Giving Black Cincinnati

Black philanthropy is real, but largely unnoticed. We’re changing that.

Greater Cincinnati Foundation using results to engage and sustain black philanthropists

Greater Cincinnati Foundation made a commitment in 2017 to elevate the abundant history of black philanthropy in our region, while exploring the role it can play to inspire opportunities and galvanize perspectives of black donors.

Long before it was recognized as such, the philanthropic spirit of black communities has always been weaved into the fabric of our society. We are eager to expand our knowledge and increase the impact of our collective work through Black Philanthropy.

Our Giving Black: Cincinnati report highlighted 9 recommendations to grow black philanthropy in the region.

Moving forward, we’re using Giving Black: Cincinnati’s significant blueprint to help unleash the economic power and interests of African American donors to catalyze even greater impact for our entire community, including a giving circle opportunity.


Robert Killins
Director, Special Initiatives