How We Use Resources

Making a Real Difference. Your Support Goes a Long Way.

St. Vincent de Paul is primarily a private sector response to need in our community. We do not receive funding from United Way, Catholic Ministries Appeal,  or the Archbishop’s Fund. Gifts range from $5 a month given by a caring senior citizen to thousands of dollars from a corporation or an individual bequest. Without these many gifts, we simply would not be able to provide emergency assistance and basic necessities to more than 120,000 people in need each year throughout Cincinnati.

We make the most of your gifts.

Here's How Your Money is Spent:

  • Furniture, Clothing & other Basic Necessities 73%
  • Emergency Assistance 14%
  • Edyth & Carl Lindner Choice Food Pantry 6%
  • Car Program 2%
  • Organization Development (including administration and fundraising) 5%

As an affirmation of our stewardship, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) selected St. Vincent de Paul - Cincinnati to receive the prestigious Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics in 2008 in the large Non-Profit category.

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St. Vincent de Paul has received top-level recognition from the BBB, GuideStar and Charity Navigator, and America's premier independent charity evaluator. Click on the logos to review ratings.

For more information on the Society and how you can make a difference, please contact us.