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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.