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The Thomas H. White No. 1 Trust


Last profile update: 01/12/2018
Last grant data update: 09/13/2017

At A Glance

The Thomas H. White No. 1 Trust

(also known as Thomas H. White Foundation)

1422 Euclid Ave., Ste. 966

Cleveland, OH United States 44115-1952

Telephone: (216) 621-2901


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation






Trust established in 1913 in OH; became active in 1939 - Founded by Thomas Howard White, who formed the White Manufacturing Company in 1870. The company became the second largest manufacturer of sewing machines in the world and is now the widely diversified company known as White Consolidated Industries

Purpose and Activities

The foundation will consider requests from tax-exempt, non-profit charitable and educational institutions located within Cuyahoga County, Ohio, if such organizations and their services and facilities primarily serve residents of the city of Cleveland. The foundation will focus its grantmaking on two major areas: education and human services. Specifically, the foundation is interested in supporting programs that address three critical areas: Workforce readiness: programs that emphasize science and technology education, adequate employment preparation, support systems, and the relationship to earning potential. School retention: programs that emphasize the critical transition issues that occur during early teenage years and affect family relationships and school attendance. Early childhood enrichment: programs that enhance the learning environment; provide support, training, and ancillary services to parents; and/or the recruitment and training of daycare providers. Organizations and programs that contribute generally to the quality of life in Greater Cleveland may also be considered at the foundation's discretion.