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...

Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund

Click Here to Give to the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund A coalition of Northeast Ohio philanthropic, corporate and civic partners have joined together to launch the second phase of the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund for continued support to nonprofit organizations dealing directly with the ongoing...

Online Resources

Online Sources to Support Your Search There are many tools to help in your search for colleges, scholarships, and financial aid. Often, the best sources of information and guidance are available at your high school, if you are a traditional student who will soon be graduating. If you are a non-traditional student enrolling in college or...

Grantmaking FAQs

Answers to Your Questions Expand AllWhat types of programs do you fund? The Cleveland Foundation makes most of its grants to tax-exempt agencies classified as 501(c)(3) organizations (public charities as defined by the Internal Revenue Service) in Cuyahoga, Lake, and Geauga counties. Some grants are also made to government agencies and...

Scholarship FAQs

Answering Your Questions Expand AllWho can apply for a scholarship offered through the Cleveland Foundation?Please see our "How to Apply" page for all the details. The scholarships have varied and diverse criteria beyond the universal requirements. Visit our Scholarship Listings page where you can click on individual scholarships for...

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...

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...