There are currently 65, but when referring to the specific number of member charities, we prefer that you say "more than 60" or "60+."
Our member charities are community-based, volunteer-led charities that address a wide range of social and environmental issues.
To collaboratively raise funds for the benefit of member 501 (c) (3) non-profit charities actively engaged in programs directed toward community improvement, social change, and citizen education and empowerment.
To establish a strong financial base and ensure the continued existence and effectiveness of member charities.
To enhance the capacity of member charities to accomplish their missions through funding, leadership development, training, and education.
What Distinguishes Community Shares of Mid Ohio
It is governed by the Board of Trustees, which is comprised of representatives from each member charity that actively participate in decision making.
Donors can designate specific member charities.
There is a focus on education and service to the community; raising awareness of the root causes of social and economic problems; and generating preventative solutions.
Community Shares does not discriminate! Other organizations establish priority solely among health and human service charities, leaving out areas essential to the community's health and welfare.
As a federated fund, Community Shares ...
builds permanent capital, much like endowments;
is a key source of unrestricted capital for non-profits;
provides a cost-effective administrative mechanism;
bridges diverse segments of the community;
makes philanthropy more diverse and democratic; and
is an important vehicle for investing in the community.