Submit an Inquiry

Greater Cincinnati Foundation has created a centralized inquiry portal to streamline funding and partnership idea submissions from nonprofits. 

As your community foundation, we are committed to connecting and supporting, inspiring, innovating and thinking big! This simple online form is an easy entry portal for us to understand how your idea might match GCF resources. The inquiry is not a formal funding request. GCF staff will reply with guidance in approximately 2 weeks.

Find out more about how we invest in our community.

5 Steps on submitting a funding inquiry to Greater Cincinnati Foundation:

  1. Visit Foundant, our grants management system. 
    See our Foundant user tips, if you are new to our system.
    Visit our Grants FAQ page, if you have questions on what we fund.
  2. Create an account or log in using an existing account.
  3. Click “Apply” at the top of the Dashboard page.
  4. “GCF Funding Inquiry” should be the first application option, click “Apply” and complete the form. 
  5. Click “Submit” when done. GCF staff will reply with guidance within 1-2 weeks.

Ready to submit?

Submit a Funding Inquiry

Not with a nonprofit?

If you are with an organization that is not a nonprofit and would like to partner with us, contact us at

Emergency Needs

If your organization has an extremely urgent need where service is interrupted, please call Evie Epifano, Program Manager, at 513-281-2880, to discuss your situation. For other non-emergency requests, submit an inquiry.

Greater Cincinnati Foundation defines a funding emergency as an immediate need for funding to avoid total stop of services of basic needs to vulnerable people.

Have a question? 

We are here to help! Email us at

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Have questions about Foundant?


Need help setting up a profile on Foundant online system? Please refer to the following help documents, provided by our vendor, Foundant:

Applicant Tutorial
Please note you also can download this as a Microsoft Word document from this website by clicking on the blue "Download Button" at the top right side of the page.

Video Tutorial viewable on YouTube


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