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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.
Meet Denisha Porter

Meet Denisha Porter

All-In Cincinnati Coalition Director Denisha Porter is originally from Cincinnati and graduated from Walnut Hills High School. She received her bachelor’s degree from Miami University and her master’s degree in public health from Wright State University.

Greater Cincinnati Foundation Expands Commitment to Northern Kentucky’s Catalytic Fund with $500,000 Investment

Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is boosting its long-standing support of the economic growth and vitality of our tri-state region with a $500,000 investment in the Catalytic Development Funding Corp. of Northern Kentucky (Catalytic Fund).
Meet Jaclyn.

Meet Jaclyn.

Jaclyn Sablosky, Marketing Director at Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF), is a westside Cincinnati native and graduate of Oak Hills High School. She received her bachelor’s degree in communications and MBA in marketing from the University of Cincinnati. Jaclyn lives in Mason with her husband, Kevin, and their three daughters Emma (7), Kate (2) and Kara (1).
PEP Creates New Economy for Low-Income Families

PEP Creates New Economy for Low-Income Families

The coronavirus pandemic has cast an undeniable spotlight on the systemic inequities faced by low-income workers, who are often women of color. While they work hard to provide for their families – often juggling more than one job – they face steep financial barriers to accessing opportunities to grow economic equity.
Our Connections Remain Strong, Purposeful

Our Connections Remain Strong, Purposeful

In this time of social distancing, Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) continues to prioritize our mission of connecting people with purpose. While we cannot currently meet in our Haile Community Hub, we are determined – now more than ever – to be here for you in meaningful, interactive ways. As we move forward with a post-pandemic vision, together we can build a stronger, more equitable community which works for everyone.
Responding to COVID-19: $2.2M Community Impact

Responding to COVID-19: $2.2M Community Impact

When need arises in our community, we’re on it. As the coronavirus pandemic brought business shutdowns and stay-at-home orders, Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) knew that immediate action was critical. Our donors wanted to connect with funding opportunities ensuring the most impact. Our nonprofit partners sought resources to address new, urgent – even life-dependent – needs. Our most vulnerable neighbors needed right-now relief as they faced job loss, eviction and other crises.
GCF Chosen for Gates Funded Initiative

GCF Chosen for Gates Funded Initiative

As we entered 2020, racial equity and justice were far from daily topics in the national newsfeed. Today they’re front and center worldwide.
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