In 2004, philanthropy of all stripes came together with the goal of transforming Northeast Ohio’s economy. In the ensuing years, our Fund has evolved, but we remain laser focused on growing the economy in ways that benefit all people. Follow along with the interactive timeline and short video series below to learn more about our journey.

Just a Big Idea,
Our Founding (Pre-2004)

Designing the Fund and Making the Case for Regionalism,
Phase One (2004-2006)

Advancing a 21st Century Roadmap for Northeast Ohio,
Phase Two (2007-2009)

Convening and Collaborating,
Phase Three (2010-2012)

The Emergence of Growth & Opportunity,
Phase Four (2013-2015)

Making Growth & Opportunity Real,
Phase Five (2016-2018)