Donate to the USS Cincinnati Commissioning Foundation

Checks may be mailed to:
Navy League of the United States
Greater Cincinnati Council
P.O. Box 976
Cincinnati, OH 45201-0976


As we finalize our paperwork to be a federal and Ohio state 501(3)c, our EIN can be used to identify our tax status.  After any donation is made and once our paperwork is returned, we can provide a letter with our full tax information in order to submit for taxes for fiscal year 2019.



 The Foundation has been established, as an extension of the local Navy League of the United States ( in order to support the Commissioning activities of USS Cincinnati, the connection of our ship to our city and the ship’s crew and their immediate families through the establishment of a scholarship fund for their continuing education. 

Traditionally the Navy League of the United States supports ship’s commissionings through a number of activities and sponsorships. We are taking this one step further to support the crew and Navy family by enabling enhanced opportunities for continuing education. Along the way we will enhance the connections between Cincinnati and our Navy in ways that support our service members, bring new opportunities to them to educate themselves, their spouses and their children. 

The events surrounding the commissioning are not paid for by the  U. S. Government but are privately funded by individuals and companies through the Cincinnati Council of the Navy League, a non-profit organization. The beneficiaries of these funds will be the ship, her crew and their families. With your help, we will provide an unforgettable experience for you, our city, and the sailors of the USS Cincinnati.

More information on how to donate and the benefits of being a donor can be obtained by emailing