Cleveland Foundation

About Cleveland Foundation

A community foundation is a charitable organization created by and for a community of people. It is supported by local donors and governed by a board of private citizens who work toward the greater good of the citizens in the community. Funds come from a variety of sources, including bequests and living trusts, and are invested in perpetuity. The investment earnings are then distributed to worthy organizations or causes. Today, more than 1,800 community foundations exist around the world. Read more about our history at


Summer Intern

May 2022 - August 2022 Cleveland, OH
“The Cleveland Foundation did a great job connecting interns to other nonprofits in the local Cleveland network, and supported us in navigating these new professional relationships. Some of the work sessions included really valuable discussions and skill development. The staff I worked with were very helpful in getting me connected to nonprofits in the area that align with my career goals, even though it was very much outside the work I was doing as an intern. I could not be more grateful for my time in the SIP program!”

Summer Intern

May 2019 - August 2019 Cleveland, OH
“Excellent exposure to nonprofit and public sector organizations in Cleveland. I grew my network substantially and gained a really solid understanding of nonprofits and government agencies. I also loved having a career coach that was provided by the Cleveland Foundation throughout the summer. Plenty of professional development opportunities and lifelong friends and mentors made within the cohort.”
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