A thriving arts sector creates positive ripple effects throughout the community. Business and commerce activity is enhanced, jobs are created, and neighborhoods take on a character of vitality. And people connect through the arts − diverse groups share common experiences and come to know each other in new ways.
What is GCF doing to create change?
GCF, thanks to its generous donors, is able to make an impact through a collection of investments, grantwriting assistance, and partnering with other funders. Our grantmaking aligns with ArtsWave’s community impact agenda, because we know we are able to do so much more when we work together.
2 strategies to improve Cultural Vibrancy:
- Improve, strengthen, and sustain the financial stability and leadership of arts organizations
- Expand citizen engagement in the arts
Read more about GCF's Community Investments in Cultural Vibrancy [PDF]
Theory of Change
A Theory of Change guides how we think about our community investments. It identifies investment priorities, activities, outcomes and indicators to help assess how our grants are contributing to progress on community-wide goals.
You can help
You can be part of building a more prosperous Greater Cincinnati region. When you give to our Cultural Vibrancy Community Fund, every dollar goes directly to support real-time grant requests.