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.


Better Health Partnership, $150,000

For the Children’s Health Initiative pilot, aimed at expanding BHP’s collaborative model to improve the care and health of children. BHP has worked to improve health outcomes for adults living with chronic diseases by creating a safe place for competing health care providers to collaborate on common goals, share learnings and promote best practices.  

MedWish International, $100,000

To support the organization’s relocation to a permanent home in Cleveland’s Health Tech Corridor. MedWish International is an organization that recovers and repurposes usable medical supplies and equipment from local hospitals for redistribution and use throughout the world.  

We do this through helping organizations expand their capacity to serve more individuals or test out new ideas that ultimately will provide more effective stories.

From faith-based safety networks, to centers that provide food, shelter and job training, to pilot projects that reunite families more quickly, helping hands can make a big difference. In some cases, we have provided a capital grant to expand or renovate a building to a key human services organization to help address an emerging need or a low-interest loan to create a new program.