Ohio Revised Code 107.12 establishes the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives within the office of the Governor. There are 4 requirements of the GOFBCI according to ORC 107.12:
I. Serve as a clearinghouse of information on federal, state, and local funding for charitable services performed by organizations.
II. Encourage organizations to seek public funding for their charitable services.
III. Assist local, state, and federal agencies in coordinating their activities to secure maximum use of funds and efforts that benefit people receiving charitable services from organizations.
IV. Advise the governor, general assembly, and the advisory board of the governor's office of faith-based and community initiatives on the barriers that exist to collaboration between organizations and governmental entities and on ways to remove the barriers.
Advisory Board Members
Sister Jeanne Bessette
Bishop Larry Macon Sr.
Rep. Tim Ginter
Sen. Terry Johnson
Rabbi Avi Goldstein
Dr. S. Zaheer Hasan, MD
The mission of the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives is to promote solutions, including those from faith-based partners, to community needs and support the development of collaborative efforts to improve the well-being of all Ohioans.
The vision of Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives is to build a strong network of compassion in Ohio among the faith-based and nonprofit sector that serves as a safety net for Ohioans in need.
Expand our Network — Build a state-wide network of compassion in Ohio among the faith-based and nonprofit sector that serves as a safety net for Ohioans in need.
Granting / Impact Investing — Strengthen the skills and competencies of faith-based and non profit organizations in Ohio to become fortified and locally sustainable.
Build Capacity — Fund selected faith-based and non profit organizations that offer transformative life altering programs and services for Ohioans in temporary need.
Showcase Compassion — Celebrate and showcase thriving faith-based and non profit organizations championing local solutions and share their methods generously.