Connecting People with Purpose

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” African Proverb

Greater Cincinnati Foundation is committed to connecting people with purpose. To amplify the impact our grant-making budget can have on our community, we partner with passionate donors to offer additional funding opportunities.

Join a Giving Circle!

GCF and our donors join together to offer requests for proposals that meaningfully and collectively support organizations through our Giving Circles.

Giving Circles bring together generous individuals to pool their resources and make a significant impact around a shared passion. Participation in a giving circle can increase awareness of — and connections to — nonprofit organizations that are responding in effective ways to causes about which you care deeply. Past Giving Circles have focused on Northern Kentucky, Arts & Culture, and Animal Welfare, among others.

Become a Grant Reviewer

GCF staffers have become experts about the needs in the community in large part due to the high volume of grant requests we review each year. We want to share that knowledge with you and so invite you to join us to consider proposals that come to us for our Summertime Kids and Learning Links grants.

Links grants allow local K-12 educators the opportunity for creative and exciting projects or events they would like to bring to the classroom. Summertime Kids grants provide support for activities and programs that are enriching, fun and promote learning during the summer months. Both grant cycles occur in the Spring and require two group meetings each. This grant is an excellent way to learn about needs in the community while meeting other GCF donors who care about the same issues.

Foundation Society

The Foundation Society of Greater Cincinnati Foundation recognizes people who have remembered GCF in their wills, estate plans or in a planned gift. Connect with the over 350 generous individuals who have made the causes they care about an enduring part of their life stories.