2021 Annual Report
Last year, in the face of staggering unknowns, GCF catalyzed a record-breaking level of grantmaking. This would have not been possible without the community's support. The achievements outlined in this report are the result of trusted partnerships among donors, institutions and nonprofit organizations that are cultivated and nurtured through the GCF platform.
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 2022 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.
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.
GCF Announces Boots on the Ground Fund in Partnership with the City of Cincinnati
Greater Cincinnati Foundation Partners with BLINK
CINCINNATI (October 1, 2022) — Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is pleased to partner with BLINK and other organizations…Read More
Ellen Katz, President and CEO of Greater Cincinnati Foundation,...
Cincinnati, OH (September 14, 2022) – Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) announced today that President and CEO Ellen Katz…Read More
GCF Announces $100,000 Challenge Grant for The National...
CINCINNATI (July 13, 2022) — Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is excited to announce the launch of a $100,000…Read More
Greater Cincinnati Foundation Appoints VP, Marketing and...
CINCINNATI– Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is pleased to announce the promotion of Felicity Tao to Vice President, Marketing…Read More
Growth – GCF Core Value
Each month, we reflect on a GCF value with our staff and spend some time thinking about how…Read More
Partnering with UpTogether
In 2017, GCF, together with donors and the Greenlight Fund, made a $1.8 million investment (over 5 years)…Read More
Supporting the Freedom Center’s Capital Campaign
GCF has launched a $100,000 challenge grant to support the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center’s Be the Conductor…Read More
2022 Devou Cup Recipients – Bob and Dell Ann Sathe
The Devou Cup, created by the Northern Kentucky Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, honors the generosity of…Read More