Our Mission

The Fund for Our Economic Future is a creative space for philanthropic funders and civic leaders to explore what matters and implement what works to achieve equitable economic growth, emphasizing systemic, long-term change.

Our Vision

A growing Northeast Ohio economy creating good jobs and rising incomes for everyone, regardless of race or place.

We are a network of foundations, higher education, community development, private sector, economic development, and government leaders who come together to learn, lead and develop ideas together to advance an inclusive economy.

Since our founding in 2004, we’ve been at the forefront of what’s needed to grow an economy for everyone. This ability to see what’s around the corner and work on what’s next has been enabled by the assets we have built and sets us apart from other organizations. These assets are: an unparalleled civic network; a boundary-pushing portfolio; flexible funding; capable, caring staff; agenda-setting influence; deep knowledge; and a national reputation. Combined, these assets are an enviable resource, establishing the necessary conditions to support a creative space for inclusive economic growth.

Our portfolio of work focuses on advancing growth in new industries, making workforce systems work better for people, building new wealth creation models, bringing jobs to people, and connecting people to jobs.