Foundation / Corporation
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) - Donald C. and Laura M. Harrison Family Foundation
Grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 to Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio nonprofits in the Greater Cincinnati area for new and innovative programs in education and to assist underserved communities. A letter of inquiry is due May 1, 2018.
Funding is intended for the following priority areas:
- The Foundation’s primary initiative is to support the launch of new and innovative educational programs for primary, secondary, and adult education.
- Another emphasis is focused on funding programs for underprivileged children, youth, adults, and families that empower individuals to become productive and contributing citizens.
Programs to be funded will be located primarily in the Greater Cincinnati region (Hamilton, Butler, Clermont and Warren counties in Ohio; Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties in Kentucky; and Dearborn County in Indiana). Grant requests from other regions will be considered on a limited and selective basis.
Programs that project sustainability after two years of funding by the Foundation and programs that have additional matching fund opportunity will receive higher priorities. Additionally, the Foundation has a preference for funding smaller, community-based organizations.
GrantWatch ID#: 180539
Initially, grant sizes will be in a range of $5,000 to $15,000 per year.
Grants may be awarded for consecutive years, but a new proposal is generally required for the subsequent year.
- Programs to be funded will be located primarily in the Greater Cincinnati region (Hamilton, Butler, Clermont and Warren counties in Ohio; Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties in Kentucky; and Dearborn County in Indiana). Grant requests from other regions will be considered on a limited and selective basis.
- Applicants must have an IRS determination as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
- Funding may be provided for capital items and operating expenses but not for endowment or capital campaigns.
- No grants will be made to religious organizations for religious purposes. Rather, grants will be considered to churches, schools or other faith-based organizations for community-focused programs and services.
- The LOI deadline is May 1, 2018.
- If invited, full applications are due July 1, 2018.
- Notification will be by October 15, 2018.
Please note: The Foundation usually prefers to participate along with other donors in the support of a specific project.
A representative of the Foundation may visit or meet with the applicant organization to discuss the applicant’s programs and needs.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register and sbmit the LOI online:
If you have questions about GCF's Private Foundation grants, contact:
Jennifer Geisheimer, Grants Manager
USA: Indiana: Dearborn County; Kentucky: Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties; Ohio: Hamilton, Butler, Clermont, and Warren Counties