The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s public commitment to a more equitable community stems from 2001. When our community was shaken by civil unrest, the Foundation convened local funders to help address the crisis.
GCF's original support was to help fund and house the Mayor's commission, Cincinnati Community Action Now (CAN). When CAN completed its work in 2003, a group of funders came together to provide leadership and resources to the most challenging community solutions that emerged from CAN’s research and planning.
Under the umbrella of Better Together Cincinnati (BTC), the funders supported a number of initiatives in education, economic opportunity, and police-community relations.
Download BTC's Reports:
Our commitment to equity and inclusion continues today, informing our grants and leadership in many sectors:
Boosting Community Economic Development
Learn how innovative community foundations, like GCF, are finding new ways to deploy all their resources to build community wealth.
Community Impact Reports:
GCF encourages community organizations to serve diverse populations. I love it. It’s a real jewel for Cincinnati and the region.”
-Herb Brown, GCF Volunteer
Support projects that improve the quality of life of our African American community by giving to our African American Fund.
When you give to our Community Funds, every dollar goes directly to support real-time grant requests.
To learn more about GCF's work in racial equity, please contact:
200 West Fourth St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
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