The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati

Together, we are Strengthening Jewish Cincinnati

The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati is an independent private foundation that is legally separate from the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, which is a nonprofit organization. We each have our own Trustees and professional staffs, as well as our own respective rules of governance, community goals, and practices. While the Foundation makes investments in the local community from assets derived in large part from the sale of The Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati, we raise funds from the community and allocate them to programs locally, in Israel, and around the world.


The Jewish Foundation is both a significant supporter of the Jewish Federation’s annual Community Campaign and a planning and funding partner with the Jewish Federation on a variety of projects in the areas of senior services, poverty and other vital services, Jewish education, Israel awareness and travel grants, leadership development, and many others.


But what we have in common is that we are both stewards of Jewish community resources, and as such, work very closely together with the shared vision to strengthen Jewish Cincinnati.

Strengthening Jewish Cincinnati

The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati shares our vision for a strong and vibrant Jewish Cincinnati, now and into the future. We work closely with them, always with that vision in mind. Thanks to that partnership, we are securing our place as a model for other Jewish communities and a leader in innovation and effectiveness. Learn about our shared big, bold initiatives including Cincy Journeys, Create Your Jewish Legacy, SAFE Cincinnati, and Shared Business Services.