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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Your Generous Year-End Giving

While the future is uncertain regarding tax law changes, the generosity of our donors remains consistent. Greater Cincinnati Foundation expects the end of 2021 to be a robust time for donors to support nonprofits using their donor advised funds and we encourage you to begin your annual support early. We also suggest you consult with your tax advisor about your year-end giving, including benefits of donating highly appreciated property and other smart gifting strategies.


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.


News & Events

Fifth Third Private Bank and GCF Announce the Launch of Giving with Purpose

November 4, 2021
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Empowering Communities Annual Fund

November 9, 2021

If you haven’t already had the pleasure, let me introduce you to a partner in our work, Robert…

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Greater Cincinnati Foundation Takes Deep Dive Into Workplace...

October 21, 2021

Examination of policies, practices earns region’s first gold certification from Queen City Certified CINCINNATI – Greater Cincinnati Foundation…

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One Year Later – Learnings from the Racial Justice Fund

October 14, 2021

Celebrating Wins Beyond Grantmaking Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is celebrating the Racial Justice Fund’s first anniversary. Last fall,…

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Greater Cincinnati Foundation Awards $165,743 in Learning Links...

August 25, 2021

CINCINNATI (August 25, 2021) — Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) awarded $165,743 in Learning Links grants to 99 schools…

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Racial Equity Matters – Impact Circle

Thank you for your interest in Racial Equity Matters, presented by bi3. Attendees of the Racial Equity Institute…

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