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Racial Equity Matters Sessions Engage Over 600 Participants

Racial Equity Matters Sessions Engage Over 600 Participants

Talking about race is challenging. It’s a challenge we are meeting head-on, because we believe that it is the work of our generation. Our country has a complicated and contradictory history. We believe it is our imperative to create a space for dialogue as a means toward reconciliation and growth.
Meet Michele.

Meet Michele.

Michele Carey, a native of Temperance, Michigan (just across the border from Toledo, Ohio), received her bachelor’s degree in English from University of Toledo . She and her husband Matt live in Mount Lookout; their son and daughter graduated from Walnut Hills High School and attend The Ohio State University.
Greater Cincinnati Foundation Promotes Employees

Greater Cincinnati Foundation Promotes Employees

Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is pleased to announce the promotion of four employees and the expanded responsibilities of executive team members.

Bridging the Racial Divide

On April 7, 2001, Timothy Thomas—19 and unarmed—became the 15th African American to die at the hands of the Cincinnati police in a span of six years. In the days that followed, Cincinnati made international headlines as protests turned to civil unrest, leaving hundreds injured, hundreds arrested and nearly $1 million of damage to 140 businesses.
Passion, Wisdom and Poetry: A Beacon for Racial Equity

Passion, Wisdom and Poetry: A Beacon for Racial Equity

Marvelously brazen storyteller. Celebrated Lincoln Heights icon. One of America’s most provocative and revolutionary poets. Award-winning author of nonfiction and children’s literature. Distinguished university professor. Cultural force and advocate.

Scripps Howard Foundation opens application process for $100,000 literacy grant

The Scripps Howard Foundation, Greater Cincinnati Foundation and WCPO 9 On Your Side are continuing their shared efforts to address the cycle of poverty through literacy. The organizations will again leverage resources to provide a $100,000 grant to a nonprofit that supports childhood literacy in underserved neighborhoods in Greater Cincinnati.

Empowering Communities Annual Fund

Imagine Marsha. A single mother working two jobs to afford the basics for her family. She has done everything she knew to do to set herself up for success—graduated from high school, attended community college, always held a job. But life took a turn. She lost her husband, they had no savings and she and her children were forced to leave their home. Affordable, quality housing options were few, and the neighborhood where they landed was not one she would have chosen, if she had a choice.
Giving Circles 2019 Impact: $252,000 in Grants

Giving Circles 2019 Impact: $252,000 in Grants

In keeping with our mission of connecting people with purpose, Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) ramped up our commitment to offering Giving Circle opportunities this year. It’s an interactive game plan that brings like-minded people together to pool their resources, explore together how to support the causes they care about and, as a group, decide how to allocate their combined contributions with amplified impact.
2019: A Year of Forward Movement

2019: A Year of Forward Movement

As we wrap up 2019, we look back at our very impactful year of moving forward on many fronts! As your community foundation, Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is grateful for the support of and partnerships with our donors, nonprofit partners and community stakeholders to bring about a more equitable future for everyone in our region.
Best Gifts Given, Received: Our Staff Shares Favorites

Best Gifts Given, Received: Our Staff Shares Favorites

In honor of the giving season, we asked our co-workers to share stories of the best gifts they’ve ever received — or given:
Year-end Giving Strategies to Maximize Impact

Year-end Giving Strategies to Maximize Impact

The end of the year brings holiday celebrations, gatherings with families and friends and … tax planning. Before you get caught up in the seasonal whirlwind, it’s a good idea to take a look at your end-of-year giving strategies.
Apply by Feb. 3 for 2020 Providing a Safety Net Funding

Apply by Feb. 3 for 2020 Providing a Safety Net Funding

Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s (GCF) first Request for Proposals (RFP) for 2020, Providing a Safety Net for Individuals and Families, is now open for applications. The release date is earlier than in previous years to give nonprofit organizations a longer window to apply for funding. The deadline for submitting proposals is Monday, Feb. 3, at 5:00 p.m.
Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s 2019 Arts and Culture Giving Circle Awards $95,000 in Grants

Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s 2019 Arts and Culture Giving Circle Awards $95,000 in Grants

Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s (GCF) 2019 Arts and Culture Giving Circle has awarded a total of $95,000 in grants to nine nonprofit organizations with “Creative Placemaking” projects, programming and cultural events that help transform communities into lively, inclusive and resilient places with arts at their core. Giving Circle participants placed a particular emphasis on local efforts that enhance the quality of life and help build relationships and opportunities for current community residents.
Greater Cincinnati Foundation Receives Largest Endowed Gift in its History

Greater Cincinnati Foundation Receives Largest Endowed Gift in its History

Inspired by their love for Greater Cincinnati and its people, James and Anne Nethercott wanted to give back to their adoptive hometown in an impactful way by establishing the $18 million James W. and Anne H. S. Nethercott Fund. The endowed gift is the largest Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) has received in its history and will allow the foundation to award sizeable grants to organizations that are working to improve the region’s quality of life.
Meet Rickell

Meet Rickell

Rickell Howard Smith, JD, a Cincinnati native and graduate of Walnut Hills High School, lives in Roselawn with her husband, 15-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter. She received her bachelor’s degree in business administration/international business from Howard University and her law degree from Temple University.
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