Finding aid for the Cleveland Foundation Records, Series III


Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Cleveland Foundation
Title: Cleveland Foundation Records, Series III
Dates: 1955-1999
Dates: 1972-1997
Extent: 365.80 linear feet (383 containers)
Abstract: The Cleveland Foundation was the first community trust established in the United States. It was organized in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1914 by Frederick J. Goff 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 aid to children and the handicapped. The collection consists of grant files, both accepted and declined, which include agreements, award letters, brochures, budgets, correspondence, evaluations, financial statements, forms, memoranda, newsletters, notes, press releases, programs, proposals, and reports. All photographs and audio/visual media have been retained in their respective grant files. The Cleveland Foundation Assistance to Other Foundations series contains much the same document types as the grant files. Other document types contained in the collection include annual reports, articles, budgets, correspondence, declaration of trusts, forms, indexes, lists, memoranda, minutes, newsletters, notes, and reports. The dates of the grant files and assistance to other files series are not necessarily a date range of what is in the file, but are the dates given as the grant periods on the paperwork contained in the files.
MS Number MS 5237
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English