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

Philanthropy trailblazer Steven Minter dies at 80
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Proactive and collaborative, Steven Minter spurred much of Cleveland's progress in recent decades. Minter, 80, who...more

Steven Minter, former head of the Cleveland Foundation, has died
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

Steven A. Minter, a prominent figure in Cleveland civic and philanthropic ... leaders in Greater Cleveland and in the field of American...more

Opinion: The Cleveland Foundation Could do Much More to Support Cleveland
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

The Cleveland Foundation continues to tackle the city's problems for over a century. The foundation has recently addressed the prohibitive costs of college, which resulted into a funding campaign...more

Ohio Philanthropy News - August 2, 2019
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation, Stocker Foundation

Vacant lot turned into real-life storybook in Cleveland through 'Literary Lots' project funded through grants and donations from groups including...more

Cleveland Arts Prize 2019 Winners
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

Victoria Bussert leads Baldwin Wallace University's well-respected Music Theatre program and has been directing theatrical productions for more...more

Personal View: Cleveland Foundation overlooks local architects for new headquarters
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

On Friday, June 28, the Cleveland Foundation announced its planned relocation to Midtown to a building designed by a New York architect,...more

Cleveland Foundation announces $5.9 million in June grants
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

The Cleveland Foundation board of directors announced $5.9 million in grants for the month of June, bringing its total investment in the community...more

Baiju Shah joins Cleveland Foundation to advance city's innovation economy
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

Baiju Shah joins Cleveland Foundation to advance city's innovation ... "Baiju has a proven track record of successful innovation and we're pleased to ... to create a vibrant environment that...more

Free legal clinic for the LGBTQ community in Ohio opens
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

WEWS-TV reports the clinics in Columbus and the Cleveland suburb of Lakewood were launched by the nonprofit Equality Ohio with grants from...more

Check out organizations before making that donation
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

... is starting with some research of their own and really thinking about what they want to accomplish with their philanthropy,” Collin Moore...more

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Cuyahoga County, OH

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Social Enterprises: The Key to Protecting Egypt’s Natural Treasures

Social Enterprises: The Key to Protecting Egypt’s Natural Treasures

After marveling at Egypt’s natural heritage sites such as South Sinai and the Red Sea, Iris Boutros, writer at Daily News Egypt, muses on Environment Minister Laila Iskandar’s goals of longer-term environmental agenda by injecting social entrepreneurship as its powerful implementer.

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