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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...

COVID and College: A Mismatched Pair

By Maggie McGrath, Executive Director, Higher Education Compact of Greater Cleveland New classes, professors, study groups, meeting new people, dining halls, roommates and dorms… These are some of the things most of us think about when we remember our college experiences. For the high school graduating class of 2020, which enrolled...

Fenn Educational Fund

Promoting and assisting cooperative education and internship programs In 1965, Fenn College, a private institution which had one of the earliest cooperative education programs in the country, merged with Cleveland State University. The college’s remaining assets were used to form the Fenn Educational Foundation, a private foundation...

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...

Stories of Impact: Syatt helps more people experience joy and power in outdoor spaces

The physical, mental and social benefits of spending time outdoors are well documented. Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, outdoor places and activities have been a refuge for many. These spaces should be inclusive and welcoming to all people who wish to enjoy them, but unfortunately that hasn’t always been the case. (L to R)...