The Fund for Our Economic Future is not blind to the injustices repeatedly levied on black and brown people. Our communities will not thrive until we fully value and embrace the humanity and contributions of people of color. We support the continued fight for racial equity and share in the responsibility of combating racism.
Our Fund’s work is grounded in the priorities called for in The Two Tomorrows. We support integrated job creation, job preparation and job access strategies, with deliberate attention to eliminating systemic race-based inequities and the barriers to opportunity they create and exacerbate. Learn more, download full report.
RESEARCH & RESOURCES
Analysis of the number of people working in the industries most at risk for layoffs resulting from COVID-19 crisis, according to where they live.
Collateral sanctions block or restrict those with a felony conviction from accessing certain kinds of jobs, serving as a de facto life sentence.
In 2017, we set out to better understand whether the jobs, payroll and capital gains of our job creation grantees advance Growth & Opportunity.
This pilot demonstrated an ability to deliver workforce services more effectively for low-income individuals and connect employers to talent.
IN THE NEWS
‘Power player’ Joe Roman’s retirement from Greater Cleveland Partnership signals another end for old guard civic leaders
Fund’s Brad Whitehead quoted in story about Roman’s career and Greater Cleveland Partnership’s upcoming leadership change.
Our region stands on the cusp of a leadership sea change.
Cleveland.com Editorial: It’s time to make Cleveland’s civic leadership less stultified, more diverse and inclusive
Editorial cites Brad Whitehead’s comments about making room for the next generation of leadership when announcing his decision to step down as the Fund’s President in November 2019.
ON THE BLOG
This week, we launched a brand-new website. This new site features several improvements over our previous home on the web. Our main priority was making our research and other resources more easily accessible to Northeast Ohio residents, our members, collaborators, and those within the economic development sphere.