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Will Woodward named The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s First Chief Financial Officer

Will Woodward named The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s First Chief Financial Officer

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is pleased to welcome its first Chief Financial Officer Will Woodward.

Top three nonprofit finalists selected in local $150,000 literacy grant competition

Top three nonprofit finalists selected in local $150,000 literacy grant competition

Scripps Howard Foundation, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Duke Energy Foundation and WCPO 9 On Your Side selected the top three finalists, out of a field of 14 nonprofit applicants, for $150,000 in grants to support childhood literacy initiatives in impoverished neighborhoods in the Tristate.

Women's Fund in the News: Tickets still available for Abby Wambach (VIDEO)

Meghan Cummings, executive director of The Women's Fund, and Sarah Huber, Chief Financial Officer of FC Cincinnati, talk about the upcoming A Conversation with Abby Wambach in this March 12 interview on Cincinnati Business Courier's Business Watch.

Career Opportunity: Senior Giving Strategies Officer (Full-Time)

Career Opportunity: Senior Giving Strategies Officer (Full-Time)

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is looking for a Senior Giving Strategies Officer. This position plays a significant leadership role in developing and carrying out GCF’s plans and strategies for engaging donors through superior relationship management.

Career Opportunity: Program Manager (Full-Time)

Career Opportunity: Program Manager (Full-Time)

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation seeks a Program Manager to be a driving force in helping fulfill the vision, mission and objectives of the Community Leadership/Grantmaking team. This new position will manage and coordinate the operational and program aspects of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s (GCF) grantmaking, community leadership and grant initiatives.

Desiré Bennett: Why I love The Women's Fund

In celebration of International Women's Day, we asked our Leadership Council member Desiré Bennett to share why she loves The Women Fund.

Update on GCF's Community Grants Process

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has been evaluating how our grantmaking strategy can be more innovative, focused, and effective. We are also considering strategic areas of focus for large scale community initiatives. These considerations result from an evaluation of our current processes that identifies opportunities for us to improve the way we support the community. As a result, we are not currently accepting applications for the Fall 2017 grant cycle.

The Women's Fund goes to the Statehouse - Ignite Change: A Day to Educate, Motivate, Advocate

The Women's Fund goes to the Statehouse - Ignite Change: A Day to Educate, Motivate, Advocate

On Thursday, February 16, 2017, The Women's Fund co-hosted Ignite Change, a day to educate, motivate, and advocate as we apply a gender lens to public policy.

Career Opportunity: Advocacy Coordinator for The Women's Fund

Career Opportunity: Advocacy Coordinator for The Women's Fund

The Women’s Fund is now hiring an Advocacy Coordinator to lead its public policy efforts. The Women's Fund leads our community in ensuring the economic self-sufficiency of women in our region. Through leadership, research, and grantmaking, we work to identify and address the barriers affecting working women and their families.

14 Nonprofits Selected for Next Step for Literacy Grant

14 Nonprofits Selected for Next Step for Literacy Grant

Fourteen local nonprofits are now in the running for a total of $150,000 in grants to support childhood literacy initiatives in impoverished neighborhoods in the Tristate.

Teachers & Summer Programs: Get Funding!

Teachers & Summer Programs: Get Funding!

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is now accepting applications for its two programs designed to fund innovative education projects for children during the school year and in the summer.

Abby Wambach Expo Tickets go on sale Thursday, Feb. 16

Abby Wambach Expo Tickets go on sale Thursday, Feb. 16

Tickets for PUSH KICK with Abby Wambach, a soccer expo for children 6-12, will go on sale this Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at 10 a.m.

New Roles for GCF Staff

New Roles for GCF Staff

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is pleased to announce that two of its staff members are taking on new roles. A third has earned a professional designation.

Betsy Ross to Interview Abby Wambach at Women's Fund Event

Betsy Ross to Interview Abby Wambach at Women's Fund Event

The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is pleased to announce that Betsy Ross will interview Abby Wambach at its “A Conversation With…” event Saturday, March 25, 2017. The event celebrates a female history maker who shares her journey with Women’s Fund supporters. It will be held at 2 p.m. at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center.

Three Local Organizations Offer $100,000 Literacy Grant

Three Local Organizations Offer $100,000 Literacy Grant

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Scripps Howard Foundation and WCPO 9 on Your Side are joining forces to break the cycle of poverty through literacy. The organizations are leveraging resources to provide a $100,000 grant to a single nonprofit that supports family literacy in impoverished neighborhoods in Greater Cincinnati. Funds will be awarded to a single nonprofit that fosters and promotes the development and expansion of new and/or existing literacy programs supporting children and their families living in poverty from birth through early elementary school age.

The Women's Fund Receives Support from Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund

The Women's Fund Receives Support from Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund

The Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation has received $150,000 from the Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee. These funds will support numerous projects furthering the fund’s mission to ensure the economic self-sufficiency of women.

The Women's Fund: We're Growing in 2017!

The Women's Fund: We're Growing in 2017!

In the coming year, The Women's Fund will devote more time and resources to co-creating solutions with the women we serve and the agencies that directly serve them. I’m excited to share with you some changes to our team to facilitate our growth and increase impact.

Evaluating Community Change: GCF’s Collective Impact work in Cincinnati offers a useful framework

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s work in Collective Impact as be a national model for communities around the country interested in similar efforts. A new blog post on Stanford Social Innovation Review takes an in-depth look at measurement and evaluation of the collective impact efforts in Cincinnati.

Andrew Jergens Foundation Celebrates $20 Million in Grants

The Andrew Jergens Foundation, a private foundation client of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, has reached a generous milestone - $20 million granted to the Greater Cincinnati community since its inception in 1962.

'Tis the Season for Generosity! Info on 2016 Year End Giving

'Tis the Season for Generosity! Info on 2016 Year End Giving

You are generous across every season, but perhaps especially at the end of the year. The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) stands ready to be your philanthropic partner and assist as you plan your 2016 holiday and year-end giving.

3 Reasons to Give in 2016

3 Reasons to Give in 2016

The stock market, the November elections, and possible tax reforms may all lead to you wonder whether to give before December 31. While our crystal ball is a bit foggy about the particulars in 2017, we know clearly what the giving climate, tax rates, and rules are right now. If you are thinking about charitable giving in 2016, we have three reasons for you to consider giving this year.

Thank You for Celebrating Generosity at Our Annual Luncheon

Thank You for Celebrating Generosity at Our Annual Luncheon

What a great day to celebrate the generosity of our region! Thanks to everyone who attended The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's Annual Luncheon on December 9.

Cincinnati Gives launches Giving Tuesday

Cincinnati Gives launches Giving Tuesday

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is proud to be the presenting sponsor for Cincinnati Magazine’s Cincinnati Gives Challenge, an unprecedented, year-end fundraising campaign that equips local charities and facilitates connections between the interests of donors and the needs of local nonprofits.

Celebrate Giving at The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's Annual Luncheon

Celebrate Giving at The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's Annual Luncheon

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation will hold its Annual Luncheon at 11:30 a.m., Friday, December 9, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati. Two awards will be presented, and Kathy LeMay of Raising Change, Inc. is the keynote speaker.

New Blog Post: Obstacles for Working Mothers

New Blog Post: Obstacles for Working Mothers

In this post on Leadership Matters, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's blog, Researcher Cara Jacobs shares findings from The Women's Fund eighth PULSE Report, “Outlining the Disincentives and Opportunity Costs for Working Mothers.” This was a partnership with the University of Cincinnati's Economic Center.

'Tis the Season for Generosity! Information on Year End Giving

'Tis the Season for Generosity! Information on Year End Giving

You are generous across every season, but perhaps especially at the end of the year. The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) stands ready to be your philanthropic partner and assist as you plan your 2016 holiday and year-end giving.

New PULSE Briefing: Why Teachers' Wages Are Critical to Quality Preschool

New PULSE Briefing: Why Teachers' Wages Are Critical to Quality Preschool

In The Women's Fund's new PULSE Briefing, we outline the many reasons why increased wages for childcare workers improves educational qualifications, improves staff stability and ultimately increases program quality. The Women’s Fund has been a strong champion for these issues, but we cannot do it alone. We have a wonderful opportunity to take a huge step for women and their children by passing Issue 44 for Cincinnati Public Schools and Preschool Promise. We encourage you to vote YES!

Help Our Community’s Youngest Citizens Succeed

Help Our Community’s Youngest Citizens Succeed

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation invests in a more vibrant and prosperous Greater Cincinnati where everyone can thrive. While GCF hasn’t traditionally been part of the election process, we felt it was necessary to show our support for both Issue 44, Cincinnati Public Schools Levy, and Issue 53, Hamilton County Children’s Services Levy, as this election will affect the future of the children in our community.

New Blog Post: A Conversation With Dianne Rosenberg

New Blog Post: A Conversation With Dianne Rosenberg

In this post on Leadership Matters, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's blog, Governing Board Chair Dianne Rosenberg talks about the importance of board and executive leadership collaboration.

Celebrate Guys Who Get It - The Women's Fund

Celebrate Guys Who Get It - The Women's Fund

This year, The Women's Fund turns 21! We want to celebrate with YOU and the special men who really "get" our work. We are passionate about the change we are making because it is long-term and help generations of women, men and their families.

Can we have a slice of your time? Women's Fund hosts Pizza School with Dewey's

Can we have a slice of your time? Women's Fund hosts Pizza School with Dewey's

Hungry for change? For the second year in a row, The Women's Fund is partnering with Dewey's Pizza in Kenwood for a pizza school. On Sunday, October 30, we're going "behind the glass" to toss and top our own pizzas. Join us!

Donate to Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief

Donate to Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief

You can support the work on the ground to help families, communities and businesses rebuild and recover from Hurricane Matthew.

In the News: Collaborating for Change

In the News: Collaborating for Change

Read our latest news stories, including features on how Collective Impact is improving early childhood education and the environment, our Devou Cup honoree, The Women’s Fund research report on childhood poverty, and our new Vice President for Marketing and Communications.

Exciting Events This Fall with The Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Exciting Events This Fall with The Greater Cincinnati Foundation

The upcoming Fall 2016 events with The Greater Cincinnati Foundation include an opportunity to challenge your misconceptions about poverty, an performance at the Playhouse in the Park and a save the date about our December luncheon!

An Inspirational Evening with the Daltons and Bob Coughlin

An Inspirational Evening with the Daltons and Bob Coughlin

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s donors and professional advisors spent an inspirational evening with Andy and Jordan Dalton and Bob Coughlin.

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation Welcomes Jennifer Powell

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation Welcomes Jennifer Powell

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is pleased to welcome Jennifer D. Powell as its new Vice President for Marketing & Communications.

Wilbert L. Ziegler to Receive 2016 Devou Cup

Wilbert L. Ziegler to Receive 2016 Devou Cup

The Northern Kentucky Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation will present Wilbert L. Ziegler with the 2016 Devou Cup on Thursday, September 15. The award will be presented at the Northern Kentucky Chamber Dinner.

New Blog Post: A Cincinnati Renaissance for All

New Blog Post: A Cincinnati Renaissance for All

In this post on Leadership Matters, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's blog, President/CEO Ellen M. Katz talks about the importance of leadership in facing the reality that everyone is not benefiting in our region's renaissance we are experiencing.

Join us for these upcoming Fall 2016 events!

Join us for these upcoming Fall 2016 events!

The upcoming Fall 2016 events with The Greater Cincinnati Foundation an upcoming performance at the Playhouse in the Park and a challenge to walk in the shoes of our neighbors living in poverty.

The Women’s Fund Releases New PULSE Study Research With Focus on Poverty

The Women’s Fund Releases New PULSE Study Research With Focus on Poverty

A new PULSE study commissioned by The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation through the Economics Center at University of Cincinnati illuminates how policies keep working families in a cycle of instability and dependence, even as they try to achieve self-sufficiency.

In the News: Investments making a BIG difference

In the News: Investments making a BIG difference

Read our latest news stories, including features on how Collective Impact brings employers and workers together to build a stronger community, our Emerging Philanthropist honoree, and how grants are making an impact in our community.

Get your FC Cincinnati tickets and support The Women's Fund's work

Get your FC Cincinnati tickets and support The Women's Fund's work

Purchase tickets from FC Cincinnati and support efforts to ensure the economic self-sufficiency of women in our region!

GCF honored to sponsor Lumenocity 2016

GCF honored to sponsor Lumenocity 2016

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation was proud to support LUMENOCITY 2016 August 5-7, 2016, at the Taft Theatre.

Join The Women's Fund for our next PULSE Study release August 30

Join The Women's Fund for our next PULSE Study release August 30

Join The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation as we share a new PULSE study that delves into the policy challenges women and families face as they climb toward self-sufficiency on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency.

Soccer Legend, Equal Pay Advocate Abby Wambach coming to Cincinnati

Soccer Legend, Equal Pay Advocate Abby Wambach coming to Cincinnati

Soccer legend and equal pay advocate Abby Wambach will be the next speaker for The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s A Conversation With event on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center.

A Message from the President/CEO and Board Chair: 2015 Annual Report

A Message from the President/CEO and Board Chair: 2015 Annual Report

In a region known for its hills, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is positioned at a great height.

GCF Welcomes New Faces of Fundraising Intern

GCF Welcomes New Faces of Fundraising Intern

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is pleased to welcome Andrea Gatewood, a participant in New Faces of Fundraising, a program of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Cincinnati Chapter.

Tending to Community: LISC

Tending to Community: LISC

Kathryne Gardette likens her neighborhood to a garden.

Matching Smiles and Success: Withrow Dental Center

Matching Smiles and Success: Withrow Dental Center

When the Withrow Dental Center opened, it had a waiting list of 200 Withrow University High School students.

Elevating Women and Children: The Women's Fund

Elevating Women and Children: The Women's Fund

Stephanie Sears said she visited the Kentucky Career Center to find out if there was any way she could support her family and herself. She was doubtful.

Investing at Home: CincyTech

Investing at Home: CincyTech

Mike Collette opened a donor advised fund at The Greater Cincinnati Foundation when he decided that Cincinnati was his home.

Taking Risks: Elementz

Taking Risks: Elementz

Imagine a city where teens from the urban core graduate college and become brand managers, vice presidents of corporations, architects.

Laura Menge Honored With Legacy Award

Laura Menge Honored With Legacy Award

Laura Menge, Giving Strategies Officer for The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, received Legacy’s 2016 Next Generation Leadership Award in the category of Community and Social Services.

Craig Carlson Honored With Emerging Philanthropist Award

Craig Carlson Honored With Emerging Philanthropist Award

Craig Carlson received the 2016 Emerging Philanthropist Award at the LEGACY Next Generation Leader Awards on July 14.

The Women's Fund Awards Grants

The Women's Fund Awards Grants

The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has announced the recipients of its mini-grants, totaling $21,250.

New Blog Post: Make the Most of Your Generosity with Endow Kentucky Tax Credit

New Blog Post: Make the Most of Your Generosity with Endow Kentucky Tax Credit

In this post on Leadership Matters, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's blog, Director of Development and Professional Advisor Relations Suzanne Rohlfs talks about how Endow Kentucky benefits Kentucky taxpayers and makes the most of their generosity.

In the News: Cincinnati Leading Social Change, Homeless Facility Renovation, Early Learning Center Dedication

In the News: Cincinnati Leading Social Change, Homeless Facility Renovation, Early Learning Center Dedication

Read our latest news stories about the work of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, including our work in collective impact, the renovation of a homeless facility, and an early learning center in Northern Kentucky.

Cara Jacob Hired for Research Position

Cara Jacob Hired for Research Position

Cara Jacob has been hired as a research coordinator for The Women's Fund and The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio.

Help for Orlando

Help for Orlando

Ways to help victims of Orlando shooting

Michele Costello Earns Human Resource Certification

Michele Costello Earns Human Resource Certification

Michele Costello, Operations Manager of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, has earned a Senior Certified Professional (SCP) certification

Summer becomes more exciting with a $123,000 investment

Summer becomes more exciting with a $123,000 investment

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation recently released 130 grants totaling $123,000 as part of its Summertime Kids Grants program.

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation releases $3.3 million in Community Fund grants

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation releases $3.3 million in Community Fund grants

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Governing Board recently approved $3.3 million in Community Fund grants in its second quarter. A number of Community Fund grants this quarter included requests for help with mental health services with a focus on trauma-informed care

World of Philanthropy & Investing Collide through Impact Investing

World of Philanthropy & Investing Collide through Impact Investing

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation was one of eight organizations examined to get an understanding of how impact donor advised funds, an emerging social finance instrument in the philanthropic sector, work in North America in a joint paper released by Social Venture ConneXion and Tides Canada.

New Blog Post: How to Get Your Nonprofit Message Out Using Video

New Blog Post: How to Get Your Nonprofit Message Out Using Video

In this post on Leadership Matters, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's blog, Senior Communications Officer Julia Mace talks about how the Foundation created its most recent set of videos.

Endow Kentucky Tax Credits Available July 1 (They Will Go Quickly!)

Endow Kentucky Tax Credits Available July 1 (They Will Go Quickly!)

Are you a Kentucky taxpayer? Beginning July 1, the Commonwealth will again offer the Endow Kentucky Tax Credit to individuals and businesses that pay Kentucky taxes. This year, the available tax credits have doubled to $1,000,000.

Robert Killins Jr. honored by United Way

Robert Killins Jr. honored by United Way

Robert Killins, Jr., Program Director Vibrant Places for The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, was honored with a United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s 2015 New Century Award.

In the News: Boosting StartupCincy, the City Loves to Sing, Community Conversations

In the News: Boosting StartupCincy, the City Loves to Sing, Community Conversations

Read our latest news stories about the work of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, including our partnership with Cintrifuse to boost StartupCincy, how Cincinnati loves to sing and give back, the milestone of 10 billion liters through P&G's Children's Safe Drinking Water Program, and the importance of community conversations at all levels.

Dora Anim honored with C-Suite Award

Dora Anim honored with C-Suite Award

Dora Anim, Chief Operating Officer of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, was honored by Lead Magazine with the C-Suite Award earlier this month.

"So Happy Together" Happy Hour for the Women's Fund

Join us for a happy hour on Wednesday, June 1, 2016, celebrating our newly-minted grant recipients and bringing together friends of The Women's Fund.

In the News: CEO Feature, Endow Kentucky, Introducing the Next Great Philanthropist

In the News: CEO Feature, Endow Kentucky, Introducing the Next Great Philanthropist

Read our latest news stories, including features on CEO/President Ellen Katz, Endow Kentucky, our Family Philanthropy Toolkit and The Women's Fund's Raise the Floor Partnership.

The High Returns of Co-Investment

The High Returns of Co-Investment

Partnering with donors fuels our mission and ability to build a more prosperous and vibrant region where all can thrive. And helping you invest your charitable dollars in the areas about which you care most is the engine of our work.

P&G offering 10-1 match to celebrate 10 billionth liter of clean drinking water from Children's Safe Drinking Water

P&G offering 10-1 match to celebrate 10 billionth liter of clean drinking water from Children's Safe Drinking Water

From May 3 - May 31, 2016, Procter & Gamble is offering a 10-1 donation match to celebrate the 10 billionth liter of clean drinking water through the Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program.

Women's Fund Hosts Sold Out Event With Cokie Roberts

Women's Fund Hosts Sold Out Event With Cokie Roberts

The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation and 700 of its closest friends had an incredible night on April 5. Political commentator Cokie Roberts was the speaker at the A Conversation With… event at Xavier University’s Cintas Center.

Join The Women's Fund for our

Join The Women's Fund for our "Why Limit Happy to an Hour" Happy Hour

Celebrating The Women's Fund's Community Grants at The Pub at Rookwood.

Incubating Co-ops: Cincinnati is on the leading edge

Incubating Co-ops: Cincinnati is on the leading edge

When workers own their business, productivity jumps. And this is the key Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative (CUCI) is banking on as they work to grow cooperatives in our region.

Job Creation supported by GCF's impact investment with CincyTech

Job Creation supported by GCF's impact investment with CincyTech

Impact investments by The Greater Cincinnati Foundation and its donors include CincyTech, which has announced its largest funding to date.

New Blog Post: A City Where Everyone Can Thrive

New Blog Post: A City Where Everyone Can Thrive

In this post on Leadership Matters, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's blog, Program Officer Michael Coffey talks about the Foundation's commitment to equity so everyone can thrive.

You're invited to Women’s Fund's Volunteer Expo Wednesday April 27

You're invited to Women’s Fund's Volunteer Expo Wednesday April 27

You are invited to The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's volunteer expo on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at our office in downtown Cincinnati!

Learning Links Grants due May 16

Learning Links Grants due May 16

Applications for The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's Learning Links Grants program are now being accepted until May 16, 2016. These grants provide up to $1,000 to schools for special projects and enable educators to provide support for schools with limited project budgets.

New Blog Post: A Meaningful Career in Philanthropy

New Blog Post: A Meaningful Career in Philanthropy

In this post on Leadership Matters, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's blog, GCF's retiring senior program officer, reflects on his career in philanthropy. Jim is a trusted and well-respected colleague throughout the service sector, particularly with those in the arts and culture community, as well as to GCF’s private foundation clients.

Women's Fund Grants are due April 1

Women's Fund Grants are due April 1

The Women's Fund is accepting grant applications

Summertime Kids Grants are due March 21

Summertime Kids Grants are due March 21

Applications for Summertime Kids Grants must be postmarked by March 21, 2016 to be considered. Grants will be awarded in May 2016.

In the News: Women's Fund on WVXU 91.7 FM Cincinnati Edition

The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's Executive Director Meghan Cummings and Board Chair Wijdan Jreisat joined 91.7 WVXU's Cincinnati Edition on March 8 on International Women's Day to talk about the work and mission of The Women’s Fund. Political commentator Cokie Roberts, the featured speaker for next month's A Conversation With series, also joined for part of the broadcast.

Cranley and Worrell Join Women's Fund Leadership Council

Cranley and Worrell Join Women's Fund Leadership Council

The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation welcomes two new members to its leadership council, Dena Cranley and Deren Worrell.

Your 5-Step Toolkit for Family Philanthropy

Your 5-Step Toolkit for Family Philanthropy

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has developed a family philanthropy toolkit for you and your family to cultivate your own giving legacy.

In the News: New COO, The Women's Fund, The Northern Kentucky Fund, Honor The Passion

See the latest news stories about The Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

Dora Anim named The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s First Chief Operating Officer

Dora Anim named The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s First Chief Operating Officer

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is pleased to welcome its first Chief Operating Officer Dora Anim.

New Blog Post: Angel Investing 101

New Blog Post: Angel Investing 101

In this post on Leadership Matters, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's blog, GCF's Robert Killins Jr. and Michele Carey discuss the importance of angel investing and what it means for GCF and its donors.

George Vincent joins Governing Board of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation

George Vincent joins Governing Board of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is pleased to welcome its new Governing Board member George H. Vincent, Managing Partner & Chairman of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP.

His Chosen Path

His Chosen Path

Andy Brunsman was on the path to medical school. That was until he started working at Our Daily Bread as a service learning project as a Mount Saint Joseph University student.

In the News: The Women's Fund rallies allies to promote economic empowerment for women

The Women's Fund's talks to Soapbox Cincinnati about how gender affects a variety of issues in the community, and that gendered lens often helps reveal solutions to those issues.

Generous and humble; Sansalone a quiet giver

Generous and humble; Sansalone a quiet giver

Keke Sansalone worked with The Greater Cincinnati Foundation to make a gift to a church in Michigan.

In the News: The state of Cincinnati's nonprofit community

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's Phillip Lanhan joins Jim Yunker of The Yunker Group; and Thom Mariner of Movers & Makers to talk about the state of Cincinnati's nonprofit community on 91.7 WVXU Cincinnati's Cincinnati Edition.

Applications Being Accepted for Teacher and Summer 2016 Program Grants

Applications Being Accepted for Teacher and Summer 2016 Program Grants

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is now accepting applications for its two Grants for Kids programs, Summertime Kids and Learning Links.

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation Welcomes New Staff and Celebrates Promotion

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation Welcomes New Staff and Celebrates Promotion

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is pleased to announce that it has hired two new employees and promoted a third.

Congrats to Cincinnati Stories winners Alzheimer’s Association, Aubrey Rose Foundation, Matthew 25 Ministries

Congrats to Cincinnati Stories winners Alzheimer’s Association, Aubrey Rose Foundation, Matthew 25 Ministries

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation was proud to team up with the Cincinnati Business Courier for the inaugural edition of Cincinnati Stories, which is a publication for local nonprofits to tell their stories and show how they deliver on their mission.

Investment Executive Joins GCF's Board

Investment Executive Joins GCF's Board

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is pleased to welcome its new Governing Board member Maribeth Rahe.

New Blog Post: Is Cincinnati “All-In” for Equity?

New Blog Post: Is Cincinnati “All-In” for Equity?

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation organized a Cincinnati delegation to attend PolicyLink’s 2015 Equity Summit. GCF's Michael Coffey and Meghan Cummings shared their thoughts about the experience.

Local Generosity Sets New Record: 2015 Record Breaking for The Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Local Generosity Sets New Record: 2015 Record Breaking for The Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Thanks to the generosity of thousands of individuals, families, and companies, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) had a record-breaking year. The Foundation was entrusted with more than $100 million in gifts in 2015.

Big Idea Challenge Update: Lights on the Hill forum Jan. 26

Big Idea Challenge Update: Lights on the Hill forum Jan. 26

Price Hill Will is hosting Lights on the Hill, a forum about plans for redeveloping the site of the Price Hill Incline on Tuesday, January 26. The forum showcasing a prize-winning concept from The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s 2013 Big Idea Challenge.

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's Kay Pennington Retires

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's Kay Pennington Retires

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Community Investment Coordinator Kay Pennington is retiring after 15 years with the Foundation.

Charitable IRA Rollover opportunity now available

On Dec. 18, 2015, federal legislation was passed making the charitable IRA rollover permanent. As a result people aged 70½ and older have a special tax-free opportunity to make a meaningful charitable gift.

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation and its Donors Invest $1.9 Million into the Region

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation and its Donors Invest $1.9 Million into the Region

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s (GCF) Governing Board recently approved $1.9 million in grants in its fourth quarter. GCF leverages the generosity of donors into solutions to our region’s problems and creates a more prosperous community.

Thank You for Making Our Luncheon a Success

Thank You for Making Our Luncheon a Success

Thank you to all of our donors and friends for making The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s 2015 Annual Luncheon a success.

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation Honored for Communications Work

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation Honored for Communications Work

The Communications & Marketing Team of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation received two Blacksmith awards at the 2015 Public Relations Society of America Cincinnati Chapter’s annual Blacksmith Awards dinner.

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation Honored by ProKids

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation Honored by ProKids

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation was honored by ProKids with its Community Builder of the Year Award.

Jason Franklin to speak on Outrageous Generosity at Annual Luncheon Dec. 7

Jason Franklin to speak on Outrageous Generosity at Annual Luncheon Dec. 7

During this season of giving, we invite donors, advisors, volunteers, partners, and friends, to hear stories of bigger, bolder giving from Dr. Jason Franklin at our Annual Luncheon on Monday, December 7, 2015.

Lauren Jones joins The Women's Fund

Lauren Jones joins The Women's Fund

The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is pleased to welcome its new Development Officer, Lauren Jones.

'Tis the Giving Season! Information for Year End Giving

You are generous across every season, but perhaps especially at the end of the year. The Greater Cincinnati Foundation stands ready to assist as you plan your 2015 holiday and year-end giving.

A Tour of Real Change: Walnut Hills

A Tour of Real Change: Walnut Hills

Walnut Hills is a neighborhood of opportunity and diversity. It’s the crossroads of Cincinnati with a history steeped in music, architecture and politics.

Jan and Wym Portman to be Honored at Annual Luncheon

Jan and Wym Portman to be Honored at Annual Luncheon

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation will present Jan and Wym Portman with the Jacob E. Davis Volunteer Leadership Award at its Dec. 7, 2015, Annual Luncheon.

Cokie Roberts to speak at next Women's Fund's 'A Conversation With' event

Cokie Roberts to speak at next Women's Fund's 'A Conversation With' event

The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is proud to announce the political commentator Cokie Roberts will be the next speaker at the annual "A Conversation With..." event on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

New Blog Post: Culture of ideas, innovation growing in every corner of Greater Cincinnati

New Blog Post: Culture of ideas, innovation growing in every corner of Greater Cincinnati

In this post on Leadership Matters, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's blog, our vice president for Communications & Marketing Beth Benson talks about the culture of ideas and innovation that is growing in every corner of Greater Cincinnati.

Get the latest about The Big Idea Challenge winning projects!

Get the latest about The Big Idea Challenge winning projects!

Get the latest about The Big Idea Challenge winning projects!

Purchase tickets for our 2015 Annual Luncheon

Purchase tickets for our 2015 Annual Luncheon

Registration for The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's 2015 Annual Luncheon on Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, is now open. During this season of giving, we invite you to join other donors, advisors, volunteers, partners, and friends to attend and be inspired!

Patricia D. Laub to receive the 2015 Bridge Builder Award

Patricia D. Laub to receive the 2015 Bridge Builder Award

Patricia D. Laub of Frost Brown Todd LLC will receive the 2015 Bridge Builder Award at The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's Annual Luncheon on Monday, December 7, 2015.

Being Generous Together – A New Way to Partner with The Greater Cincinnati Foundation

As a donor to The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, you are the force behind our mission of building a more prosperous and vibrant region for all. Helping you most effectively invest your philanthropic dollars in the areas about which you are most passionate is what drives us.

Shelly Espich Promoted to Systems Manager at GCF

Shelly Espich Promoted to Systems Manager at GCF

Shelly Espich has been promoted to Systems Manager at The Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

New Blog Post: Our Donors are Leaders in Greater Cincinnati

New Blog Post: Our Donors are Leaders in Greater Cincinnati

In this post on Leadership Matters, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's blog, Ellen M. Katz talks about how our donors are leaders in Greater Cincinnati.

GCF Awards Grants to Area Schools

GCF Awards Grants to Area Schools

GCF Awards Learning Links Grants

Save the date for GCF's Annual Luncheon: December 7

Save the date for GCF's Annual Luncheon: December 7

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation will hold its Annual Luncheon on Monday, December 7, 2015. The Foundation will recognize Wym and Jan Portman with the Jacob E. Davis Volunteer Leadership Award.

Support Pantene Beautiful Lengths #8or8 Challenge

Support Pantene Beautiful Lengths #8or8 Challenge

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is proud to partner with Pantene on the Pantene Beautiful Lengths #8or8 Challenge to provide more real-hair wigs for cancer patients.

Ellen and George Rieveschl to receive Devou Cup

Ellen and George Rieveschl to receive Devou Cup

The Northern Kentucky Fund of GCF will award the Devou Cup to Ellen Rieveschl and the late Dr. George Rieveschl.

A Once-In-A-Generation Opportunity: Cincinnati Preschool Promise

A Once-In-A-Generation Opportunity: Cincinnati Preschool Promise

Imagine a city where parents don’t have to decide between putting food on the table and keeping their child in a preschool where she or he thrives. The Cincinnati Preschool Promise is our once-in-a-generation opportunity to be that city.

GCF's Jim Huizenga to Retire

GCF's Jim Huizenga to Retire

Senior Program Officer Jim Huizenga to retire from The Greater Cincinnati Foundation

In the News: Meet The New Leader Of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation

91.7 WVXU welcomed The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's Ellen Katz as a guest on Cincinnati Edition. Katz recently took over as president and CEO of the Foundation. She was joined by GCF's Shiloh Turner and Beth Benson to discuss the history and work of GCF.

New Blog Post: Fostering Youth Leadership Through Art

New Blog Post: Fostering Youth Leadership Through Art

In this post on Leadership Matters, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's blog, senior communications officer, Julia Mace, talks about how ArtWorks is fostering youth leadership through art.

Meghan Cummings promoted  to Executive Director of The Women’s Fund

Meghan Cummings promoted to Executive Director of The Women’s Fund

Meghan Cummings, CFRE, has been promoted to Executive Director of The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

Beth Nowak Receives Emerging Philanthropist Award

Beth Nowak Receives Emerging Philanthropist Award

Beth Nowak receives emerging philanthropist award

GCF welcomes New Faces of Fundraising Participant

GCF welcomes New Faces of Fundraising Participant

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is pleased to welcome Lisa Williams-Nelson, a participant in New Faces of Fundraising, a program of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Cincinnati Chapter.

Kathy Merchant Receives NKU's Lincoln Award

Kathy Merchant Receives NKU's Lincoln Award

GCF's retired president/CEO Kathy Merchant received Northern Kentucky University's 2015 Lincoln Award.

New Blog Post: Building Meaningful Connections

New Blog Post: Building Meaningful Connections

In this post on Leadership Matters, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's blog, new president/CEO Ellen M. Katz talks about the meaningful connections GCF makes in the community.

GCF and Donors Invest $2 Million In Region

GCF and Donors Invest $2 Million In Region

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's Governing Board recently approved $2 million in grants in its second quarter. Thanks to the Foundation’s generous donors, it is able to support needs identified by the region’s nonprofit sector and support thriving people and vibrant places.

Robert Killins Jr, Kathy Merchant Honored for Community Development Work

Robert Killins Jr, Kathy Merchant Honored for Community Development Work

Robert Killins Jr. and Kathy Merchant Honored for Community Development Work

GCF's Jim Huizenga Recognized

GCF's Jim Huizenga Recognized

Jim Huizenga, senior program officer of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, was recently honored by Cincinnati Boychoir and the Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council.

Powerful Stories of Partnership in 2014 Annual Report

Powerful Stories of Partnership in 2014 Annual Report

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has released its 2014 Annual Report to the Community, highlighting stories that bring to life the power of partnership and the joy of working together.

GCF's Vanessa Freytag to lead 4C for Children

Vanessa Freytag, executive director of The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation since 2007, will become the next CEO of 4C for Children on Aug. 3, 2015.

The Women's Fund Announces 2015 Mini-Grants

The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation recently presented its 2015 mini-grants to 12 well-deserving nonprofits.

Save these dates! Upcoming 2015 Events for The Women's Fund

Save these dates! Upcoming 2015 Events for The Women's Fund

The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is packing in a full 2015! Save these dates to get involved and support our work in women's economic self-sufficiency.

Donors Tour College-Conservatory of Music

Since, arts and culture are part of a thriving community, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation invited donors of our Foundation Society to join us at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music for a behind-the-scenes luncheon experience.

Ellen Katz Takes Helm As GCF's New Leader

Ellen Katz Takes Helm As GCF's New Leader

Ellen M. Katz began her tenure as the new President/CEO of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation on May 18, 2015.

GCF's Michael Coffey Selected As PLACES Fellow

GCF's Michael Coffey Selected As PLACES Fellow

Michael Coffey, a program officer at The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF), has been selected as a 2015-16 Professionals Learning About Community, Equity and Smart Growth (PLACES) fellow by the Funders’ Network.

Endow Kentucky Tax Credit Available July 1

Endow Kentucky Tax Credit Available July 1

Another $500,000 of Endow Kentucky tax credits will be available on July 1. Kentucky taxpayers (individuals and businesses) are eligible for a 20% tax credit for their charitable gifts to an endowed fund at The Greater Cincinnati Foundation for the benefit of any Kentucky-based nonprofit organization.

Thanking Kathy Merchant for Her 18 Years of Service

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation recognized the legacy of our retiring president/CEO, Kathryn Merchant, on May 12, 2015 at Music Hall.

Learning Links Teacher Grants Deadline is May 15

Learning Links Teacher Grants Deadline is May 15

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is now accepting applications for Learning Links grants, which benefit thousands of children each year through grants of up to $1,000 to schools for special projects. The application deadline is May 15.

Women's Fund Receives Largest Gift to Date

Women's Fund Receives Largest Gift to Date

The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation received a gift of $100,000 from the Cincinnati Business and Professional Women’s Retirement Living, Inc. Other than grant funding, this is the largest gift the Women’s Fund has received.

Mace Earns Accreditation in Public Relations

Mace Earns Accreditation in Public Relations

Julia Mace, Senior Communications Officer for The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, has successfully completed the Examination for Accreditation in Public Relations, entitling her to use the APR professional designation.

Donate to Nepal Earthquake Disaster Relief

Donate to Nepal Earthquake Disaster Relief

Many relief organizations are raising funds to send help to Nepal after a devastating earthquake hit the region on April 25, 2015.

For P&G Employees: Disaster Relief Fund Open

In response to the tremendous humanitarian needs following the devastation caused by the Nepal earthquake, a global Procter & Gamble employee matching gift fund has been established for those who would like to voluntarily contribute to the disaster relief efforts in Nepal.

New Blog Post: The Promise of Our Future

New Blog Post: The Promise of Our Future

In this month’s post on Leadership Matters, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's blog, Shiloh Turner shares her commitment to, and GCF’s investment in, our region’s youngest citizens.

The Women's Fund Mini Grant Cycle Extended

The deadline for applications for The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's mini-grant cycle has been extended to Friday, April 10, 2015, at 5 p.m. These mini-grants support women's economic self-sufficiency in our region.

GCF and Donors invest $2 million into region

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation announced that its Governing Board signed off on nearly $2 million in grants in its first quarter. Thanks to the Foundation’s generous donors, it is able to support needs identified by the region’s nonprofit sector and support thriving people and vibrant places.

Join us for Cannon Estate Planning Teleconference Series

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation and KeyBank N.A. is again offering the Cannon Estate Planning Teleconference Series in 2015.

Senior Giving Strategies Officer Margaret Gaither retires

Senior Giving Strategies Officer Margaret Gaither retires

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Senior Giving Strategies Officer Margaret Gaither is retiring after 14 years with the Foundation.

Ellen M. Katz named new GCF President/CEO

Ellen M. Katz named new GCF President/CEO

The Governing Board of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) announced today that it has appointed Ellen M. Katz as its next President/CEO. She will succeed Kathryn E. Merchant, who will retire in May.

Lisa Ling to speak at Women's Fund event

Lisa Ling to speak at Women's Fund event

Join The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation for A Conversation with Lisa Ling, the groundbreaking journalist and human rights advocate, on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at 5:30 pm at Memorial Hall.

What You Made Possible in 2014

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation had a record year thanks to the generosity of our community. Donors made more than $76 million in gifts to GCF funds; the highest in its 50-plus year history.

Applications being accepted for Teacher and Summer Program Grants

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is now accepting applications for its two Grants for Kids programs, Learning Links and Summertime Kids, which benefit thousands of children each year through grants of up to $1,000 to schools and nonprofit organizations for special projects.

Foundation Tackles Economic Downturn

Foundation Tackles Economic Downturn

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) announces a strategic community-wide response to the economic crisis. The Foundation has committed a minimum of $1 million, gathered other funders to commit more than $800,000 and has invited individual donors to join in the effort.

GCF welcomes new board members

GCF welcomes new board members

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is pleased to welcome four new Governing Board members.

Cummings Promoted by Women's Fund of GCF

Cummings Promoted by Women's Fund of GCF

Meghan Cummings, CFRE, has been promoted to Assistant Executive Director of The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

GCF Hires Senior Giving Strategies Officer

GCF Hires Senior Giving Strategies Officer

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is pleased to welcome Norah Mock to its staff. Mock is the senior giving strategies officer at the Foundation.

GCF's work part of The Democracy Collaborative’s 'Innovative 30

GCF's work part of The Democracy Collaborative’s 'Innovative 30"'

GCF is recognized for impact investing programs in a report released by The Democracy Collaborative.

Thanks for Making our Annual Luncheon a Success

Thanks for Making our Annual Luncheon a Success

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation presented the Jacob E. Davis Volunteer Leadership Award in October to Ed and Carole Rigaud, and the Bridge Builder Award to Foster & Motley, Inc.

Turner to be honored with Ohio Philanthropy Innovation Award

Turner to be honored with Ohio Philanthropy Innovation Award

Shiloh Turner, Vice President of Community Investment of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, will be honored by Philanthropy Ohio’s Ohio Philanthropy Innovation Award at its Fall Forum on October 7.

Remembering Bill Friedlander

Remembering Bill Friedlander

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation lost a dear friend on September 10, 2014 - William A. Friedlander. We remember Bill's many contributions to the Foundation and our Greater Cincinnati community.

Gibson honored as Emerging Philanthropist

Gibson honored as Emerging Philanthropist

Crystal Gibson was presented with the inaugural Emerging Philanthropist Award, given by The Northern Kentucky Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation and presented at LEGACY's recent Next Generation Leader Awards.

GCF Invests $1.7 Million in Local Nonprofits

GCF Invests $1.7 Million in Local Nonprofits

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation recently awarded more than $1.7 million in grants to build a more prosperous Greater Cincinnati region.

Robert Killins, Jr. Receives Certification

Robert Killins, Jr. Receives Certification

Robert Killins Jr., Program Director for Vibrant Places of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, recently received certification as an Economic Development Finance Professional from the National Development Council.

Foundation Grants Enrich Summer Programs For Kids

Foundation Grants Enrich Summer Programs For Kids

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Summertime Kids program awarded 146 grants totaling $140,206 in 2014.

Merchant to Retire After 18 Years of Service to Tristate Region

Merchant to Retire After 18 Years of Service to Tristate Region

Kathryn E. Merchant, who has served as President/CEO of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation since 1997, has announced that she will retire in June 2015, after more than 18 years.

News Coverage of 2013's Big Idea Challenge

Find out more about the first Big Idea Challenge in 2013 by reading the following news coverage.

GCF thanks many for supporting the first Big Idea Challenge!

Many individuals and organizations have contributed ideas and inspiration to The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's first Big Idea Challenge. We are grateful for their support!

Two GCF Employees Earn Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy Designation

Two GCF Employees Earn Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy Designation

Phillip Lanham, Director of Donor Relations for The Greater Cincinnati Foundation and Michele Carey, Senior Giving Strategies Officer, have earned the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) professional designation.

GCF Wins 2014 Green Business Award From Cincinnati Business Courier

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) recently received a 2014 Green Business Award from the Cincinnati Business Courier, recognizing GCF’s 2013 Big Idea Challenge.

The Women's Fund hosts A Conversation with Olympia Snowe

The Women's Fund hosts A Conversation with Olympia Snowe

On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is hosting "A Conversation with Olympia Snowe" at The Carnegie in Covington.

Big Idea Giving Challenge Raises $60,000

Big Idea Giving Challenge Raises $60,000

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Big Idea Giving Challenge raised $60,000 in additional support for the seven Big Idea Challenge winners.

Big Idea Giving Challenge receives anonymous donation of $21,000

Big Idea Giving Challenge receives anonymous donation of $21,000

On Giving Tuesday, an anonymous donor gave a $21,000 gift to The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Big Idea Giving Challenge. The seven winning ideas of the Big Idea Challenge will each receive a $3,000 gift.

Amy Cheney Receives Duke University Certification

Amy Cheney Receives Duke University Certification

Amy L. Cheney, CPA, CAP®, Vice President for Giving Strategies, recently received the Duke University Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership.

GCF’s Kathryn E. Merchant wins CEO Communicator of the Year

GCF’s Kathryn E. Merchant wins CEO Communicator of the Year

GCF's President/CEO Kathryn E. Merchant received the 2013 CEO Communicator of the Year Award from the Cincinnati Public Relations Society of America.

GCF Announces $50,000 Big Idea Challenge Winner

GCF Announces $50,000 Big Idea Challenge Winner

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation announced the $50,000 grand prize winner of its Big Idea Challenge, surrounded by cheering supporters and other contestants.

GCF Grants Enrich School Year

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Learning Links program awarded 128 grants, totaling $115,000 in 2013.

Making a Difference and Sharing our Strength

Making a Difference and Sharing our Strength

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation was honored to present the Jacob E. Davis Volunteer Leadership Award to Shannon and Lee Carter, and the Bridge Builder Award to FTB Financial Services. Both awards honor the commitment to make a real difference in this community, through volunteering and philanthropy.

The Northern Kentucky Fund honors Bill and Sue Butler with the Devou Cup

The Northern Kentucky Fund honors Bill and Sue Butler with the Devou Cup

The Northern Kentucky Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation honors Bill and Sue Butler with the Devou Cup at the Northern Kentucky Annual Chamber Dinner in September 2013.

Shannon and Lee Carter to be honored at Annual Luncheon

Shannon and Lee Carter to be honored at Annual Luncheon

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation will present two awards at its Annual Luncheon on Friday, September 20, 2013. The Jacob E. Davis Volunteer Leadership Award will be presented to Shannon and Lee Carter and the Bridge Builder Award will be presented to FTB Financial Services.

Big Idea Challenge Receives Huge Response

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Big Idea Challenge closed this week with 259 entries.

Big Idea Challenge still open for entries

GCF is accepting ideas for the Big Idea Challenge until 11:59 p.m., July 29, 2013. People can submit their ideas for creating greater Cincinnati at bigideacincinnati.com.

Amy Cheney celebrates 20 years with GCF

Amy Cheney celebrates 20 years with GCF

Amy L. Cheney CPA, CAP®, Vice President for Giving Strategies, is celebrating her 20th anniversary with The Greater Cincinnati Foundation.

The Big Idea Challenge Now Open

Continuing through July 29, people can now submit their ideas for creating a greater Cincinnati at bigideacincinnati.com.

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation announces The Big Idea Challenge at 50th anniversary event

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation announces The Big Idea Challenge at 50th anniversary event

The Big Idea Challenge is seeking ideas for creating a more vibrant and prosperous Greater Cincinnati where everyone can thrive. These ideas can come from anyone, from all over the region – the only requirement is a love for Cincinnati and the desire to make it greater.

Cintrifuse fund of funds grows to $51 million: New investors include The Greater Cincinnati Foundation

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, among others, is a new investor in the Cintrifuse Early Stage Capital Fund I, LLC, a venture capital fund of funds which has now closed $51 million total.

Does Your Giving Reflect Your Passion? My Giving Rubric

Does Your Giving Reflect Your Passion? My Giving Rubric

Whether to support a worthy cause is a subjective decision but a rubric can bring things into perspective. A rubric will help you see where/why you are supporting an organization.

The Northern Kentucky Fund celebrates 15 years

The Northern Kentucky Fund celebrates 15 years

The Northern Kentucky Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation celebrated its 15th anniversary on March 15, 2013.

McCoy was our first executive director

McCoy was our first executive director

Carolyn Fell McCoy was appointed by GCF's Governing Board to become our first executive director in 1984.

Currence Earns Accreditation in Public Relations

Currence Earns Accreditation in Public Relations

Melissa Currence, Interactive Media Manager for GCF, has successfully completed the Examination for Accreditation in Public Relations.

Cheney and Rohlfs Receive Philanthropy Designation

Cheney and Rohlfs Receive Philanthropy Designation

Amy Cheney, Vice President for Giving Strategies for GCF and Suzanne Rohlfs, Director of Professional Advisor Relations, have earned the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) professional designation.

Foundation Announces more than $1.3 Million in Recent Grants

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation announced its most recent grants at a reception on January 15, 2013. The Foundation made 24 grants totaling more than $1.3 million in its seven grantmaking areas. 

Check Out Our Annual Luncheon Photos

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s 2012 Annual Luncheon was a great success with more than 400 friends in attendance.

The Andrew Jergens Foundation Announces Anniversary Grants

The Andrew Jergens Foundation celebrated its 50th Anniversary by awarding ten $50,000 grants to area nonprofits.

Northern Kentucky Fund Honors Clyde and Mary Middleton

Northern Kentucky Fund Honors Clyde and Mary Middleton

Clyde Middleton and his late wife Mary are being honored for philanthropy in Northern Kentucky.

Foundation Invests $1.8 Million for More Prosperous Region

Foundation Invests $1.8 Million for More Prosperous Region

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s second quarter grants include investments that respond to needs identified by the region’s nonprofit sector, as well as innovative strategies to drive growth and make the most of the Foundation’s assets.

Grants Make Summer Fun

Summertime Kids, a Grants for Kids program of GCF, recently awarded 159 Summertime Kids grants totaling $149,273.

Weathering the Economic Storm: A collaborative response to the economic crisis

Weathering the Economic Storm: A collaborative response to the economic crisis

What began in 2009 as an urgent response to a national economic meltdown grew into a three-year initiative to help the Greater Cincinnati region weather the worst of what was ultimately a cataclysmic economic storm. The Weathering the Economic Storm (WTES) initiative brought together 26 local funders who abandoned their normal application processes and funding procedures in order to quickly identify and provide funding support to a variety of critical community needs.

GCF commits $25K to tornado relief, urges donors to pitch in

GCF commits $25K to tornado relief, urges donors to pitch in

Our region was hit by several tornadoes on March 2, 2012. See more for ways you can help with relief efforts.

Weathering the Economic Storm Partnership Issues Final Results

As it comes to a close, the Weathering the Economic Storm (WTES) funding partnership reports awarding $4.5 million in grants awarded to 127 nonprofit organizations across eight Tristate counties.

Grants Help Family Stability and Prevention

Grants Help Family Stability and Prevention

Family stability is threatened during times of economic peril. Recent grants of the Weathering the Economic Storm partnership aim to help.

Lifelong Kentuckian Judy Clabes Receives Devou Cup

Lifelong Kentuckian Judy Clabes Receives Devou Cup

The Northern Kentucky Fund of GCF presented the Devou Cup to Judy Clabes on October 21, 2010. The Cup honors a donor who has made a profound difference in the quality of community life in Northern Kentucky, today and tomorrow.

Foundation to Recognize Outstanding Volunteer Couple

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) will present the 2009 Jacob E. Davis Volunteer Leadership Award to William and Susan Friedlander at its Annual Luncheon on Tuesday, September 22, 2009. Mr. and Mrs. Friedlander are being recognized for their individual and combined contributions to many local institutions.

Community Leadership and Service to be Recognized at Luncheon

Community Leadership and Service to be Recognized at Luncheon

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation will present two awards at its 2011 Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, November 2, 2011.

Funding Partnership Addresses Emergency Needs

The Weathering the Economic Storm (WTES) funding partners recently granted $98,500 to assist nonprofits with unforeseen needs.

Grants Make Summer Fun for 20 Years

Summertime Kids, a Grants for Kids program of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF), recently awarded 137 grants, totaling $128,506. Approximately 14,000 children benefited from these grants in all eight counties of GCF’s service area.

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