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BLINK® With GCF This Fall

For four dazzling nights in 2017, more than a million people from our region came together for BLINK®. We soaked up the brilliant, visual extravaganza that shimmered across more than 20 of Cincinnati’s urban blocks. It wasn’t just a static display. The shared moment of art and light was integral to its phenomenal appeal.

"A Conversation With … Soledad O’Brien"

The Women’s Fund of Greater Cincinnati Foundation created its signature event “A Conversation With …” in 2012 as a forum for a female history maker to share her journey, including triumphs and obstacles, in an intimate setting. Those history makers, in previous years, have included Dr. Mae Jemison, Abby Wambach, Cokie Roberts, Lisa Ling, U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe, Phyllis S. Sewell and Marian Spencer.
Community Leadership Grants Support Equity

Community Leadership Grants Support Equity

“In our efforts toward a more equitable community for all, we know that where people work and where they live are fundamental. Through our investments, leadership, convenings, advocacy, education and awareness building, GCF is committed to advancing equity in housing as a critical step to insuring that everyone has an opportunity to thrive in our community.” — Harold Brown, GCF Vice President, Community Strategies
Giving Black: Cincinnati Spotlights Donor Priorities

Giving Black: Cincinnati Spotlights Donor Priorities

“Philanthropies that have come to recognize the roles of race and ethnicity are using research to become better informed about their role in social and economic disparities. These organizations are actively building into their lexicons and strategies an emphasis on historical inequality, racial equity and racial justice in their grantmaking, programs and services.” — Giving Black: Cincinnati report, December 2018
Summertime Kids, Learning Links Empower Creative Education

Summertime Kids, Learning Links Empower Creative Education

Volunteer to take a seat at the grantmaking table
Meet Robert Killins Jr.,

Meet Robert Killins Jr.,

Robert Killins Jr., Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Director, Special Initiatives, is a native of Oakdale, LA, and has a bachelor’s degree in French from Grambling State University. He and his wife, parents of two daughters and a son, live in the West End.
Northern Kentucky Entrepreneurship Council Secures $731K Federal Grant with Matching Support from Funders like GCF

Northern Kentucky Entrepreneurship Council Secures $731K Federal Grant with Matching Support from Funders like GCF

Strategic collaboration strengthens results, as proven by a recent federal grant awarded to the Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation’s Entrepreneurship Council (NKYEC).
Bringing Home a Stable Future

Bringing Home a Stable Future

“My dream is to find individuals who take financial resources and convert them into changing the world in the most positive ways.” — Jacqueline Novogratz, founder of Acumen
In 2018, $1.1 Million in Safety Net Grants Helped Our Neighbors

In 2018, $1.1 Million in Safety Net Grants Helped Our Neighbors

Challenges of day-to-day living, at times, can feel like performing a high-wire act without a net. Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s (GCF) annual Providing a Safety Net grants provide a cushion to our neighbors experiencing difficult circumstances, helping them to regain their balance and move forward.

David C. Herriman Fund of Greater Cincinnati Foundation Awards $40,000 in Inaugural Arts Funding Grants

The David C. Herriman Fund of Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) has granted its 2019 awards to two regional arts organizations, Know Theatre of Cincinnati and Revolution Dance Theatre.
Meet Will Woodward

Meet Will Woodward

Chief Financial Officer Will Woodward is a two-time graduate of Miami University, with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA in finance. A Cincinnati native, he lives in Loveland with his wife and three young children.

Scripps Howard Foundation announces 10 semi-finalists for family literacy grant

After a competitive application process, the Scripps Howard Foundation has announced the 10 local nonprofits that have been named semi-finalists for a $100,000 grant to support childhood literacy initiatives in impoverished neighborhoods within the tri-state.
Celebrating Our Shared Heritage

Celebrating Our Shared Heritage

Black History Month events amplify a rich legacy
Giving Black: Cincinnati Illuminates Rich Legacy

Giving Black: Cincinnati Illuminates Rich Legacy

In December, Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) hosted the release of Giving Black: Cincinnati, A Legacy of Black Resistance and Stewardship. The often-overlooked history of black philanthropy is an integral thread in the fabric of American generosity. African Americans created and established their own social services, educational programs and charitable organizations when they were excluded from mainstream participation.
Community Organizations Awarded $457,000 in Funds for Educational Success

Community Organizations Awarded $457,000 in Funds for Educational Success

Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) awarded funding to support the educational success of children, youth and young adults across our region.
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