Leading a Renaissance in Cleveland

The Cleveland Foundation has played a leading role in an effort to help breathe new life into neighborhoods in and around the city's downtown.

In a recent interview with The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Cleveland Foundation CEO Ronn Richard explains the foundation's approach -- and how it is paying attention to minimizing gentrification to ensure that those who are invested in the affected neighborhoods are the first to benefit from their revival. 

 The Cleveland Foundation's investments in economic development, arts, and education have helped fuel major improvements to urban neighborhoods and the city's downtown. Flickr Creative Commons photo by  Erik Drost .

The Cleveland Foundation's investments in economic development, arts, and education have helped fuel major improvements to urban neighborhoods and the city's downtown. Flickr Creative Commons photo by Erik Drost.

Peter Panepento