Giving Black: Cincinnati

Greater Cincinnati Foundation has been working hard to understand how we might best serve our community to ensure a region where everyone can thrive.

A Legacy of Caring

Black philanthropy has been deeply ingrained in our culture from the time we arrived on American soil. We are eager to expand our knowledge about diverse donors and to increase the impact of our collective work.

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Bithiah Carter, New England Black in Philanthropy Presentation Slides

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Giving black cincinnati: A Legacy of Black Resistance and Stewardship

Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF), in collaboration with New England Blacks in Philanthropy (NEBiP), has released the Giving Black: Cincinnati research report. The study explores the role of philanthropy in the Greater Cincinnati black community, highlighting the opportunities and perspectives of black donors. It also provides recommendations to more purposefully connect with their significant giving. 

The study, conducted by NEBiP, engaged nearly 400 respondents living in the Greater Cincinnati area who self-selected into the survey panel by racially identifying as being of African descent. The methodology included a survey, interviews and focus groups.

 “The All-In Cincinnati report showed us that major inequities continue to persist in our region,” said Ellen M. Katz, President/CEO of GCF. “Giving Black: Cincinnati brings an equity lens to how philanthropy is celebrated and activated. Our community has never chronicled the generous spirit of African Americans, so this report is offered as a means to lift up the powerful, informed influence black philanthropy has had in our community. We will use it to inspire even greater giving to and from our black community.”


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