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...

Neighborhood Revitalization & Engagement

Give to Neighborhood Revitalization We believe all Greater Cleveland residents deserve vibrant, healthy neighborhoods. Together with donors and community partners, we focus on the intersections of: People: connecting residents in meaningful ways; Place: enhancements to the built and natural environment; and Power: organizing...

Education

Give to Public-Education We believe every child in Greater Cleveland should have access to a high-quality education that prepares them to be independent thinkers, engaged citizens and successful adults. With our partners and donors, we are focused on ensuring that all students have access to quality education, from early childhood on...

A post-election statement from our president & CEO

My fellow Clevelanders, As people across our country contend with the results of a divisive and difficult election, many of us are concerned about the future of our political and social landscape. Yet, in the midst of the uncertainty that has in many ways defined this year, it is important to take stock and look forward if we hope to...

Our Response to COVID-19

UPDATED Sept. 1, 2020, 1 P.M. EST Dear Friends, The well-being of the Greater Cleveland community has been our focus for more than a century. During that time, our community has faced a number of serious challenges: from the 1918 Influenza pandemic to the HIV epidemic – from the Great Depression to the Great Recession. Through it all...

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...

Making it Count: Highlights from the Common Ground 2020 “Count Me In” Grants

Most years, Common Ground is a single-day initiative where people gather at locations across Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties to share a meal, connect with one another, build community and take action on the issues they care about. This year was different. In response to the unique environment in which we are currently living, Common...

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...

Public Service Fellowship

Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellowship Timeline February 15 – Application Deadline March 18, 19, 22, 23, 24* – Semi-Finalist Interviews April 1-16* – Finalist Zoom Interviews with Host Agencies & Informational Session with the Cleveland Foundation Late April to Early May – Fellows Selection September 1* –...

African American Philanthropy Committee

Preserving Wealth, Honoring Legacies & Raising Awareness The Cleveland Foundation’s African American Philanthropy Committee was created in 1993 to promote awareness and education about the benefits of wealth and community preservation through philanthropy. Awareness led to stewardship in 2010, when the Committee established a fund...