We are a non-profit policy research institute. We create a more vibrant, equitable, sustainable and inclusive Ohio through research, strategic communications, coalition building and policy advocacy. We create an economy that works…for everyone.
Our work falls into four major and related buckets:
A fair economy: good jobs, worker rights, smart training, and opportunity for all.
A quality Ohio: adequate and fair taxes to support the schools, neighborhoods and infrastructure we all need.
Sustainable communities: investments in transit, renewable energy, conservation and other smart solutions that create jobs and support communities.
Pathways out of poverty: reasonable regulations to help families earn and save, build assets, avoid unfair loans, and build a better future for themselves and their children.
The work of Policy Matters Ohio has contributed substantially to innovative policy changes that improve the lives of Ohio families and strengthen Ohio communities. These include:
Policy Matters has received awards from The Nation magazine, Cincinnati CityBeat, the northeast Ohio chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, the Mandel Center for Non-Profit Organizations, the Ohio Association of Non-Profit Organizations, the Ohio Federation of Teachers, and Inside Business magazine.
Policy Matters is proud to get generous grants from the Ford Foundation, the George Gund Foundation, the St. Luke’s Foundation, the Cleveland Foundation, the Sisters of Charity Foundation, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the Public Welfare Foundation, the Stoneman Family Foundation, the Working Poor Families Project, Environmental Health Watch, the Ohio Organizing Collaborative, the Raymond John Wean Foundation, the EMA Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, the Doll Family Foundation, Central Ohio Community Shares, Greater Cleveland Community Shares, and individuals like you.
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