Now is the Time

Greater Cincinnati Foundation is committed to ensuring we all rise together to shape a new reality where everyone thrives. 

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Our Story

We Amplify the Power of Your Giving

As your leading community foundation, we believe the greatest changes happen with 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.



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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You play an important role in your clients’ financial plans, including their charitable giving. Working with a community foundation offers your client tax advantages while making the greatest impact. We work with you to formulate a plan to meet your clients’ passions and charitable goals.

GCF Advantage: Flexibility. Service. Impact.

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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.


News & Events

Greater Cincinnati Foundation Invests in Talent to Advance Racial Equity Mission

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Connecting 7,000 Students, Virtually

Last summer, Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) was able to secure laptop devices for each student needing a way…

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Disrupting Cycles

With each inciting event, the cycle begins again. Dialogue resurfaces, people gather and plan, donations flood in –…

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OJPC, Cincinnati groups focused on issues of safety and justice

The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and several others in 2020 highlighted a long history of community…

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Meet Donisha

“Life’s situations will either be a lesson or a blessing. Stay committed to growth, learning, and change. Make…

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