The Cincinnati Community ToolBank is a nonprofit tool lending program that provides fellow not-for-profit organizations with year-round access to an inventory of tools for use in volunteer projects and for facility and grounds maintenance. We provide tools to enhance the charitable sector’s capacity to serve, facilitating hands-on volunteerism in the greater Cincinnati area.
The Cincinnati ToolBank maintains a 15,000 sq ft warehouse on Central Avenue with an inventory comprised of more than 160 different types of tools and equipment in volumes large enough to equip thousands of volunteers at a time. Access to ToolBank tools eliminates the need for agencies to incur the expense of purchasing, repairing, and storing tools, reducing the costs associated with service projects and allowing these agencies to focus more of their resources on their mission.
To learn more about who we serve and our impact in the community, check out our FAQ page here. You can also view our full list of member agencies here to see if the organizations you care about are ToolBank users.
The Cincinnati Community ToolBank officially opened its doors to the not-for-profit community in July of 2012. The Cincinnati ToolBank is an affiliate of ToolBank USA, the Atlanta-based parent organization of the new national network of ToolBanks. The Cincinnati ToolBank is modeled after the highly successful Atlanta Community ToolBank, which has served greater Atlanta’s not-for-profit sector for more than 20 years. Though an affiliate of the ToolBank network, the Cincinnati ToolBank is independently operated, governed by a local board of directors, and relies solely on local funding to fulfill its mission.