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...

September Grant Highlights

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we are pleased to announce the Cleveland Foundation board of directors has approved $10.4 million in September grants, bringing the foundation’s third-quarter grantmaking total to $17.9 million. Check out some of this month’s grantmaking highlights, centered around the themes of education and...

Mission Related Investment Application

Apply for a Mission Related Investment To be considered for a Cleveland Foundation Mission Related Investment, please review the information below and complete the application form that follows. What are Mission Related Investments? Mission Related Investments come from the Foundation’s endowment assets and must achieve two goals...

Spotlight Encore Cleveland: Building the Next Generation of Technical Professionals

Launched in 2013 by the Cleveland Foundation, Encore Cleveland helps to connect and fund a network of organizations to provide experienced Greater Clevelanders an array of meaningful opportunities in the community upon retirement or near the end of their primary careers. In our “Spotlight Encore Cleveland” guest blog series, we go...

A New Home for the Community’s Foundation

Open New Doors with Us   The Cleveland Foundation is excited to join residents, nonprofit partners and community leaders as part of a larger movement of equitable growth and placekeeping efforts already underway across Cleveland’s MidTown and Hough neighborhoods.   What does “placekeeping” mean? You may be familiar with the...

Charitable giving incentives under the CARES Act

by Kaye Ridolfi, Senior Vice President, Advancement, Cleveland Foundation On March 27, the $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package titled the CARES Act, or The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, became law. The legislation was designed to aid individuals, large corporations, small businesses and public health organizations...

September Grant Highlights

We’re thrilled to announce $9.9 million in September grants to organizations serving Lake, Geauga and Cuyahoga County residents! This takes the foundation’s third-quarter grantmaking total to $21.1 million, bringing the yearly investment in Greater Cleveland to $62.9 million.Many of our grants this month concentrated on education...

Cleveland Foundation announces $9.9 million in September grants

Cleveland Foundation announces $9.9 million in September grantsBoard approves $21.1 million for Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga nonprofits in Q3 2017 RELEASE DATE: 09.27.207CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Foundation board of directors today approved $9.9 million in grants for the month of September. Supporting residents in Cuyahoga, Lake and...

December Grant Highlights

Happy holidays! We’re ending the year on a great note, with a number of grants to organizations serving residents of Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties. Here are just a few highlights from December’s grants:$95,562 to WIRE-Net, a local manufacturing sector intermediary, to support the development and expansion of an apprenticeship...