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

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2021 Annual Report

Last year, in the face of staggering unknowns, GCF catalyzed a record-breaking level of grantmaking. 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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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.


Press Releases

Ellen Katz, President and CEO of Greater Cincinnati Foundation, to depart in June 2023

September 14, 2022
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GCF Announces $100,000 Challenge Grant for The National...

July 13, 2022

CINCINNATI (July 13, 2022) — Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is excited to announce the launch of a $100,000…

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Greater Cincinnati Foundation Appoints VP, Marketing and...

June 28, 2022

CINCINNATI– Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is pleased to announce the promotion of Felicity Tao to Vice President, Marketing…

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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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What Can Leaders Do to Improve Economic Mobility

September 19, 2022
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Maximize Charitable Impact and Tax Savings with Gifts of...

June 7, 2022

For most people, charitable giving means donating cash with a check or credit card. You might be surprised…

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Vulnerability Connects Us

May 24, 2022

Helen Jones-Kelley Executive Director, Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Directors Chair, HealthPath…

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A Fresh Perspective

May 24, 2022

Eric Avner SVP, Community Development, The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation The Carol Ann and…

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DEI is More Than Checking a Box

May 24, 2022

Joe Mallory President, NAACP Cincinnati As President of the NAACP Cincinnati chapter, Joe Mallory understands systemic racism and…

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