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

Cleveland Foundation awards $17.2 million in March grants
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

A $5 million, three-year grant to Cleveland Neighborhood Progress to ... A $200,000 grant to Care Alliance Health Center in organizational support...more

The Winston-Salem Foundation lauded for 100 years as a community champion
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation, Winston-Salem Foundation

In 1914, the city of Cleveland launched the Cleveland Foundation, an enterprise that would transform how philanthropy worked in...more

Let creativity flow with planned gift vehicles
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

The most common planned gift is from a will or trust. But according to Arthur Markowitz, director of planned giving and estate planning at the Friends...more

Nonprofits play crucial role in community growth
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

Debelak added, “Philanthropy is a really personal thing. Not everyone is interested in the same social causes because they don't have the...more

Rotary Foundation provides updates
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

Winters said the foundation will continue to fund literacy campaigns, but will also prioritize grant funding for water sanitation, economic...more

Cleveland Internet of Things partnership receives $2.2 million grant, will expand in second year
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

Cleveland Internet of Things partnership receives $2.2 million grant, will ... epidemic between the coroner's office, healthcare and law...more

Cleveland Named 'Say Yes to Education' City, Scholarship Fund To Cover Full College Tuition for ...
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

Cleveland was today officially named a Say Yes to Education city, which, thanks to a $90 million endowment fund, means that eligible...more

20 years after a meager beginning, Tulsa Community Foundation leaders reflect on milestone ...
Foundation: Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Cleveland Foundation, Tulsa Community Foundation

The Tulsa Community Foundation's legacy is woven throughout the city. It's reflected in small things, like the flowers that bloom near the entrance...more

Following Foundation Funding in Ohio
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

According to philanthropy scholar Leslie Lenkowsky, there's an old saying in the world of foundations. “If you've seen one foundation, you've seen...more

Cleveland Foundation awards $12.3 million in grants for December, totaling more than $100 ...
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

The Cleveland Foundation gives out grants to nonprofits in Geauga, Cuyahoga and Lake counties. Take a look at the grant recipients for...more

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