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...

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...

Foundations For Philanthropy

An immersive experience for future leaders presented by the Cleveland Foundation Center for Philanthropy Foundations for Philanthropy is an interactive cohort experience designed to launch emerging leaders into lifelong charitable giving. Supporting a pipeline of diverse, rising philanthropists, the program shares the critical skills...

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...

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...

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...

Apply for a Grant

Application process An important message to our nonprofit partners: The Cleveland Foundation will temporarily pause monthly grant awards in July and August 2022 as we prepare to move into our new headquarters in MidTown/Hough. Our grant application portal will remain open, and our staff will remain available; organizations can continue...