What is the Business Pivot?

This business pivot is the final phase of United Way of Greater Cleveland’s three-year strategic plan that began in 2016.
It is the culmination of the work announced last June to create the interconnected Community Hub for Basic Needs and Impact Institute:

  • To meet the immediate needs of people living in poverty, including food and shelter, the Community Hub for Basic Needs was created to educate and engage the community, including other nonprofit, public and private sector partners, in conversations about major issues we must work together on to solve for Cleveland.
  • To focus on long-term solutions to the deeply rooted causes of poverty, including systemic racism, lack of quality housing and childhood abuse, the Impact Institute, a think tank with an action plan, brings together public, private and nonprofit sector leaders under the leadership of Dr. Delos “Toby” Cosgrove, Distinguished Chair, to identify and create long-term solutions to address these root causes.