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Plan Your 2019 Funding Requests for Maximum Impact

Greater Cincinnati Foundation adopted changes in 2017 to our grantmaking process to allow us to better serve the nonprofit community while aligning with GCF’s focus on building an equitable community. Funding opportunities are offered throughout the year with purposes steered by the giving goals of our generous donors, past and present.

Keep in Mind Key Dates for Funding Opportunities

Greater Cincinnati Foundation adopted changes in 2017 to our grantmaking process to allow us to better serve the nonprofit community while aligning with GCF’s focus on building an equitable community. Funding opportunities are offered throughout the year with purposes steered by the giving goals of our generous donors, past and present.

GCF offers quarterly Request for Proposal (RFP) cycles as well as leverages our partners to offer more opportunities for support. Our partner private foundations, the Women’s Fund and HealthPath offer application cycles throughout the year aligned to their individual focus areas.

As we look ahead to 2019, we encourage you to mark your calendars for key RFP and Letter of Intent (LOI) dates*:

January 

  • Providing a Safety Net for Individuals and Families RFP
  • Learning Links RFP
  • The Daniel and Susan Pfau Foundation LOI

February

  • Providing a Safety Net for Individuals and Families RFP
  • Summertime Kids RFP
  • The Andrew Jergens Foundation LOI

March

  • HealthPath Workforce Development Grants
  • HealthPath Crowdfunding Grants

April

  • Supporting Educational Success RFP

May

  • Women’s Fund Grants
  • The Erma A. Bantz Foundation LOI
  • The Donald C. and Laura M. Harrison Family Foundation LOI
  • The Daniel and Susan Pfau Foundation LOI

June

  • The Thomas J. Emery Memorial LOI
  • The Andrew Jergens Foundation LOI
  • William O. Purdy, Jr. Foundation Fund LOI

July

  • Strengthening Communities Through Organizing and Advocacy RFP

August

  • Vibrant Arts and Culture RFP
  • Creating an Inclusive Community RFP

October

  • The Erma A. Bantz Foundation LOI
  • The David C. Herriman Fund of GCF RFP

November

  • The Andrew Jergens Foundation LOI

December

  • The Thomas J. Emery Memorial LOI
  • William O. Purdy, Jr. Foundation Fund LOI

Learn more about our grant opportunities online:

Inquiry Form

Greater Cincinnati Foundation launched an inquiry form. As your community foundation, we are committed to connecting people with purpose, supporting our community, and encouraging collaboration and innovation. This simple form is intended to provide nonprofits an outlet for clear and comprehensive guidance from GCF staff on potential support - monetary and non-monetary - within GCF and beyond. 

This form is intended to connect you with the right team at GCF to provide clear, comprehensive guidance and support. This inquiry form is not a formal funding request. Formal funding requests must be submitted as part of the application process for the RFPs or LOIs listed above. 

 

 

 

*These dates are subject to change, and further opportunities may develop during the year. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the grants section: www.gcfdn.org/grants.