The End of the Stretch IRA: Charitable Solutions After the SECURE Act

Baby boomers are reported to have the largest retirement savings of any American generation, and IRAs – or Individual Retirement Accounts – are one of the most common retirement savings vehicles. These taxwise tools come in many forms and grow either tax-free or tax-deferred. Whether Traditional, Roth, Simple or SEP, IRAs are also inheritable assets that owners can leave behind to their spouses, children and other beneficiaries.

Sally Gries elected Chairperson of the Cleveland Foundation Board of Directors

Sally Gries elected Chairperson of the Cleveland Foundation Board of Directors Kathleen Ferry and Rev. Dr. Robin E. Hedgeman appointed as new board members Release Date: 4.8.2019 CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Foundation today announced the election of a new chairperson and the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors. A...

Homer C. Wadsworth Award

Creativity, Ingenuity, Risk-Taking, and Good Humor Homer Wadsworth - Executive Director 1974–1983 Homer Wadsworth was executive director of the Cleveland Foundation from 1974 to 1983. He was known as an innovative, visionary, and energetic leader, overseeing the foundation's work not only as a community grantmaker, but also as...

Cleveland Foundation announces $8 million in September grants

Cleveland Foundation announces $8 million in September grants Board approval brings 2018 total to more than $65 million for Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga nonprofits Release Date: 9.26.2018  CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Foundation board of directors approved on Tuesday (Sept. 25) $8 million in grants for the month of September. With a...

#CLEFund: Celebrating Organizational Fund Partner Appreciation Week

Each day, as 186 nonprofits fulfill their missions in our community, dollars designated for their long-term needs are growing quietly in special funds that help secure their future – and that help make the nonprofit landscape strong and vibrant for us all! With the generosity of donors and the foresight of board members and leaders who...

Building community endowment with our organizational fund partners

Nonprofit organizations across Greater Cleveland are working hard, day in and day out, to serve our community across nearly every field and area of interest. What they have in common is a need for the financial resources and stability that allow them to focus on their mission and make their greatest possible impact. Through our...

Cleveland Foundation approves $17 million in Q3 grants

Cleveland Foundation approves $17 million in Q3 grants Foundation, donors grant more than $72 million in 2019 year-to-date RELEASE DATE: 9.27.2019 CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Foundation board of directors today announced $17 million in grants approved in the third quarter of 2019. Supporting residents in Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga...

Board of Directors

All DepartmentsSally GriesBoard of DirectorsChairpersonAppointed 2012 by the Bank Trustees Committee Sally Gries is founder and non-executive chairperson of Gries Financial Partners, a registered investment advisory (RIA) firm that provides investment and financial advisory services to high-net-worth individuals, foundations, endowments...