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Thomas H. White Foundation Grant

Grants to Cuyahoga County, Ohio Nonprofits and Schools
for Education, Early Childhood Enrichment, and Workforce Readiness

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Foundation / Corporation

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Foundation Management Services - Thomas H. White Foundation

Deadline Date:

12/01/18 End of day


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Grants to Cuyahoga County, Ohio nonprofit organizations and educational institutions for programs that primarily serve the residents of the City of Cleveland. Grants will be awarded in two major areas: education and human services. The Foundation will support programs in the following three critical areas: early childhood enrichment for ages 0-5, educational success for K-12 students, and workforce readiness.

Examples of eligible programs within the three critical areas:

Early Childhood Enrichment - Programs which enhance and promote early learning for children ages 0-5:
- Literacy supports
- Parent support and engagement
- Professional development for early childhood educators
- Early intervention services
- Early mental health services

Educational Success - Programs that support students in grades K-12:
- Academic enrichment programming, including in-school residencies and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) activities
- Out-of-school time activities that support learning
- Social-emotional development
- Workforce readiness and mentoring
- Post-secondary preparation and access

Workforce Readiness - Programs that help adults prepare for, secure, and maintain employment with the goal of self-sufficiency:
- Soft skills development
- Barrier removal
- Job search and placement services
- Job retention support

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 146169

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Thomas H. White Foundation will consider requests from tax-exempt, non-profit charitable and educational institutions.

Organizations and institutions must be located in Cuyahoga County and your services and facilities primarily serve residents of the City of Cleveland.

Requests for endowment, operations, research, symposia, seminars, scholarships, non-specific uses and capital are discouraged as they are inconsistent with the Foundation's mission. No grants are awarded to individuals. The Foundation does not respond to general solicitations or annual fundraising campaigns.

Pre-Application Information:

The Discretionary Charitable Trust Committee Members meet 3 times a year to consider applications and award grants.

Application Available: March 1
Deadline: April 1
Meeting: May

Application Available: July 1st
Deadline: August 1
Meeting: September

Application Available: November 1st
Deadline: December 1
Meeting: February

Proposals must be submitted on the due date by end of day

The Foundation will only accept applications submitted online.

If you are working with a fiscal sponsor, contact the Foundation office before proceeding.

You will be notified within two weeks of the Discretionary Charitable Trust Committee Meeting by mail if your organization received funding or in some cases, if funding has been denied.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To access online grant system:

Sherri Clancy
Thomas H. White Foundation
c/o Foundation Management Services
1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 966
Cleveland, OH 44115-1952
Phone: (216) 621-2901

Please contact Kara McCullough at or 216-621-2901 should you need any assistance with the online application.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio: Cuyahoga County