The George Gund Foundation
1845 Guildhall Bldg., 45 Prospect Ave. W.
Cleveland, OH United States 44115-1018
Telephone: (216) 241-3114
Type of Grantmaker
- Celebrity: Business
- Family foundation
Incorporated in 1952 in OH - Founded by the late George Gund, who was a businessman and philanthropist. Mr. Gund's early career included banking and real estate in Seattle, WA, serving in Army intelligence during World War I, developing the Kaffee-Hag Corporation in Cleveland, OH. His interest in banking culminated in his becoming President of The Cleveland Trust Company in 1941. At his death in 1966, he was Chairman of the Board. The George Gund Foundation was established in 1952 as a private, nonprofit institution with the sole purpose of contributing to human well-being and the progress of society. Over the years, program objectives and priorities have been modified to meet the changing opportunities and challenges of our society, but the foundation's basic goal of advancing human welfare remains constant.