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Rickell Howard Smith Joins Greater Cincinnati Foundation as Director of Community Strategies

Rickell Howard Smith Joins Greater Cincinnati Foundation as Director of Community Strategies

Policy advocate/attorney has extensive experience representing children, families in poverty

RFP Release: Greater Cincinnati Foundation to Fund Food, Shelter, Behavioral Health Initiatives

Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) invites organizations to apply for up to $50,000 in funding to help the region’s most vulnerable have better access to food, shelter and behavioral health services. Grants will be increased from $35,000 to $50,000 this year as a response to the shift in funding available in the community in this critical sector. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Friday, February 1. Details are available on the Providing a Safety Net for Individuals and Families request for proposal (RFP) document on www.gcfdn.org/rfp.

Greater Cincinnati Foundation Announces Partners Who Will Bring New Office Space to Life

Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is pleased to announce it will partner with DNK, Kolar and RCF Group to ensure GCF’s mission to connect people with purpose is reflected in its new office space.
Holiday Traditions We Know and Love

Holiday Traditions We Know and Love

As you enjoy your favorite holiday meals, pastimes and customs, Greater Cincinnati Foundation staff members share a few of our own festive rituals — from the reverent to the ridiculous, the sentimental to the sassy — which add delight to the season.
Amplify Your Charitable Impact This Giving Season

Amplify Your Charitable Impact This Giving Season

The countdown to the ball drop for 2019 is practically here. As the final days of this year slide by, there is still time to meet your charitable goals for 2018. Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) can help you amplify the impact of your giving in several ways*.
Plan Your 2019 Funding Requests for Maximum Impact

Plan Your 2019 Funding Requests for Maximum Impact

Greater Cincinnati Foundation adopted changes in 2017 to our grantmaking process to allow us to better serve the nonprofit community while aligning with GCF’s focus on building an equitable community. Funding opportunities are offered throughout the year with purposes steered by the giving goals of our generous donors, past and present.
A Life of Giving

A Life of Giving

Formally, he was John Tharp Lawrence III. In life, “Tad” was anything but formal. At Greater Cincinnati Foundation we salute his well-lived life as we mourn his passing this month and extend our heartfelt condolences to his cherished family and numerous friends. He knew everyone, it seemed, and everyone knew him.
Celebrating a Year of Connected Purpose

Celebrating a Year of Connected Purpose

Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s 55th year has been one of focused energy, purpose and forward movement. We are grateful for everyone who has joined us this year in the vital work of creating a Greater Cincinnati where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

Scripps Howard Foundation opens application process for literacy grants

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 family literacy in underserved neighborhoods in Greater Cincinnati.
Giving Black: Cincinnati — A Rich Legacy of Philanthropy

Giving Black: Cincinnati — A Rich Legacy of Philanthropy

Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) invites you to join us as we release the report Giving Black: Cincinnati on Thursday, December 6, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. The report, co-funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and New England Blacks in Philanthropy, is the result of research we commissioned in 2017 to explore the generous, often overlooked history of black philanthropy in our region and identify the giving priorities of our black residents today.
Past Grant Update: $40,000 HOME Grant Benefits More Than 100 Families Facing Housing Instability

Past Grant Update: $40,000 HOME Grant Benefits More Than 100 Families Facing Housing Instability

As the holidays approach, more than 100 families in three inner-city Cincinnati neighborhoods have a stronger sense of housing stability in their lives, thanks in part to the 2017 expansion of a tenant advocacy program by Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) in three Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) elementary schools. Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF), in partnership with our donors, granted $40,000 to HOME’s Housing Stability Program for At Risk Students this past year and has been supporting it since 2014.
Greater Cincinnati Foundation Commits $1 Million                 To Affordable Housing Impact Investing Pool

Greater Cincinnati Foundation Commits $1 Million To Affordable Housing Impact Investing Pool

A place to call home. It’s a simple dream, but one that for all too many of our neighbors is a financial hardship. Affordable housing is a critical issue in our region, and Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is committed to addressing it as we move into 2019 and beyond.
Meet Harold

Meet Harold

Harold Brown, Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Vice President, Community Strategies, lives in Springdale with his adorable wife Gwendolyn (supervisor at SW Ohio Council on Aging), son Christopher (sophomore at St. Xavier HS), and Bentley (goldendoodle). A native of Oxford, Ohio, Harold also has three adult stepchildren and five granddaughters, who affectionately call him “Pa-Pa.”
4 Opportunities for Purposeful Impact in 2019

4 Opportunities for Purposeful Impact in 2019

Looking ahead to 2019? As you make year-end contributions to your donor advised fund, keep in mind the following opportunities for impact that will be available in the first half of 2019 through Greater Cincinnati Foundation .
5 End-of-Year Giving Strategies to Yield Maximum Impact

5 End-of-Year Giving Strategies to Yield Maximum Impact

As the remaining days of 2018 dwindle, our to-do lists seem to grow exponentially with flurries of seasonal tasks and activities. It’s important to make sure that year-end planning doesn’t get lost in the rush, and Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is here to help keep your charitable giving on track.
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