We at the Cleveland Foundation are immensely appreciative of our donors, for without your continued generosity, we would never be able to address Greater Cleveland’s ongoing needs in a timely or impactful manner.
As your personal partner in philanthropy, we understand that individual donors have individual needs, and will work with you to meet your specific philanthropic goals. We provide you with resources that help you stay informed about your fund, make grants, and access experts in the philanthropic field. You can contact members of the Advancement team directly or by calling 216.861.3810.
Forms and Resources
Please click to download any or all of the following resources, and do not hesitate to call us with additional questions.
- Guidelines for Establishing a Fund
- Bequest Language
- Planned Gifts Comparison Chart
- Cleveland Foundation Fee Structure
- Donor-Advised Fund Application
- Instrument of Transfer for Donor Advised Fund
- IRS Tax Status Determination Letter
Philanthropy Web Sites
Profiles U.S. charities to enhance the decisions of givers and monitor the standards of charitable organizations.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
The newspaper of the nonprofit world, published biweekly.
Guidestar is the national database and leading source of information on nonprofit organizations. The site contains programmatic and financial information for more than 850,000 American charitable nonprofit organizations.
The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center’s mission is to support and improve institutional philanthropy by promoting public understanding of the field and helping grantseekers succeed.
Ohio Grantmakers Forum
OGF is a statewide association of private, community and corporate foundations committed to making philanthropy in Ohio more effective through networking, idea sharing, advocacy and collaboration.
Independent Sector is a coalition of leading nonprofits, foundations and corporations strengthening not-for-profit initiatives, philanthropy and citizen action.
Leave a Legacy
A community-wide effort sponsored by the Northern Ohio Planned Giving Council. Its mission is to encourage, educate, and inspire people from all walks of life to make gifts to charity – any charity – in their will.
National Center for Charitable Statistics – Resources on Nonprofits and Philanthropy
The National Center for Charitable Statistics serves as the national repository of statistical information on the nonprofit sector from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and other sources.
Philanthropy News Digest
Provides weekly news on philanthropic activities.
Provides charitable giving reports
These sites are provided for informational purposes. This does not constitute a recommendation by the Cleveland Foundation.