2016 Annual Summary for The Greater Cincinnati Foundation

2016 Annual Summary

In a region literally bursting with new energy and progress, fueled by so many who share their good fortune to enrich the lives of others, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is harnessing this momentum to expand our impact and accomplish even more. A greater community is in the works. We invite you to join us. 

2016 Highlights

GCF Reaches $1 Billion in Grants

When generous people give together, the impact of their philanthropy grows. We champion greater giving by thinking really big. How big? Try a billion dollars. That’s how much we’ve awarded in grants to local causes since our inception in 1963. This amazing investment serves as more than a legacy of compassion and commitment. It also serves as a springboard to dream even bigger, making more of a positive impact on the lives of our Tristate neighbors. 

Introducing Cincinnati’s Next Great Philanthropist: You 

Do you want to make a bigger impact with your charitable giving? The Greater Cincinnati Foundation can help you get started with our family philanthropy toolkit available for free at gcfdn.org/toolkit
Our toolkit outlines five steps to make your giving smart and meaningful. With more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations registered in the U.S., it’s no surprise that your email and snail mail boxes are full of requests for support. We give you the tools you need to explore your family legacy, create your philanthropic mission statement and plan for the future. By the end of the process, you and your family will have a plan that is tailored to your family’s needs and be able to leave a significant legacy that helps the region build and grow. 

Get started with Your 5-Step Toolkit for Family Philanthropy


See Our Year in Photos

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Our People

Since 1963, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has been the hub of all things charitable because of the committed volunteers, engaged donors, and professional staff focused on building a more prosperous Greater Cincinnati region. We want to especially thank our volunteers, whose work is the heart of GCF.


Financial information about The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is available. 

Past Annual Reports

View our past annual reports to the community.


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