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.

HOW WE HELP

Nonprofits

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.

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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.

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Press Releases

Greater Cincinnati Foundation Appoints Leaders to Accelerate Mission

January 11, 2022
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Greater Cincinnati Foundation Appoints Four New Governing Board...

April 21, 2022

CINCINNATI (April 25, 2022) —Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s (GCF) Governing Board provides a unique community perspective critical to guiding…

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GCF and GE reignite Greater Cincinnati African American...

March 9, 2022

GCF and GE announced the restart of the Greater Cincinnati African American Scholarship Fund (GCAASF) for high school…

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Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Cincinnati Black Giving Circle...

February 23, 2022

CINCINNATI (February 23, 2022) — Greater Cincinnati Foundation, in partnership with the Cincinnati Black Giving Circle, a coalition…

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Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Herriman Fund Awards...

January 25, 2022

CINCINNATI (January 25, 2022) — The David C. Herriman Fund of Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) has awarded grants…

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Blog

Leading the Way - Paycor’s Employee Giving Program Adopts Equity Principle

March 30, 2022
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Meet Our New Governing Board Chair – George Vincent

March 30, 2022

GCF’s Governing Board provides a diverse community perspective critical to guiding our mission of making our region more…

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Corporate Giving Strategies Are Good Business

March 30, 2022

Many local companies take pride in the way they give back to their communities, and their contributions –…

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GCF Donors Propel Social Change Through Impact Investing

March 30, 2022

Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) has a 20-year history of impact investing with our visionary donors to generate social…

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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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