Greater Cincinnati Foundation manages a variety of grant programs to honor our donors' charitable intentions and help our community thrive.
GCF is able to make these grants because of the generosity of donors. These grants are important to the community because they allow the Foundation the flexibility to meet changing community needs, now and in the future. We award grants to qualified nonprofit 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
GCF has a centralized inquiry portal to streamline funding and partnership questions from nonprofits. This simple online form is an easy entry portal for us to understand how your idea might match GCF resources.
How to Submit a Funding Inquiry
We have replaced our traditional Spring and Fall Grantmaking cycles with programs aligned to the two areas of strategic focus and a targeted Request for Proposal (RFP) process.
Find out more about our Targeted RFP process
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
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 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
A supporting organization of GCF, HealthPath Foundation of Ohio manages a grants program in the areas of Cavity Free Kids, Healthy Ohioans and Safe Elders.
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.
If you need to log into Foundant, our grants management system, you can do so here:
GCF's Foundant Login
Have questions about grantmaking at The Greater Cincinnati Foundation? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions about Grants at GCF.
For more information about GCF grants, contact:
Rickell Howard Smith
Director, Community Strategies
720 E. Pete Rose Way,
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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