Organizational Funds

Strengthening our Community It seems that just when a charitable organization is needed most by its constituents, funds from private, philanthropic and government resources become all the more difficult to obtain. Forward-thinking board members and staff of charitable organizations are discovering the need to establish stable investments...

Join the effort to support recovery in Puerto Rico

Nov. 29, 2017 - Thanks to the generosity of the Greater Cleveland community, we raised more than $184,000 for Puerto Rico relief efforts! At this time, all funds are being transferred to the Puerto Rico Community Foundation for use in the hardest hit areas of the island. Donations are still being accepted...

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Cleveland Black Futures Fund In the summer of 2021, the Cleveland Foundation and its partners awarded nearly $2 million to 49 organizations in the initial round of grantmaking from the Cleveland Black Futures Fund. The Fund has amassed more than $4.3 million since its inception in late 2020 to support the capacity of Cleveland-based...

Why I Give: A Prescription for Philanthropy with Ed Rivalsky

Why do so many people choose to give through the Cleveland Foundation? The reasons and interests are as unique as the story of the donor. Northeast Ohioan Ed Rivalsky established a customized giving strategy with the Cleveland Foundation a few years after the sale of his home IV infusion pharmacy and home health agency network to a...

Our Team

Filter By DepartmentAll DepartmentsExecutive OfficeBuilding Operations and Guest ServicesAdvancementFinanceGrantmakingHuman ResourcesInformation SystemsMarketing & CommunicationsAll DepartmentsRonald B. RichardExecutive OfficePresident and Chief Executive OfficerSenior Executive Assistant: Kimberly Sabo 216.685.2001 Ronn Richard is...

Board of Directors

All DepartmentsSally GriesBoard of DirectorsChairpersonAppointed 2012 by the Bank Trustees Committee Sally Gries is founder and non-executive chairperson of Gries Financial Partners, a registered investment advisory (RIA) firm that provides investment and financial advisory services to high-net-worth individuals, foundations, endowments...

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...