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Impact Investing

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation uses impact investing to tie the discipline of the market with the social mission of philanthropy. These investments use charitable assets to invest in projects that can generate revenue as well as direct community benefits.

Leverage Your Giving Now

Through your donor advised fund, you can now partner with GCF to jump-start projects key to our community’s vitality. Together, our charitable funds can leverage non-charitable financial support from other foundations, financial institutions, and private investors.

Join an exclusive group of donors to invest in local projects that will make our community a more vibrant place to live and work, creating more opportunity for everyone while “recycling” your charitable capital to use with other projects. It’s an alternative to investing in the stock market that directly benefits our community.

More about impact investing at GCF

Current impact investment opportunities

Previous impact investments

The following are for information only. These deals are now closed:

Community Foundation Field Guide to Impact Investing

  • Resources are available for community foundations starting an impact investment program from the Mission Investors Exchange.

Impact Investing: A 21st Century Tool to Attract and Retain Donors [PDF]

  • A 2012 article in Foundation Review about of GCF's impact investing offerings for donors by GCF's Amy Cheney, Robert Killins Jr., and Kathryn Merchant.

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