Planned Giving

The Cornerstone of Hope Grief Support Endowment Fund

The Cornerstone of Hope Grief Support Endowment Fund is a long-term organizational fund held and managed by the Cleveland Foundation on behalf of our organization. The fund augments Cornerstone of Hope funding mix and helps ensure long-term financial stability through the preservation and investment of dollars for future benefit. With oversight from our board, the Cleveland Foundation stewards our fund and ensures that each dollar multiplies over time to generate returns earmarked for Cornerstone of Hope in perpetuity.

The Cleveland Foundation, the world’s first community foundation, is classified as a public charity and exists to manage funds by donors for the benefit of a specific cause. By virtue of The Cornerstone of Hope Grief Support Endowment Fund, Cornerstone of Hope gains access to the foundation’s large investment pools and proven track record of more than a century of nonprofit investment management.

This leads to greater growth and greater stability for Cornerstone of Hope. As an organizational partner and fund holder of the Cleveland Foundation, Cornerstone of Hope can also utilize the foundation’s Advancement team with decades of legal, tax and philanthropic experience to help grow and manage the fund.

Donors interested in supporting Cornerstone of Hope’s mission can give directly to The Cornerstone of Hope Grief Support Endowment Fund by Clicking Here.  

All gifts to The Cornerstone of Hope Grief Support Endowment Fund are tax deductible at the highest income tax level, and the Cleveland Foundation provides gift acknowledgment letters or receipts for each donor. More nuanced gifts such as appreciated securities or planned gifts such as charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts and charitable lead trusts may also be accepted in support of our organization.

Interested individuals may contact Cornerstone of Hope at 216.524.4673  or reach the Cleveland Foundation’s Advancement team at 216.685.2006 for a personalized consultation.

Each gift to The Cornerstone of Hope Grief Support Endowment Fund will make a difference by being preserved today and invested to meet our areas of greatest need tomorrow.