George Gund Foundation Records, Series II

The George Gund Foundation is a charitable foundation established by Cleveland, Ohio, businessman and philanthropist George Gund. It supports education and various projects of community organizations located primarily in northeastern Ohio, but also in Ohio and the United States. Of particular interest to the Foundation are new teaching methods and education for disadvantaged people. The arts, civic affairs, economic development, the environment, and human services are also priorities of the Foundation. Abortion rights, women’s issues, handgun control, homelessness, equal housing, museum development, retinitis pigmentosa research, AIDS public policy and education, community gardening, historic preservation, population control, family planning, and nuclear weapons control are also areas supported by the Foundation. The collection consists of grant files, which include architectural drawings, budgets, correspondence, financial statements, grant proposals, lists, newspaper clippings, one audio cassette tape, photographs, posters, press releases, publications, reports, and slides generated by the grant recipients and grant proposal forms and notes generated by The George Gund Foundation. The collection also contains limited administrative records of The George Gund Foundation, including correspondence, lists, publications, and reports related to grant recipients and a joint project with the Cleveland Public Schools based upon the effective schools model of school-based educational reform entitled Project Perform.

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