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 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.



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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Affordable Housing

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 Appoints Leaders to Accelerate Mission

January 11, 2022
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A Reflection from Delores

December 9, 2021

Maya Angelou said, “I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver,”…

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Empowering Communities Annual Fund

November 9, 2021

If you haven’t already had the pleasure, let me introduce you to a partner in our work, Robert…

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Fifth Third Private Bank and GCF Announce the Launch of Giving...

November 4, 2021

CINCINNATI – Fifth Third Private Bank, a division of Fifth Third Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the…

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Greater Cincinnati Foundation Takes Deep Dive Into Workplace...

October 21, 2021

Examination of policies, practices earns region’s first gold certification from Queen City Certified CINCINNATI – Greater Cincinnati Foundation…

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Racial Equity Matters – Groundwater

This Virtual Groundwater Presentation is an introduction to racial equity that uses stories and data to illustrate the…

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Inclusive Communities RFP Grant Workshop

Inclusive Communities grant workshop is being held to support applicants through the Request for Proposal process. The workshop…

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Racial Equity Matters – Phase 1

The virtual Phase 1 Workshop is a two-day session that is designed to develop the capacity of participants to better…

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