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The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati


Last Updated: 2016-05-29

At A Glance

The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati

4555 Lake Forest Dr., Ste. 645

Cincinnati, OH United States 45242-3785

Telephone: (513) 214-1200


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Health conversion foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-06-30)

Assets: $97,674,766

Total giving: $3,384,065






Established in 1995 in OH; created when the Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati's entry into the Health Alliance of Cincinnati produced assets in excess of what was required by each participating entity

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily in the following areas: 1) Unmet Basic Needs (coordinating with the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati and other local Jewish agencies to identify unique ways to help ensure that the basic needs of all Jews are met, including housing, food, medical, transportation, and jobs); 2) Jewish Education Opportunities (promoting excellence in all forms of Jewish education in Cincinnati by investing in institutional leadership, educators, institutions, materials, tools and programs); 3) Leadership Development (Enhancing all components of Jewish life by developing volunteer and professional Jewish communal leadership within organizations of all kinds); 4) Continuity of Jewish Involvement (facilitating system-wide integration of services and programs to enable lifelong involvement in Jewish life); and 5) Israel Connection (promoting meaningful connections with Israel in order to deepen Jewish identity and involvement in Jewish life) .

Program Area(s)

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

Israel Travel Grants

This program offers up to $11,500 for two separate Israel travel opportunities: one grant for up to $6,500 in high school and another for up to $5,000 following high school graduation (up to age 26.) There is no limit to the number of grants available and they are not needs-based. The program is a collaborative effort between the foundation, which provides 100% of the funding, and the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, which is responsible for marketing the program, vetting applications, administering the grants and facilitating post-trip engagement programming. .

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Camps
  • Cemeteries and burial services
  • Community recreation
  • Human services
  • Information and Communications
  • Judaism
  • Libraries
  • Music
  • Nonprofits
  • Orchestral music
  • Performing arts
  • Personal services
  • Philanthropy
  • Religion
  • Sports and recreation
International Interests
  • Israel
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Jewish people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-06-30

Assets: $97,674,766 (market value)

Expenditures: $3,748,588

Total giving: $3,384,065

Qualifying distributions: $3,647,921