Giving Circles Request for Proposal

Find out more about Greater Cincinnati Foundation's targeted Giving Circles Request for Proposal (RFP) process.

Greater Cincinnati Foundation is committed to connecting people with purpose. To amplify the impact our limited grant making budget can have on our community, we are partnering with passionate donors to offer additional funding opportunities. GCF and our donors are joining together to offer requests for proposals to meaningfully and collectively support organizations through our Giving Circles.

Find out more how we invest in our community. 

Giving Circle RFP Schedule

Arts and Culture (Deadline: August 30, 2019)

Purpose: To support creative placemaking* projects and programming, as well as cultural events that help transform communities into lively, beautiful, inclusive and resilient places with the arts at their core — especially local efforts that enhance the quality of life and help build relationships and opportunities for existing residents.  

Application Deadline: Friday, August 30, 2019, by 5:00 p.m.



*Please note, GCF is on a calendar year schedule: Quarter 1 is January - March, Quarter 2 is April - June, Quarter 3 is July -September, Quarter 4 is October - December.

Please continue to check back for updates regarding RFP deadlines, as we will add these to this page as each becomes available. If you would like to be notified via email of upcoming RFPs, email us at to be added to our list. You can also follow us on social media

Have questions about our new process? See our Grants FAQs.

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Want to get involved?

Giving Circles bring together generous individuals to pool their resources and make a big impact around a shared passion. Participation in a giving circle can increase awareness of — and connections to — nonprofit organizations that are responding in effective ways to causes about which you care deeply.  For more information, email us.

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