News and Updates

The Ohio Benefit Bank News and Updates


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The Ohio Benefit Bank transforms communities. On June 23, 2011, we announced that our network had potentially returned more than $500 million in work supports and tax credits to Ohio’s communities. In July 2013, we surpassed the $1 billion mark! Watch a video about how far we have come since launching in 2006.

A Study on the Impact of The Ohio Benefit Bank

The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University conducted a study on the impact of The Ohio Benefit Bank. We commissioned the study thanks to funding from The Columbus Foundation. The study found that more than 50 percent of OBB users surveyed would have been “unlikely” or “very unlikely” to apply for benefits without The Ohio Benefit Bank. The results also showed that 83 percent of OBB users surveyed experienced either “good” or “excellent” customer service from The Ohio Benefit Bank. Read the executive summary, or view the full report.

Tax Assistance Capacity Building Grants

The Ohio Association of Foodbanks is seeking proposals to support the expansion of free tax services through the OBB throughout Ohio. View the Request for Proposals and complete the Grant Application (save the PDF to your desktop before editing so you can edit and save your work as you go). Applications are due October 22, 2014. Thank you for your interest in expanding access to free tax services!