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Greater Cincinnati Foundation

We inspire generous people to invest in a more equitable and vibrant region, now and for generations to come.

four stars

93.63

720 E. Pete Rose Way, Suite 120 Cincinnati, OH 45202
tel: (513) 241-2880   Web Site
EIN: 31-0669700

Board Leadership
Delores Hargrove-Young
Chair

CEO
Ellen M. Katz
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.63 four stars
  Financial 91.94 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

As the region's leading community foundation, Greater Cincinnati Foundation connects people with purpose in an eight-county region in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. GCF is leading the charge toward a more vibrant Greater Cincinnati for everyone - now, and for generations to come. Greater Cincinnati Foundation believes the greatest change happens when people come together-in partnership, collaboration and generosity. Our role is to align the right players and then coordinate their efforts and contributions to make the biggest impact. We bring together: Donors - Bound by a common desire to advance organizations transforming our region and the world. Nonprofits - Changing outcomes throughout our community. Changemakers - Working to solve our region's greatest needs.

As the region's leading community foundation, Greater Cincinnati Foundation connects people with purpose in an eight-county region in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. GCF is leading the charge toward a more vibrant Greater Cincinnati for everyone - now, and for generations to come. Greater Cincinnati Foundation believes the greatest change happens when people come together-in partnership, collaboration and generosity. Our role is to align the right players and then coordinate their efforts and contributions to make the biggest impact. We bring together: Donors - Bound by a common desire to advance organizations transforming our region and the world. Nonprofits - Changing outcomes throughout our community. Changemakers - Working to solve our region's greatest needs.

Financial

four stars

91.94

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
93.4%
  Administrative Expenses 5.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 1.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 8.59
  Program Expenses Growth 1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greater Cincinnati Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Greater Cincinnati Foundation on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Cincinnati Foundation (OH) 93.63 four stars
Orange County Community Foundation (CA) 93.11 four stars
Foundation for the Tri-State Community (KY) 85.06 three stars
Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville (AL) 95.47 four stars
Whatcom Community Foundation (WA) 96.33 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $121,361,251
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $56,825
   Related Organizations $498,507
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $121,916,583
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $121,916,583
   Other Revenue $15,496,552
TOTAL REVENUE $137,413,135
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $82,708,042
   Administrative Expenses $4,276,062
   Fundraising Expenses $1,524,839
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $88,508,943
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $48,904,192
   
Net Assets $726,087,334

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 $66,965,949 81.0%
Capacity Building Grants $7,336,425 8.9%
Designated Funds $7,243,559 8.8%

Ratings History
Greater Cincinnati Foundation has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 93.63 four stars
2018-12 05/01/2020 93.41 four stars
2017-12 05/01/2019 93.72 four stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 94.51 four stars
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

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$434,902 0.49% Ellen Katz President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Greater Cincinnati Foundation (OH) 93.63 four stars
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Charity Contact Info

Greater Cincinnati Foundation
720 E. Pete Rose Way, Suite 120
Cincinnati, OH 45202
tel: (513) 241-2880
fax: (513) 852-6886
EIN: 31-0669700

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Board Leadership

Delores Hargrove-Young
Chair

CEO

Ellen M. Katz
President

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