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-Johnson, Vice 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
- 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
- The Huntington National Bank
- JPMorgan Chase Bank
The Cleveland Foundation
1422 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
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.