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...

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...

Schedule Announced for Cleveland Book Week 2017

Schedule Announced for Cleveland Book Week 2017Colson Whitehead, Professional Book Nerds Podcast and 82nd annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards among events promoting Cleveland as a literary destinationRELEASE DATE: 08.16.17CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Foundation today announced the schedule for the second annual Cleveland Book Week. This...

A Summer of Purpose: Discovery in the Health Care Hub

By Rachael RovniakBioEnterprise Corporation “Go into pharmacy,” they said. “You’ll make a lot of money,” they said. I don’t know why I listened to “them” -- but I did. I started pharmacy classes, and it didn’t take long for me to realize that my calling was not behind a pharmacy counter – talking to doctors and...

Cleveland Foundation announces $9.9 million in September grants

Cleveland Foundation announces $9.9 million in September grantsBoard approves $21.1 million for Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga nonprofits in Q3 2017 RELEASE DATE: 09.27.207CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Foundation board of directors today approved $9.9 million in grants for the month of September. Supporting residents in Cuyahoga, Lake and...

Cleveland Foundation announces $15.6 million in fourth-quarter grants

Cleveland Foundation announces $15.6 million in fourth-quarter grants Foundation awards a record total of $95 million in grants in its centennial year RELEASE DATE: 12.19.2014 CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Foundation board of directors today approved $15.6 million in grants for the fourth quarter of 2014. These latest grants bring the...

Cleveland Foundation announces $3.4 million in February grants

Cleveland Foundation announces $3.4 million in February grants   release date: 2.26.15 CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Foundation board of directors has approved $3.4 million in grants for the month of February. Among the grants approved, $175,000 will specifically support events for the general public during Induction Week at the...

Cleveland Foundation announces $12.5 million in June grants

Cleveland Foundation announces $12.5 million in June grantsFoundation awards $21.3 million to Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga nonprofits in Q2 2016release date: 6.29.2016CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Foundation board of directors has approved $12.5 million in grants for the month of June, bringing the foundation’s second-quarter grantmaking...