About MADINT & 990's


Making A Difference Inc. (MADI), was chartered by the State of Ohio on June 5, 2000 as a public organization. Effective the same date, the IRS approved Making A Difference Inc. as a 501C3 tax exempt public charity under Federal income tax section 501(c)(3). Please see our exemption letter. Also, please see our Form 990-N.

As a result of our 2010 strategic plan revision,  our domain name was changed to Making A Difference International (MADINT) reflect a global mission: www.makingadifferenceinternational.org. Effective August 19, 2010, we  received State of Ohio approval to change our name to Making A Difference International. The name change was submitted to the IRS on August 20, 2010 and the official records at the IRS have been changed to reflect the change. Donations can be accepted under either name.

Our first project was the Faith-Based Male Responsibility Mentoring Program supported by Montgomery County funds awarded to the Greater Dayton Christian Connections and further awarded to MADI. 

MADI was also a recipient of the Riverside Youth Investment project for counseling and case management support of youth from Appalachian backgrounds. 

After 911, funding dried up for these projects and we are back to our vision of being viewed as a center where faith based and secular capacity building assets comfortably meet to improve the community in a holistic way. Today we are being the catalyst to cause the formation of volunteer based strategic coaching teams which will help selected inner city nonprofits implement operations best practices. These teams will build the nonprofits capacity to do more service with less resources in a sustainable way.

The hopeful result - inner-city involuntary poverty will be eliminated and people will be lead to self-sufficiency.

October 20, 2010 the North Carolina Secretary of State approved our application for a certificate of authority to conduct business in the state.

Below are two earlier visions shown though separate 1998 and 2003 presentations given to Dayton leaders, activist, and citizens. Common to both is the link between Welfare Reform (poverty reduction/elimination), self-sufficiency, capacity building, and Making A Difference's interest in each.  This linkage of the past is evident today in our vision. These older presentations are also helping shape our strategic plan which is now under development:

1998 Presentation

2003 Presentation

Organizational Chart

Planning effort:

2010 Strategic Plan - Complete

2011 Strategic Plan Complete

2011 Business Plan under development - targeted for completion Sept. 15, 2011