Crossroad Health Center Receives $2.2 Million Grant from Yield Giving

This generous gift from MacKenzie Scott’s Yield Giving Foundation allows Crossroad to expand and enhance health care services to low-income and uninsured children and adults in our community. 

Crossroad Health Center has received a $2.2 million grant from Yield Giving, the foundation established by philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.

Crossroad was selected by the foundation through its “quiet research” process. According to the foundation’s website, Yield Giving identifies candidate organizations working to advance the opportunities of people in underserved communities. The foundation was established to share a financial fortune created through the effort of countless people and named after a belief in adding value by giving up control. Yield Giving’s gift is unrestricted based on their conviction that those who lead the selected nonprofit know best what their community’s needs are. Crossroad will use the funds to enhance and expand its services to low-income and uninsured children and adults in Greater Cincinnati and Harrison.

“Yield Giving’s gift of $2.2 million is truly transformative,” says James J. Berrens, Crossroad CEO. “The word ‘surprised’ does not even begin to express my feelings when I received a phone call announcing the gift. I waited until I saw the money in our Crossroad bank account before I really believed it. This donation will make an enormous difference in our ability to care for more low-income patients in our city.”

Yield Giving’s donation comes at a critical time for Crossroad as they prepare to renovate a larger space near Findlay Market to better accommodate the needs of their patients. The new site will replace their current Over-the-Rhine office on Liberty Street.

Crossroad is one of 360 nonprofit organizations nationwide selected by Yield Giving to receive grants. MacKenzie Scott says, “Excited to call attention to these 360 outstanding organizations, every one of whom could use more allies.” She added, “Inspired by all the ways people work together to offer each other goodwill and support.”

Local 12 sat down with James Berrens to discuss this gift and you can see that story here at this link:  Health center gets $2.2 million surprise grant, calling it a ‘gift from God’ | WKRC (