCA of Greater Cincinnati

The YWCA, the world's largest women's organization, is an international movement with more than 25 million members in 122 countries, including 2.6 million members and participants in 300 local associations in the United States. The YWCA of Greater Cincinnati, the fifth association in the United States, was founded in 1868. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Girls, Inc. program.

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Cincinnati Art Museum

The Cincinnati Art Museum is one of the oldest art museums in the nation, established within a decade of the major museums in Boston, Philadelphia, and New York. It was hailed as the "Art Palace of the West" when it opened in 1886. The collection today numbers 60,000 works of art and is the largest art collection in Ohio. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the School-Based Learning through the Art Museum program.

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American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information, and advocacy for all types of diabetes. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Camp Korelitz where campers enjoy meeting other children with diabetes and spending time outdoors while participating in swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts, ropes courses, climbing walls, back riding, archery, and nutrition and diabetes education games and discussions.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Cincinnati

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Association (BBBS) of Cincinnati promotes the development of youth through quality mentoring relationships. They help children reach their potential by providing them with caring, adult role models who guide them in making positive choices about their future. BBBS Cincinnati has been serving the children and families of Cincinnati for nearly 100 years. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support its Community Based Mentoring Program, allowing BBBS to serve almost 800 children in that program alone.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Clermont County

Since 1996, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Clermont County have been dedicated to providing quality youth programs and services that will enhance the lives and shape the futures of youth of all backgrounds. Working with over 2000 children annually, the Club continues to strive to meet the ever-growing needs of these young people. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Teen Center Program.

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Campbell Lodge Boys' Home

Campbell Lodge Boys' Home is a year-round residential facility for pre-adolescent and adolescent boys aged ten to eighteen. Services are structured to address the needs of residents by offering a treatment program that includes a balanced blend of counseling and therapy, the teaching of social skills, and milieu-based opportunities for the enhancement of academic skills. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Equine Assisted Counseling Program.

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Cincinnati Youth Collaborative

Cininnati Youth Collaborative (CYC) makes a significant difference in the lives of young people in grades 3 through 12 by providing mentoring and college readiness services. They serve as a catalyst, bringing together over 1,700 volunteers and 100 local businesses and organizations to help young people graduate from high school and successfully make the leap forward into postsecondary education or rewarding employment. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their girls clubs.

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Camp Koinonia

A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support Camp Koinonia whose primary purpose is to provide a meaningful, experiential, learning opportunity for university students while involving children and young adult - some with severe disabilities. The program was relocated to the University of Tennessee in 1986 and has become a part of East Tennessee culture. To date, this program is the only one of its kind in the nation.

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Fernside

Fernside is a non-profit organization offering support and advocacy to grieving families who have experienced a death. They offer peer support for grieving children, teens and adults. Fernside works to increase community awareness of grief issues through community outreach. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their evening and in-school grief support groups.

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Elementz

Elementz, through the values of Hip Hop culture, engages and inspires underserved youth, unleashing creativity and respect through performance, community development, and leadership. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Teen-Focused Arts Intervention Program.

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Freestore Foodbank

The Freestore Foodbank distributes over 12 million pounds of food annually. In 20 counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, they have a trusted network of over 325 local member agencies that include soup kitchens and shelters, food pantries, churches, daycare and senior centers, and many other community and social services organizations. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Power Pack Program expansion.

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Transitions, Inc.

Transitions, Inc. offers an array of services, providing substance abuse treatment to indigent alcoholics and addicts. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Women's Residential Addiction Childcare Program.

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Central Clinic

Central Clinic has been providing quality Behavioral Health and Forensic services for over 85 years to children, adults and families. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Ready to Learn Program.

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Taft Museum of Art

Charles and Anna Taft established the Taft Museum of Art in 1932 when they bequeathed their home and collection of art to the people of Cincinnati. The Taft is known as one of the finest small art museums in America. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will help to support engagement of diverse audiences at the Taft Museum of Art.

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Capital District Community Gardens

Capital District Community Gardens is a private non-profit community service organization that has been helping residents of Albany, Rensselaer, and Schenectady Counties, in New York, improve their neighborhoods through community gardening, healthy food access and urban greening programs for more than 30 years. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Produce Project.

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Cincinnati Nature Center

Cincinnati Nature Center (CNC) was founded in 1965 on 175 acres of what is now a part of Rowe Woods. CNC has grown into an organization encompassing over 1,600 acres of protected and managed forests, meadows, farms, ponds and streams. They provide a diverse array of environmental and agricultural education opportunities for the Greater Cincinnati community. From the very beginning, CNC has worked to protect green space in an increasingly urban environment. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their All Persons Discovery Trail Project.

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Hearing Speech & Deaf Center of Greater Cincinnati

The Hearing Speech & Deaf Center of Greater Cincinnati strengthens the community by helping individuals and families to overcome obstacles to communication. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Normal Speech and Language is Central to Success Program.

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ProKids

ProKids is a non-profit agency dedicated to ensuring a safe, permanent, and nurturing home for every child. Children who have been abused and neglected are given a powerful voice by ProKids' volunteer CASAs - Court Appointed Special Advocates - volunteers whose role is to serve the best interests of children who are the subjects of child protection services in Hamilton County Juvenile Court. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their CASA University, a year-round volunteer training program.

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Girl Scouts of Western Ohio

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio serves approximately 55,000 girls in a 32-county area in western Ohio and southeast Indiana. More than 15,000 trained adult volunteers work to provide services and deliver the program to girls. Girl Scouts of Western Ohio is one of more than 100 councils that make up Girl Scouts of the USA - the largest voluntary organization for girls in the world. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Girl Scouts During the School Day Program.

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Cincinnati Opera

Founded in 1920 and the second oldest opera company in the U.S., Cincinnati Opera presents a thrilling roster of world-class artists and conductors, important company debuts, stunning sets and costumes, and the spectacular Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Today the company is hailed as Cincinnati's "prime summer arts festival" attracting a passionate regional audience as well as opera tourists from throughout the U.S. and Canada. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support This Little Light of Mine Performance Series.

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Hamilton County Special Olympics

Hamilton County Special Olympics strives to provide year-round sports, training, and competition in a variety of sports for children and adults with mental and developmental disabilities in order to create continuing opportunities for them to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience the joy of achievement, be included in the community, build skills, and make friends. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their winter sports programs.

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East End Adult Center

East End Adult Education Center is a charitable organization, that strives to provide quality educational programs for the residents of the East End and surrounding areas, aimed at increasing students' basic literacy, academic, computer, and job skills. They turn no serious student away and their services are free. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Literacy/GED Instruction Program.

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People Working Cooperatively

People Working Cooperatively is an organization that performs essential repairs and services so that low-income homeowner's can remain in their homes, living independently in a safe, sound environment. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Modification for Mobility Program.

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Resident Home Corporation

The Resident Home Corporation (RHC) is a non-profit corporation that provides residential, educational, family support and related services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Partnership for Children Program.

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Safe Haven Farms

Safe Haven Farms is a non-profit organization offering residential, day and community services for individuals on the autism spectrum. It provides a variety of meaningful living, working, learning and leisure activities in a safe and accepting farm environment, where every individual is respected as a valued and contributing community member. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Therapeutic Arts Program.

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Santa Maria Community Services

Santa Maria Community Services endeavors to help families and community members, who are determined to help themselves, by providing a wide array of voluntary, family, and community development services that strengthen children, youth, adults and community groups. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Building Youth Assets Program in Price Hill.

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Stepping Stones Center for Handicapped

Stepping Stones Center works to fill gaps in services to children and adults with disabilities. That has been the hallmark of the agency since its inception as Greater Cincinnati's first summer camp for children with disabilities in 1963. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Early Childhood Education Program.

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The Children's Home of Cincinnati

Incorporated in 1864, The Children's Home of Cincinnati is one of the area's oldest private nonprofit social service agencies focused on transforming the lives of vulnerable children facing social, behavioral, and learning challenges. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the home visitation component of the program in Price Hill.

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Therapeutic Recreation for the Disabled, Inc.

Therapeutic Recreation for the Disable, Inc. exists to provide recreational opportunities to those with mental and/or physical disabilities. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Butler County Field of Dreams/Miracle League Project.

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YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

The YMCA was founded in 1844 in London, England and was established in downtown Cincinnati in 1853. By the end of the century, the YMCA established its purpose to build individuals through "spirit, mind, and body." A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Autism Family Nights Program.

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United Way of Greater Cincinnati

United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Social Innovation Fund.

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The Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati

The Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati is a coordinating body for more than 60 literacy programs throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support its Cincinnati Reads program, which recruits, trains and places volunteers to work with children struggling with reading in Cincinnati Public Schools.

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Cincinnati Art Museum

A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the The Cincinnati Art Museum's Art for Life community engagement initiative, which aims to inspire different communities in Cincinnati to experience and create art together.

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Bridges for a Just Community

BRIDGES for a Just Community brings people together to achieve inclusion, equity and justice for all in the Greater Cincinnati Community. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Leadership Development and Training Component of the Public Allies Cincinnati Program, which prepares young leaders by placing them in full-time, paid apprenticeships and providing them with intensive skills training and personalized coaching.

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Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship

Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship provides horses, training and volunteer assistants for people with disabilities in order to develop physical and mental skills, promote socialization and communication, and build independence and self-confidence. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support its Year-Round-Riding Indoor Ring Renovation and Expansion project.

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The Brighton Center

The Brighton Center provides family support services, education and leadership to families in Northern Kentucky. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support its Bright Days Playground renovation project.

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The Arc Hamilton County

The Arc Hamilton County advocates equal opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Investing in The Arc program, which provides targeted services and advocacy for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati

The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati helps children reach their potential by pairing them with adult role models. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support its Community Based Mentoring Program, allowing BBBS to serve almost 800 children in that program alone. BBBS serves more than 1,300 children in its programs each year.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati provide a place for youth ages 6 to 18 to spend non-school hours where they can learn and grow through participation in special activities and programs. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Avondale U.S. Bank Boys & Girls Club Teen Center which combines dedicated teen space and professional youth development staff to provide a safe, positive environment with age-appropriate activities and individual support and coaching to motivate teens to stay in school and graduate.

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Central Clinic

The Central Clinic provides behavioral health services and care for children and adults. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support its Childreach Program, which promotes healthy child-parent relationships by strengthening children's social emotional development, and by educating parents and child-serving professionals.

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Center for Chemical Addictions

The Center for Chemical Addictions Treatment provides support and treatment for those with chemical addictions. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Suboxone Program, which eases withdrawal symptoms for those suffering from opiate addiction.

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The American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is: "Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.".

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Hamilton County Special Olympics

The Hamilton County Special Olympics provides sports training and competition for developmentally disabled children and adults in order to help them develop physical fitness, build confidence and experience the joy of achievement. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Hamilton County Special Olympics winter sports programs.

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Cincinnati Youth Collaborative

Cincinnati Youth Collaborative makes a significant difference in the lives of young people in grades 3 through 12 by providing mentoring and college readiness services.

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ProKids

ProKids trains volunteers to become Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs), who are assigned to foster children so they may look after the child's well-being and ensure that the child finds a safe, nurturing, permanent home. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support its CASA University, a year-round program that trains CASA volunteers to be effective advocates for children in foster care and provides educational opportunities to the community-at-large.

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Emanuel Community Center

The Emanuel Community Center provides a wide range of programs for children and adults in the Over-the-Rhine community. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Children's Learning Center, a daycare focused on preparing children for kindergarten, and the EmanUlearn program, which teaches study skills to students in grades K-8.

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Fernside: A Center for Grieving Children

Fernside is the nation's second oldest children's grief center, providing peer support groups, a summer camp and community outreach programs for grieving children and their families. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support its evening and in-school grief support groups.

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The YWCA of Greater Cincinnati

The YWCA of Greater Cincinnati strives for the elimination of racism and the empowerment of women. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support its Girls Incorporated programs, which promote economic and media literacy, provide leadership education, and encourage interest in science and math. Girls Incorporated also provides physical safety and fitness programs, adolescent pregnancy prevention programs, and peer-pressure resistance education.

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Healthy Beginnings

Healthy Beginnings provides medical services for under-resourced women without health insurance who are experiencing unplanned or crisis pregnancies. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support its Networked Ultrasound System project.

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The Welcome House of Northern Kentucky

The Welcome House of Northern Kentucky provides a continuum of services and support for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support its Gardens at Greenup program, which provides affordable housing with on-site support services including intensive case management and licensed quality childcare, so that families may set and achieve educational and vocational goals with the ultimate goal of self-sufficiency.

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Hearing Speech and Deaf Center of Greater Cincinnati

The Hearing Speech and Deaf Center of Greater Cincinnati works to improve communication for the deaf, the hard of hearing, and people with speech disorders. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Advocacy and Adjustment program.

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Jobs for Cincinnati Graduates

Jobs for Cincinnati Graduates assists high-school students and dropouts to help them graduate and make the transition from school to career. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support its Enhancing Youth Success in College/Career project, which provides hands-on educational enrichment activities, internship, job development, and leadership development.

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The Point/Arc of Northern Kentucky

The Point/Arc of Northern Kentucky helps people with special needs reach their highest potential educationally, residentially, socially and vocationally. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support its 2009 Summer Camp, which will teach and train students aged 16-21on topics including cooking, cleaning, hygiene, vocations, decision making and self advocacy.

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Cincinnati Works

Cincinnati Works a holistic approach to eliminating poverty in the Cincinnati Tri-State area through a network of services and partnerships designed to help our Members overcome the barriers to stable, long-term employment.

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The Redwood School and Rehabilitation Center

The Redwood School and Rehabilitation Center helps children and adults with multiple and severe disabilities to achieve independence by providing educational, vocational and therapeutic services. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support its Community-Based Education programs.The Redwood School and Rehabilitation Center helps children and adults with multiple and severe disabilities to achieve independence by providing educational, vocational and therapeutic services. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support its Community-Based Education programs.

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Santa Maria Community Services

Santa Maria Community Services provides a wide range of family services. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support its Youth Development Program in Price Hill, which allows children access to homework help and after-school programs, as well as life skills development activities including sports teams and summer camp programs.

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The Taft Museum of Art

The Taft Museum of Art is a Cincinnati treasure that is home to a world-renowned art collection that includes European and American master paintings, Chinese porcelains, and European decorative arts. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support its Robert Scott Duncanson exhibition.

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The Mental Health Association of the Cincinnati Area

The Mental Health Association of the Cincinnati Area promotes the prevention of mental illness, the improvement of attitudes toward mental illness, and improve services for persons affected by mental illness. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support its server upgrade and replacement project.

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Resident Home Corporation

A group of parents of children with developmental disabilities created Resident Home Corporation (RHC) in 1963 to meet the educational needs of their children. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will provide enhanced therapeutic services for five children and help the Resident Home Corporation build the administrative capacity of its Wellness Education Center and earn approval from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

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St. Aloysius Orphanage

St. Aloysius School Based Mental Health Services provide a skilled and experienced community of staff members and professionals to work with families as a whole to address the metal health needs of youth. Services are provided where most mental health needs are often identified, at school. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will help St. Aloysius fund additional staff and expand the reach of its school-based programs.

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St. Joseph Orphanage

St. Joseph Orphanage is a comprehensive children's mental health, educational, and residential treatment agency that helps abused, cognitively challenged, and/or emotionally disturbed children and their families. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will help fund a new building addition on the Altercrest Campus. The addition enhances the services of the orphanage’s Altercrest Community Transition Program and Altercrest Specialized Advancement Program.

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Stepping Stones Center

One in every 150 children in the nation is diagnosed with Autism. As the community struggles to learn best practices to help children on the autism spectrum—as well as those with other disabilities—Stepping Stones remains a community-based resource to assist families and youth of all levels of ability. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will be used to improve Stepping Stones’ programs targeting toddlers and preschoolers.

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American Diabetes Association

Camp Korelitz, sponsored by the American Diabetes Association, challenges children with diabetes to adopt and master lasting techniques to help them manage their illness. The week-long camp is managed by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center physicians and nurses. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will help support operation of the camp.

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Beech Acres Parenting Center

Beech Acres Parenting Center serves families and seeks to enhance and strengthen caregiver-child relationships. The Parent Child Interactive Therapy is a model used at the center to improve relationships and cultivate positive behavior among children who have experience behavioral problems, suffered the loss of an adult, or suffered a traumatic event or abuse. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Child Interactive Therapy program.

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Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton, Inc.

The Boys and Girls Club of Hamilton and its Youth Alliance partners have helped transform unused city-owned space into a fully functioning outdoor sports area, with tennis courts, baseball field, and playground. The sports area will host activities and programs for 10 local schools, including Miami University. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will help fund a part-time supervisor for the Hamilton Youth Alliance Outdoor Sports Program.

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Cancer Family Care

Cancer Family Care strengthens the well-being and helps ease the suffering of children, adults, and families coping with cancer. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Strength for the Journey Capital Campaign and assist Cancer Family Care in hiring a social worker for its Treehouse Children’s Services program. The program provides individual and family counseling, support groups, educational programs, and bereavement services to children and youth with a family member battling cancer.

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Center for Peace Education

Through its partnership with area schools, the Center for Peace Education equips more than 3,000 individuals each year with the skills and experiences needed to appreciate diversity and resolve conflicts. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will help the center increase and improve its program offerings.

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Cincinnati Works

Cincinnati Works is striving to overcome barriers to stable, long-term employment through its Next Step NetWORK pilot project. The project targets young adults who “age out” of the services provided to foster youth in Hamilton County. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will help the Next Step project assist clients in preparing and searching for jobs and retaining those positions once they’ve been secured.

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Crossroad Health Center

Crossroad Health Center provides physical and mental health services to Cincinnati’s low-income families. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will help fund the center’s Counseling Program, which provides services to families and individuals who might otherwise not be able to afford these services.

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FamiliesFORWARD

FamiliesFOWARD is a neighborhood school-based family resource center providing math, reading, and science courses as well as arts and music activities to children from Parham Elementary, Bond Hill Academy, and Withrow University High School. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Center’s Academic and Arts After-School Program.

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Holy Cross High School

In 1998, Holy Cross High School created the Academic Enhancement Program to assist students with limited learning disabilities. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will provide technology upgrades and additional computers for the program.

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Interfaith Hospitality Network of Northern Kentucky

The Interfaith Hospitality Network, a cooperative of religious organizations, volunteers, and social service agencies provides temporary housing and services to homeless families striving to regain their independence. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will enhance the network’s telecommunications capabilities, which are essential for coordinating volunteers and allowing clients to seek employment opportunities.

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Madisonville Education and Assistance Center

The Madisonville Education and Assistance Center links community resources to disadvantaged individuals and families in Madisonville. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will allow the center to hire a part-time development professional, finance training opportunities for the center’s staff and board, and hire a consultant to help the center develop a five-year strategic plan.

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Reading for Life

Reading for Life seeks to enhance literacy rates in the Greater Cincinnati area. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will help Reading for Life distribute 12,000 copies of When My Mama Reads to Me to young children from low-income families. The books are packaged in Early Learning Kits by Crayons to Computers and given to parents by pre-school teachers, pediatricians, and other nonprofit agencies.

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Cincinnati Youth Collaborative

The Cincinnati Youth Collaborative strives to see all Cincinnati area youth graduate from high school. A gift from the Pfau Foundation supports the collaborative’s Girls Club Mentoring Program, which comprises teams of women volunteers who meet with and mentor fourth and fifth grade girls after school.

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Changing Lives in the Greater Cincinnati area

Contact

200 West Fourth Street

Cincinnati, OH 45202-2602

Contact: Helen Mattheis

Phone: 513-241-2880

Deadline Dates

Letter of Inquiry Deadline

January 15

May 15

Application Deadline Dates

March 1

July 1

Meeting Date

May / June

October / November

Notice of Decision

June

November

Policies & Restrictions

  1. Grants will be made only to an organization that provides a letter of determination issued by the Internal Revenue Service showing its status as a 501(c)(3) organization and not a private foundation as defined in Section 509(a).
  2. The Foundation will fund capital, operating, and a limited number of endowment needs.
  3. The Daniel and Susan Pfau Foundation normally does not award grant funding to support schools, with the exception of:
    • (a.) Grants to nonprofits or foundations that provide services in multiple schools (or within a system of schools) serving a significant population of disadvantaged students.
    • (b.) Individual schools with specified mission to serve disabled students
  4. The Foundation usually prefers to participate with other donors in the support of a project.
  5. A representative of the Foundation will, on occasion, visit or meet with the applicant organization to discuss the applicant’s program and needs.
  6. Plaques, press releases, and other forms of publicity should be submitted to the Foundation for approval. Receipt of a grant may be disclosed to other prospective donors.
  7. The Foundation requires the grantee to report on project outcomes, comparing them to the outcomes projected in the application. The report should also state how grant funds were expended. Outcome and expenditure reports must be made annually until the entire grant has been accounted for.

Does Your Organization Qualify for a Pfau Foundation Grant?

As a grantseeker, if you feel that your organization qualifies to apply to the Foundation, please complete and submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) through our on-line system.

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Abilities First Foundation

Abilities First is a non-profit organization that serves children and adults with a wide range of disabilities including cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome, learning disabilities, language and cognitive impairments. Founded in 1958, the organization has been a leader in providing services to children and adults with disabilities, developmental delays and other special needs in the region. Today over 1,100 clients are served annually in Butler, Warren, Montgomery, and Hamilton, Preble, Greene and Clark counties in Ohio. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Sampson's Kids program.

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Art Academy

The Art Academy of Cincinnati (AAC) is 140 years old. Its 1,100 living alumni are fine artists, graphic artists, art teachers, art professors, and gallery owners in Cincinnati and around the world.The Art Academy of Cincinnati offers Associate, Bachelor, and Masters degrees as well as continuing art education and art outreach to adults and teens. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Community Education SmartArt After-School Program.

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Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati

The Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati (ASGC) was founded in 1970, at a time when autism was rare and misunderstood. Local parents and professionals joined together to support and advocate for families. In the ensuing forty four years the prevalence of autism has escalated dramatically. ASGC has grown as well to continue to provide a variety of services and community outreach opportunities for these local families. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the The Cincinnati Autism Connection program.

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Beech Acres Parenting Center

Beech Acres Parenting Center serves families and seeks to enhance and strengthen caregiver-child relationships. The Parent Child Interactive Therapy is a model used at the center to improve relationships and cultivate positive behavior among children who have experience behavioral problems, suffered the loss of an adult, or suffered a traumatic event or abuse. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Family Peer Support program at Academy of World Languages.

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Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati

Boys & Girls Clubs of America has been serving our nation's youth since 1860, when the first Boys & Girls Club was established in Hartford, Connecticut. Since then, the organization has grown to serve more than 4 million youth annually in some 4,300 Boys & Girls Clubs around the world. In Cincinnati, the Boys & Girls Clubs have been working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances for over 70 years. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support after school programs.

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Boys Hope Girls Hope of Greater Cincinnati

Boys Hope Girls Hope helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need to meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities and education through college. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Unfunded Scholar Tuition program.

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CASA For Kids of Kenton and Campbell County

The mission of CASA For Kids of Kenton and Campbell County Inc. is to provide court-appointed volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children to ensure that they have safe and permanent homes in which to live. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support CASA for Children - Court Appointed Special Advocates.

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Children's Home of Northern Kentucky

Children's Home of Northern Kentucky (CHNK) was founded in 1882 to provide for orphans and needy children in the area. Today, it serves a similar mission to provide children and families in crisis opportunities for better lives through their Residential Treatment Program and Community-Based Services. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Champions Program.

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Cincinnati Ballet Company

Founded in 1958 as Cincinnati Civic Ballet, the Cincinnati Ballet Company presented its very first performance at University of Cincinnati's Wilson Auditorium in 1964. From their humble beginnings as a civic dance group, Cincinnati Ballet has matured into one of the nation's most respected regional ballet companies. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Ballet Moves program.

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Cincinnati Youth Collaborative

Cincinnati Youth Collaborative (CYC) makes a significant difference in the lives of young people by empowering students to overcome obstacles, graduate high school, and successfully make the leap forward into post-secondary education, employment, or enlistment. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support CYC mentoring programs.

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City Gospel Mission

Serving Greater Cincinnati since 1924, City Gospel Mission empowers men, women and at-risk youth to break the cycle of poverty and despair. They offer a variety of one-to-one, relationship-focused programs and services to equip those in need with the spiritual, emotional and physical skills and resources to achieve life transformation. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Whiz Kids Tutoring and Mentoring program.

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College Mentors for Kids

College Mentors for Kids was founded in 1995 by two Indiana University students who wanted to impact the lives of underprivileged children. The program model they created pairs the needs of at-risk children with the talents and resources of undergraduates and the college campus. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Cincinnati Mentoring Program.

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Economics Center

The Economics Center is an organization with 35 years of experience in training teachers, developing classroom materials, and implementing innovative school programs that provide economics and financial learning for students from kindergarten through high school. Since 1977, the Economics Center has trained more than 48,000 teachers from 50 districts through professional development seminars, improving their knowledge of the economy, entrepreneurship, and business practices. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Student Enterprise Program.

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FamiliesFORWARD

FamiliesFORWARD is a resource center/neighborhood school-based program in which social workers join with parents, students, teachers and community members to make sure that all involved in the life of the child are working collaboratively. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Inspiring Excellence at Carson program.

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Lighthouse Youth Services

Lighthouse Youth Services began its work in 1969 when a group of community volunteers opened Ohio's first group home for delinquent girls in the custody of the Ohio Department of Youth Services. Originally called New Life for Girls, the agency changed it addressed the unmet needs of youth and families throughout the Greater Cincinnati area, and for boys with serious delinquent behaviors throughout the state of Ohio. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Lighthouse Sheakley Center for Youth.

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Melodic Connections

Melodic Connections currently provides music therapy services to individuals in Greater Cincinnati through five programs, fulfilling their mission of empowering special learners through low or no cost music therapy-based instruction. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Music Therapy in the Schools program.

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National Hemophilia Foundation, Greater Cincinnati

Tri-State Bleeding Disorder Foundation (TSBDF) has a 40-year history of providing support, programs, and services to the bleeding disorder community. They serve 16 counties in Northern Kentucky, Greater Cincinnati, and Southeast Indiana, assisting more than 500 patients and their families. The focus of support for the entire family unit is a driving force behind development and implementation of all programs operated by TSBDF. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Camp NJOYITALL program.

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People Working Cooperatively

People Working Cooperatively is an organization that performs essential repairs and services so that low-income homeowner's can remain in their homes, living independently in a safe, sound environment. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support Modifications for Mobility for Young Adults program.

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Price Hill Will

Price Hill Will has undertaken a bold plan of revitalization in East, West and Lower Price Hill. They have rehabbed over 50 residential properties, including the historic Elberon building, which now serves as housing for low income seniors. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the MYCincinnati Expansion.

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Safe Haven Farms

Safe Haven Farms is a non-profit organization offering residential, day and community services for individuals on the autism spectrum. It provides a variety of meaningful living, working, learning and leisure activities in a safe and accepting farm environment, where every individual is respected as a valued and contributing community member. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Therapeutic Arts Program.

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Stepping Stones Center for Handicapped

Stepping Stones Center works to fill gaps in services to children and adults with disabilities. That has been the hallmark of the agency since its inception as Greater Cincinnati's first summer camp for children with disabilities in 1963. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Autism Transition Program.

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Talbert House

Talbert House has been a pillar of the Cincinnati community since 1965. Their work has evolved from helping individuals successfully transition to society after being incarcerated to a range a programs in four focus areas: substance abuse, behavioral health, community connections and welfare- to-work services in multiple service locations. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Children and Trauma program.

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United Way of Greater Cincinnati

United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Ready To Shine - Parochial Preschool Project.

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Wildwood Programs Inc.

Wildwood Programs Inc., the Learning Disabilities Association of the Capital Region, is a private, non-profit human service organization, founded in 1967, that provides an array of services to individuals with disabilities. Wildwood has grown into a strong and well-respected agency in the community. They now annually serve over 1300 individuals from a thirteen county region in the Capital Region of New York State. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Adult Education program.

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Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati, Inc.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Association (BBBS) of Cincinnati promotes the development of youth through quality mentoring relationships. They help children reach their potential by providing them with caring, adult role models who guide them in making positive choices about their future. BBBS Cincinnati has been serving the children and families of Cincinnati for nearly 100 years. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support its Community Based Mentoring Program.

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The Brighton Center

The Brighton Center provides family support services, education and leadership to families in Northern Kentucky. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support its Youth Leadership Development program.

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Cancer Family Care

Cancer Family Care strengthens the well-being and helps ease the suffering of children, adults, and families coping with cancer. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Strength for the Journey Capital Campaign and assist Cancer Family Care in hiring a social worker for its Treehouse Children’s Services program.

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Capital District Community Gardens

Capital District Community Gardens is a private non-profit community service organization that has been helping residents of Albany, Rensselaer, and Schenectady Counties, in New York, improve their neighborhoods through community gardening, healthy food access and urban greening programs for more than 30 years. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support The Produce Project.

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Children, Inc.

Children, Inc. (CI) began as the Cathedral Child Development Center in 1977, a small child care center for low-income families in Covington. Today CI is the largest provider of nationally accredited early childhood education in the Greater Cincinnati region. CI has developed a model network of over 70 family child care providers and provides the largest number of STAR-rated school age programs in Kentucky. Each day CI’s programs serve approximately 3,500 children who are safe, nurtured and prepared for school success. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Children, Inc. Service Learning Initiative.

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Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Established in 1911, Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) provides counseling, rehabilitation, information and employment services to people who are blind, visually impaired, or print impaired in the Greater Cincinnati area. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support CABVI's Music Program for Children Who are Blind or Visually Impaired

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Cincinnati Art Museum

The Cincinnati Art Museum is one of the oldest art museums in the nation, established within a decade of the major museums in Boston, Philadelphia, and New York. It was hailed as the "Art Palace of the West" when it opened in 1886. The collection today numbers 60,000 works of art and is the largest art collection in Ohio. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the School-Based Learning through the Art Museum program.

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Crayons to Computers, Inc.

Crayons to Computers provides approximately $1,250,000 worth of free school supplies and educational resources monthly to an average of 100 teacher "shoppers" each day. A teacher shopper takes an average of $700 worth of free educational supplies and resources for their classrooms during each shopping trip. As a result, greater Cincinnati school-age children are equipped with the basic tools they need to engage in their schoolwork and homework. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Crayons for Kids program.

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CWFF Child Development Center

Christian Workers for Fellowship (CWFF) Child Development Center was founded in 1969 and incorporated in 1973. CWFF has over 40 years of experience working with children in Greater Cincinnati, specifically, economically disadvantaged children. They strive to provide a loving, nurturing and creative environment for children. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Caring For Homeless Children Program

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Diocese of Covington-Alliance for Catholic Urban Education

The Alliance for Catholic Urban Education (ACUE) is an administrative structure within the Department of Catholic Schools that gives special attention to the six urban elementary schools. ACUE is a targeted attempt to more successfully meet the needs of the schools by ensuring that resources are utilized appropriately to provide the best education possible for urban children. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the ACUE Annual Appeal

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Education Matters

Established in 1971, Education Matters (formerly Lower Price Hill Community School) continues to be a trusted community-based organization within the Lower Price Hill neighborhood. The organization provides a broad scope of services designed to support “students” in preparing for college or a skilled job. Services include classes and tutoring leading to completion of GED certificate, Adult Basic Education classes (ABLE), College Bridge classes as well as child care, ESOL and other support services. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the College Bridge Program.

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Equinox, Inc.

Equinox, Inc., a not-for-profit social services agency in Albany, New York, was founded in 1969 by volunteers to provide assistance to young people in crisis who had become alienated from family, community and traditional social services. Equinox provides a bridge to resources in the community to meet new and emerging needs of youth. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Youth Outreach Center.

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Hibiscus Children's Center, Inc.

The mission of Hibiscus Children’s Center is to provide safety for abused, abandoned and neglected children through prevention programs, residential programs, shelter programs, and recovery programs. Every month, children and families participate in a variety of Hibiscus Children’s Center programs that prevent child abuse and neglect, and help children recover and rebuild their lives. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Career Pathways to Independence Program.

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Joy Outdoor Education Center Foundation Inc.

Since 1937, Camp Joy has been providing outdoor experiential programs for inner-city children from the Cincinnati area. In 1959, a 315-acre property in Clarksville, Ohio was purchased to provide a permanent location. Programs have been expanded to include outdoor education programs for schools and leadership programs for all ages. The camp experience has grown to serve those with a variety of challenges including economic, medical, special needs, at risk, and foster children. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Fostering Success program.

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The Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati

The Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati is a coordinating body for more than 60 literacy programs throughout Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Winners Read Program.

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Madisonville Education and Assistance Center

The Madisonville Education and Assistance Center links community resources to disadvantaged individuals and families in Madisonville. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Early Literacy Program.

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Notre Dame Urban Education Center

The Sisters of Notre Dame (SND) is an international congregation of 2,000 women serving in eighteen countries. In 1874, SND's arrived in Covington, Kentucky and began teaching at Mother of God School on West 6th Street. Their mission is to serve people through education and other ministries, especially for women and children in urban schools, with the desire to promote the fullness of life for all. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Notre Dame Urban Education Center program.

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Ohio Justice & Policy Center

Ohio Justice & Policy Center's mission is to create fair, intelligent, redemptive criminal justice systems through zealous client-centered advocacy, innovative policy reform, and cross-sector community education. Their goals are to promote rehabilitation of incarcerated people, enable them to successfully reintegrate into the community, and eliminate racial disparities in the criminal justice system. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Second Chance Community Legal Clinic.

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Plan of Southwest Ohio, Inc.

Opened in 1999, PLAN of Southwest Ohio is part of larger affiliated network of PLAN organizations across the country (National PLAN Alliance), and was started in the southwest Ohio area by concerned parents who wondered who would care for their sons and daughters with disabilities when they no longer could. PLAN's mission is to offer peace of mind for the future by planning and providing lifelong family surrogacy for people with disabilities. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support expanding staff for the Next Step Program.

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ProKids

ProKids is a non-profit agency dedicated to ensuring a safe, permanent, and nurturing home for every child. Children who have been abused and neglected are given a powerful voice by ProKids' volunteer CASAs - Court Appointed Special Advocates - volunteers whose role is to serve the best interests of children who are the subjects of child protection services in Hamilton County Juvenile Court. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their CASA University, a year-round volunteer training program.

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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati

On October 9, 1978, a small group of parents and physicians met to discuss a pressing need "“ a nearby, low-cost "home away from home" for parents and other family members of seriously ill children being treated at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. A much-needed 20-bedroom home opened in 1982. Since then, the House has grown to 78 bedrooms. A gift from Pfau Foundation will support the Emergency Preparedness Project.

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The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education

The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education educates about the Holocaust, remembers its victims and acts on its lessons. Through innovative programs and partnerships, CHHE challenges injustice, inhumanity and prejudice, and fosters understanding, inclusion and engaged citizenship. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Tours for Tolerance program.

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The Welcome House of Northern Kentucky

The Welcome House of Northern Kentucky provides a continuum of services and support for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Shelter Lead Resident Aid program.

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Winton Place Youth Center

Winton Place Youth Center is a safe place for children to learn and grow. Founded in 1986, WPYC has long upheld its mission to make a positive difference in the lives of neighborhood children. They remain focused on helping area students develop academic, emotional and social competence, enabling them to become positive contributors to the larger community. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the After-School Program, Early Investors Club.

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The Arthritis Foundation Ohio River Valley

The Arthritis Foundation Ohio River Valley Chapter was founded in 1956 to provide leadership in the prevention, control, and cure of arthritis and related diseases in the Ohio River Valley. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Kids Get Arthritis Too program.

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Catholic Inner City Schools Education Fund

In 1980, during his tenure as Archbishop of Cincinnati, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin created the Catholic Inner-city Schools Education Fund (CISE) to help combat poverty in Cincinnati's inner city neighborhoods. Today there are nearly 1,400 students receiving a quality education in the eight CISE elementary schools. In addition, there are over 200 CISE school graduates attending Catholic high schools with the help of the CISE High School Grant Program. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will provide aid to CISE Schools.

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Center for Chemical Addictions Treatment

CCAT has provided treatment for substance abuse to adults in Greater Cincinnati since 1971. The services offered by CCAT are unique in that it is the only agency offering community-based medical detox and the only 30-day residential program for non-incarcerated adults. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Helping our Tiniest Addicts program.

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Children's Law Center, Inc.

The Children's Law Center was created in 1989 with the assistance of Brighton Center, Inc. in Newport, Kentucky. Throughout the twenty-three year history, the Center has become widely recognized across Kentucky, Ohio, and in some areas nationally for its work on juvenile justice, education and indigent reforms for juveniles. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support Legal Representation and Education Advocacy programs.

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Cincinnati Arts and Technology Center

In the Spring of 2002, Art Links in collaboration with Cincinnati CAN established a partnership with William Strickland's Manchester Bidwell Corporation (MBC) to begin the first phase of the Cincinnati Arts and Technology Center (CATC). Since 2003 CATC has seen four additional build-outs with capital support from both the City of Cincinnati and the State of Ohio. Over 14,000 sq. ft. now house seven different studios, lecture areas and Art Gallery. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the High School Arts and Mental Health Initiative.

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Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship

Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship provides horses, training and volunteer assistants for people with disabilities in order to develop physical and mental skills, promote socialization and communication, and build independence and self-confidence. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Riderships so Everyone Can Ride project.

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Clovernook Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Clovernook Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired strives to empower people who are blind and visually impaired to be self-sufficient and full participants in their communities. Clovernook provides comprehensive program services including training and support for independent living, orientation and mobility instruction, vocational training, job placement, counseling, recreation, and youth services. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Youth Discovery Day Camps for 2014.

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Faces Without Places

FwP was founded in 1998 to support children experiencing homelessness in Greater Cincinnati. Fifteen years later, FwP has provided educational and enrichment programming and crucial services to keep more than 30,000 children experiencing homelessness connected to their education. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support general operation.

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Greater Cincinnati Television Educational Foundation

CET, owned and operated by the non-profit Greater Cincinnati Television Educational Foundation, was the first non-commercial television station in the nation licensed by the Federal Communications Commission. Since 1954, the organization has provided the community with public television programming for home viewers and educational video for teachers and students, and more recently, internet and digital technology services for homes and schools. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support funding of their IT infrastructure.

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Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati

Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati (IHNGC) began on October 26, 1991, with a Day Center located in Lower Price Hill, and eight congregations who opened up the doors of their churches and synagogues to homeless families. Since 1991, the program has grown to include 27 host congregations and 63 support congregations representing people of Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and Unitarian faiths. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Emergency Shelter Program.

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Milestones Inc.

Milestones was organized and incorporated as a therapeutic horseback riding program in 1999. The program became a Premiere Accredited facility through PATH International in 2001 and has maintained that status ever since. This means that the program meets or exceeds over 80 stringent standards in the areas of Administration, Programming and Facility maintenance. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program.

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NAMI Hamilton County, Inc.

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country. NAMI is dedicated to the eradication of illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, and anxiety disorders, and to improving the quality of life for persons of all ages who are affected by mental illness by providing support, education, and advocacy. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will go in support of Parents and Teachers As Allies Planning Grant.

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Northeast Parent and Child Society

On February 18, 1888, a group of women from the City of Schenectady formed an orphanage called "The Home for Destitute Children." A series of mergers resulted in the creation of Northeast Parent & Child Society on July 1, 1983. Their agency has guided more than 100,000 children, youth and families from 32 counties in New York's Capital Region, New York City and the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation through their journey into adulthood. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the YouthBuild Schenectady: Pathways to Postsecondary Education program.

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Ohio Valley Voices

Ohio Valley Voices formed in 1999 by parents who knew that an oral education could give their deaf children opportunities that would not be available to them otherwise. In 2000, Ohio Valley Voices opened its doors to 12 students. Currently in their eleventh year, enrollment has more than tripled in size. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support The Family Center Program.

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Prevent Blindness Ohio

Prevent Blindness Ohio, founded in 1957 by U.S. Senator John Bricker, is Ohio's leading volunteer nonprofit public health organization, dedicated to its mission to prevent blindness and preserve sight. They serve all 88 Ohio counties, providing direct services to more than 800,000 Ohioans annually and educating millions of consumers about what they can do to protect and preserve their precious gift of sight. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Vision Care Outreach program.

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St. Aloysius Orphanage

Development of St. Aloysius began in 1832 by Father John Martin Henni and was officially established in 1837 to aid the children left homeless as a result of a cholera epidemic. Since then, each decade has brought new research and current ideas to which St. Aloysius has responded accordingly and responsibly. Today, they are an independent, non-denominational social service agency assisting children displaying cognitive, behavioral, and emotional health problems. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the School Based, Early Childhood Identification, Intervention and Prevention Program.

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Urban League of Greater Cincinnati

The Urban League of Greater Cincinnati is a private non-profit organization incorporated in 1949 and is an affiliate of the National Urban League. For over 60 years, the League has had a track record of addressing key challenges facing African Americans and others at risk by providing a full array of programs and services that help individuals and families become self-sufficient. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support After School League project.

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Assistance League of Greater Cincinnati

Assistance League of Greater Cincinnati was formed as a guild of National Assistance League in 1995 by a handful of enthusiastic, dedicated women who recognized there were unmet needs of children and adults in the Cincinnati area. Through the years the membership grew, as did programs to serve the many needs of the community. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Operation School Bell program.

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Breakthrough Cincinnati

Breakthrough Cincinnati was founded as Summerbridge Cincinnati, in 1992, by retired educators Bill Hopple, Jr. and Odessa Hooker. They adhere to national standards developed over a thirty-year period by the Breakthrough Collaborative, which annually serves 5,400 students by facilitating the nationwide implementation of high teaching standards and rigorous academic objectives. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Summer Academic Session.

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Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio

Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio was created in 1914 by Archbishop Henry Moeller as the Bureau of Catholic Charities and Social Services of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The Agency is committed to extending God's love for the human family by assisting people to live more fully and freely, to accept that love for themselves and to share it with others. Their services are open, utilized and available to people of all faiths. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Vacaciones Útiles (Productive Vacations) project.

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Central Clinic

Founded in 1923, Central Clinic has provided quality behavioral health and forensic services for nearly 90 years to children, adults, and families. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support Enhancements to the Child and Family Treatment Center.

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Cincinnati Ballet

Founded in 1958 as Cincinnati Civic Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet was the first professional ballet company in Cincinnati. Going into its 48th season in 2011-2012, Cincinnati Ballet is committed to offering new works while keeping the historical repertoire vibrant, constantly delivering the highest caliber of professional dance through both cutting edge and classical choreography. Cincinnati Ballet also provides extensive educational and outreach programming to more than 12,000 area youths. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the CincyDance! Education and Outreach Program.

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Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC)

The Cincinnati Center City Development Corp.was formed in July 2003, recommended by a City of Cincinnati Economic Development Task Force, to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of economic development in the City of Cincinnati. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support Washington Park Children's Programming.

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DCCH Center for Children and Families

DCCH Center for Children and Families was founded in 1848 as St. John's Orphan Society. For over 115 years, they served the children of Kenton County in that capacity. In the early 1960's, as Diocesan Catholic Children's Home, their mission shifted to serve emotionally troubled and at-risk youth in a residential treatment setting. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Residential Treatment Program.

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Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati

The Down Syndrome Association (DSAGC) was established in 1981 and has a history of responding to the changing needs of individuals with Down syndrome. The DSAGC serves southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the New Family Support project.

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Families Forward

FamiliesFORWARD (FF) operates neighborhood school-based programs to help children develop the attitudes and behaviors necessary to become productive, independent and responsible citizens through a school-based, family-centered program. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support Carson Elementary After-School Programs to Advance Literacy & Academic Success

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Fernside: A Center for Grieving Children

Fernside: A Center for Grieving Children is located in Blue Ash, Ohio, at the Goldstein Family Hospice of Cincinnati & Fernside Grief Center. A gift from the Pfau Foundation wll support Fernside's Peer Grief Support Programs.

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Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati

The Legal Aid Society was founded in 1908. Each year, Legal Aid helps thousands of individuals and families resolve legal problems that are barriers to a stable life and economic self-sufficiency. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Education Advocacy: Supporting School Success project.

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Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission

Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission, Inc. (NKCAC) was established in 1966 as one of the original community action agencies organized nationwide through the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight the war on poverty. For more than 45 years, NKCAC has been addressing "the paradox of poverty in a land of plenty". A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Summer Enrichment Project.

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Resident Home Corporation

RHC was founded in 1963 by parents of children with developmental disabilities. Since that time, RHC has been a pioneer in advocating for the rights of people with disabilities to choose their living environment in the community of their choice. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Sanctuary Collaborative project.

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Stepping Stones Center

Stepping Stones works to fill gaps in services to children and adults with disabilities. That has been the hallmark of the agency since its inception as Greater Cincinnati's first summer camp for children with disabilities in 1963. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support the Sensory Needs Respite and Support Program.

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The Children's Home of Cincinnati

Incorporated in 1864, The Children's Home of Cincinnati is one of the area's oldest, private, nonprofit social service agencies focused on transforming the lives of vulnerable children facing social, behavioral, and learning challenges. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Autism High School project.

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Transitions, Inc.

Transitions, originally known as Droege House, Inc., was founded in 1969 by volunteers concerned about the lack of residential chemical dependency treatment for the indigent in Northern Kentucky. They offer an array of services, providing substance abuse treatment to indigent alcoholics and addicts. A gift from the Pfau Foundation will support their Healthy Babies Project.

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Mission

The Daniel and Susan Pfau Foundation was established in 1994 in Cincinnati by Daniel A. Pfau and Susan Laufer Pfau. Mrs. Pfau, a community volunteer, and Mr. Pfau, a local businessman, have been active in programs serving disabled and disadvantaged youth and in organizations promoting the Greater Cincinnati area. The Foundation complements the Pfaus’ personal charitable efforts and will continue their support into the future.

The Foundation’s primary focus is on the education, health, cultural experience, and social welfare of disabled and disadvantaged children, adolescents, and young adults (to age 30) and their families.

There is a special interest in programs that help clients realize their full potential. An additional area of interest for the Foundation is the support of arts and cultural organizations as well as recreation areas.

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