Cincinnati Works recognized for commitment to bottom-up empowerment, receives up to $300,000 in grants over next three years to accelerate their impact and transform how society thinks about ending poverty.
Cincinnati, OH (November, 9 2023) – Cincinnati Works was selected to join Stand Together Foundation’s highly selective Catalyst Impact Grant Program to accelerate their impact and transform how society thinks about ending poverty in America.
Since 1996, Cincinnati Works has been committed to building a stronger workforce and helping area workers succeed. Partnering with a variety of employers, the organization assists workers in strengthening soft skills and building financial acumen to gain valuable career experience.
Cincinnati Works provides individualized education on a series of personal finance topics and addresses challenges that arise in the workplace. Financial and workforce coaching are key components of this effort, helping participants reach a greater level of stability. By taking such a holistic approach, the organization is positioning workers to thrive in the workplace on a long-term basis.
Catalyst Impact Grant Program participants will receive Principle Based Management™ coaching and consulting and a grant for as much as $300,000 over three years to grow their impact. This grant program is part of a $30 million initiative to support 100 nonprofits fighting poverty by 2025. Each organization will also receive access to and participate in a new customer-first measurement approach Stand Together Foundation has created to understand and differentiate their impact.
“That which we receive is not just a grant; it is a catalyst for change. With gratitude in our hearts, we embrace the Principle Based Management™ coaching and consulting that will enable us to continue to lead with purpose. This multi-year grant from the Catalyst Impact Grant Program fuels our mission to break the cycles of poverty, affirming that true leadership begins with empowering from the bottom up, not controlling from the top down. Together, we will make a lasting impact and build a better future,” said Tianay Amat, President and CEO of Cincinnati Works.
Cincinnati Works was identified and selected to participate in the Catalyst Impact Grant Program for their demonstrated commitment to bottom-up empowerment rather than top-down control to advance new and better approaches to breaking cycles of poverty. An example of this is their Accountability/Responsibility agreement between coaches and Members. This strategy makes it clear that Cincinnati Works Members are creating their own goals and making their own decisions, while coaches are supporting and providing resources along the Member’s journey.
“We are excited to welcome our newest cohort of Catalyst Impact Partners who have consistently exemplified our principles in action,” said Evan Feinberg, executive director at Stand Together Foundation. “From personal and academic support for families to health care to strengthening cross-cultural communities and beyond, these leading nonprofits are transforming philanthropy and how we tackle poverty in America. We look forward to deepening our partnership and amplifying their unique approach to truly empower people to realize their full potential.”
Impact Partners will be expected to:
- Build the movement toward empowerment. Reject one-size-fits-all and pioneer a future driven by empowerment among philanthropists and nonprofits.
- Advance a vision and management culture that empowers rather than controls. Impact Partners will focus on leveraging Principle Based Management (PBM) to empower their employees to empower the people they serve. PBM provides a holistic approach to making decisions, solving problems, and creating value for individuals and society.
- Model a “customer-first” impact vision. Impact Partners will participate in Stand Together Foundation’s pioneering measurement approach to understand impact through customer feedback.
About Cincinnati Works
Since the 1990s, Cincinnati Works has been committed to building a stronger workforce and helping area workers succeed. Cincinnati Works partners with a variety of regional employers to solve a range of workforce needs: filling open positions with quality candidates, retaining employees, supporting second chance hires, and developing potential leaders. Cincinnati Works assists individuals in strengthening soft skills and building financial acumen to gain valuable career experience. Learn more at cincinnatiworks.org.
About Stand Together Foundation
Stand Together Foundation is committed to breaking the cycle of poverty in America by driving change from within communities. We are building a community of social entrepreneurs who believe in people, work from the bottom up, and unite with anyone to do right. Since 2016, we have committed over $180 million and counting to fuel the innovation of nonprofits throughout the country to build stronger, safer communities where all people can learn, contribute, and realize their full potential. Our goal is to help nonprofit leaders maximize their impact to transform more lives – breaking cycles of poverty. Learn more at StandTogetherFoundation.org.