The Cleveland Foundation works to fund the most pressing needs in the community to ensure that residents in our community have access to high quality basic needs services. Beyond bare subsistence, we address everyday needs for people who want a better life for themselves and their children.


LifeAct, $22,500

To broaden the organization’s suicide prevention efforts in Lake and Geauga county schools. Each year, LifeAct’s team reaches more than 25,000 area middle and high school students with programming aimed at teaching young people how to recognize the warning signs of depression and to seek professional help for themselves and others.  

Shoes and Clothes for Kids, $100,000

To help merge with the local chapter of Cleveland Kids in Need and take over the mission of Kids in Need, which collects $3 million in donations of school supplies annually from retailers and distributes them to teachers serving low-income students.