New Beginnings Project
Empowering Ohio-based credit unions to give people a way forward and an opportunity to feel financially empowered with a New Beginnings grant.
The Ohio Credit Union Foundation believes in building stronger communities and removing barriers through credit union partnerships. This specialized grant program is focused on four demographics and is designed to give people a way forward and an opportunity to feel financially empowered. The grant will provide one-time support, up to $10,000, for programs, projects, or initiatives that prioritize individuals reentering local communities. Funding is open to both new/pilot or existing programs, projects, or initiatives.
There are four funding priorities for this year's signature grant program.
Learn more about the New Beginnings Grant at these virtual and in-person events.
Alvis is a nonprofit human services agency with 50 years of experience providing highly effective treatment programs. Their lines of service include research-based, comprehensive reentry and family support programs; behavioral health and substance abuse treatment services; recovery housing for women and their children; and services to individuals with developmental disabilities who are trying to live more independently in the community.
Founded by a small group of women, often working without pay, Artemis was to provide services beyond the traditional housing and safety offered by shelters. Artemis has become a community resource for creating a coordinated response to domestic violence. This Collaborative has brought together law enforcement, criminal justice, child protection and health care professionals to develop protocols of response.
The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools and resources to help women of all backgrounds and experience the opportunity to thrive in work and in life.
Honest Jobs provides a fair chance to individuals impacted by the Criminal Justice System. Since launching in 2019, the nonprofit has attracted over 400 companies by providing technology that makes it easy to offer fair-chance employment while helping to mitigate the risk of negligent hiring.
Founded in 1996 as a provider of in-home therapeutic foster care, Necco has grown into a multi-state child welfare organization offering a broad array of services, including Adoption, Foster Care, Mental Health Counseling, Independent Living and Residential Living. Each of these service lines employs the most innovative programs and treatment approaches designed to equip children with the tools they need to live fulfilling, purpose-driven lives.
Star House Columbus provides local youth experiencing homelessness with a safe respite & the crucial connections to stabilizing resources—all in one.
St. Stephen's is a nonprofit based in the eastside neighborhood of Linden, focused on strengthening Franklin County families and community. Through their Neighborhood Service program, St. Stephens provides relief for those in emergency or short-term crises, and helps individuals and families, many of which are impacted by domestic abuse and addiction, to stay intact and stable through the provision of services and/or resources in the community. The St. Stephen's Family to Family program, contracted with Franklin County Children’s Services, helps strengthen and support families that currently have open cases with FCCS. The program focuses on keeping at-risk children in their own homes when possible, all while providing services to help the family achieve self-sufficiency and resolve the problems that brought them to the attention of Children’s Services.