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.
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
When our communities lack the resources needed to prosper, nonprofits answer the call. We provide grants to nonprofits to meet their greatest needs.Learn More
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.Read More
Your Generous Year-End Giving
While the future is uncertain regarding tax law changes, the generosity of our donors remains consistent. Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) expects the end of 2021 to be a robust time for donors to support nonprofits using their donor advised funds and we encourage you to begin your annual support early. We also suggest you consult with your tax advisor about your year-end giving, including benefits of donating highly appreciated property and other smart gifting strategies.
What does it feel like to live under the stress of not having enough money to pay the rent, utilities, food, or childcare? Every day, individuals and families in our region are making these difficult choices.
By investing in affordable housing initiatives and focusing on economic mobility for all, we can give families more options – helping end the ongoing cycle of generational poverty. Now is the time to take a deeper look and create new opportunities for those in need the community.
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.
News & Events
Greater Cincinnati Foundation Awards $165,743 in Learning Links Grants to 99 Regional Schools
One Year Later – Learnings from the Racial Justice Fund
Celebrating Wins Beyond Grantmaking Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is celebrating the Racial Justice Fund’s first anniversary. Last fall,…Read More
Want to learn about Black Wealth building?
Despite a racial wealth gap, Black households are still donating to the causes they care about Black Cincinnatians…Read More
Felicity Tao Joins Greater Cincinnati Foundation as Senior...
CINCINNATI — Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is leading the way to positive change and equity in our region…Read More
Leaving a legacy for your children
Planned giving is crucial for the region’s future William “Bill” Paul is focused on the next generation of…Read More