May 23, 2024

Many nonprofits in our region depend on volunteers to support and/or do the work of the organization. This week’s feature article from Independent Sector, with the Do Good Institute at the University of Maryland, recently announced the estimate for the value of a volunteer hour was $33.49 in 2023, a 5.3% increase from 2022. This is a great article to share with your team and board. 

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Value of Volunteer Time

Volunteers in the United States hold up the foundation of civil society. They help their neighbors, serve their communities, and provide their expertise. No matter what kind of volunteer work they do, they are contributing in invaluable ways.

Independent Sector, with the Do Good Institute at the University of Maryland, announced on April 23, 2024 that the estimate for the value of a volunteer hour was $33.49 in 2023, a 5.3% increase from 2022. Read the full report for national and state-by-state data on the value of volunteer time.

Why Do We Calculate a Value of Volunteer Time?

Putting a dollar value on volunteer hours will never do justice to their true worth, but it is just one way for us to show the contributions individuals and organizations have made in our communities. The estimate helps acknowledge the millions of individuals who dedicate their time, talents, and energy to making a difference. Charitable organizations frequently use this estimate to quantify the enormous value volunteers provide.


The National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) Board announced today the appointment of the next Executive Director, Jim Hudson

Best Point Education & Behavioral Health is proud to announce Dani Green as the organization's new Chief Clinical Officer.


The Greater Cincinnati Nonprofit News is accepting 2024 Sponsorships. Learn more here and contact us to schedule a discovery call.

Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired (CABVI) is pleased to announce that the agency is a recipient of the 2024 Inspiration Foundation Assistive Technology Grant. CABVI is honored to have been awarded this grant that will provide equipment for our Assistive Technology Services.

The Corporation for Findlay Market thanks the Farmer Family Foundation, the Unnewehr Foundation, the Edelweiss Foundation and the KeyBank Foundation for their support of our food innovation programs, including our Findlay Kitchen food incubator, Findlay Launch storefront accelerator program, and Findlay Learn educational courses.

The Warren County Foundation and Jewell Education Foundation are collaborating to award scholarships to students from Carlisle, Franklin, Kings, Lebanon, Little Miami, Springboro, Waynesville and WC Career Center High Schools.

Green Umbrella is hosting the first Greater Cincinnati Regional Green Schoolyards Summit, Wednesday, June 5, Aiken New Tech High School. This Summit will showcase collaboration among key partners in the movement to create accessible, equitable outdoor learning spaces for children at Cincinnati Public Schools. Registration is open now and space is limited. This is an inclusive event, and scholarships are available by contacting the Green Schoolyards Manager, Cynthia Walters, at

The Red Shoe Crew, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati’s young professionals' group, held its largest fundraising event, Par-Tee Fore the House, at Topgolf on Sunday, May 5. The event featured Topgolf play, brunch, drinks, raffles, and more, with all proceeds going to support the families of Cincinnati’s Ronald McDonald House. This year, the event raised nearly $11,000 for the House.

Cincinnati Hamilton County Community Action Agency would like to thank the Campbell County Middle School students for selecting CAA for their Magnified Giving gift of $1,000. These funds will support our community members with emergency home assistance.

ArtWorks has been approved for a $100,000 Our Town award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support a public art project for the CROWN multi-use trail network. ArtWorks, in partnership with Tri-State Trails and local community groups, will install two murals and a sculptural installation along Cincinnati's multi-use trail network, the CROWN, in Avondale.

Easterseals Redwood and Clovernook Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired announced a new partnership that will expand services for people with disabilities throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. This partnership will bring more services to both sides of the Ohio River with the purpose of supporting more people with disabilities in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region. 

Busam Subaru continues to drive impact in the Greater Cincinnati region and beyond. Queen City Book Bank (QCBB) is proud to be the Subaru “Share the Love” Hometown Beneficiary for the seventh consecutive year. The event was an incredible success, raising $31,645. This generous contribution brings the seven-year total raised in support of QCBB’s literacy programs to over $188,000.

Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. is pleased to announce another collaborative event, "Reading with a Twist in the Park/Conversemos en el Parque!,” as part of its Promoting our Preschoolers (POP) program. Thursdays, Jun6 – July 11, 1:00pm-2:00pm. RSVP 513.235.7721.

Hearing Speech + Deaf Center (HSDC) has launched the Vision 100 endowment campaign to raise $1.2 million and solidify communication solutions for people in the Greater Cincinnati area for another century. The Vision 100 endowment will allow HSDC to expand essential services for individuals of all ages with deafness communication deficits and sensory disorders throughout Greater Cincinnati. HSDC is the region’s only nonprofit organization to provide world-class services for deafness and communication and sensory disorders, regardless of patients’ ability to pay.

Please join us June 12-15 for DoitforJack's 2nd annual Fentanyl Awareness Week in Loveland. The event kicks off with a 5k run on 6/12 at Fleet Feet, followed by a concert in the park 6/14, yoga at Rodi Saturday morning, and an afternoon celebration of Jack's birthday at Cindy's on 6/15.

The Warren County Foundation recently awarded discretionary grants to the Heritage Miami Bluffs Men's Club and Little Miami Watershed Network.

CAT is excited to share that they have been awarded a $15,000 Waste Reduction Innovation Grant from Hamilton County R3source to magnify the organization’s sustainability initiatives. This grant will propel eco-friendly efforts projected to eliminate an astounding 20,000+ pounds of paper towels and 17,000+ pounds of disposable cups over the course of the next five years. 

Santa Maria Community Services is pleased to announce the receipt of a one-year award from the SC Ministry Foundation to support its Promoting Our Preschoolers (POP) program.

Learn all the ways One Source Center supports your work. Visit, shop and lunch with us at our Annual Open House on Thursday, June 13, 8:30am-3:30pm, OneSource Center for Nonprofit Excellence, 936 Dalton Avenue. Members and non-members alike are welcome (the one special time during the year that non-members can shop the Common Good Store and Furniture Bank), so bring all of your favorite community partners with you. 

The Samaritan Car Care Clinic in Covington is pleased to share that the Women’s Fund of Greater Cincinnati Foundation has provided a generous grant of $15,000 to the Clinic. Grant funds will be used to help the many low-income single mothers referred to the Clinic who desperately need car repairs. Thank you for supporting the Samaritan Car Care Clinic’s efforts to address transportation barriers to financial independence.


Aviatra Accelerators, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting women entrepreneurs, announces the opening of applications for the 2024 MOMENTUM® Accelerator program, a comprehensive business education program for early and mid-stage women entrepreneurs. This in-person, ten-week program is tailored for entrepreneurs who have been in business between one and five years, with total revenue of $50,000+ and who are seeking to build on their business momentum. Women entrepreneurs can apply for MOMENTUM® until May 27, 2024.

The Rescue Kitchen Network is recruiting partner organizations for its second cohort. Applications are due by June 15, 2024. The program is actively seeking partnerships in the Midwest but all interested organizations with experience in food rescue or operating commissaries are encouraged to apply. If you are interested in learning more, please reach out to You can also find more information on La Soupe's website at

Impact 100 Cincinnati, a woman-powered collective giving circle bringing together more than 400 members from across the region, returns for its 24th grant cycle with four, $100,000 grants available to qualifying local nonprofit organizations. Find more information here.

The Women's Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2024-25 grant cycle. For this cycle, grant funds will be designated to support organizational transformation to benefit gender and racial equity within the greater Cincinnati region, and within the organizations that work on key issue areas in the economic mobility and self-sufficiency spaces. Interested nonprofits can learn more, download the RFP guidelines, and apply through their website.

Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) has many ways of investing in the community, some of these ways are proactive, while some are responsive. Request for Proposals (RFP) are now being accepted in support of organizations that drive the inclusion and accessibility of people living with physical and developmental disabilities. We invite your organization to partner with us to drive equitable change in our community by applying today. 


Metropolitan Nonprofit Member + Prospective Member Meet Up, with host Greater Cincinnati Nonprofit News, June 11, 4:30p-7:00pm at the Metropolitan Club. Come meet Metropolitan member Jane Page-Steiner, publisher of Greater Cincinnati Nonprofit News, and hear about opportunities to partner with her and the Metropolitan as we achieve our mission to unite diverse leaders to make a difference in our community. Area funders, including Heidi Jark, Fifth Third Foundation; Nancy Grayson, Horizon Funds; and Bernie McKay, Haile Foundation will be available to talk and share what they are seeing in the current nonprofit funding landscape. Click here for registration.

OneSource Center for Nonprofit Excellence presents the Better together Session: Collaboration Among Agencies, June 11, 9:00am-11:00am, Greater Cincinnati Foundation. Collaborations don’t always lead to mergers! Join us for a panel discussion to learn about different types of successful collaborations and hear from the agencies that have found how working with other agencies has benefited them, the stumbling blocks to be aware of, and the positive difference it has made for their agencies. Register here.


Volunteers play a vital role in supporting Center for Addiction Treatment’s addiction recovery services. By becoming involved and providing help, you can make an impact in all areas at CAT, from driving patients to meetings to serving on volunteer leadership committees. We offer a variety of ways to help so you can find what programs or services fit best with your skills, talents and personality. Find more information here.

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