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How to Donate

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Community Shares empowers you to give to organizations that matter to you. Donating is easy. It takes just moments to donate to any or all of Community Shares member organizations.

To Donate/ Volunteer:


We thank you for your interest in Community Shares. Your support helps build social and economic equity a healthy environment in Greater Cincinnati.

Community Shares is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations have tax benefits — please contact your tax professional regarding your charitable giving. Even a modest donation can have a large impact on the life of someone in need. Donations to Community Shares and its member organizations are put to a wide variety of uses.

Memorial and Commemorative Gifts

Making a gift to Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati in memory of a loved one or in honor of a special occasion is a great way to celebrate a life or special event. Memorial and Commemorative Gifts can be made using our donation button or by calling Community Shares at 513.724-4483.

Workplace Giving

Workplace giving is a simple process that allows employees to make donations to Community Shares member organizations through payroll contributions. Workplace giving is easy, efficient and enables a workplace and its employees to work together to benefit the community. To find out if your employer provides a Community Shares as a workplace giving option or to learn about starting a workplace giving campaign at your organization please visit the workplace giving section of our website.

Friends of Community Shares

Community Shares is proud to announce the Friends of Community Shares Fund with the Greater Cincinnati Foundation. This Fund was established in 2008 by a $20,000 cornerstone legacy gift to Community Shares and has more than doubled in size since it was created.

If you would like to make a gift to the Friends of Community Shares Fund click here for the Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Donate Online page and search for Friends of Community Shares Fund.

Community Shares thanks you in advance for your support! For more information, contact Michelle Dillingham at 513.724-4483 or info@cintishares.org.

Planned Giving

Comprehensive Legacy Giving, tailored to the financial and community goals of our discriminating donors, will ensure the sustainability of our vital work. Your planned gift to Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati helps to ensure the future of our services and may further your financial goals as well. We invite you and your financial planning advisor to learn more about our many planned giving opportunities. These gifts ensure a better future for our community and the individuals served by our member organizations.
If you have made arrangements for a planned gift, please contact Community Shares, Michelle Dillingham at 513.724-4483 or info@cintishares.org. We encourage you to notify us of your planned gift. We want to thank you for your gift, understand your full intentions and demonstrate good stewardship of your gift. We respect the privacy of donors who wish to remain anonymous. Financial advisors may also inform us of gifts without disclosing donor names.

Suggested wording to remember Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati in your will or estate plan:

“I give to Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati all (or state percentage) of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both real and personal. This bequest is unrestricted and the Board of Trustees or other governing body may use and expend the same for the benefit of Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati in any manner it deems appropriate.”