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The High Returns of Co-Investment

Partnering with donors fuels our mission and ability to build a more prosperous and vibrant region where all can thrive. And helping you invest your charitable dollars in the areas about which you care most is the engine of our work.
Bethany House
 Bethany House

CINCINNATI (May 4, 2016) — Partnering with donors fuels our mission and ability to build a more prosperous and vibrant region where all can thrive. And helping you invest your charitable dollars in the areas about which you care most is the engine of our work. 

Last spring, we introduced co-investment as an opportunity for you and The Greater Cincinnati Foundation to make grants together that fully align with your charitable interests. Many donors have joined us in this effort, combining their grantmaking with ours, and the results are meaningful investments in our community. 

One way in which we worked together to address a regional challenge: In the wake of last fall’s abrupt closing of Senior Services of Northern Kentucky, GCF and a donor family responded with a combined grant for the Northern Kentucky Area Development District (NKADD), which had been quick to step in and provide some of the urgent services for seniors. Because of this GCF/donor partnership, the NKADD received critical funding for an important and unforeseen situation.  

Another example is GCF’s partnership with the Thomas R. and Marion F. Blohm Fund to support homeless family services. During their lives, the Blohms passionately worked to help families experiencing homelessness, and the fund’s current advisors embraced an opportunity to honor their legacy and partner with GCF in a grant for Bethany House. With it, the organization was able to add more case management staff and subsequently serve more families.  

As GCF continues this initiative, there are many more opportunities this spring for which we can partner and be generous together. Please contact your Giving Strategies team at 513-288-2880 to learn more about these current opportunities.

About The Greater Cincinnati Foundation 

One of the nation’s leading community foundations, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation helps people make the most of their giving to build a better community. We believe in the power of philanthropy to change the lives of people and communities. As a community foundation, GCF creates a prosperous Greater Cincinnati by investing in thriving people and vibrant places. An effective steward of the community’s charitable resources since 1963, the Foundation inspires philanthropy in eight counties in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. At the end of 2015, GCF had net assets of $533 million.