Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Firm Overview

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As the region’s leading community foundation, Greater Cincinnati Foundation connects people with purpose across eight counties in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. GCF is leading the charge toward a more vibrant and opportunity-rich region for all – now, and for generations to come. GCF leverages individual and corporate philanthropy, including non-cash giving, to create maximum impact in the community that contributed to the success of your business. Contact GCF to learn more about building a custom giving plan that honors your company values and charitable goals.

Products and/or services

At the center of our work are the people who invest in causes they care about. Charitable planning, family philanthropy, and other GCF tools amplify the impact of every gift our donors make. Our experienced team of Philanthropic Advisors develop game plans that maximize tax savings and create lasting, meaningful results.

Paycor, Gorilla Glue, The Motz Group, Skyline Chili, and Proctor & Gamble have all engaged GCF to reach charitable goals and execute philanthropic programs. Business owners and their families also can make gifts of privately held stock and partnership interests to a fund at GCF for tax savings and charitable benefit.

We offer a range of customized philanthropic solutions for businesses, owners, and employees, including:

  • Corporate donor advised funds
  • Specialized corporate funds
  • Employee engagement and giving
  • Scholarship funds
  • Executive donor advised funds
  • Multi-generational family philanthropic services

In addition to these services, GCF drives change through initiatives focused on affordable housing, economic mobility and racial justice. Racial Equity Matters, a series of educational trainings, invites members of our community to understand and address the root causes of racism. The Women’s Fund works to identify and address employment barriers affecting working women and their families through leadership, research and policy advocacy.

Past/current involvement with the Goering Center

GCF is thrilled to return as a Platinum sponsor for a third year, in support of the Goering Center’s mission to nurture and educate family and private businesses that drive a vibrant, opportunity-rich economy. Michele Carey, Director of Professional Advisor Relations at GCF, currently serves on the Board of Advisors.

Special offer for Goering Center Core Members

All Goering Center members are invited to schedule a complimentary consultation with GCF to define charitable goals using gifts of individual or business assets, including privately-held securities such as S-Corp, C-Corp, or pre-IPO shares. Contact Michele at or call 513-768-6171.

Contact Information

Primary contact: Michele Carey, CAP®, Director, Professional Advisor Relations
720 East Pete Rose Way, Suite 120
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Year founded: 1963