Public Service Fellowship

Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellowship Timeline February 15 – Application Deadline March 18, 19, 22, 23, 24* – Semi-Finalist Interviews April 1-16* – Finalist Zoom Interviews with Host Agencies & Informational Session with the Cleveland Foundation Late April to Early May – Fellows Selection September 1* –...

Social Impact Investing

The Cleveland Foundation is the world’s first community foundation and one of the largest today with assets of $2.5 billion and annual grantmaking of more than $100 million. We are also a national leader in social impact investing with plans to allocate $150 million in such capital by 2022. Our program is among the largest...

A post-election statement from our president & CEO

My fellow Clevelanders, As people across our country contend with the results of a divisive and difficult election, many of us are concerned about the future of our political and social landscape. Yet, in the midst of the uncertainty that has in many ways defined this year, it is important to take stock and look forward if we hope to...

Education

Give to Public-Education We believe every child in Greater Cleveland should have access to a high-quality education that prepares them to be independent thinkers, engaged citizens and successful adults. With our partners and donors, we are focused on ensuring that all students have access to quality education, from early childhood on...

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...

Apply for a Grant

Application process An important message to our nonprofit partners: We understand the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting nonprofits in many ways. The Cleveland Foundation is here to support our partners across Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties. In addition to funding available through the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, we...

Facebook awards $1 million to Cleveland Black Futures Fund

Facebook awards $1 million to Cleveland Black Futures Fund Now over $4 million, the Fund plans to open applications early next year for Black-led and Black-serving social change organizations engaged in anti-racism work in Cleveland Release Date: 12.11.2020 CLEVELAND – Catalyzed by a $1 million grant from Facebook, the Cleveland...

The Ginn Family

Curating the Fine Art of Giving As art collectors with an eye for impressionist masterpieces and other European art, early 20th century Clevelanders Frank Hadley Ginn and Cornelia Root Ginn enjoyed meeting with New York art dealers at their home in Gates Mills. With each purchase, they were curating Cleveland history and laying the...