Our Fund’s Growth & Opportunity framework is predicated on the conviction that our region’s economy will be stronger and more sustainable when all people have the opportunity to benefit from our growth. From the start, our Fund has been committed to racial and economic inclusion, but historically, it’s been difficult to accurately and appropriately reflect progress on this commitment, for a variety of reasons.
In 2017, armed with new information, we set out to better understand whether the jobs, payroll and capital gains of our job creation grantee partners advance Growth & Opportunity, and whether and where to consider strategic shifts.
We engaged several advisors to help shape this work, including our members, our grantee partners and their clients, community-based leaders, national and regional experts, and others.
Below are summaries of our findings for Northeast Ohio overall, as well as for specific counties where our members work. To learn more about our methodology, or what these results mean for your community, please contact Director of Civic Innovation and Insight Peter Truog. And for more on how these results are being incorporated into our work and that of our partners, click here.