Common Ground

Click here to download the Common Ground 2018 Community Survey results

On a single day, you can be a part of an exciting region-wide initiative to explore our community’s power to communicate and connect in order to build a stronger, safer and more dynamic home. Common Ground creates a network of community conversations where residents can meet, share a meal, connect and discuss our theme of the year.


When IconWhen is it?

Hosts can plan their mealtime conversation for any time during the day that works for them. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, or anything in between – the choice is yours!

Who IconWho should participate?

Any Cuyahoga, Lake, or Geauga County resident who cares about the future of our community and wants to be a part of a forward-looking conversation. 

Where IconWhere will it happen?

Common Ground conversations can be held in any location. Previous events have been held in homes, parks, churches, and libraries. Locations can be private, or registration can be open to the public. Registration tools will be provided by the Cleveland Foundation.

What is Common Ground?

Common Ground is a day of community conversation. United by a common question, all Common Ground conversations have the same goal: to create spaces where meaningful connections are made and purposeful actions begin. For more information, check out our FAQ.

How can I participate?

Residents can get involved in Common Ground by hosting a conversation or participating in one or more. Registration, conversation facilitation, and promotional support will be provided to all Common Ground hosts, but registration is required. You can download a copy of our 2019 Host Guide here. Stay tuned for more information about CG2020.