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Giving Black: Cincinnati — A Rich Legacy of Philanthropy

Giving Black: Cincinnati — A Rich Legacy of Philanthropy

Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) invites you to join us as we release the report Giving Black: Cincinnati on Thursday, December 6, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. The report, co-funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and New England Blacks in Philanthropy, is the result of research we commissioned in 2017 to explore the generous, often overlooked history of black philanthropy in our region and identify the giving priorities of our black residents today.

Past Grant Update: $40,000 HOME Grant Benefits More Than 100 Families Facing Housing Instability

Past Grant Update: $40,000 HOME Grant Benefits More Than 100 Families Facing Housing Instability

As the holidays approach, more than 100 families in three inner-city Cincinnati neighborhoods have a stronger sense of housing stability in their lives, thanks in part to the 2017 expansion of a tenant advocacy program by Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) in three Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) elementary schools. Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF), in partnership with our donors, granted $40,000 to HOME’s Housing Stability Program for At Risk Students this past year and has been supporting it since 2014.

Greater Cincinnati Foundation Commits $1 Million                 To Affordable Housing Impact Investing Pool

Greater Cincinnati Foundation Commits $1 Million To Affordable Housing Impact Investing Pool

A place to call home. It’s a simple dream, but one that for all too many of our neighbors is a financial hardship. Affordable housing is a critical issue in our region, and Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is committed to addressing it as we move into 2019 and beyond.

Meet Harold

Meet Harold

Harold Brown, Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Vice President, Community Strategies, lives in Springdale with his adorable wife Gwendolyn (supervisor at SW Ohio Council on Aging), son Christopher (sophomore at St. Xavier HS), and Bentley (goldendoodle). A native of Oxford, Ohio, Harold also has three adult stepchildren and five granddaughters, who affectionately call him “Pa-Pa.”

4 Opportunities for Purposeful Impact in 2019

4 Opportunities for Purposeful Impact in 2019

Looking ahead to 2019? As you make year-end contributions to your donor advised fund, keep in mind the following opportunities for impact that will be available in the first half of 2019 through Greater Cincinnati Foundation .

5 End-of-Year Giving Strategies to Yield Maximum Impact

5 End-of-Year Giving Strategies to Yield Maximum Impact

As the remaining days of 2018 dwindle, our to-do lists seem to grow exponentially with flurries of seasonal tasks and activities. It’s important to make sure that year-end planning doesn’t get lost in the rush, and Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is here to help keep your charitable giving on track.

Cincinnati Chamber Adds Transportation Coalition Leader

Experienced campaign and coalition leader will nurture a broad, diverse coalition to support transportation investments

Community Organizations Awarded $159,199 for Organizing and Advocacy

Community Organizations Awarded $159,199 for Organizing and Advocacy

GCF recognizes that the strength of our communities lies in harnessing the wisdom within all neighborhoods to drive equitable, sustainable change. This fall we awarded Strengthening Communities Through Organizing and Advocacy grants totaling $159,199 to seven visionary nonprofit organizations. While we did not receive co-investment dollars for these grants, we strongly believe that such work is integral to achieving an equitable future for our region.

Your Generous Year-End Giving: Important Information

Your Generous Year-End Giving: Important Information

As the leaves turn — and nightfall arrives earlier, with a cooler edge — our focus shifts to planning for the upcoming holiday season. While marking your calendar with all the events the season brings, you may also want to consider your strategy for year-end giving opportunities before the festive rush is upon us.