A few weeks ago, we announced our new systems-change approach and that we will invest $11.4 million in 86 partners working toward true community change, so all Greater Cincinnati families achieve economic well-being.
Today, I am excited to pass on the names of those partners and to share the opportunity areas they are working on. I expect great things from these partnerships! Nearly 20 percent of our partners are new and 25 percent are Black-led; we are bringing new voices and new solutions to decades-old challenges.
These are not the only organizations we are funding. In total, we invested $25 million in solutions and services. United Way chose the systems-change partners based on their alignment with our new focus and their work in our opportunity areas. If you do not see your favorite organization listed, know our decision is not a judgment of their work. Many have been great partners doing tremendous work. We also support or partner with many beyond this funding opportunity.
For those partners we no longer fund, we supplied an extra six months of funding through June 2022 to help each adjust. They also will receive all money designated to them from last year’s campaign.
We hope you will continue your support of your favorite agency, while also supporting United Way’s work of promoting economic well-being for all through true systemic change. We are convinced this approach is the best for long-term success.