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...

Encore Cleveland

Define Your Next Chapter Encore Cleveland channels the time, energy and talents of experienced Clevelanders into solving community challenges and filling unmet needs. What is Encore Cleveland? Encore Cleveland is part of the Encore movement, a national effort to leverage the energy and experience of Americans who seek to fill...

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 CLEVELANDThe 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How We Invest Your Gifts

The investment funds of the Cleveland Foundation are guided by an Investment Committee, which is comprised of directors and external volunteers who are knowledgeable in investment and financial matters. The Investment Committee is advised by an independent consultant who, along with staff, assists in setting the investment policies and...