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The Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Empowering donors to make a profound difference in the Greater Cincinnati region

four stars

97.17

200 West Fourth Street Cincinnati, OH 45202
tel: (513) 241-2880   Web Site
EIN: 31-0669700

Board Leadership
Dianne M. Rosenberg
Chair

CEO
Ellen M. Katz
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.17 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 05/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
94.6%
  Administrative Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.91
  Program Expenses Growth 14.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Greater Cincinnati Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Greater Cincinnati Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (OH) 97.17 four stars
California Community Foundation (CA) 95.47 four stars
The Cleveland Foundation (OH) 94.59 four stars
The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia (VA) 92.90 four stars
Santa Barbara Foundation (CA) 89.51 three stars

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The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is the Tristate region's community foundation. The Foundation was created by and for the people of Greater Cincinnati to provide a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving. We offer a variety of giving tools to help people achieve their charitable goals and create lasting good work in their communities. We believe in the power of philanthropy to change the lives of people and communities. GCF approved grants totaling more than $42.2 million in 2007 from unrestricted, field of interest, restricted and donor advised funds. At year-end 2007, the total value of assets held by The Greater Cincinnati Foundation was $501 million.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $99,861,336
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $64,402
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $99,925,738
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $99,925,738
   Other Revenue $10,882,024
TOTAL REVENUE $110,807,762
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $101,810,275
   Administrative Expenses $3,851,983
   Fundraising Expenses $763,754
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $106,426,012
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,381,750
   
Net Assets $510,429,366

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Donor Advised Grantmaking $67,922,392 66.7%
Designated Funds $22,963,026 22.6%
Capacity Building Grants $4,329,663 4.3%

Ratings History
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 05/01/2017 97.17 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 95.69 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 95.36 four stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 89.78 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 90.56 four stars
2011-12 03/01/2013 88.97 three stars
2010-12 04/01/2012 99.65 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 99.63 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 99.48 four stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 99.41 four stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 94.15 four stars
2006-12 02/01/2008 90.72 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 90.09 four stars
2004-12 03/01/2006 95.26 four stars
2003-12 03/01/2005 89.22 three stars
2002-12 05/01/2004 89.28 three stars
2001-12 04/15/2003 89.12 three stars
2000-12 10/15/2002 99.02 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 31-0669700
Name in IRS Master File GREATER CINCINNATI FOUNDATION
NTEE Code T31
NTEE Classification Community Foundations
NTEE Type Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (600) Community Chest, United Way, etc.
(602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date October, 1963
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$194,407 0.18% Ellen Katz President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$151,602 0.14% Kathryn E. Merchant Former President, CEO

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation is the Tristate region's community foundation. The Foundation was created by and for the people of Greater Cincinnati to provide a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving. We offer a variety of giving tools to help people achieve their charitable goals and create lasting good work in their communities. We believe in the power of philanthropy to change the lives of people and communities. GCF approved grants totaling more than $42.2 million in 2007 from unrestricted, field of interest, restricted and donor advised funds. At year-end 2007, the total value of assets held by The Greater Cincinnati Foundation was $501 million.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (OH) 97.17 four stars
The San Francisco Foundation (CA) 97.17 four stars
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Community Foundation of New Jersey (NJ) 98.23 four stars
CREATE Foundation (MS) 98.06 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
200 West Fourth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
tel: (513) 241-2880
fax: (513) 852-6886
EIN: 31-0669700

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Board Leadership

Dianne M. Rosenberg
Chair

CEO

Ellen M. Katz
President

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