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 Philanthropy Team directly or by calling 216.685.2006.

Forms and Resources

Please click to download any or all of the following resources, and do not hesitate to call us with additional questions. 

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.

In 2019, Foundation Center and Guidestar joined forces to form Candid. Through research, collaboration, and training, Candid connects nonprofits, foundations, and individuals to the resources they need to do good.

Philanthropy Ohio
Philanthropy Ohio is a statewide membership association that provides the network, tools and knowledge to help people engaged in philanthropy become more effective, powerful change agents in their communities.

Independent Sector 
Independent Sector is a coalition of leading nonprofits, foundations and corporations strengthening not-for-profit initiatives, philanthropy and citizen action.

Leave a Legacy 
Leave a Legacy aims to 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.

Giving USA Foundation
Advancing the research, education, and public understanding of philanthropy is the mission of the Giving USA Foundation. The Foundation publishes data and trends about charitable giving through its seminal publication, Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy, and quarterly reports on topics related to the field of philanthropy.

These sites are provided for informational purposes. This does not constitute a recommendation by the Cleveland Foundation.