Search Our Grants Archive

The foundation allocates money to local nonprofits in two ways. One way is through responsive grantmaking, which means nonprofits apply for funding and we distribute based on greatest need. The other way is through proactive grantmaking, which allows the foundation to make targeted, long-term grants for larger initiatives. Please note that these search results do not include designated grants, donor-advised grants, or grants made by supporting organizations.

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2014 Foundation Directed Grants as of March 27, 2014 $13,531,545

Arts and Culture $1,396,098

Art House, Inc. $25,000

2014
  • Creative Fusion international artist residency in Spring 2014 $25,000

Beck Center for the Arts $5,000

2014
  • Summer camp scholarships $5,000

Chagrin Valley Little Theatre $5,000

2014
  • General support $5,000

ChamberFEST Cleveland $5,000

2014
  • General support $5,000

Cleveland Center for Arts and Technology dba NewBridge $38,598

2014
  • Maintaining organization capacity during executive director transition $38,598

Cleveland Chamber Symphony Council Inc. $5,000

2014
  • General support $5,000

Cleveland Festival of Art and Technology d.b.a. Ingenuity Cleveland $25,000

2014
  • Creative Fusion international artist residency in Spring 2014 $25,000

Cleveland Institute of Art $25,000

2014
  • Creative Fusion international artist residency in Fall 2014 $25,000

Cleveland Institute of Music $42,000

2014
  • Building capacity and readiness for a fundraising campaign $42,000

Cleveland International Film Festival, Inc. $200,000

2014
  • The 38th Cleveland International Film Fesitval $100,000
  • Cleveland Foundation Day at the Cleveland International Film Festival $100,000

Cleveland Museum of Natural History $80,000

2014
  • Inspire: Reach Every Child initiative $75,000
  • Scholarship support for summer camps $5,000

Cleveland Special Events Corp. $1,000

2014
  • Support the arts and culture activities related to the 2014 Gay Games in Cleveland $1,000

Cleveland Women's Orchestra $2,500

2014
  • Equipment needs and free tickets $2,500

Cuyahoga Community College Foundation $80,000

2014
  • Cleveland Foundation Day at the Tri-C 35th Annual JazzFest - June 2014 $80,000

Foluke Cultural Arts Center Inc. $5,000

2014
  • General support $5,000

Friends of the High Line Inc. $3,000

2014
  • General support from the John H. Thomas Family Fund $3,000

Great Lakes Museum of Science Environment and Technology $47,500

2014
  • Cleveland Foundation Day at the Great Lakes Science Center $47,500

GroundWorks Dancetheater $5,000

2014
  • General support $5,000

ideastream $500,000

2014
  • Health and medical programming and external evaluation $500,000

Inlet Dance Theatre $5,000

2014
  • General support $5,000

Intermuseum Conservation Association $5,000

2014
  • General support $5,000

Joyful Noise Neighborhood Music School $4,000

2014
  • Website upgrade $4,000

Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center $5,000

2014
  • General support $5,000

Karamu House $75,000

2014
  • Strategic planning $75,000

Lake Erie Ink- A Writing Space for Youth $5,000

2014
  • General support $5,000

Musical Theater Project $5,000

2014
  • General support $5,000

Ohio Philharmonic Orchestra Inc. $5,000

2014
  • General support $5,000

Opera Per Tutti Opera For All $5,000

2014
  • General support $5,000

Professional Flair Inc.dba Dancing Wheels $45,000

2014
  • Capacity building and 2014 community outreach/educational programming $45,000

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Inc. $50,000

2014
  • Cleveland Foundation Day at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame $50,000

SPACES $25,000

2014
  • Creative Fusion international artist residency in Spring 2014 $25,000

Talespinner Childrens Theatre Inc. $5,000

2014
  • General support $5,000

Theater Ninjas Inc $5,000

2014
  • General support $5,000

Verb Ballets $27,500

2014
  • Creative Fusion international artist residency in Spring 2014 $25,000
  • Verb Clicks transition support $2,500

Zygote Press, Inc. $25,000

2014
  • Creative Fusion international artist residency in Spring 2014 $25,000
Economic Development $1,439,180

BioEnterprise Corporation $25,000

2014
  • Local purchasing/supply chain attraction $25,000

City of Cleveland $156,000

2014
  • Dept of Economic Development for the Health-Tech Corridor and Greater University Circle $156,000

Evergreen Cooperative Corporation $750,000

2014
  • Staffing and management of Evergreen and the Cooperative Development Fund $750,000

Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) $34,180

2014
  • Recoverable grant for bridge funding to Federal grant $34,180

MidTown Cleveland $344,000

2014
  • Staffing, management, marketing and planning in the Health Tech Corridor $344,000

Village of Fairport Harbor $55,000

2014
  • Economic and coastal development of Fairport Harbor $55,000

Vocational Guidance Services $75,000

2014
  • Assistive and adaptive technology for Greater Clevelanders with developmental disabilities $75,000
Education $2,414,730

Lakeland Foundation $46,350

2014
  • Lakeland Community College scholarship support to Painesville area residents $46,350

Bard College $221,250

2014
  • Bard Early College High School Cleveland $221,250

Case Western Reserve University, Office of University Development $50,000

2014
  • Completion of Congressman Louis Stokes Autobiography project $50,000

Cleveland Foundation (Inc.) $125,000

2014
  • Higher Education Compact of Greater Cleveland $125,000

Cleveland Institute of Art $30,000

2014
  • Student recruitment efforts $30,000

Cleveland Metropolitan School District $372,750

2014
  • Bard Early College High School Cleveland and Cleveland Digital Arts High School $372,750

Cleveland Public Library $228,500

2014
  • Expansion of Cleveland Public Library Learning Centers $228,500

Cleveland State University Foundation Inc $2,950

2014
  • 2014 Newly Elected Officials Seminar $2,950

College Now Greater Cleveland Inc $785,000

2014
  • Postsecondary Initiative 2014-15 $785,000

Cuyahoga County Public Library $197,930

2014
  • Implementation of the intergenerational Encore Initiative $197,930

Friends of the Cleveland School of the Arts $5,000

2014
  • General support $5,000

Lake Erie College $85,000

2014
  • Lake Erie College Virtual Cadaver Program $85,000

Literacy Cooperative of Greater Cleveland $225,000

2014
  • Convening and advocacy for advancing literacy $225,000

Ohio Aerospace Institute $5,000

2014
  • 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition $5,000

Open Doors Inc dba Open Doors Academy $5,000

2014
  • Summer programming $5,000

University Circle Incorporated $10,000

2014
  • Early Learning Initiative $10,000

Westlake Porter Public Library $20,000

2014
  • Special needs programming at Westlake Porter Public Library $20,000
Education - Scholarship $316,200

Cleveland Foundation (Inc.) $181,500

2014
  • Scholarship support TCF Selection and Advisory Committee $181,500

Lake Erie College $40,000

2014
  • Scholarship support to Painesville area residents $40,000

Lake/Geauga Educational Assistance Foundation $94,700

2014
  • Harriet B. Storrs Fund support of scholarships $94,700
Environment $182,258

Beyond Pesticides $7,000

2014
  • Health and environment conference in Cleveland $7,000

Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Inc. $45,000

2014
  • Stormwater projects in the Chagrin River Watershed $45,000

Cleveland Zoological Society $100,000

2014
  • Cleveland Foundation Day with the Cleveland Metroparks $100,000

Western Reserve Land Conservancy $30,258

2014
  • East Cleveland Vacant Property Survey project $30,258
Health $421,500

Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Association, Inc. $30,000

2014
  • Caregiver support group expansion $30,000

The Center for Community Solutions $100,000

2014
  • AIDS Funding Collaborative $100,000

Neighborhood Health Care Incorporated dba Neighborhood Family Practice $86,500

2014
  • Developing the next generation of clinical leadership $86,500

Northern Ohio Golf Association Charities and Foundation $25,000

2014
  • Return to Golf recreational therapy program expansion $25,000

Recovery Resources $180,000

2014
  • Primary Healthcare Integration Process $180,000
Human Services $2,298,429

Bellaire Puritas Development Corporation $77,500

2014
  • MyCom neighborhood engagement infrastructure $77,500

Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland $5,000

2014
  • Art and music programming $5,000

Broken Connections Inc. $10,000

2014
  • New homeless and runaway youth program $10,000

Child Care Resource Center of Cuyahoga County dba Starting Point $188,000

2014
  • Early care, education and out -of-school time planning and coordination $188,000

The Cleveland Foundation (Inc.) $50,000

2014
  • MyCom strategic plan implementation and intermediary work $50,000

Cleveland Hillel Foundation, Inc. $15,000

2014
  • 2014 summer internship program $15,000

Cleveland Leadership Center $7,500

2014
  • Strategic planning process $7,500

Cogswell Hall Inc $44,771

2014
  • Building marketing capacity project $44,771

Equality Education Ohio Fund $125,000

2014
  • Outreach, education, and coordination efforts in Northeast Ohio $125,000

Forbes House $10,067

2014
  • Emergency technology upgrades $10,067

Friendly Inn Settlement, Inc. $77,500

2014
  • MyCom neighborhood engagement infrastructure $77,500

Friendship Circle of Cleveland, Inc. $5,000

2014
  • General support $5,000

Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues Inc. $2,500

2014
  • 2014 Membership $2,500

German Marshall Fund of the United States $34,851

2014
  • Europe study tour to inform a Career and Technical Education and Training system $34,851

Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority $100,000

2014
  • Cleveland Foundation Day with RTA - January 16, 2014 $100,000

Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry $115,740

2014
  • Mayor's youth initiatives $110,740
  • ASPR summer arts programming $5,000

Metanoia Project Inc. $7,500

2014
  • Hospitality center shelter program increased needs for winter 2014 $7,500

Mt. Pleasant Community Zone $77,500

2014
  • MyCom neighborhood engagement infrastructure $77,500

Neighborhood Leadership Institute $450,000

2014
  • MyCom neighborhood engagement infrastructure $450,000

Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center $45,000

2014
  • Program transition to partner agency $45,000

Parma City School District $77,500

2014
  • MyCom neighborhood engagement infrastructure $77,500

Policy Matters Ohio $50,000

2014
  • Protecting and building assets for working class families $50,000

Shaker Heights Youth Center Inc. $77,500

2014
  • MyCom neighborhood engagement infrastructure $77,500

Slavic Village Development $77,500

2014
  • MyCom neighborhood engagement infrastructure $77,500

St. Clair Superior Development Corporation $77,500

2014
  • MyCom neighborhood engagement infrastructure $77,500

Task Force on Violent Crime dba Partnership For A Safer Cleveland $260,000

2014
  • Ongoing development and implementation of MyCom youth engagement strategy $200,000
  • Enhancement and additional evaluation of the Police Assisted Referral (PAR) program $60,000

Voices for Ohio's Children $100,000

2014
  • Operations and program support $100,000

West Side Catholic Center $70,000

2014
  • Zacchaeus Housing Solutions program for homeless families $70,000

YWCA of Cleveland Ohio $60,000

2014
  • Building organizational capacity to transition to a metric-focused performance culture $60,000
Neighborhoods and Housing $4,928,150

Cleveland Housing Network Inc. $400,000

2014
  • Implementation of year 2 and 3 strategic plan $400,000

Downtown Cleveland Alliance $300,000

2014
  • Operations and program support $300,000

Famicos Foundation, Inc. $250,000

2014
  • Circle North Healthy Neighborhoods project $250,000

Geauga County Habitat for Humanity, Inc. $28,000

2014
  • Infrastructure improvements for Geauga County Habitat for Humanity (CDHFH) - Moving to the next level $28,000

Geauga Growth Partnership Inc. $45,200

2014
  • Staff capacity for the internship program $45,200

Humility of Mary Housing Program $49,950

2014
  • Capacity building for the Collaborative Initiative to End Human Trafficking $49,950

Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland Inc. $200,000

2014
  • Delivering Homeownership and Asset Building Programs project $200,000

Neighborhood Progress Inc. dba Cleveland Neighborhood Progress $60,000

2014
  • Neighborhood promotions for the 2014 Gay Games $30,000
  • Healthy Active Living Center $30,000

Northeast Ohio Alliance for Hope $25,000

2014
  • East Cleveland Resident Engagement Project $25,000

St. Clair Superior Development Corporation $20,000

2014
  • Night Market Cleveland $20,000

Suite 1300 Services, Inc. $3,300,000

2014
  • Neighborhood Connections community building and small grants program $3,300,000

Tremont West Development Corporation $50,000

2014
  • Healthy Corner Stores Initiative and the Economic Inclusion Plan $50,000

University Hospitals Health System, Inc. $200,000

2014
  • Step Up to UH Pilot Workforce Initiative $200,000
Philanthropic Sector $135,000

Cleveland Foundation (Inc.) $25,000

2014
  • TCF Historical Website support, maintenance and analytics $25,000

The Cleveland Foundation (Inc.) $80,000

2014
  • Centennial consultant $80,000

Council of Michigan Foundations, Inc. $5,000

2014
  • Great Lakes Funder Collaboration $5,000

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations $5,000

2014
  • 2014 Membership $5,000

Grantmakers In Aging, Inc. $3,500

2014
  • 2014 Membership $3,500

Philanthropy Northwest $5,000

2014
  • Mission Investors Exchange $5,000

Philanthropy Ohio $7,500

2014
  • The Endow Ohio Initiative $7,500

United Way of Greater Cleveland $4,000

2014
  • West Virginia University program on corporate social responsibility $4,000