Greater Cincinnati Foundation and United Way partnered to activate a coalition of philanthropy and business partners to create the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund. We hope that you will consider a donation to support our community and ensuring families can access basic needs in this time of crisis.
Our region confronts not only a severe public health crisis caused by COVID-19, but also an extreme economic crisis in its wake. The most vulnerable members of our community, many of whom already face health and economic disparities, will be disproportionately affected by the global pandemic. Many neighbors will be forced to choose between their health and their paycheck; many will lose access to essential social services. This fund was activated with cross-sector partners to swiftly raise and deploy flexible resources to local organizations supporting those affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
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To inspire our community to step forward at this time of need, an anonymous donor is generously providing a $250,000, 1:1 match for credit card and check donations. No gift is too small. Thank you for your generous support. Our community is stronger because of you.
- Make a grant suggestion for the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund via our Giving Connection
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Payable to “Greater Cincinnati Foundation"
Memo: COVID-19 Fund
Greater Cincinnati Foundation
720 E. Pete Rose Way, Ste. 120
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Call us at 513-241-2880 or contact your philanthropic advisor.
Through trusted partnerships, the Fund will provide support for local nonprofit organizations, both large and community-based, addressing:
- Food insecurity
- Housing and shelter
- Medical response
- Childcare & Eldercare
The fund was activated by Greater Cincinnati Foundation and United Way of Greater Cincinnati, in partnership with contributions from bi3, Deaconess Associations Foundation, Fifth Third Foundation, First Financial Bank, The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation, Procter & Gamble, Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trusts, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee, Scripps Howard Foundation and Western & Southern Financial Group. The initial goal is to raise $5 million. These resources are responsively allocated to nonprofit organizations meeting our region’s most critical needs at this time. Resources will remain fluid as community needs and challenges evolve.
Together, we will proactively identify potential grant recipients, solicit guidance on potential recipients from community advisors, and recommend final awards.
Cincinnati Cares is Greater Cincinnati region’s primary connector of volunteers to nonprofit needs and is working to help the community respond and recover from the coronavirus pandemic through virtual volunteering.