The Board of Trustees of the Woodward High School of the City of Cincinnati (known as "Woodward Trust") was established in 1827 to provide for the educational benefit of needy children in the City of Cincinnati.

Need Components

The Trust's focus is currently divided into three needs:

1. Immediate Educational Need: School supplies, shoes, testing fees, etc.

2. Educational Benefit: Scholarships, enrichment, field trips, etc.

3. Systemic Change - Efforts aimed at eliminating the need for 1 & 2


Woodward Trust currently operates several primary programs:

CPS Student Assistance Program

Woodward Trust provides funding for needy Cincinnati Public School (CPS) K-12 students. Funds are used for school supplies, clothing, calculators and other similar items for specific needy students as well as educational field trips and fees for college applications and testing. These funds are administered by key CPS personnel within specific guidelines.

Assistance League Support

Woodward Trust provides funding for the Operation School Bell Program of the Assistance League of Greater Cincinnati, a program which provides uniform clothes, shoes, jackets and hygiene supplies for thousands of needy Cincinnati students.

Project Connect

Woodward Trust provides funding for Project Connect, a CPS-coordinated program providing year-round direct and collaborative support and programming for CPS students experiencing homelessness.

Academic Enhancement Programs

Woodward Trust provides funding to support programs providing hands-on tutoring, classroom support and other direct academic enhancements for "at risk" and other needy Cincinnati students. Programs have included University of Cincinnati's Gen-1 Theme House and Breakthrough Cincinnati.

Extra-Curricular Enhancement Programs

Woodward Trust provides funding for  programs providing hands-on extra-curricular activities designed to enhance development of "at risk" and other needy Cincinnati students. Programs include Elementz, WordPlay Cincy, Outdoor Adventure Clubs and Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's Project 38.

Our Next Program . . .

Woodward Trust invites and encourages those with suggestions for new and changed programs to contact us and to participate in discussing such alternatives. While Woodward Trust has limited funds, the Board of Trustees constantly strives to ensure the maximum benefit from its programs and funds.