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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Happy Pride!

Partnering with P&G to support inclusive communities.

 

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$205M+ Granted to Arts & Culture

Fuel a more vibrant region through arts

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$385M+ Granted to Education

Enable every child to access quality education

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$130M+ Granted to Health

Power healthy communities

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2023 Annual Report

Last year, Greater Cincinnati Foundation connected generous donors with trusted nonprofits resulting in $149 million in grantmaking that supported 3,710 organizations. We served not only as a funder, but as a partner and connector, bringing together people who have a shared goal: to create a stronger, more vibrant community.

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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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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 Promotes Leaders to Champion Philanthropy

April 26, 2024
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Boots on the Ground Fund Awarded $834,620 to 41 Nonprofits

April 24, 2024

CINCINNATI (April 24, 2024) — Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF), in partnership with the City of Cincinnati and Interact for…

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Greater Cincinnati Foundation Names New Leaders to Catalyze ...

March 5, 2024

CINCINNATI (March 5, 2024) — Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is poised to make an even greater impact by…

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Cincinnati Black Giving Circle in Partnership with Greater...

February 20, 2024

CINCINNATI (Feb. 20, 2024) — Greater Cincinnati Foundation, in partnership with the Cincinnati Black Giving Circle, a coalition…

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GCF Welcomes New Board Leadership and Two Governing Board...

February 20, 2024

CINCINNATI (Feb. 20, 2024) — In 2024, Greater Cincinnati Foundation welcomes new members and leadership to its governing…

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Blog

Meeting Community Needs Through Operation Give Back

April 12, 2024
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GCF Hosts Nonprofit Listening Sessions

May 29, 2024

Donors can rely on GCF to share current knowledge of critical needs in the community and connect them…

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A Win for Affordable Housing

May 28, 2024

Celebrating the Opening of The Barrister This spring, GCF attend a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening…

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Paying it Forward with Planned Gifts

May 28, 2024

California natives, Jack and Barb Smith have lived in many cities all over the country, but they chose…

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Many assets make great gifts to charity

May 20, 2024

When your client is getting ready to make a contribution to a fund at Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF)…

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