In 1965, Fenn College, a private institution which had one of the earliest cooperative education programs in the country, merged with Cleveland State University. The college’s remaining assets were used to form the Fenn Educational Foundation, a private foundation dedicated to carrying out the mission of Fenn College and its role in cooperative education. In 1971, the foundation was transformed into the Fenn Educational Fund of the Cleveland Foundation.


Today, the Fenn Fund continues to concentrate its resources on promoting and assisting cooperative education and internship programs at institutions of higher education in Greater Cleveland.

Eligibility: Institutions of higher education located in Greater Cleveland

Next Available Funding Period: 8/1/16 – 7/31/17 (12 mos grants) or 8/1/16 – 7/31/18 (24 mos grants)

Next Application Deadline: 5/17/16

How to Apply: Please see RFP (eligible institutions only)

For questions about eligibility or the application process, contact: 

Grants Management Hotline

216-615-7254

grantsmgmt@clevefdn.org