Search Grants

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...

Organizational Funds

Strengthening our Community It seems that just when a charitable organization is needed most by its constituents, funds from private, philanthropic and government resources become all the more difficult to obtain. Forward-thinking board members and staff of charitable organizations are discovering the need to establish stable investments...

Cleveland Foundation announces Creative Fusion: Waterways to Waterways

Cleveland Foundation announces Creative Fusion: Waterways to Waterways Release Date: 1.31.2019 CLEVELAND – As part of the lead up to the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River catching fire on June 22, 1969, the Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion: Waterways to Waterways Edition will bring together a group of international and...

Our Team

Filter By DepartmentAll DepartmentsExecutive OfficeAdministrationAdvancementFinanceGovernanceGrantmakingHuman ResourcesInformation SystemsMarketing & CommunicationsScholarshipsAll DepartmentsRonald B. RichardExecutive OfficePresident and Chief Executive OfficerExecutive Assistant: Kimberly Sabo 216.685.2001 Ronn Richard is president...

April Grant Highlights

We’re excited to share a few highlights from our recent grants to organizations serving residents of Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties. These April grants focus support on neighborhood revitalization and engagement, as well as arts and culture. Neighborhood Revitalization & Engagement $200,000 to the City of Cleveland, in...

Celebrating the Faces of African-American Philanthropy: Inspired Giving

Valdia Burns-Frazier knew from a young age that she wanted to own her own business, and with this dream, she believed that serving her community should be at the core of her career path and life. As a featured philanthropist at the 2018 African-American Philanthropy Summit, we spoke to Burns-Frazier, entrepreneur and founder of Rogers...

Celebrating the Faces of African-American Philanthropy: Mother-Daughter Charity

When Belva Denmark Tibbs became a mother, she was eager to pass on her long-standing family tradition of serving the community to her daughter, Imani. Guided by the belief that anyone can be a philanthropist, regardless of age or wealth, the women teamed up to create a donor-advised fund with the Cleveland Foundation that will benefit the...