EIN 45-3914880

Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative

IRS 501(c) type
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Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative partners with individuals and other organizations to develop worker-owned businesses which provide family- sustaining jobs and create economy that works for all.
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Program areas at Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative

Co-op education & culture building. We facilitated weekly team meetings and retreats with our co-op workers and boards, increasing business, financial, and communication skills. We held a sessions of a 12 week bootcamp co-op u for new co-op development which led to the formation of new co-ops described above as well as a co-op u for bhutanese refugees. This co-op u is leading to the launch of a grocery delivery co-op to increase food access for bhutanese neighbors. In late 2019, we hosted the Union co-op symposium, a conference to help support the development and expansion of Union co-op networks as a way to help create an economy that works for all, especially those who have been historically excluded. It drew 200 participants from around the country and as far away as mexico, england, and spain. We spoke at conferences and events around the country and hosted numerous visitors from other cities before covid.
Childcare co-op organizing Initiative. During fiscal year 2019-2020, co-op cincy's care share co-op prototype continued to be a model for increasing access to childcare while providing the caregiver with a living wage. We are beginning to work with co-op developers in 3 different cities to help bring care share to life where they are -jackson, Mississippi, santa ana, California, and springfield, Massachusetts
Transitioning business to employee ownership. We deepened our focus to helping retiring owners transition their companies to worker ownership. We hosted and participated in seminars on exit planning and selling to employees, and worked with an advisory group of business professors, economic development professionals, and business owners to help guide our efforts. We further developed partnerships with public and private entities in the economic development ecosystem. We are in the process of supporting a multi-year transition of a local manufacturer to worker ownership. Three other companies are seriously exploring selling to their employees as well.

Grants made by Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Greater Dayton Union Cooperative InitiativePartnership on Grant$25,000
Southeast Center for Cooperative DevelopmentFiscal Sponsorship$19,400

Who funds Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Tides FoundationEquality, Human Rights, and Economic Empowerment$175,000
TR Uw Jacob Schmidlapp #1Program Support$30,000
Green UmbrellaUsda Food Hubs$29,000
...and 3 more grants received

Personnel at Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative

Kristen BarkerFounder and Ed$38,427
Flequer VeraFounder and V$0
Katy HeinsChair$0
Ellen VeraFounder and D$58,806
Brian FrankTreasurer - Un$0

Financials for Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$404,515
Program services$3,782
Investment income and dividends$1
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$32,797
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$441,095

Form 990s for Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-04-06990View PDF
2019-062021-01-21990View PDF
2018-062019-04-15990View PDF
2017-062018-03-14990View PDF
2016-062017-07-17990View PDF
...and 1 more Form 990

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Data update history
July 28, 2022
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $175,000 from Tides Foundation
August 21, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2019
June 23, 2021
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2020
March 29, 2021
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $29,000 from Green Umbrella
September 30, 2020
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2018
Nonprofit Types
Social advocacy organizationsFood and nutrition programsCharities
Human servicesCommunity improvementFood and nutritionEconomic development
Fundraising eventsState / local levelManagement and technical assistanceTax deductible donations
General information
215 E 14TH St
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Metro area
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN
Hamilton County, OH
Website URL
(513) 403-9963
IRS details
Fiscal year end
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
K02: Food, Agriculture and Nutrition Management and Technical Assistance
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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