Graeter's Philanthropy

Since 1870, The Graeter family has proudly supported many wonderful, charitable organizations in the community.

The Cure Starts Now Foundation

Graeter's is a major donor to the The Cure Starts Now Foundation, which fights for the cure for children with brainstem glioma and cancer survivors everywhere. With the support of our customers, our annual Cones For The Cure campaign has raised over $200,000 to fund the quest for a cure to all cancers. A special flavor of ice cream was created specifically for the organization —Elena’s Blueberry Pie—to help raise awareness about TCSN’s mission.

The Rusty Ball

Graeter's is an annual major sponsor of The Rusty Ball, which has generated $1,915,286 in support of 333 charitable organizations throughout the Cincinnati area. Cincinnati’s premier collaborative fundraiser helping to raise dollars that stay in our community. It doesn't get much sweeter than that!

The Dan Beard Council Boy Scouts of America®

Graeter's is also an annual major sponsor of The Dan Beard Council Boy Scouts of America®, helping to provide the funds needed to deliver a strong program to over 33,000 local youth.

Community Outreach

In addition to these major sponsorships, Graeter's also supports Cincinnati Public Radio, which broadcasts WGUC, WVXU, and WMUB; The Visiting Nurse Association of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, The Greater Cincinnati Alzheimer's Association, The Taft Museum of Art, The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, The Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras, The University of Cincinnati Alumnae Foundation, The Ohio State University, and a number of other charitable and cultural organizations in our community.

On a daily basis Graeter’s donates bakery items to local soup kitchens in the Cincinnati area. The store teams also gives its time to the organization Adopt-a-Class donating school supplies and time to inter-city youth.

Donation Requests

We also support thousands of smaller charitable organizations every year by the donation of gift certificates that are redeemable in local Graeter's retail stores. If you are requesting a donation for a 501(c)(3) recognized charitable organization, please submit your request through our online form. Donation requests submitted by phone, mail or email will not be considered.