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Your Generous Year-End Giving

You are generous across every season, but perhaps especially at the end of the year. As you plan your holiday and year-end giving, Greater Cincinnati Foundation is proud to assist and be your philanthropic partner. 

To add assets to your fund, you can:

Give stock

Appreciated stock is often a most advantageous gift. Stock transfers normally take only a few days but may take longer at year end due to the large volume of transactions at brokerage firms. To count as a charitable income tax deduction in 2019, gifts of stock must be received into GCF’s account before the close of business on December 31. Notify us if you are making a transfer to ensure it is promptly attributed to your fund. 

How to add to a fund

Give mutual fund shares

Gifts of mutual fund shares provide the same tax benefits as stock gifts. However, these gifts can take weeks for the fund administrators to process. Please initiate any gift of mutual fund shares by Monday, November 18. 

How to add to a fund

Give by check

Checks received by mail must be postmarked by December 31, 2019, to qualify as a 2019 tax deduction. If hand-delivering a check, it must be received at our office by 5 p.m. on December 31. 

Please send to:
Greater Cincinnati Foundation
720 E. Pete Rose Way, Suite 120, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Phone: 513-241-2880 
Fax: 513-768-6133

How to add to a fund

Making grants from your fund to be received in 2019

You have a variety of ways to make sure the grants you give make it to your cause in a timely manner. 

So your grant is received in 2019, we recommend you make your grant suggestions:

  • Online through Giving Connection before December 26.
  • Fax your grant suggestions to 513-768-6133 before December 26.
  • Mail grant suggestions before December 19.

Download Year-End Giving information for your reference [PDF]

Setting up a new fund

If you are interested in setting up a fund with Greater Cincinnati Foundation, your new fund can be established quickly. Call to discuss your charitable goals with a member of GCF’s Donor and Private Foundation Services staff and decide which type of fund is best for you and your family. The date of the gift transfer to GCF is most important: it will determine whether your gift qualifies for a 2019 tax deduction.


720 E. Pete Rose Way,
Suite 120
Cincinnati, OH 45202


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