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GCF to Honor Carole and Ed Rigaud, Foster & Motley
GCF will present two awards at its Annual Luncheon on Friday, October 17, 2014.

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. 

GCF donors take a Covington Tour of Philanthropy
Donors of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation recently participated in a Covington Tour of Philanthropy through our Donor Passport Series.

Northern Kentucky Fund Awards Devou Cup
The Northern Kentucky Fund of GCF is delighted to present the 2014 Devou Cup to Frank and Patricia Sommerkamp. The award will be presented at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner on September 18.

New Hires and Promotions at GCF
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation welcomes two new employees to its staff and promoted a third. 

GCF Launches Leadership Matters Blog
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has launched a new blog, Leadership Matters, at blog.gcfdn.org.

GCF Seeks Manager of Accounting
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is seeking a Manager of Accounting. The deadline for receiving resumes is Wednesday, August 6, 2014. 

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

Annual Report Highlights Generosity of Donors, Volunteers
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has released its 2013 Annual Report to the Community, highlighting the generosity of our community.

Foundation Welcomes New Employees
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation welcomes two new employees to its staff: Patty Pellissier and Molly Robertshaw. 

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

GCF Donors Tour ArtWorks Murals
Donors of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation recently toured ArtWorks murals around the city, learning more about the nonprofit's Public Art program. 

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. 

GCF Seeks Finance Associate
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation seeks full-time Finance Associate. 

Women's Fund 2014 Mini-Grants Announced
The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is proud to announce the 10 organizations that were awarded grants in the Fund's 2014 Mini-Grant cycle. 

Apply early for Endow Kentucky tax credits! Available on July 1
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is excited to announce Kentucky taxpayers are eligible for a 20% tax credit beginning July 1, 2014. Another $500,000 of Endow Kentucky tax credits will be available this year.

GCF Seeks Receptionist
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is seeking a full time receptionist.

GCF Upgrades Grants Management System
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has upgraded its grant application system to better serve our grantees and volunteer grant reviewers.

Deadline for Learning Links extended
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has extended the deadline for Learning Links Education Grants to May 30, 2014. 

Foundation Society Visits American Sign Museum
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation recently hosted the 2014 Foundation Society Luncheon at the American Sign Museum in Camp Washington.

Women's Fund Welcomes New Leadership Council Members
The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation welcomes six new members to its Leadership Council.

GCF's Big Idea Challenge Reaping Positive Results
The seven winning projects of 2013’s Big Idea Challenge, presented by The Greater Cincinnati Foundation are making great progress testing or implementing the ideas chosen by public vote.

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. 

The Women's Fund Mini-Grants Cycle Now Open
The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has opened its mini-grants fund cycle for 2014. This year's focus is on Women’s Economic Self-Sufficiency.

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

Foundation Welcomes New Board Members and Legal Counsel
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) welcomes two new Governing Board members and Legal Counsel.

GCF seeks full-time Administrative Coordinator for the Communications & Marketing Group
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is seeking a full-time Administrative Coordinator for the Communications & Marketing Group. The Administrative Coordinator provides a comprehensive range of administrative and project management services.

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.

GCF seeks program officer
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is seeking a full-time Community Investment Program Officer to assist the Foundation in carrying out its grantmaking programs. The Program Officer also helps the Foundation measure and report the impact of its work in the community.

GCF's Ray Watson Retires
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Senior Program Officer Ray Watson is retiring after nearly 10 years with the Foundation.

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
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.

Big Idea Giving Challenge starts Tuesday
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is excited to announce a surprise phase of the Big Idea Challenge. The Big Idea Giving Challenge will help the seven challenge winners to raise more financial support for their projects.

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.

Foundation Welcomes New Employees
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation welcomes three new employees to its staff.

How to Help: Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Relief
Local and national organizations are deploying relief efforts to the Philippines. Find out how you can help.  

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
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.

Charitable IRA Rollover Opportunity Available for 2013
With the charitable IRA rollover, people aged 70½ and older have a special tax-free opportunity to make a meaningful charitable gift until December 31, 2013.

Thanks for attending our 2013 Annual Luncheon
GCF 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 of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation honors Bill and Sue Butler with the Devou Cup at the Northern Kentucky Annual Chamber Dinner in September 2013.

Vote for Your Favorite Big Idea
Public voting for GCF's Big Idea Challenge is now open through September 27. Go to bigideachallenge.com to view and vote on ideas for creating a greater Cincinnati.

Shannon and Lee Carter to be honored at Annual Luncheon
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) 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.

GCF seeks an Executive Assistant to the President/CEO
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is seeking a permanent full-time Executive Assistant to the President/CEO, an integral part of the Foundation’s leadership responsible for ensuring efficient, high quality and customer service-oriented management of the Foundation’s internal and external relationships.

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

Foundation releases 50th Anniversary Annual Report
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has released its 2012 Annual Report to the Community.

GCF seeks part-time Communications & Event Coordinator
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is seeking a permanent part-time Communications & Event Coordinator to support for GCF’s internal and external communications and marketing efforts, primarily in event management, with additional duties. 

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 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.

Teachers: Application Deadline for Learning Links Extended to May 31
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has extended its Learning Links application deadline to May 31, 2013. Learning Links is a Grants for Kids program for schools that benefits thousands of children each year through grants of up to $1,000.

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.

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

GCF Welcomes Two New Employees
GCF welcomes two new employees to its staff: Michael Coffey and Renée Holzmeier.

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

GCF Welcomes Three Governing Board Members
GCF welcomes three new Governing Board members: Janet Reid, Ryan Rybolt and Charles Scheper.

Cummings Receives Certification
Meghan Cummings, Development Officer of The Women’s Fund of GCF, has earned the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification.

Grants for Kids Applications Being Accepted
GCF 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.

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. 

Foundation Welcomes New Employees
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation welcomes three new employees to its staff: Michele Carey, Laura Menge and Shelly Espich.

Thank You, Volunteers
The Foundation would like to extend its gratitude to those whose service ends at the end of next month. We have three outgoing Governing Board members: Janie Domaschko, Tom Cody and Dr. John Henderson.

GCF is Celebrating Community Foundation Week
During the week of November 12-18, 2012, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation will join more than 700 community foundations across America to celebrate Community Foundation Week. 

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.

How to Help with Hurricane Sandy Relief
At GCF, our hearts are with those who are affected by Hurricane Sandy. We want to provide you with resources to help with disaster relief.

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

New Faces of Fundraising
GCF is supporting a pilot program that would bring diverse candidates to the field of nonprofit fundraising in Cincinnati.

Community Leadership and Service to be Awarded at Luncheon
GCF will present Francie and John Pepper with the Jacob E. Davis Volunteer Leadership Award at its Annual Luncheon on October 24. John Lame of Lenox Wealth Management will receive the Bridge Builder Award.

The Andrew Jergens Foundation Celebrates 50 Years
The Andrew Jergens Foundation will celebrate its 50th Anniversary Friday, October 26 in GCF's Mashburn Impact Center.

Teachers Start the Year With Learning Links Grants
The 2012-2013 school year is getting off to a creative start with some help from Learning Links, a Grants for Kids program of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF).

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
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.

Our 2011 Annual Report is now available
Your community foundation is staying true to its 50-year promise to donors to provide trustworthy stewardship, and we are pursuing several innovative ways to make an even greater difference in our community right now. Find out more in our 2011 Annual Report. 

GCF welcomes the World Choir Games to Cincinnati
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation welcomes the 2012 World Choir Games to Cincinnati. The Foundation is honored to be a sponsor of the games.

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

A toolkit is now available for Community Foundations on engaging Donor Advised Funds in Impact Investing
A toolkit is now available for Community Foundations on engaging Donor Advised Funds in Impact Investing on the Council on Foundations' website.

What's new with The Northern Kentucky Fund

The Northern Kentucky Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has announced the 2012 recipients of the Devou Cup, Clyde Middleton and the late Mary Middleton, and recently has made grants to Northern Kentucky One to One and UpTech Business Accelerator.

Help improve the quality of life for women and girls with The Women's Fund
Join The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation for our upcoming events, eXXchange and Strut Your Stuff. Also find out more about our mini-grant cycle for projects supporting girls' leadership and women's economic self-sufficiency.

Charitable Bequests — the simplest way to create your legacy of generosity

Bequests are one of the best ways to create your everlasting legacy and make your most impactful gift to your community. Read more about why many donors choose this gift planning tool.

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. 

Applications Being Accepted for Teacher and Summertime Program Grants
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is now accepting applications for its two Grants for Kids programs, Learning Links and Summertime Kids.

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.

Foundation Welcomes New Board Members
GCF welcomes new Governing Board members Calvin D. Buford and Thomas D. Croft.

Additional workshop added for nonprofits on GCF's new grantmaking framework
Due to popular demand, an additional workshop to introduce nonprofits to The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's new grantmaking framework has been added for Tuesday, January 17, 2012. UPDATE: Registration is now closed.

Community Leadership and Service to be Recognized at Luncheon
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) will present two awards at its 2011 Annual Luncheon on Wednesday, November 2, 2011.

Foundation Hires New Employees
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) welcomes two new employees to its staff.

Teachers Start the Year With Learning Links Grants
Learning Links, a Grants for Kids program of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, recently awarded grants to 129 schools, totaling $115,758.

Hurricane Irene: How You Can Help
From Network for Good: Many disaster relief and recovery organizations are launching their response recovery efforts for the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. Find a a list of organizations responding to the disaster.

Alice Sparks Receives Philanthropy Award
The Northern Kentucky Fund of GCF presented the Devou Cup at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Dinner.

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.

Grants Assist With Emergency Needs
The Weathering the Economic Storm (WTES) funding partners recently granted $70,000 to assist nonprofits with unforeseen needs.

Foundation Welcomes New Employees
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) welcomes two new employees to its staff. Meghan Cummings is the development officer for The Women’s Fund of GCF and Linda Hillyer is GCF’s giving strategies assistant.

Kathryn E. Merchant recognized for lifetime contributions in philanthropy
Kathryn E. Merchant, president and CEO of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, received the Council on Foundations' Distinguished Grantmaker Award at its Annual Conference in Philadelphia on April 11.

Grants Support Basic Needs and Housing
The Weathering the Economic Storm (WTES) funding partners recently committed $635,000 to 29 organizations for safety net funding.

Japan Quake and Tsunami Relief
Many U.S. organizations are mounting emergency relief efforts following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan on March 11, 2011. Learn how you can help.

Foundation Welcomes New Employee
GCF welcomes Melissa Currence, its new Interactive Media Project Manager.

Grantwriting Assistance Grants
In addition to providing emergency assistance to families to meet their basic needs, the Weathering the Economic Storm partners assisted local nonprofits in pursuing competitive state or federal government grant opportunities by providing small grants to cover grant writing expenses. 

Applications Being Accepted for Teacher and Summer Program Grants
GCF is now accepting applications for its two Grants for Kids programs, Learning Links and Summertime Kids.

New Partnership Highlights Nonprofit Sector's Great Stories
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) and Soapbox Media are pleased to announce the new “For Good” section of the weekly Soapbox online magazine.

GCF's Kathryn Merchant on CET
Our President/CEO appears on CET's Publisher's Beat.

Foundation Welcomes New Board Members
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation welcomes two new Governing Board members.

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
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 Welcomes New Vice President
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) welcomes Shiloh Turner, its new Vice President for Community Investment.

Foundation Presents Awards at Luncheon
GCF presented the Jacob E. Davis Volunteer Leadership Award to Frank and Rosemary Bloom, and the Bridge Builder Award to Christine A. Buttress, Esq. at its fourth Annual Luncheon on Sept. 8. 

12th Annual Voices of Giving Awards Honor Local Philanthropists
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation and the Greater Cincinnati Planned Giving Council (GCPGC) recognized local philanthropists for their generosity at the 12th Annual Voices of Giving Awards in June.

Gulf Oil Spill Relief Information
As a service to donors, GCF has information about local and national relief agencies working to help the people, wildlife and environment affected by the Gulf Coast oil spill, including a number of our community foundation colleagues.

Foundation Welcomes Director of Professional Advisor Relations
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) welcomes Suzanne Rohlfs, its new director of professional advisor relations.

Foundation Welcomes New Board Members and Staff
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) welcomes three new Governing Board members.

2009 Annual Luncheon Draws Hundreds
More than 450 people turned out on Sept. 22 for The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s 3rd Annual Luncheon. Highlights of the event included presentation of the Jacob E. Davis Volunteer Leadership Award to Bill and Sue Friedlander, results of the Weathering the Economic Storm Fund, and the inaugural presentation of the Bridge Builder Award to Bob Brant and Paul Sittenfeld.

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.

Weathering the Economic Storm Fund Announces $670,000 in Support for Child & Family-Focused Organizations
Greater Cincinnati funders continue to support organizations providing critical services during these difficult times through the Weathering the Economic Storm Fund. The Fund has announced its third round of grants, totaling $670,000, to 38 groups focused on Early Childhood Education and Family Shelters/Services.

Weathering the Economic Storm Fund Helps Stabilize Arts Groups
Greater Cincinnati funders joined together to help arts and culture organizations stabilize operations during tough economic times. The funders established the Weathering the Economic Storm Fund to help both individuals and nonprofits reduce the devastating effects of the economic downturn.

Almost $1 Million in Grants Awarded to Address Economic Crisis
The first grants from the Weathering the Economic Storm Fund were announced today by The Greater Cincinnati Foundation and its partners.

Foundation Tackles Economic Downturn
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) today announced 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.