Cincinnati Local Giving Guide

Nonprofits in Cincinnati provide services like free meals, education, health check-ups, emergency shelter and much more. We've highlighted some of the effective nonprofits serving the Cincinnati area, so you know your donation will have an impact.

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Top Hunger Nonprofits

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Freestore Foodbank

  Hunger - Food Bank|  20 counties in IN, KY and OH

Impact: $2 provides a meal to a person in need.
Governance: Passes checks

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Shared Harvest Foodbank

  Hunger - Food Bank|  5 counties in OH

Impact: $2 provides a meal to a person in need.
Governance: Passes checks

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Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen and Social Center

  Hunger - Soup Kitchen|  Cincinnati, OH

Impact: $3 provides a meal to a person in need.
Governance: Passes checks

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Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio

  Hunger - Food Bank|  3 counties in OH

Impact: $2 provides a meal to a person in need.
Governance: Passes checks

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Top Homelessness Nonprofits

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Heart House

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  Dearborn County, IN

Impact: $20 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Governance: Passes checks

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Bethany House Services

  Homelessness - Emergency Shelter|  Cincinnati, OH

Impact: $20 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Governance: Passes checks

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Top Education Nonprofits

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Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation

  Education - Postsecondary Scholarships|  Cincinnati, OH

Impact: $2,200 increases income for a scholarship recipient in need by $2,900.
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Top Veterans Nonprofits

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Disabled American Veterans

  Veterans - Veterans Disability Benefits|  Cold Spring, KY

Impact: $920 increases disability benefits claimed by a veteran by $51,000.
Governance: Passes checks

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