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...

Scholarship FAQs

Answering Your Questions Expand AllWho can apply for a scholarship offered through the Cleveland Foundation?Please see our "How to Apply" page for all the details. The scholarships have varied and diverse criteria beyond the universal requirements. Visit our Scholarship Listings page where you can click on individual scholarships for...

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...

Creative Fusion

Since 2008, the Cleveland Foundation has brought more than 90 accomplished or rapidly rising artists from around the world to Cleveland as part of the Creative Fusion international arts residency program. Beginning in 2016, the program strengthened collaboration between local Cleveland artists and the visiting artists by focusing each...

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...

Donor Advised Funds

Engage in Grantmaking Donor-advised funds are charitable funds for donors seeking active involvement in grantmaking. Donors – and their children, if desired – advise or recommend grants from their fund to support nonprofit organizations. Donors can learn about community needs from the foundation’s donor-focused educational...

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...

Acknowledging the connections that uplift pride in the community

By Cameron Aloway, Cleveland Foundation Marketing & Communications Intern In 1989, Cleveland celebrated its first annual Pride in the city. Pride is the treasured time of year where members of the LGBTQ+ community can freely express their truest and authentic selves without repercussions. Every June, the city is decorated in...