The Fund for Our Economic Future is an alliance of funders — foundations, corporations, education institutions, health care systems, business and civic organizations, and government entities — from across Northeast Ohio, who pool their resources and collective know-how to strengthen and sustain the regional economy in ways that also increase access to opportunity for all people. The members of the Fund all agree that a healthy economy is necessary to advance their diverse missions.
Formed in 2004, the Fund is organized as a 501(c)(3) and supported by a small, professional staff. Since its founding, the Fund has raised more than $100 million to improve regional economic competitiveness through grantmaking, research and convening. We work in partnership with private and public sector leaders to align our activities in order to increase economic growth and opportunity through improved job creation, job preparation and job access. Our footprint consists of the 18 counties of Northeast Ohio, a region responsible for $226 billion per year in gross regional product (GRP) and encompassing more than 4 million people in and around the metropolitan areas of Akron, Canton, Cleveland, and Youngstown.