CYRUS EATON FOUNDATION

Funding Overview

As a small family foundation and according to its bylaws, The Cyrus Eaton Foundation is limited to a narrow scope of support that extends only to the Northeast Ohio region. The Cyrus Eaton Foundation is unable to consider any proposal and subsequent funding if an organization and its mission fall outside of the Northeast Ohio region. 

  • If your organization falls outside of this geographic scope, no matter how worthwhile it may be, we cannot consider it for funding.

There are only two exceptions to this rule:

FUNDING AREAS:

  • The Arts: The CYRUS EATON FOUNDATION ENDEAVORS TO SUPPORT vibrant and enriching arts and arts education opportunities for youth and adults in Northeast Ohio
  • Conservation: The CYRUS EATON FOUNDATION ENDEAVORS TO SUPPORT enterprises that help preserve treasured Cleveland landmarks and vital natural areas in Northeast Ohio.
  • EducationThe CYRUS EATON FOUNDATION ENDEAVORS TO SUPPORT initiatives for youth and adults that expands upon or supplements basic education and promotes personal development and/or contributes tothe social and/or economic development of the region.
  • Health and Welfare: The CYRUS EATON FOUNDATION ENDEAVORS TO SUPPORT organizations and initiatives that enhance health and well being for Northeast Ohioans in need.   
  • Peace: The CYRUS EATON FOUNDATION ENDEAVORS TO SUPPORT initiatives which engage in civil discourse and reaching compromise in order to encourage people of desperate beliefs to work together in harmony.
  • Public AffairsThe CYRUS EATON FOUNDATION ENDEAVORS TO SUPPORT organizations which encourage public debate and interaction.
  • ScienceThe CYRUS EATON FOUNDATION ENDEAVORS TO SUPPORT humane and morally responsible scientific endeavors that foster curiosity, discovery, and experimentation toward a goal of benefiting the Northeast Ohio region and society as a whole.

Grant Sizes

The Cyrus Eaton Foundation typically distributes approximately $160,000 over two funding cycles per year.  See grant cycle information . Grants range from $1000 to $5000. In rare circumstances we may be able to consider “High Impact Grants” of $5000 to $15,000.

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