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Your Heart. Your Community. Your Values. Your Choice.

Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati is uniquely positioned to help Miami University faculty and staff invest in the causes that matter most to you in our communities. We are our region’s only local federation of charities working on social change, environmental, and animal welfare causes. You may designate your gift to our overall work in these fields or you may choose a specific member organization to benefit directly from your gift. Donate here!

Now in our 25th year, we have carefully stewarded more than $3 million to the causes about which our donors care the most. 

Your gift makes this work possible. Please pledge today to commit to a payroll deduction, recurring credit card gift, or one-time investment to support vital changes to strengthen our region. Donate here!

Our CEO, T. Duane Gordon, pictured at right in the documentary “Sweet MUMories” about the 50th anniversary of Miami University Middletown, was very involved with Miami University, especially the Middletown Campus of the Regionals, during his decade-long tenure as Executive Director of the Middletown Community Foundation. For the past year, he has led the tri-state’s only charitable federation centered on improving social justice and equity in our communities including a focus on immigrants’ rights, LGBTQ+ issues, women’s empowerment, environmental sustainability, animal welfare, racial equity, affordable housing, and additional progressive causes.

Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati is a local federation of charities with nearly 30 members. We are an affiliate of Community Shares USA, a national network across 14 states that connect, fund and raise awareness for community groups fighting for fairness, equality, and opportunities for all.

social justice pic 4Co-op Cincy strives to create a Cincinnati economy with family supporting jobs, providing opportunities for marginalized people to build wealth through worker ownership.

Equality Ohio advocates and educates to achieve fair treatment and equal opportunity for all Ohioans regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

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First Step Home, Inc. provides holistic, gender-specific addictions and mental health services in a home-like environment that promotes healthy living and family strengthening.  

Friends of Harriet Beecher Stowe House operates a historic site where visitors and program participants learn about this 19th century anti-slavery advocate and the House’s continued legacy of civil rights.  

GLSEN Greater Cincinnati strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. 

Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless is committed to the eradication of homelessness by coordinating services, education, and advocacy. 

Green Umbrella is the leading alliance working to maximize the environmental sustainability of Greater Cincinnati to be a top 10 metro area for sustainability by 2020.

Health Resource Center of Greater Cincinnati, Inc. is a certified and accredited Nurse Managed Psychiatric and Medical Clinic providing indigent care for those who cannot access services at other agencies.  

Invest In Neighborhoods assists the 52 Cincinnati neighborhood councils with financial resources and works to promote self-sufficiency and leadership skills of the councils and their residents.

Keep Cincinnati Beautiful promotes beautification and litter prevention through environmental education and community engagement.  

League for Animal Welfare is the area’s oldest non-profit no-kill animal shelter and works to ensure all dogs and cats have homes where they can thrive mentally and physically.

League of Women Voters – Cincinnati Education Fund provides trusted nonpartisan information about voting and issues to citizens. They encourage informed and active participation in government.  

Living With Change supports a commitment to fostering collaborative relationships on a local, national, and global scale with particular respect to sexual, romantic/emotional, and gender identities.

MUSE Cincinnati Women’s Choir is dedicated to musical excellence and social change by creating concert experiences that entertain, inspire, motivate, heal, and create a feeling of community with the audience.  

Ohio Justice and Policy Center creates fair, intelligent, redemptive criminal-justice systems through zealous client-centered advocacy, innovative policy reform, and cross-sector community education.  

Over-the-Rhine Community Housing works to build and sustain a diverse neighborhood that values/benefits low-income residents. They developed and manage a resident-centered, affordable housing that promotes inclusiveness.  

Parents for Public Schools of Greater Cincinnati empowers parents to become dynamic and informed partners with their school systems to work with school and community leaders to develop informed solutions to pressing problems.

Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region prevents unintended pregnancy and empowers individuals with the knowledge, opportunity, and freedom to make private decisions about reproductive and sexual health.  

Queen City Foundation improves educational opportunities and resources for greater Cincinnati’s talented minority scholars 4th – 12th grade.

The Sandangel Foundation  believes education is key to elevating people from poverty to prosperity and we specifically do this through needs based scholarships for nursing students.

Transform Cincy works with transgender and gender non-conforming youth on their path to authenticity. The destination is yours to create, we are here to help you get started; with free clothing and wardrobe styling.

Transformations CDC works to build bridges to recovery, overcome the legacy of slavery, prejudice and racism, strengthen families, restore community, and nurture and support children.  

United Coalition for Animals (UCAN) provides professional, low-cost spay/neuter services to prevent the deaths of dogs and cats in Greater Cincinnati area shelters. 

ucan picUpSpring provides educational and enrichment programming, school resources, and specialized services to thousands of children and youth experiencing homelessness annually in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.  

Western Wildlife Corridor protects, restores, preserves natural habitat along the Ohio River greenway corridor from Mill Creek to Great Miami River.  Provides education to foster connections with nature.

Winton Place Youth Center is a safe place for neighborhood children where they make positive contributions to the community, now–and as adults.  

Woman’s City Club engages all citizens in the shaping of our shared future through education, collaboration, empowerment, and engagement.  

Youth at the Center connects children, youth and young adults to leadership development opportunities that advance their personal and professional growth.


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