Ways to Add to Your Fund

You may add to your fund at Greater Cincinnati Foundation at any time. There are a variety of ways to make gifts to a fund you’ve established or to another GCF fund.

Contribution by Check

Checks must be made payable to "Greater Cincinnati Foundation" with the name of the specific fund on the memo line. Unfortunately, checks made out only to the name of the fund will not be accepted.

Mail checks to:
Greater Cincinnati Foundation
720 E. Pete Rose Way, Suite 120
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202


Mary Pitcairn
Philanthropic Advisor

Credit Card Gift

You may make a donation via credit card to selected funds at Greater Cincinnati Foundation using our online giving page.

Give Now - Credit Card

Crypto Gift

You may make a crypto donation to Greater Cincinnati Foundation using our online giving page.

Give Now - Crypto

Appreciated Securities

Please contact Melissa Krabbe, Controller, at melissa.krabbe@gcfdn.org or 513-768-6143, before starting a transfer. This notice will ensure the gift reaches the appropriate fund at GCF.

If the security is held at a brokerage firm, Greater Cincinnati Foundation maintains an account at Charles Schwab for the purpose of facilitating gifts of securities.

Delivery Instructions
Charles Schwab
DTC #0164
Account Number: 3852-3821
Account Name: GCF DONATION
Reference: the donor's name

If you hold physical certificates, they need to be personally delivered to Greater Cincinnati Foundation. If the stock was issued in the name of the donor, the donor needs to sign a stock power for each certificate delivered. (It should be signed exactly as the stock is issued.) If the stock will be mailed, the certificate(s) should be mailed in an envelope separate from the stock powers. Please do not sign the back of a physical certificate. Stock may be issued in the name of Greater Cincinnati Foundation and delivered to:

Greater Cincinnati Foundation
720 E. Pete Rose Way, Suite 120
Cincinnati, OH 45202

It is the policy of Greater Cincinnati Foundation to sell all gifts of stock and add the net proceeds to the donor-designated fund. Stock transfers normally take several days to process. Please be aware that mutual fund transfers may take several weeks to complete. The date that the control of the stock is transferred is key to determining the tax deduction of the gift.

Electronic Transfer

You may make a donation through cash wire or ACH to Greater Cincinnati Foundation's account.

Electronic Transfer Instructions (Wire or ACH)
ABA # 043000096
PNC Bank – Charitable & Endowments Cr Acct #1014093644
Attention: Elizabeth Carver (412) 442-1522
For Further Credit: GCF DONATION
Reference: the donor's name

Making a Gift in Your Will

Future gifts (also known as deferred or planned giving) can take many forms and range from simple to complex. Whether your gift comes from your will, retirement plan assets, life insurance, or other source, you can use a future gift to add to your fund and continue your charitable legacy after your lifetime.

Gifting Other Assets

A variety of other financial assets may be used to start or add to a fund such as charitable remainder trust, charitable lead trust, or beneficiary designation. GCF’s experienced staff can review details of these options, work with your professional advisor, and help you determine the most appropriate solution for you.