Specialty Funds

Several funds of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation are actively raising funds from the general public to support some creative and important local projects. Learn more or make a secure online contribution below.

Brennan Equine Welfare Fund

Brennan Equine Welfare Fund

Grants from Brennan Equine Welfare Fund are used to serve equine rescue shelters across the country which provide dignity to final years of aged, injured, abused, starved and slaughter-bound horses, as well as those used in medical experimentation.

This fund supports registered, 501(c)(3) organizations that specialize in retirement and rehabilitation services and offer a peaceful and permanent sanctuary for these beautiful animals. Shelters which offer carefully scrutinized adoption or re-placement services are also supported.

Established in 2000 by Linda S. Pavey, Brennan Equine Welfare Fund carries on the memory of her equine companion, Brennan (J.B.'s Hero), an off-the-track Thoroughbred.

Donate now to Brennan Equine Welfare Fund

Charles H. Cannon Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Charles H. Cannon Memorial Scholarship Fund to benefit the ELITE Youth Outreach Program of Peoria, Illinois, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) set up through the Greater Cincinnati Foundation's 501(c)(3), so any gift you make will be acknowledged by the foundation with a confirmation for your taxes.

Donate now to the Charles H. Cannon Memorial Scholarship Fund


Rita S. Metcalfe

Rita S. Metcalfe Foundation Fund

Vision Statement
Creating opportunity where there might have been none.
In the spirit of Rita Metcalfe's commitment to others, the Rita S. Metcalfe Foundation will empower people of all ages, in all walks of life, to enjoy and develop their passions and unique talents within the community of Cincinnati and beyond.

Make a donation to the Rita S. Metcalfe Foundation Fund

Fountain Square Programming Fund

To ensure that Fountain Square will always remain the heart and soul of Cincinnati, the Fountain Square Programming Fund has been created. The fund will enable diverse programming throughout the year to fill the Square with people. Activities and events bring people together and people bring life to the city.

Donate now to the Fountain Square Programming Fund

Student Philanthropy Fund

Student Philanthropy Fund

Magnified Giving’s Student Philanthropy Program seeks to address these questions. Begun by Cincinnati philanthropist Roger Grein, the Student Philanthropy Program awards money to area high school students, who then re-distribute that funding to area organizations that are addressing the needs of the community.

Students have a variety of ways of deciding where to invest the money. For instance, students in an English class may decide to support nonprofits addressing literacy needs of a community. Students passionate about supporting veterans may find organizations helping families who have loved ones oversees. Teens interested in the treatment of animals may give to a local shelter. In most cases, students are free to explore the social causes that touch their hearts, and in turn, are exposed to dozens of agencies and organizations in their community. Learn more about this program at Magnified Giving's website.

Donate now to the Student Philanthropy Fund


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