Thank you to the organizations we work with, both funders and others. Without you we wouldn’t be as close as we are to opening, and we wouldn’t currently be getting at least some fresh and healthy food into two neighborhoods.

In alphabetical order …

Churches Active In Northside (CAIN)

Churches Active In Northside (CAIN) is a 501(c)(3) award-winning non-profit neighborhood ministry that transforms lives and inspires hope by providing nutritious food, crisis assistance, resources, and compassion in a way that respects human dignity and builds a more vibrant community CAIN assists 45223 zip code households who are low-income and under-resourced with food and other necessities, meals, and shelter – offered as a tangible expressions of God’s love. CAIN extends compassionate hospitality through its Rainbow Choice Food Pantry, Phil’s Place free community weekly dinner, and Grace Place temporary transitional housing for women and children.

Cincinnati Development Fund

Cincinnati Development Fund (CDF) is a passionate champion of the Greater Cincinnati community. Through our real estate development financing, nonprofit facilities loans, technical assistance and development services, we help revitalize urban core neighborhoods and bring new life to struggling communities.

Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative

The Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative (CUCI) emerged in the wake of a historic agreement signed in October, 2009 between Mondragon and the United Steelworkers, North America’s largest industrial union, to launch union-cooperatives in the United States. The agreement opened the door for the opportunity for CUCI’s to create jobs that are family supporting and improve the local economy in the Greater Cincinnati area by replicating and enhancing the long standing success of Mondragon’s Worker-Owned Cooperative Model by implementing the United Steelworker (USW) – Mondragon agreement.

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Finance Fund

Finance Fund is a statewide nonprofit financial intermediary that enables the revitalization of economically distressed communities across Ohio.  Established in 1987, Finance Fund connects Ohio’s under served communities with public and private sources of capital. We simplify the complexities of the funding process and manage the flow of millions of public and private dollars to help good ideas come to life—ideas that change systems, create jobs, address community needs and improve the quality of life.

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Fund for Democratic Communities

The Fund for Democratic Communities is a Greensboro, North Carolina based foundation supporting community-centered initiatives and institutions that foster authentic democracy and make communities better places to live.

Interact For Health

Interact for Health improves the health of people in the Cincinnati region by being a catalyst for health and wellness. We accomplish our mission by promoting healthy living through grants, education, and policy. Interact for Health is an independent nonprofit that serves 20 counties in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.

Northsiders Engaged in Sustainable Transformation (NEST)

NEST is the Cincinnati Northside Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation, doing business as Northsiders Engaged in Sustainable Transformation. NEST is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 tax-exempt, tax-deductible organization. NEST is a neighborhood development corporation organized to: address blighted and vacant property conditions; promote homeownership; encourage new business development; and, deter crime.

Northside Farmers Market

The Northside Farmers Market has been in existence for approximately 10 years. We have 25-30 vendors selling everything from produce, fruit, bread, cheese, pastries, jams, meats, ferments, soaps, gluten free baked goods, spices, chocolates, coffees, and much more. We currently have a staff of two: Emily, Manager and Katie, Assistant Manager.


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Ohio Employee Ownership Center

The Ohio Employee Ownership Center, a non-profit outreach center of Kent State University, supports the development of business across Ohio and around the world by its efforts that are proven to save jobs, create wealth, and grow the economy. The OEOC’s work rests on a simple philosophy: broader ownership of productive assets is a good thing for employees, communities, and our country.


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Working In Neighborhoods

For over 35 years, Working In Neighborhoods has assisted low and moderate-income Hamilton County residents to bring stability to their neighborhoods and to their families. By brokering relationships with key decision-makers, WIN is an effective leader in the areas of housing development, foreclosure prevention, home ownership, leadership development, and energy conservation.