Human Services

The Foundation continued to invest in innovative, timely public policy efforts resulting from the ever-changing government landscape in Cuyahoga County, Columbus and Washington, D.C. Major initiatives, led by capable community partners, included first-year implementation of two innovative efforts: Partnering for Family Success, the first county-based Pay for Success social innovation financing project in the country, and PRE4CLE, the high-quality prekindergarten program targeted to children in the city of Cleveland and fulfilling a critical component of the Cleveland Plan for Transforming Schools. A new partnership with national and local funding partners—the Ohio Transformation Fund—was launched to reduce mass incarceration and racial disparities in Ohio’s criminal justice system. Support continued for state health care reforms. Grant funding continued to emphasize identifying, testing and scaling evidence-based policies and programs. Human services grantmaking totaled $4,797,500.

Child & Family Stability

Meeting Basic Needs

Special Programs

Special Commitments