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Grants at GCF

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation manages a variety of grant programs to honor our donors' charitable intentions and help our community thrive.

GCF is able to make these grants because of the generosity of donors. These gifts are important to the community because they allow the Foundation the flexibility to meet changing community needs, now and in the future.

What type of grants do you award?

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation administers grants to address a wide range of community needs and issues. We award grants to qualified nonprofit 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Below is list of grants we provide.

Community Grants

GCF makes grants from community and field of interest funds. We award these grants for services in eight counties: Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren (Ohio); Boone, Kenton and Campbell (Kentucky); and Dearborn (Indiana).

Find out more about our Community Grants

Grants for Kids

GCF offers two Grants for Kids programs, Learning Links and Summertime Kids, which provide grants of up to $1,000 to support innovative educational and enrichment projects for area youth.

Review our Grants for Kids info

Private Foundation Grants

GCF has very special partnerships with several local private foundations and charitable funds. Our professional staff help the foundations' trustees carry out their charitable vision by advising and administering their grantmaking. 

Review the guidelines for each foundation


Since GCF’s founding in 1963, many donors have chosen to carry out their charitable legacy by establishing scholarship funds. Learn more about scholarships at GCF

The Women's Fund Grants

The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has several grant opportunities for programs aimed at improving the lives of women and girls.

Get info on The Women's Fund Grants

Other Grant Opportunities

Grants from The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio

A supporting organization of GCF, HealthPath Foundation of Ohio manages a grants program in the areas of preventive oral health, Strengthening Ohio's Safety Net and family violence prevention.

Grants from Our Donor Advised Funds

Many of the donors of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation will suggest grants to nonprofits through their donor advised funds

Learn more about giving with GCF.

Need to log in our system to manage your grant?

If you need to log into Foundant, our grants management system, you can do so here:

GCF's Foundant Login


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