Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Provided / Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

The Roebling Suspension Bridge will be a part of the Blink festival this October. The Cincinnati light festival is crossing the river into Covington for its second show and will light up the historic span.

Howard Wilkinson

A new approach to reducing childhood poverty is coming to Cincinnati – one that depends on the low-income families themselves to map their own way out of poverty.

Monday morning, at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, the Family Independence Initiative (F.I.I.) was unveiled. The program is credited with helping reduce poverty in six other U.S. cities and it will have an enormous amount of financial resources to serve 500 families in the greater Cincinnati area over the next four years.

The Women's Fund, Empowering Women In Our Region

Mar 8, 2016

The Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation has worked to ensure the economic self-sufficiency of women in our community for more than 20 years. The Women’s Fund conducts research on the economic empowerment of women in our region and supports programs to improve it.

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation helps people make the most of their giving to build a better community, using the power of philanthropy to change the lives of people and communities throughout an eight-county area of our region. The Foundation has invested in projects ranging from the Cincinnati Zoo'’s solar canopy to the Cincinnati Chamber'’s Minority Business Accelerator.

GCF's Big Idea Challenge Winners

Oct 27, 2013

The Big Idea Challenge

May 17, 2013

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) is celebrating 50 years of philanthropic service to the community in 2013, and they’ve just kicked off a competition to encourage all residents to share their ideas on how to make Cincinnati an even better place to live and work. Aptly titled The Big Idea Challenge, anyone can go online and share their community-changing idea in one of seven categories. As Beth Benson, the vice-president of communications and marketing for GCF explains to Mark Perzel, there are not only cash prizes for winning submissions, but the top idea in each category (selected by a community vote) will receive $5000 and technical support to kick-start the idea, and the overall top idea will receive $50,000 from the GCF board members to bring that idea to fruition.

WVXU has been a proud partner with CET on the American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen initiative, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, working to address the impact and solutions to our local drop-out problem. The effort concludes with a special on Thursday, February 28 on CET that features some of the local programs and business leaders working on this issue. One of those leaders is Kathryn Merchant, president and CEO of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, and she’s with Mark Perzel to discuss the educational challenges we face and how the GCF is working collaboratively to address them.