GCF is able to make these grants because of the generosity of donors. These gifts are important to the community because they allow the Foundation the flexibility to meet changing community needs, now and in the future.
What type of grants do you award?
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation administers grants to address a wide range of community needs and issues. We award grants to qualified nonprofit 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Below is list of grants we provide.
GCF makes grants from community and field of interest funds on a quarterly basis with capital, program and grantwriting assistance grants. We award these grants for services in eight counties: Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren (Ohio); Boone, Kenton and Campbell (Kentucky); and Dearborn (Indiana).
These grants support projects in seven areas: cultural vibrancy, economic opportunity, educational success, environmental stewardship, health & wellness, job creation and economic opportunity and strong communities. Find out how we invest in Greater Cincinnati. GCF does not accept unsolicited grant proposals.
Review our Community Grants types and guidelines
Grants for Kids
GCF offers two Grants for Kids programs, Learning Links and Summertime Kids, which provide grants of up to $1,000 to support innovative educational and enrichment projects for area youth.
Review our Grants for Kids info
Private Foundation Grants
GCF has very special partnerships with several local private foundations and charitable funds. Our professional staff help the foundations' trustees carry out their charitable vision by advising and administering their grantmaking.
Review the guidelines for each foundation
Since GCF’s founding in 1963, many donors have chosen to carry out their charitable legacy by establishing scholarship funds. Learn more about scholarships at GCF
The Women's Fund Grants
The Women’s Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has several grant opportunities for programs aimed at improving the lives of women and girls.
Get info on The Women's Fund Grants
Other Grant Opportunities
Grants from The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio
A supporting organization of GCF, HealthPath Foundation of Ohio manages a grants program in the areas of preventive oral health, Strengthening Ohio's Safety Net and family violence prevention.
Grants from Our Donor Advised Funds
Many of the donors of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation will suggest grants to nonprofits through their donor advised funds,
Learn more about giving with GCF.