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 2017:

  • Total assets: $2.5 billion
  • Grants authorized: 4,768 grants
  • Value of grants authorized: $101 million
  • New gifts received: $112.3 million
  • Operating expenses: $14.4 million
  • Number of employees: 82
  • IRS E.I. number: 34-0714588
  • Endowment: $2.5 billion


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
  • India Pierce Lee
    Senior Vice President, Program
  • Kaye Ridolfi
    Senior Vice President for Advancement
  • Rosanne Potter
    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Michael Murphy
    Chief Marketing Officer
  • Leon Wilson
    Chief Technology & Information Officer
  • Monica K. Brown
    Vice President, Human Resources
  • Leslie A. Dunford
    Vice President for Administration and Strategic Projects

Board of Directors

  • Sally Gries, Chairperson 
    Founder and chairperson, Gries Financial
  • Daniel WalshVice Chair
    CEO, Citymark Capital
  • Carrie L. Carpenter
    Executive Director and President, Gordon Square Arts District
  • Inajo Davis Chappell
    Partner, Ulmer & Berne
  • Jenniffer D. Deckard
    President and CEO, Fairmount Minerals
  • 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 
  • Constance Hill-Johnson
    Owner and Managing Director, Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services
  • Bernie Moreno
    President and Owner, Bernie Moreno Companies
  • Michael Petras Jr. 
    CEO, Sterigenics
  • Beth Oldenburg Rankin 
    Civic volunteer
  • Ronald A. Ratner
    Chief Development Officer, Forest City Realty Trust
  • Ernest L. Wilkerson Jr.
    Managing partner and founder, Wilkerson & Associates

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.