The Cleveland Foundation (OH)

Established in 1914, the Cleveland Foundation is the world's first community foundation and the nation's third-largest today.

The foundation improves the lives of Greater Clevelanders now and for generations to come by building community endowment, addressing needs through grantmaking, and providing leadership on vital issues.

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Recent News from Cleveland Foundation

Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

Community Foundation officers are, clockwise from top left, President Harry Lavine, Vice President Gary Herzig, Secretary Bob Schlather, and...more

First round of COVID-19 'rapid response' grants support food distribution, sheltering homeless ...
Foundation: Community West Foundation, Cleveland Foundation, George Gund Foundation

The fund's partners plan to distribute grants once a week through June to community safety net agencies able to swiftly deploy services to medically...more

Informed Communities: Evictions
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation, Cleveland Foundation

In their call for ideas, the foundations (Cleveland Foundation, Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation and The Center for...more

Community philanthropy plays important role
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

When communities thrive, a philanthropic organization is typically at the core of success. ... “Philanthropy means love of mankind,” Beckford...more

Cleveland Museum of Art honors Martin Luther King Jr. through music, dance and the spoken word
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

Cleveland Museum of Art honors Martin Luther King Jr. through music, ... The Vocal Arts Mastery Program made of up kids 3-12 years old dressed...more

Who's Hiring in #CLE: Cleveland Foundation, Ohio City Inc., Shaker Heights, and more
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

The world's first community foundation is looking to add a gift planning advisor to its team. Specific responsibilities include cultivating relationships...more

Are Community Foundations Living Up to Their Promise? A Conversation with Terry Mazany
Foundation: Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Chicago Community Trust, Cleveland Foundation, Hawaii Community Foundation

Editors' note: In this conversation with Terry Mazany, senior vice president for philanthropy of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, we...more

Online database offers listing of public government meetings in Summit, Cuyahoga counties
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Knight Foundation, Cleveland Foundation

The Akron Community Foundation and the Cleveland Foundation partnered with City Bureau to get the City Scrapers program rolling in...more

New innovation center is planned for Midtown
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

... with our donors, nonprofit organizations and the community," foundation president Ronn Richard said in a prepared statement cited in the...more

Cleveland Foundation makes $17 million in grants for third quarter
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

The Cleveland Foundation on Friday, Sept. 27, announced that its board of directors has approved $17 million in grants for the third quarter,...more

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DC High School Senior is Recognized As Top Young Entrepreneur of America

DC High School Senior is Recognized As Top Young Entrepreneur of America

Steve Mariotti, Founder of Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, writes about Dagim, a high school senior recognized as one of the top young entrepreneurs in America.