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Update on GCF's Community Grants Process

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has been evaluating how our grantmaking strategy can be more innovative, focused, and effective. We are also considering strategic areas of focus for large scale community initiatives. These considerations result from an evaluation of our current processes that identifies opportunities for us to improve the way we support the community. As a result, we are not currently accepting applications for the Fall 2017 grant cycle.
14 Nonprofits Selected for Next Step for Literacy Grant

14 Nonprofits Selected for Next Step for Literacy Grant

Fourteen local nonprofits are now in the running for a total of $150,000 in grants to support childhood literacy initiatives in impoverished neighborhoods in the Tristate.
Teachers & Summer Programs: Get Funding!

Teachers & Summer Programs: Get Funding!

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is now accepting applications for its two programs designed to fund innovative education projects for children during the school year and in the summer.
Three Local Organizations Offer $100,000 Literacy Grant

Three Local Organizations Offer $100,000 Literacy Grant

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Scripps Howard Foundation and WCPO 9 on Your Side are joining forces to break the cycle of poverty through literacy. The organizations are leveraging resources to provide a $100,000 grant to a single nonprofit that supports family literacy in impoverished neighborhoods in Greater Cincinnati. Funds will be awarded to a single nonprofit that fosters and promotes the development and expansion of new and/or existing literacy programs supporting children and their families living in poverty from birth through early elementary school age.
The Women's Fund Receives Support from Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund

The Women's Fund Receives Support from Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund

The Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation has received $150,000 from the Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Fund, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee. These funds will support numerous projects furthering the fund’s mission to ensure the economic self-sufficiency of women.
The Women's Fund: We're Growing in 2017!

The Women's Fund: We're Growing in 2017!

In the coming year, The Women's Fund will devote more time and resources to co-creating solutions with the women we serve and the agencies that directly serve them. I’m excited to share with you some changes to our team to facilitate our growth and increase impact.

Evaluating Community Change: GCF’s Collective Impact work in Cincinnati offers a useful framework

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s work in Collective Impact as be a national model for communities around the country interested in similar efforts. A new blog post on Stanford Social Innovation Review takes an in-depth look at measurement and evaluation of the collective impact efforts in Cincinnati.

Andrew Jergens Foundation Celebrates $20 Million in Grants

The Andrew Jergens Foundation, a private foundation client of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, has reached a generous milestone - $20 million granted to the Greater Cincinnati community since its inception in 1962.
Thank You for Celebrating Generosity at Our Annual Luncheon

Thank You for Celebrating Generosity at Our Annual Luncheon

What a great day to celebrate the generosity of our region! Thanks to everyone who attended The Greater Cincinnati Foundation's Annual Luncheon on December 9.
Help Our Community’s Youngest Citizens Succeed

Help Our Community’s Youngest Citizens Succeed

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation invests in a more vibrant and prosperous Greater Cincinnati where everyone can thrive. While GCF hasn’t traditionally been part of the election process, we felt it was necessary to show our support for both Issue 44, Cincinnati Public Schools Levy, and Issue 53, Hamilton County Children’s Services Levy, as this election will affect the future of the children in our community.
Celebrate Guys Who Get It - The Women's Fund

Celebrate Guys Who Get It - The Women's Fund

This year, The Women's Fund turns 21! We want to celebrate with YOU and the special men who really "get" our work. We are passionate about the change we are making because it is long-term and help generations of women, men and their families.
In the News: Collaborating for Change

In the News: Collaborating for Change

Read our latest news stories, including features on how Collective Impact is improving early childhood education and the environment, our Devou Cup honoree, The Women’s Fund research report on childhood poverty, and our new Vice President for Marketing and Communications.
An Inspirational Evening with the Daltons and Bob Coughlin

An Inspirational Evening with the Daltons and Bob Coughlin

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s donors and professional advisors spent an inspirational evening with Andy and Jordan Dalton and Bob Coughlin.
Wilbert L. Ziegler to Receive 2016 Devou Cup

Wilbert L. Ziegler to Receive 2016 Devou Cup

The Northern Kentucky Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation will present Wilbert L. Ziegler with the 2016 Devou Cup on Thursday, September 15. The award will be presented at the Northern Kentucky Chamber Dinner.
The Women’s Fund Releases New PULSE Study Research With Focus on Poverty

The Women’s Fund Releases New PULSE Study Research With Focus on Poverty

A new PULSE study commissioned by The Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation through the Economics Center at University of Cincinnati illuminates how policies keep working families in a cycle of instability and dependence, even as they try to achieve self-sufficiency.
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