Foundation / Corporation
Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) - The Donald C. and Laura M. Harrison Family Foundation
Grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 to Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio nonprofit organizations in the Greater Cincinnati area for new and innovative educational programs and to assist underserved communities. A letter of inquiry is required prior to applying.
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.
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, which will empower them to become productive and contributing citizens.
Programs that project sustainability after two years of funding by the Foundation and programs that have additional matching fund opportunities will receive higher priorities.
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.
Eligible applicants and programs:
- Applicants must have an IRS determination as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
- 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.
- The Foundation has a preference for funding smaller, community-based organizations.
- Funding may be provided for capital items and operating expenses
- The Foundation usually prefers to participate along with other donors in the support of a specific project.
Ineligible applicants and programs:
- No grants will be made to religious organizations for religious purposes. Rather, grants will be considered for churches, schools or other faith-based organizations for community-focused programs and services.
- Individuals, including scholarships
- Nonprofits (501(c)-) other than charities (501(c)3) unless it can be clearly demonstrated that funds will be used towards public good
- Political campaigns for individual candidates
Ineligible funding purposes can be seen at: https://www.gcfdn.org/Grants/Grants-FAQs#Eligibility
Applicants must submit a Letter of Inquiry before being invited to apply.
- Letter of Inquiry deadline: May 15
- Proposal deadline: July 1
- Notice of decision: by October 15
If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be the next business day.
LOI Guidelines: https://www.gcfdn.org/Grants/Submit-an-Inquiry
Request for Proposale Progess: https://www.gcfdn.org/Grants/Respond-to-a-Request-for-Proposal
Grants Overview: https://www.gcfdn.org/Grants/Grants-Overview
Applicant Tutorial: https://app.box.com/s/luks6ckh1pydgbrnjze9
Video Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etScRJXC2bE
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application portal for Letter of Inquiries and applications: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=gcfdn&
Great Cincinnati Foundation
200 West Fourth St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202
USA: Indiana: Dearborn County; Kentucky: Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties; Ohio: Hamilton, Butler, Clermont, and Warren Counties