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.

Recent News from Cleveland Foundation


$20 million donation aims to change Cleveland's broadband access from worst to first
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

CLEVELAND — The David and Inez Myers Foundation and the Jack, ... Officials from both foundations said the grants were made after doing...more

Cleveland Foundation Jumpstarts its Equity Initiatives with the Black Futures Fund
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

The Cleveland Black Futures Fund is just one step in a long-term process toward the Cleveland Foundation becoming a more equitable grantmaker. According to Keisha González, program manager of...more

A Call for Solidarity and Collective Action: Asian American Philanthropy Letter of Intention | AAPIP
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Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy. As Asian American philanthropic leaders, we are outraged and horrified by the racially...more

Cleveland nonprofit celebrates one year of 'feeding the soul'
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

Thanks to assistance from foundations and grants, she was able to ... whether it was The Cleveland Foundation, Environmental Health Watch,...more

Lillian Kuri promoted to newly created No. 2 post at Cleveland Foundation
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

Established in 1914 as the first community foundation in the U.S., the charity boasts $2.7 billion in assets, and distributed grants worth $130 million...more

Cleveland Foundation's Black Futures Fund Seeks Applicants for Inaugural Round of Grants
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

The role of a community foundation is to respond where the need is greatest and that is with Cleveland's Black community, Cleveland...more

The Cleveland Foundation now taking proposals for Black Futures Fund
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

The second round of grants will take place in late summer or early fall of this year. The tentative timeline is: • Jan. 25: Online application process...more

Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund awards $346750 to 11 organizations
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

Earlier this month, the fund awarded $600,000 in grants. The Rapid Response Fund was created by the Cleveland Foundation and other charities...more

New investment, creative development, and community pride fight for historic Hough neighborhood
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

New investment, creative development, and community pride fight for ... west to a school renovation on East 59th Street and Hough, all the way east...more

City planning commission approves Cleveland Foundation's designs for new Midtown headquarters
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

The hope is that the philanthropic group will be one way to change people's minds about that majority-Black stretch of the city's East Side. “I...more



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