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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$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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2022 Annual Report

Last year, Greater Cincinnati Foundation served not only as a funder, granting $119 million to our communities, but also as a leader, convener and connector for solving the region’s biggest challenges. With the help of generous people, 2022 became a standout year for supporting the greater good for all.


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 Sarah Weiss as Chief Philanthropy Officer

November 27, 2023
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Greater Cincinnati Foundation Names Rasheda Cromwell as Chief...

November 21, 2023

CINCINNATI (November 22, 2023) — Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) has named Rasheda Cromwell to chief impact officer effective…

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Boots on the Ground Fund Returns with Additional Funding

November 15, 2023

CINCINNATI (November 15, 2023) — Greater Cincinnati Foundation is pleased to announce a second round of Boots on…

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Application process open for Greater Cincinnati African American...

November 2, 2023

CINCINNATI, OH — GE Aerospace announced today that the application process is open for scholarships through the Greater…

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First Financial Bank Invests $500,000 in Affordable Housing Fund...

August 29, 2023

CINCINNATI, OH (August 29, 2023) — First Financial Bank (Nasdaq: FFBC) has invested $500,000 in Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s…

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What’s deductible and what’s not?

October 19, 2023
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Spotting Opportunity: Moving Your Client’s Commercial Fund...

October 19, 2023

Although a donor advised fund (DAF) can be established through a national financial institution, Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF)…

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It’s (Always) a Great Time to Review Your Estate Plan and...

October 4, 2023

Even if your estate planning documents are already in place, this is still a good time to review…

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10 Indicators to Identify Charitable Prospects

September 27, 2023

Is your client ready for a conversation about their charitable goals? These ten indicators can help you identify…

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Celebrating Philanthropy Across the Region

September 27, 2023

Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) has had the honor of working with many philanthropists throughout our 60-year history in…

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Bringing Impact Home, Together

Your gift to GCF's Annual Fund creates a region with endless possibilities and opportunities.