Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund

Click Here to Give to the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund A coalition of Northeast Ohio philanthropic, corporate and civic partners have joined together to launch the second phase of the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund for continued support to nonprofit organizations dealing directly with the ongoing...

Our Team

Filter By DepartmentAll DepartmentsExecutive OfficeBuilding Operations and Guest ServicesAdvancementFinanceGrantmakingHuman ResourcesInformation SystemsMarketing & CommunicationsAll DepartmentsRonald B. RichardExecutive OfficePresident and Chief Executive OfficerSenior Executive Assistant: Kimberly Sabo 216.685.2001 Ronn Richard is...

Organizational Funds

Strengthening our Community It seems that just when a charitable organization is needed most by its constituents, funds from private, philanthropic and government resources become all the more difficult to obtain. Forward-thinking board members and staff of charitable organizations are discovering the need to establish stable investments...

Search Grants

Search Our Grants Archive The foundation allocates money to local nonprofits in two ways. One way is through responsive grantmaking, which means nonprofits apply for funding and we distribute based on greatest need. The other way is through proactive grantmaking, which allows the foundation to make targeted, long-term grants for larger...

A New Home for the Community’s Foundation

Open New Doors with Us   The Cleveland Foundation is excited to join residents, nonprofit partners and community leaders as part of a larger movement of equitable growth and placekeeping efforts already underway across Cleveland’s MidTown and Hough neighborhoods.   What does “placekeeping” mean? You may be familiar with the...

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 Black Futures Fund

Click Here to Give to the Cleveland Black Futures Fund The Cleveland Black Futures Fund has amassed more than $4.3 million since inception on Sept. 1, 2020, to invest in and strengthen Black-led and Black-serving social change organizations.   updated june 29, 2021, 9 a.m. EST An Introduction to the Fund In 2020, in the midst...

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...

Cleveland Foundation announces more than $24 million in third quarter grantmaking

Cleveland Foundation announces more than $24 million in third quarter grantmaking Release Date: 9.30.2021 CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Foundation Board of Directors today announced more than $24 million in grants approved in the third quarter of 2021. Supporting residents in Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties, the foundation and its...