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Organizing, Advocacy Advance Regional Equity

Organizing, Advocacy Advance Regional Equity

Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) knows that bringing more voices of residents to local planning tables increases the strength of each of our neighborhoods. Because community organizing is a crucial component of achieving inclusive, equitable growth in our region, GCF and its donors are vitalizing that approach through our Strengthening Communities Through Organizing and Advocacy grants to be awarded in September.
Meet Michael

Meet Michael

Michael A. Coffey, Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) Program Officer and Forest Park native, lives in Mount Lookout with his wife, LaToya, and their 8-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son. Through the Queen City Foundation and A Better Chance, he gained acceptance into the Cate School in Santa Barbara, California and received his B.A. degree in economics and political science from the University of Pennsylvania.
Greater Cincinnati Foundation Awards Nearly $445,000 in  Supporting Educational Success Grants to 19 Regional Nonprofits

Greater Cincinnati Foundation Awards Nearly $445,000 in Supporting Educational Success Grants to 19 Regional Nonprofits

Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) has awarded nearly $445,000 in Supporting Educational Success grants to 19 nonprofit organizations within its eight-county region.
Nearly 40 Donors, Partners Joined Us for Housing Tour

Nearly 40 Donors, Partners Joined Us for Housing Tour

Nearly 40 GCF donors and community partners joined us for a recent walking tour through Over-the-Rhine devoted to showcasing affordable housing strategies in action. The tour was conducted by Over-the-Rhine Community Housing (OTRCH), which has been driving empowerment for OTR residents through affordable housing for four decades, in part through support by Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) grants. In 2018, OTRCH provided affordable housing for 850 residents — 36 percent of which are children — in more than 410 OTR apartments.
Greater Cincinnati Foundation Earns Certification as a  Leader in Gender and Race Equity

Greater Cincinnati Foundation Earns Certification as a Leader in Gender and Race Equity

As companies across the U.S. – including right here in Cincinnati – continue to grapple with providing a workplace culture that guarantees an equal playing field for all employees, regardless of race or gender, Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) has proven that it can be done.
A New View: We’re Packing for Our Move

A New View: We’re Packing for Our Move

We are eagerly counting down the days until we move into our new location in the Sawyer Point Building August 1. We also can’t wait for you to see the real-life outcome of the months of the thoughtful and collaborative planning that has gone into its design.
GCF NEXT Fund Cultivates Future Generosity

GCF NEXT Fund Cultivates Future Generosity

Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s NEXT Fund is engaging, empowering and mobilizing future generations of generosity. Young people who are passionate about our community can build a relationship with GCF in fun, informative ways through the NEXT Up signature series of events held throughout the year.
Meet Lori Beiler

Meet Lori Beiler

Lori Beiler, Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Senior Grants Manager, was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky, and raised in Cincinnati. A graduate of McAuley High School and the University of Cincinnati (bachelor’s degree in marketing), she’s lived in various locations on the west and east sides of Cincinnati — most recently in Dent — and just moved downtown. Her daughter and two sons, all Cincinnati natives, are adults and live in Austin, Texas.
CFLeads Cohort Session Sets Stage for Equity Insights

CFLeads Cohort Session Sets Stage for Equity Insights

As we announced previously, Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is one of six foundations selected for the CFLeads’ second nationwide Community Foundation Equity Network cohort this year. CFLeads is a community foundation network that helps build strong communities by advancing effective practices, sharing knowledge and galvanizing action on critical issues.
Endow Kentucky: $4.3 Million Designated for Kentucky and Counting

Endow Kentucky: $4.3 Million Designated for Kentucky and Counting

The Commonwealth of Kentucky offers a tax-smart way for Kentucky income taxpayers — both individuals and businesses — to provide sustained support to their favorite Bluegrass-based nonprofit organizations, including schools and religious institutions. The Endow Kentucky Tax Credit enables them to receive a state tax credit of up to 20 percent of a charitable gift to an endowment for any Kentucky nonprofit at a qualified community foundation such as Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF).
BLINK® to Bathe the Roebling Suspension Bridge  in Color, Light & Sound

BLINK® to Bathe the Roebling Suspension Bridge in Color, Light & Sound

Bridge connecting Cincinnati, Ohio & Northern Kentucky will be lit with generous support of Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Racial Equity Matters trainings draw strong response

Racial Equity Matters trainings draw strong response

Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is hosting Racial Equity Matters trainings this year as part of its commitment to the pursuit of racial equity in our region. We believe it’s the vital work of our generation to bring our community together for conversations that lay the groundwork for collaboration and move us forward in impactful ways.
Colleen McCarthy Blair

Colleen McCarthy Blair

Colleen McCarthy Blair, Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Director, Donor Services, is a Cincinnati native. A graduate of St. Ursula Academy, the University of Dayton and the University of South Dakota, she lives in Oakley with her husband Mark and their dog Oakley.
GCF Invests More Than $750,000 in Safety Net Grants

GCF Invests More Than $750,000 in Safety Net Grants

Providing a safety net to our region’s most vulnerable residents is key to them being able to bounce back from adversity. Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF), through partnerships with our generous donors, recognizes this to be a foundational element in promoting economic equity in ways that result in positive impacts for all of us.
GCF Foundation Society Celebrates Legacies

GCF Foundation Society Celebrates Legacies

In a world geared to instant gratification, “legacy” may seem like an outmoded word. But to members of the Foundation Society of Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF), it symbolizes a commitment to purposeful impact for our future generations — our common “family.”
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