Cleveland Foundation Records, Series II

The Cleveland Foundation was the first community trust in the United States. It was organized in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1914 by Frederick J. Groff and the board of Directors of the Cleveland Trust Company. It has provided funds for educational and artistic development and for humanitarian purposes such as housing and it to children and the handicapped. The collection consists of grant proposal files containing the Foundation’s evaluation, correspondence, and progress reports. Also included are administrative records of the Foundation.