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 2022:

  • Total assets: $2.8 billion
  • Grants authorized: 5,660 grants
    • Foundation directed: 489
    • Donor directed: 5,171
  • Value of grants authorized: $138.5 million
    • Foundation directed: $56.9 million
    • Donor directed: $81.6 million
  • New gifts received: $145.8 million
  • Operating expenses: $17.5 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.


  • Constance Hill-Johnson
  • Randell McShepard
    Vice Chairperson
  • Lillian A. Kuri
    President and CEO
  • Victor Barbalato
    Vice President, Real Estate
  • Leslie A. Dunford
    Vice President, Building Operations and Guest Services
  • Danielle Hanna
    Senior Director of Human Resources
  • Colette M. Jones
    Chief Marketing Officer
  • Courtney Lehmann
    Board Administration Coordinator and Corporate Secretary
  • Ginger Mlakar
    Senior Vice President, Philanthropic Strategy & Growth and General Counsel
  • Leta Obertacz
    Senior Vice President, Philanthropy
  • Rosanne Potter
    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
  • Leon Wilson
    Chief Technology & Information Officer

Board of Directors

  • Constance Hill-Johnson, Chairperson
    Owner and Managing Director, Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services
  • Randell McShepard, Vice Chair
    Vice President of Public Affairs and Chief Talent Officer, RPM International Inc.
  • Ronald B. Adrine
    Retired Cleveland Municipal Court judge
  • 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
  • The Rev. Dr. Robin Hedgeman 
    Senior Pastor, Bethany Christian Church 
  • J. David Heller
    President, CEO & Co-Founder of The NRP Group
  • Carey F. Jaros
    President & CEO of GOJO Industries, Inc. 
  • Stewart A. Kohl
    Co-CEO of The Riverside Company
  • 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

Bank Trustees

  • KeyBank
  • PNC
  • The Huntington National Bank


The Cleveland Foundation 
6601 Euclid Avenue 
Cleveland, Ohio 44103


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.