Requests for Proposals

Leveraging targeted funds to support a range of community needs.

Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) has many ways of investing in the community. Some of these ways are proactive, while some are responsive. Request for proposals (RFPs) are one of the ways we award grants. We offer a variety of funding opportunities that address community needs driven by our donor’s intent. Applications aligned to the targeted funding focus of each RFP are accepted during specific application windows. If you are unclear on how your project may align with GCF, we suggest submitting an inquiry

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Rosie Polter
Program Officer
513-768-6154

rosie.polter@gcfdn.org

2021 Requests for Proposal

Educational Success (Due March 2)

Purpose:
To support in and/or out of school educational efforts that reduce disparities in educational and career attainment for students of color and/or those of low socioeconomic status; or that increase social emotional learning and health for those students.

Multi-year Funding Opportunity:
Applicants awarded through this process will be eligible to renew their grant award for an additional year. Consideration for renewal will occur at the time of the first year follow up report.

Deadline to Apply: 

March 1, 2021 at 5 pm.

March 2, 2021 at 5 pm.
Due to technical difficulties with our grant portal, Foundant, GCF will be extending the deadline.

Next Cycle: Q1, 2023

Vibrant Arts and Culture

Purpose:
To support increased access to arts and cultural programming to educate and/or enhance the quality of life for individuals of all ages, abilities, income levels, races and ethnicities in our region.

Next Cycle: Q3, 2021

2022 Requests for Proposal

Inclusive Communities

Purpose:
To drive inclusion of people living with physical and developmental disabilities in our region.

Next Cycle: Q1, 2022

Environmental Beautification

Purpose:
To support the beautification, conservation and restoration of greenspaces in communities of color or low-income communities in our region.

Next Cycle: Q3, 2022

Safety Net

Purpose:
To ensure vulnerable residents of our region have access to food and shelter. To increase access to well integrated and/or trauma informed behavioral health services.

Multi-year Funding Opportunity:
Applicants awarded through this process will be eligible to renew their grant award for an additional year. Consideration for renewal will occur at the time of the first year follow up report.

Next Cycle: Q3, 2022

 

Recent Grants

See the important work happening in our community by reviewing our recent grants.

Emergency Needs

Greater Cincinnati Foundation defines a funding emergency as an immediate need for funding to avoid a total stop in services that provide basic needs to vulnerable individuals. If your organization has a funding emergency, please call the contact provided above.

See More About Our Other Grant Programs

Giving Circles

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Mini-Grants for Kids

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Scholarships

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Grantmaking Affiliates

Private Foundation Grants

The Women’s Fund

The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio

Have a Question?

We are here to help! See our Grants FAQs or email us at werisetogether@gcfdn.org.