John A Schroth Family Charitable Trust Awards $30,000 to Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. to Support Financial Stability of Families

CINCINNATI, OH – The John A Schroth Family Charitable Trust through the PNC Charitable Trusts Grant Review Committee has awarded $30,000 to Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. for financial stability of families.


Santa Maria Community Services offers free financial education, financial coaching, and financial tools to help individuals reach their financial goals. Services are available to assist participants to make educated decisions regarding finances so they can increase net income, credit, and net worth.


“This grant from the John A Schroth Family Charitable Trust will help Santa Maria continue to provide one-on-one coaching for individuals to help them better understand credit reports, identify strategies for improving their financial future, and learn about basic banking,” said H.A. Musser, Jr., President and CEO of Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. “This grant will support our work with individuals on completing a financial assessment, and identifying opportunities to save money on things like check cashing fees, tax preparation costs, finance charges and other hidden costs.”


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Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. is an independent, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization originally founded by the Sisters of Charity in 1897 and place-based in Cincinnati Ohio’s Price Hill community. Santa Maria provides more than 3,000 individuals with educational tools and resources to build strong families, promote healthy residents, and foster neighborhood revitalization. Our Price Hill Family Centers provide a welcoming environment and the coaching, support, and flexibility to assist families to achieve their identified goals toward stabilization and self-sufficiency. Our mission is to be a catalyst and advocate for Greater Price Hill families to attain their educational, financial, and health goals. Our vision is for Greater Price Hill to be a vibrant, thriving, and self-sustaining community.


Christy Cauley
Santa Maria Community Services
(513) 227-6023