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GCF Supports Local Efforts to Ensure a Full Recovery of the Arts

GCF Supports Local Efforts to Ensure a Full Recovery of the Arts

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on Greater Cincinnati’s arts scene as it reels from forced closures and capacity limitations. ArtsWave, a funder and supporter of local arts projects and organizations, estimated that more than $30 million in earned revenue would be lost by the end of summer. Hundreds of arts industry employees have lost their jobs, endured furloughs and suffered pay cuts.
Impact Investing Pool Addresses Housing Affordability Crisis

Impact Investing Pool Addresses Housing Affordability Crisis

We previously shared with you LISC’s Housing Our Future report, the culmination of a year-long collaboration between public, private and nonprofit leaders, for which Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) was a partner, convener and funder. It outlines strategies to help everyone in Cincinnati and Hamilton County have access to quality affordable housing in the places they want to live.
Black & Brown Faces

Black & Brown Faces

Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is a proud sponsor of Black & Brown Faces, a new exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum running October 23, 2020 – January 3, 2021 that features 10 Black regional artists’ portrayal of facial expressions of people of color during the extremes of 2020. Emphasizing mental health and wellness, the exhibit is intended to promote dialogue and advocacy and inspire hope.
ICYMI: GCF Awards $1 Million to Six Nonprofits Through Racial Justice Fund

ICYMI: GCF Awards $1 Million to Six Nonprofits Through Racial Justice Fund

While aspiring entrepreneurs from historically marginalized communities often hear the word “no,” MORTAR tells them, “yes.”
Impactful Change Starts with Education

Impactful Change Starts with Education

Many people believe that our systems are broken, that our neighbors fall behind because of flaws in our institutions. But that’s not true. The systems aren’t broken. They’re working exactly as they were meant to, and that’s the problem.
Empowering the Work

Empowering the Work

Our most vulnerable neighbors continue to experience the devastating impact of racial injustice while being disproportionally affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is not only our duty to help, we are called to lead.
Meet Shelly

Meet Shelly

Shelly Espich, technology director, is a Cincinnati-area native (but lived in Las Vegas and Dallas at different points in her youth) and graduate of Northern Kentucky University. She lives in Villa Hills, Kentucky, and has four children and four grandchildren.

Greater Cincinnati Foundation Awards $1 Million to Six Area Non-profits Through its Racial Justice Fund

Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) has awarded $1 million to six area non-profits from its new Racial Justice Fund.
New Partnership Creates $250,000 COVID Recovery Loan Fund for Queen City Women – and Minority-Owned Small Businesses

New Partnership Creates $250,000 COVID Recovery Loan Fund for Queen City Women – and Minority-Owned Small Businesses

Greater Cincinnati Foundation has approved a $250,000 loan fund to support Cincinnati area small businesses. The funds are designed to support companies that don't always enjoy equitable access to traditional businesses loans and are more likely to be impacted by pandemic: minority- and women-owned businesses. The fund will be administered by the Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI), a community microlender that serves small businesses throughout the state of Ohio, providing under-served entrepreneurs with education and access to capital.
Racial Justice Fund to Drive Systemic Change

Racial Justice Fund to Drive Systemic Change

We must act now. Achieving racial equity is long overdue. We cannot allow inequities to continue and expect to thrive – as people or as a region. GCF has long embraced racial equity as the core of our mission; it has always been paramount. Now, the call to address centuries of systemic racism has been further amplified by the disparities revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the racial divide across our nation. Now is the time.
Housing Our Future GCF Partners with LISC to Address Housing Crisis

Housing Our Future GCF Partners with LISC to Address Housing Crisis

Our region needs 40,000 more affordable housing units. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its devastating impact on the economy, resulting in job losses and evictions, the crisis will only accelerate. Further, the pandemic and staggering affordable housing gap disproportionately affect the Black community; which already faces the highest unemployment rates in Hamilton County and significant job and wage disparities. The need is urgent.

Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Fifth Third Foundation, Accelerate Great Schools, Donors Close Digital Divide for Cincinnati Public Schools Students

All CPS students can have free broadband internet service from Cincinnati Bell through Connect Our Students program
Celebrating Black Philanthropy

Celebrating Black Philanthropy

The celebration of Black Philanthropy Month is a recent tradition; the legacy of Black giving is centuries-old. In recognition of the enduring traditions and generous priorities of Black giving, we’re sharing the inspirations and perspectives of Black donors and grantees in our region.
All-In Cincinnati Coalition Drives Impact

All-In Cincinnati Coalition Drives Impact

To better understand racial disparities in our region, Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF), Interact for Health and the United Way of Greater Cincinnati joined forces to create the All-In Cincinnati Core Team and Coalition in 2018. The All-In team collaborated with PolicyLink and USC Program for Environmental & Regional Equity to draft the All-In Cincinnati Report and began to develop a policy roadmap to guide local policymakers in ensuring that new growth in the region is more equitable.

Celebrating Black Talent and Treasure

August is Black Philanthropy Month – a global celebration and dedicated campaign to lift up the transformative impact of Black generosity. At Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) we have long recognized the power of Black philanthropy. Our 2018 Giving Black: Cincinnati report amplified the rich heritage and giving priorities of Black residents in our region.
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