Additional Resources for Advisors

Advisor Toolkit Please click to download the following resources in our toolkit, and do not hesitate to contact us with additional questions. Guidelines for Establishing a Fund Bequest Language Planned Gifts Comparison Chart Cleveland Foundation Fee Structure Instrument of Transfer for Donor Advised Fund IRS Tax Status...

Supporting Community News and Information

The local media landscape of Northeast Ohio reflects the alarming trends faced by newsrooms across the country. With financial and journalistic resources continuing to shrink, the gap between news organizations in Northeast Ohio and the diverse needs of consumers continues to widen, often at the unfortunate expense of residents seeking...

Arts & Culture

Give to Arts Advancement A vibrant arts and cultural community has long been one of Cleveland’s greatest assets. Together with our partners and donors, we work to ensure Greater Cleveland enjoys abundance, equity and excellence in arts and culture. In light of the pandemic, the Cleveland Foundation is focusing on assisting...

Grantmaking FAQs

Answers to Your Questions Expand AllWhat types of programs do you fund? The Cleveland Foundation makes most of its grants to tax-exempt agencies classified as 501(c)(3) organizations (public charities as defined by the Internal Revenue Service) in Cuyahoga, Lake, and Geauga counties. Some grants are also made to government agencies and...

Cleveland Foundation announces $24.8 million in Q1 2021 grantmaking

Cleveland Foundation announces $24.8 million in Q1 2021 grantmaking Release Date: 3.25.2021 CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Foundation Board of Directors today announced $24.8 million in grants approved in the first quarter of 2021 to support residents in Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties. Highlights of grants approved in the first three...

Apply for a Grant

Application process An important message to our nonprofit partners: We understand the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting nonprofits in many ways. The Cleveland Foundation is here to support our partners across Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties. In addition to funding available through the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, we...

Cleveland Foundation announces more than $24 million in third quarter grantmaking

Cleveland Foundation announces more than $24 million in third quarter grantmaking Release Date: 9.30.2021 CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Foundation Board of Directors today announced more than $24 million in grants approved in the third quarter of 2021. Supporting residents in Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties, the foundation and its...

Annual Meeting

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Lake-Geauga Fund RFP

"For the benefit of the inhabitants of Lake and Geauga counties" Lake-Geauga Fund Request for Proposal Submission Deadline: September 18, 2019   Background The Lake-Geauga Fund (the “Fund”), an advised fund of the Cleveland Foundation, was established in 1988 primarily for the benefit of the inhabitants of Lake and Geauga...