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For Nonprofits: Two New RFPs released for Arts and Community Organizing

Read more about grantmaking at The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, including updates to our Request for Proposals schedule.
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CINCINNATI (October 12, 2017)—As you may know, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation announced a revamp of our grantmaking process in June. A major change to our grantmaking process is the addition of more Requests for Proposals (RFP). Find out more about our RFP process. 

Upcoming RFPs

Arts and Culture Giving Circle RFP

Purpose: To support increased access to arts and cultural programming to educate and/or enhance the quality of life for individuals of all ages, abilities and income levels in our region.

Deadline to apply: Friday, Nov. 3 by 5 p.m.

Download RFP [PDF]

Community Organizing & Policy Advocacy RFP

Purpose: To invest in community-led efforts that recognize the wisdom and creativity that is inherent within every neighborhood of our region.

Deadline to apply: Friday, Nov. 3 by 5 p.m.

Download RFP [PDF]

As promised, we want to keep nonprofits in the loop on all of our upcoming RFPs. RFP topics and subsequent investments are driven by donor intent. You can also visit our website at and follow us on social media for any grantmaking updates.

Funding Inquiry Process: GCF's Centralized Point of Entry

As part of our recent revamp of our grantmaking process, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation created a Funding Inquiry portal.

We invite you to consider submitting an idea, opportunity, or need for consideration and guidance from our team.

Our hope is that our collective thinking and response is both comprehensive and quick, sending you on the most feasible path(s). Please note this is an option, not a requirement, in order to respond to an RFP or submit to a Private Foundation.

Thanks to all who have already contacted us through our Funding Inquiry process!

How to Submit a Funding Inquiry 

Have a question or want to be added to our nonprofit email list? Email us at

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 an accredited 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 2016, GCF had net assets of $563 million.