Our Mission

As a trusted and connected partner, we inspire generous people to invest in a more equitable and vibrant region, now and for generations to come.

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Black History Month

The contributions of Black community members have created a region that truly is greater for all.

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$205M+ Granted to Arts & Culture

Fuel a more vibrant region through arts

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$385M+ Granted to Education

Enable every child to access quality education

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$130M+ Granted to Health

Power healthy communities

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2022 Annual Report

Last year, Greater Cincinnati Foundation served not only as a funder, granting $119 million to our communities, but also as a leader, convener and connector for solving the region’s biggest challenges. With the help of generous people, 2022 became a standout year for supporting the greater good for all.

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Our Story

We Amplify the Power of Your Giving

As your leading community foundation, we believe the greatest changes happen when people come together – in partnership, collaboration and generosity. Our role is to align the right players and then coordinate their efforts and contributions to make the biggest impact. Together, we all rise.

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Connecting People with Purpose

Individuals, Families and Businesses

Whether you’re a seasoned donor or just getting started, we help you discover the right charitable plan so your generosity can reach its full potential.

HOW WE HELP

Nonprofits

When our communities lack the resources needed to prosper, nonprofits answer the call. We provide grants to nonprofits to meet their greatest needs.

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Gifting Business Assets

We can help you find the optimal way to use privately held C-Corp or S-Corp shares, real estate or other non-cash assets to fuel your charitable giving. Working with your advisors, we can help you achieve the ideal arrangement for improving your tax status — both now and for generations to come.

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Our Racial Equity Approach

Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Community Leadership is our community change strategy. Specifically, this is the area where GCF serves as a community leader by acting as a catalyzing force that creates a better future for all by addressing our region’s most critical or persistent challenges.

As a foundation – part of our mission is to build a community where everyone can thrive and fulfill their full potential. Racial equity is the overarching goal for our community leadership work because we believe that a racially equitable community is the ideal state for our region.

Now is the time to address the racial divide and we're doing so by targeting investments in the Black community.

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Press Releases

Greater Cincinnati Foundation Names Rachel Perez as Vice President of Finance

February 9, 2024
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Cincinnati Black Giving Circle in Partnership with Greater...

February 20, 2024

CINCINNATI (Feb. 20, 2024) — Greater Cincinnati Foundation, in partnership with the Cincinnati Black Giving Circle, a coalition…

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GCF Welcomes New Board Leadership and Two Governing Board...

February 20, 2024

CINCINNATI (Feb. 20, 2024) — In 2024, Greater Cincinnati Foundation welcomes new members and leadership to its governing…

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Greater Cincinnati Foundation Names Sara Bolton as Chief of...

December 12, 2023

CINCINNATI (Dec. 12, 2023) — Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) has named Sara Bolton as chief of staff, effective…

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Greater Cincinnati Foundation Names Melissa Krabbe as Chief...

December 5, 2023

CINCINNATI (Dec. 5, 2023) — Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) has named Melissa Krabbe as chief financial officer, effective…

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Blog

Looking Ahead to Do More: Incorporating Charity into the Sale of Your Business

February 7, 2024
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Providing guidance for loved ones about your charitable giving

February 19, 2024

Whatever their age or health status, most people are aware that they need to document important financial and…

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Estate planning: One of the best ways to show you care

February 19, 2024

Money, mortality and family relationships. Each of those topics alone can be tough for anyone to address head…

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Clean slate: Tips for charitable giving in 2024

February 19, 2024

As you think about your 2024 charitable giving goals and priorities, here are a few items to consider: …

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The Trust Factor, and Why It Matters to Your Clients

February 8, 2024

Gifts to charity provide critical support for more than a million organizations helping to sustain the quality of…

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