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 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

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

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