Salvation Army in Greater Cincinnati

Name of Non-Profit Organization * Salvation Army in Greater Cincinnati
Today’s Date: * Monday, August 19, 2019
Organization’s website
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number * 13-5562351
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? * 1933
Address *

114 East Central
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
United States
County * Hamilton
Your Name * Gerald Planck
Your Title * Divisional Grant Writer
Your email address *
Your Phone Number (513) 762-5645
Executive Director’s Name * Major Timothy Lyle
Executive Director’s email address *
What is the mission of your organization? The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *
  • (3) Children
  • (9) Hunger
  • (11) Poverty
Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists?
The Salvation Army was established in 1865 and since then has been serving those suffering from extreme poverty and in desperate need of hope. Locally, we serve more than 60,000 individuals each year through many key programs such as Emergency Assistance (food, clothing, transportation, utility bills) and Family Shelter, Transitional and Permanent Housing, Youth Development, Emergency Disaster Services, Anti-Human Trafficking, Adult Rehabilitation Services and more. Services are available at several place-based community centers located in impoverished and struggling neighborhoods in and around Cincinnati.

We take a holistic approach to meeting the needs of individuals and families, whether social, emotional, material and/or spiritual- and when we are unable to meet those direct needs, we advocate for them and rely on one or more of our many agency partnerships around the counties we serve to further assist our families.

We work with multiple agency collaboratives across our community with resolve to eradicate poverty and end the suffering of the underserved in our area:

• Our emergency shelter, the longest in operation within the city of Cincinnati, has been a member of an 18 year coalition called the Family Housing Partnership- this group has worked together to address homelessness through regular meetings, implementing consistent policies to streamline services, and has advantaged from pooled funding.

• The Salvation Army is also a member of Solutions for Family Homelessness which includes Bethany House, The YWCA and Interfaith Hospitality Network, and works to end family homelessness through a model encompassing prevention, policy change, housing and capacity building.

• The Salvation Army is a member of United Way’s Learning Circle, Stabilization Pilot Program, and a newly formed community consortium designed to streamline services.

• in September 2017 we were invited to participate in the Child Poverty Collaborative’s One to One Family Initiative to help address local childhood poverty rates.

With more than 150 years of experience managing and administering social services programs and vast agency collaborations, we have learned that the pathway out of poverty is complex, requiring solid case management and consumer engagement, smart community partnerships and an unrelenting push for systemic change.

Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? * Yes, Grades 9 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web. Bell Ringer at Donation Kettles
Adopt-A-Family (Christmas activity)
Donut Dash 5k Race
Donut Lassies for Donut Day celebration on Fountain Square
Volunteer coordinator Julie Budden
Volunteer coordinator’s email address
Volunteer coordinator’s phone number (513) 762-5600