Matthew Randazzo named President & CEO

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Our Mission

As a trusted and connected partner, we inspire generous people to invest in a more equitable and vibrant region, now and for generations to come.

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2021 Annual Report

GCF catalyzed a record-breaking level of grantmaking in 2021. 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.


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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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.


Press Releases

Greater Cincinnati Foundation Names Matthew Randazzo as Next President and CEO

May 11, 2023
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GCF Welcomes Three New Governing Board Members

March 28, 2023

In 2022, we welcomed three new Governing Board members, Keith Dailey, Nirvani Head and Jen Stein, who all…

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Boots on the Ground Fund Awarded $610,000 to 31 Nonprofits

March 8, 2023

CINCINNATI (March 8, 2023) — Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF), in partnership with the City of Cincinnati, bi3 and…

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GCF and GE Aerospace Open Applications for Greater Cincinnati...

January 18, 2023

CINCINNATI, OH — Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) and GE Aerospace have announced that the application process is open…

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GCF Announces Boots on the Ground Fund in Partnership with the...

October 3, 2022

CINCINNATI (October 3, 2022) — Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) announces a new partnership with the City of Cincinnati…

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Three tax tips worth smiling about

February 17, 2023
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Retirement plans to charity: Understanding the “trifecta” of...

May 10, 2023

Over the last few months, many advisors have noticed an uptick in client inquiries about leaving their IRAs…

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Proposed legislation: Is better deductibility back on the table?

April 12, 2023

Charitable deduction legislation ebbs and flows. Proposed reform efforts come and go, resulting in the occasional change to…

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Turmoil in banking and technology: Optimism for charitable...

April 12, 2023

The wild ride continues! In the wake of Silicon Valley Bank’s collapse, your philanthropic clients may seek your…

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Collective giving makes us stronger, together

March 29, 2023

Now more than ever, GCF is helping donors leverage and strengthen their giving and build support in our…

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