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Carol & Ralph Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-15

At A Glance

Carol & Ralph Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation

(formerly Carol & Ralph Haile, Jr. Foundation)

425 Walnut St., CN-OH-W11F

Cincinnati, OH United States 45202-3956


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $247,825,204

Total giving: $11,426,020






Established in 2003 in OH

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for arts and culture, community development, education, and human services.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Arts and Culture

The foundation funds a broad variety of art forms, programs that support arts education, capacity building, innovation in programming, and audience development. Developing a more sustainable funding model for our arts and cultural assets is a priority for the foundation and is reflected in the leadership role it plays on behalf of the sector.

Community Development

The foundation's investments will focus on both creative placemaking in urban neighborhoods and talent attraction and retention. It will have a special emphasis on initiatives that advance exponential growth in the local entrepreneurship ecosystem.


To create and sustain a vibrant and thriving community in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region, the foundation believes the community must transform the education system through cross-sector collaboration and scaling of innovative interventions that drive long-lasting impact. It will focus on educational opportunities for underserved youth in the region’s urban core, engaging in efforts along the cradle to career continuum. Future investments will reflect greater emphasis on early learning initiatives – from birth through third grade – when children transition from learning to read to reading to learn.

Human Services

Since the foundation's beginnings, it has supported services for women and children, food and shelter, the aging population, and veterans. Future investments will support innovation in the human services sector, with a special emphasis on the continuum of organizations serving veterans and youth in foster care across our region.

Fields of Interest

  • Community and economic development
  • Diseases and conditions
  • Education
  • Foundations
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • Nonprofits
  • Performing arts
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Low-income and poor people
  • Students
  • Community foundations
  • Public charities

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $247,825,204 (market value)

Expenditures: $14,076,006

Total giving: $11,426,020

Qualifying distributions: $12,782,610

Giving activities include:

$11,426,020 for 203 grants (high: $1,000,000; low: $1,000)