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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$1,888,630,534 - 2010-12-31
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$20,802,605 - 2010-12-31

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Recent News from Cleveland Foundation

Local news ecosystem is taking root in Northeast Ohio
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Cleveland Foundation, George Gund Foundation

In December, the Cleveland Foundation and the Akron Community Foundation, the Center for Community Solutions, the George Gund...more

Restaurants, retailers dominate list of tentative recovery-grant recipients tied to May 30 riot
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

The Downtown Recovery Response Fund has tentatively approved 103 grants, most of them for ... The Cleveland Foundation committed...more

Cleveland Foundation awards $26.2 million in second-quarter grants
Foundation: Barr Foundation , Cleveland Foundation

The foundation and many of its regional corporate, civic, and philanthropic partners also recently announced the launch of the Greater...more

Foundation collaborations funnel millions to Northeast Ohio nonprofits
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

In order to speed the process from grant application to funds in a nonprofit's account, many foundations have adjusted their grant application...more

Foundation collaborations funnel millions to Northeast Ohio nonprofits
Foundation: Akron Community Foundation, Cleveland Foundation

The Akron Community Foundation established its own community response fund for nonprofits, contributed $300,000 and then fundraised...more

Cleveland Foundation approves $26.2 million in grants in second quarter
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

The foundation's continued funding across its priority areas and identification of philanthropic opportunities are "more important than ever," said...more

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

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Cuyahoga County, OH

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The “Lean Startup” Approach to Philanthropy

Homejoy, an affordable home cleaning service that caters to a broad audience and connects people with professional home cleaners online, has announced the recent establishment of its Homejoy Foundation. The foundation will provide financial grants to veterans and military families in need.

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