2017/18 Grant Deadlines

IMPORTANT – Live now – we have a new application for Board Grants above $20,000. Please note important dates* below. To review our complete grant application process, click here.


  • CYCLE 3 (2017)

    Proposal Deadline | Oct. 2

    Site Visits | Oct. 30 – Nov. 3

    Board Meeting | Dec. 14

Who Can Apply? (green box)

Who Can Apply?

Applicants must be either an organization designated as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, with a non-private foundation status with the IRS, or a governmental unit or agency.

The Foundation provides grants to organizations supporting Cuyahoga County’s underserved communities.

The Foundation does not fund:

  • Individuals
  • Religious organizations for religious or evangelical purposes
  • Projects outside Cuyahoga County that do not directly benefit Cuyahoga County residents
  • Fundraising events
  • Endowment funds
  • Biomedical research
  • Debt retirement
  • Lobbying
  • Private foundations or public charities with a 509(a)(3), Type III., Non-Functionally Integrated designation with the IRS.