Search Our Grants Archive

The foundation allocates money to local nonprofits in two ways. One way is through responsive grantmaking, which means nonprofits apply for funding and we distribute based on greatest need. The other way is through proactive grantmaking, which allows the foundation to make targeted, long-term grants for larger initiatives. Please note that these search results do not include designated grants, donor-advised grants, or grants made by supporting organizations.

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2016 Foundation Directed Grants as of June 29, 2016 $25,605,359

Arts and Culture $4,295,103

Campus District Inc. $25,000

2016
  • Artist Incubator - Best Practices Learning Consortium $25,000

ChamberFEST Cleveland $47,000

2016
  • Continued start-up support and developing new audiences $47,000

Children's Museum of Cleveland $500,000

2016
  • Repurposing of a historic building into the new Cleveland Children's Museum. $500,000

Cleveland Arts Prize $30,000

2016
  • Strategic planning and exploration of traveling prize for Cleveland artists $30,000

Cleveland Center for Arts and Technology dba NewBridge $5,000

2016
  • Shooting without Bullets arts education pilot program $5,000

Cleveland Grays $267,136

2016
  • Capital improvements $267,136

Cleveland International Film Festival, Inc. $95,000

2016
  • 40th Cleveland Intl Film Festival artistic support, programming and succession planning $95,000

Cleveland Museum of Natural History $35,000

2016
  • Sustainable Cleveland 2019 - Year of Sustainable Transportation 2016 Summit $25,000
  • Learn, Protect, Stay: Collaborative Strategy and Outcomes Workshop May 10-11, 2016 $10,000

Cleveland Print Room Inc. $25,000

2016
  • Creative Fusion international artist residency in Fall 2016 $25,000

Cleveland Public Theatre, Inc. $527,500

2016
  • Scaling of Arts Mastery Programs in Theater (Brick City Theatre & Student Theatre Enrichment Program) $500,000
  • Creative Fusion international artist residency in Fall 2016 $25,000
  • Station Hope multi-cultural arts event $2,500

Community Partnership for Arts and Culture $270,000

2016
  • Capacity-building of the arts and culture sector $270,000

Contemporary Youth Orchestra $25,000

2016
  • Build organization capacity $25,000

Dobama Theatre, Inc. $118,849

2016
  • Expanding equity theatre-compliant technical capacity and audience services $118,849

Fine Arts Association Willoughby $200,000

2016
  • Improving accessibility for individuals with physical disabilities $200,000

Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Foundation $25,000

2016
  • Creative Fusion international artist residency in Fall 2016 $25,000

Great Lakes Theater Festival, Inc. $90,000

2016
  • Build organizational capacity/expand development efforts $90,000

GroundWorks DanceTheater $60,000

2016
  • Building organizational capacity to prepare for future growth $60,000

Inlet Dance Theatre $25,000

2016
  • Creative Fusion international artist residency in Spring 2016 $25,000

Karamu House $50,000

2016
  • Transition to a new model $50,000

Kent State University Foundation $37,950

2016
  • Design exchange between the Cleveland Urban Design Center and the University of Havana, Cuba $37,950

Lake View Cemetery Foundation $200,000

2016
  • Restoration of the James A. Garfield Memorial at Lake View Cemetery $200,000

Mamai Theatre Company $7,500

2016
  • Capacity-building support $7,500

Morgan Art of Paper Making Conservatory and Educational Foundation $5,000

2016
  • Educational outreach $5,000

Musical Theater Project $25,000

2016
  • Capacity-building of organizational infrastructure $25,000

National Guild for Community Arts Education $18,500

2016
  • Two Cleveland-area participants to CAELI, local alumni suppor, community engagement. $18,500

Northeast Shores Development Corporation $40,000

2016
  • Live-Work-Sell Zoning Pilot $40,000

Ohio City Incorporated $35,000

2016
  • Creative Fusion international artist residency in Fall 2016 $35,000

Opera Circle, Inc. $20,000

2016
  • Capacity building and expansion of neighborhood access to opera $20,000

Piano International Association of Northern Ohio $50,000

2016
  • Cleveland International Piano Competition: 2016 Community Festival $50,000

PlayhouseSquare Foundation $781,835

2016
  • Improved access to Playhouse Square programming $750,000
  • Children's Theater Series and 2017 International Children's Festival $31,835

Professional Flair Inc.dba Dancing Wheels $45,000

2016
  • Expanded community outreach $45,000

Progressive Arts Alliance, Inc. $110,000

2016
  • Increasing capacity for program management $110,000

Rainey Institute $150,000

2016
  • El Sistema music program for youth and business plan for expansion of the program $150,000

Sculpture Center $25,000

2016
  • Creative Fusion international artist residency in Spring 2016 $25,000

SPACES $225,000

2016
  • Capital support for relocation $200,000
  • Creative Fusion international artist residency in Fall 2016 $25,000

St. Stanislaus Church $16,833

2016
  • Restoration of the Schuelke Pipe Organ at St. Stanislaus Church $16,833

Verb Ballets $55,000

2016
  • Capacity building to support expanded outreach activities $55,000

Waterloo Arts $2,000

2016
  • Emergency furnace repair $2,000

Zygote Press, Inc. $25,000

2016
  • Creative Fusion international artist residency in Spring 2016 $25,000
Economic Development $1,295,300

Asian Services in Action, Inc. $6,200

2016
  • 2016 Cleveland Foundation Summer Internship host site $6,200

BioEnterprise Corporation $461,500

2016
  • Growing the Biomedical Cluster and addressing the Health IT talent group $461,500

Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc. $6,475

2016
  • 2016 Cleveland Foundation Summer Internship host site $6,475

Care Alliance $6,475

2016
  • 2016 Cleveland Foundation Summer Internship host site $6,475

Center for Community Solutions $6,200

2016
  • 2016 Cleveland Foundaiton Summer Internship host site $6,200

CEOs for Cities $6,200

2016
  • 2016 Cleveland Foundation Summer Internship host site $6,200

City of Cleveland $50,000

2016
  • Cleveland City Council - 2016 Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellow $50,000

Cleveland Housing Network Inc. $6,200

2016
  • 2016 Cleveland Foundation Summer Internship host site $6,200

Cleveland Modern Dance Association dba DANCECleveland $6,200

2016
  • 2016 Cleveland Foundation Summer Internship host site $6,200

Cleveland Public Library $6,200

2016
  • 2016 Cleveland Foundation summer Internship host site $6,200

Cogswell Hall Inc $6,475

2016
  • 2016 Cleveland Foundation Summer Internship host site $6,475

Cuyahoga County $50,000

2016
  • Cuyahoga County Office of Innovation - 2016 Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellow $50,000

Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority $50,000

2016
  • 2016 Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellow $50,000

Economic and Community Development Institute $120,000

2016
  • Small business lending and stabilizing operations $120,000

Friends of Breakthrough Schools $6,475

2016
  • 2016 Cleveland Foundation Summer Internship host site $6,475

Future Heights $6,200

2016
  • 2016 Cleveland Foundation Summer Internship host site $6,200

Greater Cleveland Volunteers $6,200

2016
  • 2016 Cleveland Foundation Summer Internship host site $6,200

Growth Opportunity Partners $200,000

2016
  • Opportunity Partners - Building Communities One Small Business at a Time - 241793 $200,000

Hebrew Free Loan Association $6,475

2016
  • 2016 Cleveland Foundation Summer Internship host site $6,475

MetroHealth Foundation, Inc. $50,000

2016
  • 2016 Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellow $50,000

MidTown Cleveland $6,475

2016
  • 2016 Cleveland Foundation Summer Internship host site $6,475

Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency $50,000

2016
  • 2016 Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellow $50,000

Providence House Inc $6,200

2016
  • 2016 Cleveland Foundation Summer Internship host site $6,200

Senior Transportation Connection of Cuyahoga County $6,200

2016
  • 2016 Cleveland Foundation Summer Internship host site $6,200

The Cleveland Foundation (Inc.) $50,000

2016
  • 2016 Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellow $50,000

Village of Fairport Harbor $6,475

2016
  • 2016 Cleveland Foundation Summer Internship host site $6,475

Vocational Guidance Services $100,000

2016
  • Workforce opportunities for individuals with disabilities and economically disadvantaged $100,000

Zygote Press, Inc. $6,475

2016
  • 2016 Cleveland Foundation Summer Internship host site $6,475
Education $3,327,652

America SCORES Cleveland $40,000

2016
  • Organizational capacity building and service expansion $40,000

Citizens for Our Children's Future $200,000

2016
  • Support for the 2016 CMSD Operating Levy Renewal Campaign $200,000

Cleveland Central Catholic High School $10,000

2016
  • Scholarships $10,000

Cleveland Kids Book Bank $17,500

2016
  • Organizational capacity to distribute children's books to Cleveland's children $17,500

Cleveland Municipal School District Transformation Alliance $175,000

2016
  • Program and operation support to the Cleveland Transformation Alliance $175,000

Cleveland Public Library $172,000

2016
  • Cleveland Public Library Learning Centers $172,000

Cleveland State University Foundation Inc $124,235

2016
  • Computer Science for All Students in Cleveland: Phase One $124,235

College Now Greater Cleveland Inc. $395,000

2016
  • Postsecondary Access Initiative 2015-2016: CMSD school-based advisory services and Cleveland Foundation College Now Scholars program $395,000

Friends of Breakthrough Schools $500,000

2016
  • Support and expansion of Breakthrough Schools $500,000

Literacy Cooperative of Greater Cleveland aka The Literacy Cooperative $190,000

2016
  • Integration of literacy services with job training programs $190,000

Lorain County Community College Foundation $100,000

2016
  • RITE 2.0: Scaling Employee Engagment in IT sector and Creating a Cleveland-Cuyahoga Hub $100,000

Oberlin College $15,000

2016
  • Experiential summer learning opportunities for three Cleveland students $15,000

Painesville City Local School District $59,000

2016
  • Elm Street Family Resource Center $59,000

Saint Martin de Porres High School $40,000

2016
  • Academic Resource Center $40,000

Shaker Schools Foundation $50,000

2016
  • Implementation of the SPARK Ohio program to ensure children are ready to enter kindergarten $50,000

Stepstone Academy $89,917

2016
  • Implementing the GrapeSEED language development program $89,917

The Cleveland Foundation (Inc.) $1,150,000

2016
  • Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) 2.0 $1,000,000
  • Design and execute a media plan to highlight Cleveland Plan success stories $150,000
Education - Scholarship $866,700

Berea College $42,000

2016
  • Scholarship support for 2016-17 academic year from Florence Mackey Pritchard and P.J. Pritchard Scholarship Fund $42,000

College Now Greater Cleveland Inc. $610,000

2016
  • Postsecondary Access Initiative 2015-2016: College Now Resource Center, CMSD student scholarsrhip, Adult Lerner scholarships and retention services $405,000
  • Scholarship support for 22 students in Cohort 16 of the Jane D. White Scholars program $192,000
  • Harry Coulby Memorial Scholarships to Cleveland area students (2016-17 academic year) $13,000

Fairmount Montessori Association $5,000

2016
  • Ruffing Montessori School (east) Marie Richardson scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year $5,000

Hudson Montessori Association $5,000

2016
  • Marie Richardson scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year $5,000

Lake Erie College $45,000

2016
  • Scholarships for Painesville residents attending Lake Erie College $45,000

Lake/Geauga Educational Assistance Foundation $94,700

2016
  • Scholarships and college/career advising for Lake and Geauga county students $94,700

Lakeland Foundation $50,000

2016
  • Scholarships for Painesville residents attending Lakeland Community College $50,000

Montessori High School Association $5,000

2016
  • Montessori High School at University Circle - Marie Richardson scholarships for 2016-17 academic year $5,000

Ruffing Montessori School $5,000

2016
  • Marie Richardson scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year $5,000

Westshore Montessori Association $5,000

2016
  • Marie Richardson scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year $5,000
Environment $465,500

Cleveland Metroparks $200,000

2016
  • Phase I exterior renovation of the Historic Coast Guard Station located at Wendy Park $200,000

Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority $45,000

2016
  • Equipment and installation support for Harbor Lights public art project $45,000

Environmental Law & Policy Center of the Midwest $100,000

2016
  • Support for Ohio's Clean Energy Initiative $100,000

Geauga County Humane Society $5,000

2016
  • General support for the Rescue Village $5,000

Nature Center at Shaker Lakes $48,000

2016
  • Applied Science for Kids (ASK!) Program for Cleveland Schools $48,000

Oberlin College $15,000

2016
  • Next Economy Conference October 6-8, 2016 $15,000

Progress with Chess $10,000

2016
  • 2016-2017 chess programming in Cleveland Metropolitan School District schools $10,000

West Creek Preservation Committee $40,000

2016
  • Central Lake Erie Basin Collaborative $40,000

Western Reserve Land Conservancy $2,500

2016
  • General support recommended by Jim Rokakis (2016 Homer C. Wadsworth Award recipient) $2,500
Health $2,297,875

Bellefaire Jewish Children's Bureau $650,000

2016
  • Establish a pediatric psychiatric care facility $650,000

Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center $25,000

2016
  • Strategic planning process $25,000

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center $196,725

2016
  • Build organizational capacity to serve Lake, Geauga and Cuyahoga Counties and build long-term sustainability $196,725

Fisher House of Greater Cleveland Inc $50,000

2016
  • Provide no cost accommodations and greater access for military/veteran members and their families $50,000

Jennings Center for Older Adults $20,100

2016
  • Building capacity in developing Small House for seniors with dementia in Geauga County $20,100

Menorah Park Foundation $40,000

2016
  • Build organizational capacity around marketing and communications $40,000

Neighborhood Health Care Incorporated dba Neighborhood Family Practice $750,000

2016
  • New central office facility and necessary urgent repairs $750,000

Ohio Guidestone $222,050

2016
  • Improve services and organization sustainability through technology upgrades $222,050

Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio $134,000

2016
  • Prenatal Linkage Infant Mortality Reduction Pilot Program $134,000

University Hospitals Health System, Inc. $200,000

2016
  • Harrington Discovery Institute at UH: Cleveland-based Harrington Scholar-Innovators $200,000

Village at Marymount $10,000

2016
  • Expansion of a music and memory program for seniors with dementia $10,000
Human Services $3,662,256

Bellaire Puritas Development Corporation $65,000

2016
  • MyCom neighborhood engagement infrastructure $65,000

Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland $25,000

2016
  • Ready Readers Plus Program $25,000

Boys Hope Girls Hope Northeastern Ohio $35,000

2016
  • Re-development of the college curriculum and communications strategy $35,000

Building Hope In The City $70,000

2016
  • Refugee Services Collaborative $70,000

Case Western Reserve University $160,000

2016
  • Implementation of MyCom data collection, evaluation and dissemination $160,000

Catholic Charities Corporation $66,500

2016
  • Capacity-building for immigration, legal services, unaccompanied minor pro bono, and Friend of Court services $66,500

Center for Community Solutions $2,000

2016
  • Council on Older Persons $2,000

Child Care Resource Center of Cuyahoga County dba Starting Point $188,995

2016
  • Convene/coordinate partners to address issues impacting early childcare in Northeast Ohio $188,995

Cleveland Eastside Ex-Offender Coalition $52,578

2016
  • Capacity building $52,578

Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center $240,000

2016
  • Build sustainability and reach of multicultural outreach programs $240,000

Equality Ohio Education Fund $125,000

2016
  • Outreach, education, coordination, research to support the Northeast Ohio LGBT community $125,000

Fairhill Partners $6,200

2016
  • 2016 Cleveland Foundation Summer Internship host site $6,200

Friendly Inn Settlement, Inc. $65,000

2016
  • MyCom neighborhood engagement infrastructure $65,000

Funders for Lesbian and Gay Issues Inc. $5,000

2016
  • 2016 Membership $5,000

German Marshall Fund of the United States $40,150

2016
  • 2016 German Marshall Fund's American Marshall Memorial Fellowship program $40,150

Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Inc. $200,000

2016
  • Capacity-building to serve as an accredited catering kitchen for senior meal service $200,000

Greater Cleveland Neighborhood Centers Association $2,500

2016
  • LitCleveland and its activities in 2016 $2,500

International Economic Development Council $15,000

2016
  • Access for local participation in the International Economic Development Council 2016 Annual Conference in Cleveland $15,000

International Partners in Mission $43,333

2016
  • Advancing IPM's Northeast Ohio Community Engagement $43,333

Jordan Community Resource Center $65,000

2016
  • Workforce training and job placement for previously incarcerated and at-risk women $65,000

Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center $25,000

2016
  • Needs of the Greater Cleveland Community as a result of the Orlando tragedy $25,000

National Urban Fellows, Inc. $70,000

2016
  • Sponsor a National Urban Fellow at The Cleveland Foundation for 2016-17 academic yr $70,000

Neighborhood Leadership Institute $1,335,000

2016
  • MyCom neighborhood and youth engagement, expansion, services, and technical assistance $580,000
  • Implementation of the MyCom True2U Mentoring Program $450,000
  • MyCom Intermediary $305,000

Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) $5,000

2016
  • Facilitated discussion for organizations hiring vulnerable and underserved populations $5,000

Ohio Guidestone $65,000

2016
  • MyCom neighborhood engagement infrastructure $65,000

Salvation Army $25,000

2016
  • Year two of part-time bi-lingual staff capacity for the Painesville Learning Zone Program $25,000

Shaker Heights Youth Center Inc. $65,000

2016
  • MyCom neighborhood engagement infrastructure $65,000

Slavic Village Development $65,000

2016
  • MyCom neighborhood engagement infrastructure $65,000

St. Clair Superior Development Corporation $65,000

2016
  • MyCom neighborhood engagement infrastructure $65,000

The Cleveland Foundation (Inc.) $110,000

2016
  • MyCom Communications Plan (Year 2) and program expenses $60,000
  • Travel and administrative support for the Public Service Fellowship Program $40,000
  • American Marshall Memorial Fellowship 2016-2017 administrative expenses $10,000

Thea Bowman Center $20,000

2016
  • MyCom neighborhood engagement infrastructure $20,000

Third Sector Capital Partners, Inc. $40,000

2016
  • Cuyahoga Partnering for Family Success Program (Pay for Success) $40,000

Voices for Ohio's Children $100,000

2016
  • Continue as the MyCom advocacy lead $100,000

Youth Opportunities Unlimited $200,000

2016
  • MyCom lead agency for summer and year-around jobs $200,000
Neighborhoods and Housing $8,634,473

Case Western Reserve University $113,288

2016
  • Greater University Circle Community Health Initiative $113,288

CEOs for Cities $2,500

2016
  • Cleveland Police Commission Retreat $2,500

Chardon Tomorrow $25,000

2016
  • Chardon Living Memorial Park ADA accessible fitness center $25,000

City of Lakewood $20,000

2016
  • City leadership in residential energy efficiency $20,000

Cleveland Housing Network Inc. $425,000

2016
  • 2016 Strategic Community Initiatives in Affordable Housing $425,000

Downtown Cleveland Alliance $5,000

2016
  • Hispanic Heritage Month $5,000

Economic Growth Foundation $100,000

2016
  • Pathway Partners - business involvement in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District related to careeer awareness and education $100,000

Evergreen Cooperative Corporation $1,000,000

2016
  • Staffing, management and cooperative company support, development director and NMTC collapse $1,000,000

Famicos Foundation, Inc. $200,000

2016
  • Circle North Healthy Neighborhoods continuation $200,000

Great Lakes Biomimicry $75,000

2016
  • Marketing and Communications capacity building $75,000

Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity $90,000

2016
  • Building staff capacity for neighborhood revitalization program $90,000

Hispanic Business Association dba Hispanic Business Center $95,000

2016
  • Capacity building to support Clark-Fulton revitalization with La Villa Hispana Project $95,000

MidTown Cleveland $500,000

2016
  • Implementation of Health-Tech Corridor Priority Development Initiatives $500,000

Neighborhood Leadership Institute $120,473

2016
  • Neighborhood Leadership Institute Fellows Leadership Program $120,473

Neighborhood Progress Inc. dba Cleveland Neighborhood Progress $5,050,000

2016
  • Towards a renewed vision for comprehensive community development $5,000,000
  • East 116th Street RTA station enhancements $50,000

Northeast Shores Development Corporation $200,000

2016
  • LaSalle arts & media center capital grant for affordable housing units $200,000

Scranton Road Ministries Community Development Corporation $57,500

2016
  • Development and launch of a community-based staffing agency $57,500

Suite 1300 Services, Inc. $386,712

2016
  • Neighborhood Connections - Greater University Circle Community Health Initiative $386,712

Team NEO Foundation $84,000

2016
  • Adopt and update the FutureWorks report $84,000

Union Miles Development Corporation $35,000

2016
  • Union Miles Griot Project $35,000

University Circle Incorporated $50,000

2016
  • Uptown Public Programming for Summer 2016 $50,000
Philanthropic Sector $760,500

Foundation Center $168,000

2016
  • General support of the Cleveland Office $168,000

Grantmakers for Education $5,000

2016
  • 2016-17 Membership $5,000

Grantmakers In Aging, Inc. $4,000

2016
  • 2016 Membership Dues $4,000

Greater Kansas City Community Foundation $5,000

2016
  • CF Leads/CF Insights - Community Foundation symposium $5,000

Hispanics in Philanthropy $57,500

2016
  • Second Cohort Next Generation Latino Leadership Fellowship Program (Midwest) $50,000
  • 2016 Membership $7,500

Independent Sector $25,000

2016
  • Planning and implementation of a C-Suite Regional Convening to Cleveland $25,000

Jewish Federation of Cleveland $75,000

2016
  • Cleveland Israel Arts Connection (CIAC) $30,000
  • Public Education Initiative (PEI) $25,000
  • SEGULA $20,000

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation $10,000

2016
  • Community Foundation Opportunity Network $10,000

The Cleveland Foundation (Inc.) $211,000

2016
  • Scholarship support administered by the Scholarship Selection and Advisory Committee $200,000
  • Administrative support for 2016 Summer Internship Program $11,000

United Way of Greater Cleveland $200,000

2016
  • Community Wraparound Strategy $200,000