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Saint Luke's Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio


Last Updated: 2017-01-10

At A Glance

Saint Luke's Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio

11327 Shaker Blvd., Ste. 600 W.

Cleveland, OH United States 44104-3862

Telephone: (216) 431-8010


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $178,886,801

Total giving: $11,140,817






Established in 1997 in OH; converted from the Saint Luke's Medical Center - Originally established in 1894 as the Cleveland General Hospital, the name was changed to Saint Luke’s in 1906. In 1997, Saint Luke’s became part of a for-profit health care corporation, and the charitable assets were used to establish the Saint Luke’s Foundation of Cleveland, Ohio. The grantmaker is a signatory to Philanthropy's Promise, an initiative of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP). By signing on, the grantmaker has committed to allocating the majority of its grantmaking dollars to marginalized communities and at least 25 percent to social justice strategies, such as advocacy, community organizing, and civic engagement.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation reinvests its resources to provide leadership and support for the improvement and transformation of the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities of Greater Cleveland. grantmaking revolves around three core areas: 1) Healthy People; 2) Strong Communities; 3) Resilient Families.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Healthy People

The program strategy catalyzes and sustains opportunities to improve community health through the health home model of care and the reduction of obesity. A health home model of care starts with the person at its center. A health home model of care creates and nurtures partnerships between healthcare providers and the community through the exchange of health information and the delivery of comprehensive and coordinated care by a culturally competent workforce. The program strategy is twofold. The program seeks to invest in building the capacity of organizations to create a health home model of care with engaged and connected community members at its core. It also seeks to influence policies that increase opportunities for healthy eating and active living, as well as invest in connections and capacity for social support toward healthier living and the reduction of obesity.

Program-Related Investment

The foundation made a program-related investment in the form of a loan to develop a healthy urban community.

Resilient Families

The program strategy seeks partners that value the intrinsic assets within families and empower families to support themselves and one another. The foundation is also equally committed to ensuring that families build strong networks and ties to grassroots and community-based resources as it recognizes that sustainable solutions exist in neighborhoods and between individual families.

Strong Communities

The program reflects the foundation's core commitment to engage residents and organizations in planning and actions that build stronger, more vibrant neighborhoods of choice. The foundation values collaborative efforts that bring a sense of community back to neighborhoods and positively impact their well-being. The program's strategy addresses the social determinants that impact places where people live, learn, work, play and age, including neighborhood conditions; quality, affordable food access; and land use. The program focuses on partnering with residents, community-based organizations and public/private partners to improve physical environments and social conditions, and to support policies and plans that promote healthy community design.

Fields of Interest

  • Community improvement
  • Family services
  • Health
  • Human services
Population Groups
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Children
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Females
  • Homeless people
  • Infants and toddlers
  • Low-income and poor people
  • People of African descent
  • People of Latin American descent
  • People with disabilities
  • People with hearing impairments
  • People with HIV/AIDS
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with psychosocial disabilities
  • Seniors
  • Substance abusers
  • Terminally ill people
  • Victims of crime and abuse
  • Young adults

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $178,886,801 (market value)

Gifts received: $500,000

Expenditures: $13,564,660

Total giving: $11,140,817

Qualifying distributions: $13,454,651