The Cleveland Foundation’s mission is to enhance the lives of all residents of Greater Cleveland, now and for generations to come, by working together with our donors to build community endowment, address needs through grantmaking, and provide leadership on key community issues.


Year Ended 2020:

  • Total assets: $2.8 billion
  • Grants authorized: 5,503 grants
  • Value of grants authorized: $131 million
  • New gifts received: $100.9 million
  • Operating expenses: $16.2 million
  • Number of employees: 91
  • IRS E.I. number: 34-0714588


The foundation offers numerous creative and rewarding ways to donate to the community, some with significant tax advantages. 


We play a leadership role in the communities we serve, as a grantmaker, convener, and facilitator.


The Cleveland Foundation is committed to diversity and inclusion in everything that we do.  Our Statement on Diversity reflects our commitment to keeping diversity at the forefront.


  • Ronald B. Richard
    President and CEO
  • Lillian A. Kuri
    Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
  • India Pierce Lee
    Senior Vice President, Program
  • Kaye Ridolfi
    Senior Vice President for Advancement
  • Rosanne Potter
    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Leon Wilson
    Chief Technology & Information Officer
  • Monica K. Brown
    Vice President, Human Resources and Building Operations
  • Leslie A. Dunford
    Vice President, Building Operations and Guest Services

Board of Directors

  • Sally Gries, Chairperson 
    Founder and Chairperson, Gries Financial
  • Constance Hill-JohnsonVice Chair
    Owner and Managing Director, Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services
  • Frederick E. Bidwell
    Executive Director and CEO of FRONT Exhibition Company
  • Carrie L. Carpenter
    Senior Vice President, Regional Manager of Corporate Affairs, Huntington National Bank
  • Margot James Copeland
    Former Executive Vice President and Director of Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, KeyBank.
  • Kathleen Ferry
    Principal, FocusCFO
  • Hiroyuki Fujita 
    President and CEO, Quality Electrodynamics and eQED
  • Robert A. Glick
    Former CEO and Chairman of Dots, LLC
  • The Rev. Dr. Robin Hedgeman 
    Senior Pastor, Bethany Christian Church 
  • Randell McShepard
    Vice President of Public Affairs and Chief Talent Officer, RPM International Inc.
  • Ronald A. Ratner
    Partner, RMS Investment Group
  • Maria Spangler
    Director of Community Engagement, Sherwin-Williams Company
  • Richard P. Stovsky
    Former Vice Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Graham Veysey
    Principal, North Water Productions
  • Daniel Walsh
    CEO, Citymark Capital

Bank Trustees

  • KeyBank
  • PNC
  • The Huntington National Bank
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank


The Cleveland Foundation 
1422 Euclid Avenue 
Suite 1300 
Cleveland, Ohio 44115


Office Hours
Weekdays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

We acknowledge those of the Shawnee, Miami, Erie, Ottawa, Potawatomi, and Haudenosaunee Confederacy whose lands we stand on – and the thousands of Native American people, who represent over 100 tribes, who currently live in Northeast Ohio today.