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
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
A Reflection from Delores
Maya Angelou said, “I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver,”…Read More
Empowering Communities Annual Fund
If you haven’t already had the pleasure, let me introduce you to a partner in our work, Robert…Read More
Fifth Third Private Bank and GCF Announce the Launch of Giving...
CINCINNATI – Fifth Third Private Bank, a division of Fifth Third Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the…Read More
Greater Cincinnati Foundation Takes Deep Dive Into Workplace...
Examination of policies, practices earns region’s first gold certification from Queen City Certified CINCINNATI – Greater Cincinnati Foundation…Read More
Racial Equity Matters – Groundwater
This Virtual Groundwater Presentation is an introduction to racial equity that uses stories and data to illustrate the…Register Now
Inclusive Communities RFP Grant Workshop
Inclusive Communities grant workshop is being held to support applicants through the Request for Proposal process. The workshop…Register Now