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 providing small capacity building grants to 43 community organizations serving 60 counties throughout the state of Ohio. These grantees will strive to expand and build their free tax services through The Ohio Benefit Bank and reach more low- and moderate-income tax filers than ever before! Thank you to all applicants for your interest in expanding access to free tax services!