The Cleveland Foundation (OH)

Established in 1914, the Cleveland Foundation is the world's first community foundation and the nation's third-largest today.

The foundation improves the lives of Greater Clevelanders now and for generations to come by building community endowment, addressing needs through grantmaking, and providing leadership on vital issues.

Assets and Giving for Cleveland Foundation


2019 - 2,266,165,971
2018 - 2,008,984,578
2017 - 2,118,894,711
Domestic Grants

2019 - 154,174,992
2018 - 98,857,711


Recent News from Cleveland Foundation

California Wellness Foundation Promotes Richard Tate to Ceo
Foundation: Arcus Foundation, Community Foundation of Greater Flint, Foundation for Child Development, Lumina Foundation, Cleveland Foundation, Dallas Foundation, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Overbrook Foundation, California Wellness Foundation

After 20 years at the helm, Ronn Richard is stepping down as president and CEO of the Cleveland Foundation. The Washington Post reports the 68-year-old Richard will be replaced by Lillian Kuri,...more

Western Colorado Community Foundation opens new Center for Philanthropy
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation, Western Colorado Community Foundation

WCCF new location 128 N. 5th Street Downtown Grand Junction. Tedi Gillespie (left) and Anne Wenzel enjoying the extra meeting space. Scott...more

West Side Market nonprofit leadership takes shape, vendors cautiously optimistic - WEWS
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation, George Gund Foundation

A newly created nonprofit is poised to take over management of the Ohio City anchor this ... Ann Zoller - Senior Advisor, Strategy Design...more

Cleveland Foundation lays groundwork for donors, nonprofits | Philanthropy
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

“The Cleveland Foundation advances philanthropy throughout Northeast Ohio,” Obertacz said. “A community gets stronger and stronger if you...more

Cleveland announces West Side Market nonproflit leadership board |
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation, George Gund Foundation

Meanwhile, the city also released the first phase of its West Side Market master plan as it transitions to nonprofit...more

Cleveland Foundation's Richard announces plans to retire | Local News
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

... board to develop a CEO profile to guide the committee in selecting the 10th head of the world's first community foundation, the release...more

Heinz Endowments Will Install Next President in April
Foundation: Arizona Community Foundation, California Community Foundation, Cleveland Foundation, Packard Foundation, Heinz Endowments, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford

Ronn Richard, president and CEO of the Cleveland Foundation, is stepping down at the end of the year, he announced yesterday. The reason? He wants to spend more time with his family, he tells the...more

The Community Foundation for Crawford County celebrating their mission - Telegraph-Forum
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation, Community Foundation for Crawford County

Galion park project awarded grant. COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has awarded $1.7 million in grants to support dozens...more

Groundbreaking Kicks Off Construction of $26.9 Million Innovation Square Apartments in the ...
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation, George Gund Foundation

If you're in Cleveland and can't afford to live there, you'll soon be able to. The city has broken ground on phase 1 of The Aura at Innovation Square, a mixed-use apartment development that will...more

Headlines - | Benton Institute for Broadband & Society
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation

Leon Wilson, Chief of Digital Innovation and Chief Information Officer, Cleveland Foundation: "Your daily digests are beneficial, in-depth...more

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Hugh Jackman: Fair Trade Entrepreneur

Renowned actor, Hugh Jackman, talks about how he started becoming a fair trade entrepreneur. Jackman is constantly building up ideas and solutions to help small coffee growers get good prices outside the massive coffee industry. His business,  Laughing Man Worldwide, reinvests 100% of its profits in its partnerships with farmers.

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