To produce and present George Gershwin's Porgy & Bess in a semi-staged performance in April 2011
To support Gravity and Grace, an exhibition featuring work by El Anatsui to run June 16 through Oct. 7, 2012, engaging local and national communities through innovative programming in celebration of the museum's 90th anniversary
To underwrite half of the cost of developing a 10-year business plan for a new Academic Health Center in Akron
To entice new audiences to the Actors' Summit, through a community engagement program targeting youth and their parents
To promote economic development and employment growth in Akron and Summit County by providing financial and human capital for promising startup companies
To connect residents to the services and institutions available in the Greater University Circle neighborhood, the Cleveland Foundation will create a mobile app for the Neighborhood Voice, its local news publication and website.
To produce professional, theatrical productions of Shakespeare's infrequently-staged masterpieces, Love's Labours Lost and The History of Richard III
To support the production of the Keepers of the Art Music Showcase and “Teen Forum” - a concert, event series and public television program that will explore societal issues and engage the community through the celebration of “true school” Hip-Hop.
To support the transformation, planning, development and operation of the Visiting Inductee Program and National Inventors Hall of Fame Invention Gallery located in the National Inventors Hall of Fame Community Learning Center
To support groundbreaking exhibitions at the Akron Art Museum as it transitions to new leadership and strives to become a model for small to mid-sized art museums, and to further the Museum's audience engagement mission.
For FilmSlam, the annual student film festival that is presented to underserved high school students as part of the Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF)
To support "Knight Night in Akron" and Akron Preview Event for the 35th Cleveland International Film Festival (2011) and 36th Cleveland International Film Festival (2012).