On Giving Tuesday, December 1st, we all have an opportunity to give generously to nonprofit organizations that are committed to achieving the greater good. In this season of giving and receiving gifts, it’s easy to focus on what’s material to represent our friendship, love and best wishes. We pour our financial resources and countless hours into selecting the right item for each person, and wrapping and transporting it, for the pleasure of seeing the gift opened and appreciated by someone special.
Giving a generous gift to someone you will never meet or to an important cause or concern requires a different kind of mindset. The rewards are not immediate and results are often intangible.
As you think about making a gift during the outpouring of opportunities coming your way on Giving Tuesday, I ask that you consider Finance Fund. We are a statewide nonprofit organization that moves capital into low-income communities to create needed assets that grow local economies.
Through the generous support of donors, foundations, and our work with investors and partners, we build resources, and carefully manage them to provide grants, low-interest loans and nontraditional financing to projects that provide important goods and services to underserved areas – grocery stores, child care centers, schools, health care centers, affordable housing, manufacturing and community facilities. These businesses and organizations offer area low-income residents good, entry-level jobs that can provide health care benefits, training and opportunities for advancement. These projects contribute to the tax base, improve property values and stimulate additional private investment in neighboring businesses. From a small start, communities begin to grow and eventually to thrive.
This is our vision for the future of Ohio’s disadvantaged rural and urban communities. It is our great privilege to have sprouted or expanded many community and economic development projects since Finance Fund was founded in 1987. Please take a look at our Success Stories to see our work in action.
Thank you for being a friend of Finance Fund and for making this day of giving last well into the future for so many Ohioans. Please get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Director of Development Valerie Heiby at email@example.com with any questions.