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Celebrating a Year of Connected Purpose

Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s 55th year has been one of focused energy, purpose and forward movement. We are grateful for everyone who has joined us this year in the vital work of creating a Greater Cincinnati where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

GCF’s 55th Anniversary Brings Equity Gains


Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s 55th year has been one of focused energy, purpose and forward movement. We are grateful for everyone who has joined us this year in the vital work of creating a Greater Cincinnati where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

As we reflect on 2018, we are pleased to share with you a recap of GCF major events for the year:

  • In January we hosted a screening of the riveting documentary, “I Am Not Your Negro,” a portrayal of race relations through the eyes of the late, brilliant author James Baldwin. The day included a post-screening Community Conversation with Baldwin’s niece, Aisha Karefa Smart, to delve deeper into the world that she and her uncle experienced while growing up. View Photos.


  • As a continuation of the community conversation, GCF partnered with Philanthropy Ohio to present “Being Curious Together About Race,” three sessions engaging leaders and volunteers across our region to explore key elements of racism and the role of philanthropy in addressing racial inequity.
  • GCF collaborated with Philanthropy Ohio and the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation to bring the Racial Equity Institute to Cincinnati for multiple sessions of community training this year to explore the roots and pervasiveness of institutional racism permeating every system in our society. GCF believes that such education is vital to building the community that is necessary to achieve meaningful impact.    
  • In April, GCF launched an exciting chapter of transformation with the introduction of our new brand identity: connecting people with purpose. It’s an affirmation of our long-standing role as a community foundation, but with a renewed clarity and focus that we are in the business of leading the charge to a more vibrant Greater Cincinnati by bringing everyone together who share our passion for driving our region forward. View Photos.