History

The World’s First Community FoundationFrederick H. GoffBanker and lawyer Frederick H. Goff was a “mover and shaker” in Cleveland long before that phrase became part of the American lexicon. Today, the moving and shaking that Goff began with his revolutionary idea have become a benevolent worldwide rumble. And its greatest...

Careers

Careers and Culture at the Foundation The Cleveland Foundation strives to attract, develop and retain the most talented individuals as a part of our team. We are highly committed to providing a work environment that supports these efforts through our values-based culture, competitive pay, exceptional benefits, developmental...

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...

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...

Fellow Friday: Meet the 2021-22 Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellows

Launched in 2016, the Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellowship immerses talented, emerging leaders from across the country in the work of Cleveland’s public sector, providing them an opportunity to develop their skills, enhance their networks, and jumpstart a career in public service. With the goals of attracting and retaining...

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...