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The Reinberger Foundation

Our mission is to help underserved individuals move toward self-sufficiency as well as to provide opportunities for enrichment in the communities we serve.


To achieve our mission we focus on requests in the areas of Education, Human Service and the Arts.



Program Areas

We support Northeast and Central Ohio non-profit, 501 (c)(3), organizations operating in the following three program areas:
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Education
  • Schools and programs that serve school age low income populations in and out of school time
  • Adult Education/Literacy
  • Workforce Development

For support
LOI Submission Begins:

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LOI Submission Deadline:

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Human Service
  • Housing Stability, including shelter and temporary housing
  • Food Insecurity
  • Family Violence

For support
LOI Submission Begins:

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LOI Submission Deadline:

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Arts, Culture & Humanities
  • Museums
  • Visual Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Media and Communication
  • Arts Education
  • Zoos
  • Public Recreation

For support
LOI Submission Begins:

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Application Guidelines

The Reinberger Foundation Process


  • Always begins with a Letter of Inquiry using the online application.
  • You will find an eligibility quiz prior to accessing our application.
  • You will get an email confirmation that your application has been submitted.
  • We will respond to your Letter of Inquiry by one month from the deadline for that program area.
  • We will either request a Full Proposal or decline support.

Eligibility


  • Organizations must have a current 501 (c)(3) ruling from the IRS. In special circumstances, a religious organization or public entity may qualify.
  • Organizations must provide service within Ohio. We support Northeast Ohio with a focus on Cuyahoga County and Franklin County focusing on Columbus, Ohio.
  • Priority will be given to those organizations that have received our support in the past 5 years.
    • If The Reinberger Foundation has not made a grant to your organization in the past 5 years we would like a conversation with you prior to application. Contact Karen Hooser at (216) 292-2790 or email info@ReinbergerFoundation.org to discuss your request.
  • In general, organizations will only be awarded one grant in each calendar year.

Deadlines



EDUCATION ( support)
LOI Submission Begins:
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HUMAN SERVICE ( support)
LOI Submission Begins:
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ARTS & CULTURE ( support)
LOI Submission Begins:
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Full Proposal


  • Our request for a Full Proposal will allow you 1 month to prepare and submit.
  • Response to the Full Proposal will be approximately 45 days from the submission deadline.
  • Grantseekers invited to submit a Full Proposal will be provided the appropriate information regarding deadlines and content.

To begin, create an account, take our brief eligibility quiz and submit a Letter of Inquiry.

 


Our Grantee Gallery


Grants

    • Explore our 2022 Grants
      • 2022 (to date) the Trustees of the Reinberger Foundation have approved and/or distributed more than $3,268,000 in grants to 135 organizations, with grant amounts ranging from $3,000 to $125,000.

        The grants linked below have been approved by the Foundation for distribution in 2022 or thereafter

        Approved Grants by Program Area:
        Click each available program area below to view detailed grant records.
        •  Human Service 
            • Northeast Ohio
              $757,671
              • Children’s Hunger Alliance
                Year-round Food Access for Children in Northeast Ohio
                $45,000
                CHN Housing Partners
                General Operating Support: Strengthening Housing Stability
                $20,000
                Cleveland Rape Crisis Center*
                Final payment of $80,000 for Children and Family Violence Prevention and Intervention Services
                Distributed over 2 years
                $40,000
                Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center*
                First payment of $90,000 for General Support
                Distributed over 2 years
                $45,000
                EDEN, Inc.
                Core Program and Operating Support
                $30,000
                Family Promise of Greater Cleveland
                Shelter and Supportive Services for Homeless Families
                $30,000
                Front Steps Housing and Services
                Behavioral Health and Housing Stability Services for Formerly Homeless and Impoverished Individuals
                $25,000
                Greater Cleveland Food Bank*
                Capital Expansion Initiative
                Multi-year grant accelerated to 2021
                $500,000
                Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity, Inc.*
                First payment of $150,000 for Building a Better Buckeye 2022-2024
                Distributed over 3 years
                $50,000
                Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland
                General Support
                $25,000
                Joseph’s Home*
                Final payment of $50,000 for Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness For Women and General Support
                Distributed over 2 years
                $25,000
                Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
                Men’s Shelter at 2100 Lakeside
                $25,000
                Malachi House, Inc.
                General Operating Support
                $25,000
                May Dugan Center*
                3rd payment of $250,000 for Capital support for renovation and expansion
                Distributed over 5 years
                $50,000
                Providence House, Inc.*
                3rd payment of $500,000 for Giving Hope for the PHuture Campaign and Services for Families Facing Homelessness and Housing Crises
                Distributed over 5 years
                $100,000
                Stella Maris Inc.*
                Final payment of $30,000 for Recovery Housing: Helping Women Achieve Sobriety, Independence, and Self-Sufficiency
                Distributed over 2 years
                $15,000
                The Salvation Army Greater Cleveland*
                First payment of $100,000 for General Support 2021/2022
                Distributed over 2 years
                $50,000
                The Salvation Army, Columbus*
                Final payment of $50,000 for Family Stability – Food, Rent and Utility Assistance to Prevent Hunger/Homelessness
                Distributed over 2 years
                $25,000
                University Hospitals Health System*
                4th payment of $250,856 for Supporting Women to Identify, Harness and Use their Power through Community Connectivity to Address Infant Mortality
                Distributed over 5 years
                $50,171
                University Settlement*
                Final payment of $100,000 for Broadway Rising Capital Campaign; and $20,000 for TIP support
                Distributed over 2 years
                $50,000
                West Side Catholic Center*
                First payment of $15,000 for Meals for individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty
                Distributed over 2 years
                $7,500
                WomenSafe, Inc.*
                First payment of $50,000 for General Support 2022-2023
                Distributed over 2 years
                $25,000
            • Greater Columbus
              $180,000
              • American Red Cross of Greater Columbus Ohio
                Helping Families Recover After a Disaster – Emergency Sheltering
                $15,000
                Children’s Hunger Alliance
                Year-round Food Access for Children in Central Ohio
                $15,000
                Choices
                General Operating Support for LSS CHOICES
                $25,000
                Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center
                Expanding Access to Food/Supplies and Crisis Intervention
                $23,000
                Community Shelter Board*
                First payment of $90,000 for General Operating Support
                Distributed over 2 years
                $45,000
                Friends of CASA of Franklin County
                Training to Identify & Address Risk of Adolescent Suicide in Abused and Neglected Youth, ages 10-18
                $12,000
                Furniture Bank of Central Ohio
                Furniture for Families
                $10,000
                LifeCare Alliance*
                First payment of $40,000 for Meals-on-Wheels Under 60
                Distributed over 2 years
                $20,000
                Lutheran Social Services
                General Support for LSS Food Pantries in Franklin County
                $15,000
            • Ohio
              $100,000
              • Mid-Ohio Foodbank*
                Year-round Food Access for Children in Northeast Ohio
                First payment of $500,000 for Campaign to Re-imagine Ending Hunger: Rooted in You and General Operating Support
                Distributed over 5 years
                $100,000
            • Program Total $1,037,671
        •   Arts, Culture and Humanities 
            • Northeast Ohio
              $506,000
              • Playhouse Square Center
                final of $500k for Advancing the Legacy
                *(5 yrs.)
                $100,000
                The Cleveland Play House
                final of $50,000 for CPH Theatre Education Programs
                *(2 yrs.)
                $25,000
                Apollo's Fire
                General Operating Support for 2022
                $25,000
                Arts Impact (formerly Progressive Arts Alliance)
                General Operating Support for the Arts & Arts Education
                $20,000
                Beck Center for the Arts
                Operating Support 2021-2022
                $15,000
                Center for Arts-Inspired Learning
                General Operating Support FY22
                $25,000
                Cleveland Botanical Garden
                Cleveland Botanical Garden Family Gallery
                $25,000
                Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation
                World on Stage 2022
                $8,000
                Cleveland International Film Festival
                FilmSlam Streams 2022
                $20,000
                Cleveland Museum of Art
                Free Discovery Packs for Museum Visitors with Young Children
                $15,000
                Cleveland Public Theatre
                Cleveland Act Now
                $15,000
                Dance Cleveland
                1st of $20,000 for Read to Learn...Dance to Move  
                *(2 yrs,)
                $10,000
                Great Lakes Theater
                1st of $50,000 for 2021-22 & 2022-23 General Operating Support 
                *(2yrs)
                $25,000
                ideastream
                1st of $140,000 for NOVA and Science Friday Programming Support 2022-2023 
                *(2 yrs)
                $70,000
                Karamu House
                General Support 2022
                $25,000
                Lake Erie Nature and Science Center
                Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation
                $15,000
                Cleveland Orchestra
                1st of $50,000 for World-Class Music Education and Enrichment Programs in 2021-22 , 2022-23 
                *(2 yrs)
                $25,000
                ProjectArt
                Innovative Arts Access in Cleveland Public Libraries
                $10,000
                US Together, Inc.
                Making Home Art Exhibition
                $8,000
                Western Reserve Land Conservancy
                Hough Community Greenspace:  Adaptive Reuse of Vacant Land
                $25,000
            • Greater Columbus
              $167,500
              • BalletMet
                final of $50,000 for General Operating Support 20-21 and 21-22
                *(2 yrs.)
                $25,000
                Columbus Children's Theatre
                final of $25,000 for Bringing Joy to our Youngest Learners
                *(2 yrs.)
                $12,500
                COSI
                final of $30,000 for General Support 2021 & 2022
                *(2 yrs.)
                $15,000
                Actors' Theatre
                General Support 2022
                $10,000
                Columbus Museum of Art
                1st of $30,000 for ARTful Reading Program
                *(2yrs.)
                $15,000
                Columbus Symphony Orchestra
                1st of $40,000 for General Operating Support 2022-23 / 2023-24
                *(2 yrs)
                $20,000
                Columbus Zoological Park Association
                Connecting People and Wildlife through Education & Access
                $20,000
                Friends of the Conservatory / Franklin Park Conservatory
                2022 Discovery Outreach Program
                $10,000
                Good Medicine Productions
                Pediatric and Senior Living Program 2022
                $10,000
                Lincoln Theatre Association
                General Support 2022
                $15,000
                ProMusica Chamber Orchestra
                1st of  $30,000 for General Operating Season Support 2021-22 and 2022-23
                *(2 yrs)
                $15,000
            • Program Total $673,500
        •  Education 
            • Northeast Ohio
              $978,000
              • * Urban Community School
                4th of $250k Scholarship and Campaign Support
                (5 yrs.)
                $50,000
                * National Inventors Hall of Fame
                final of $30,000 for Camp Invention 2021 & 2022
                $15,000
                * College Now Greater Cleveland
                final of $50,000 for Adult Programs and Services
                (2yrs.)
                $25,000
                * Cuyahoga Community College Foundation
                2nd of $225,000 for Skills to Succeed
                (3 yrs.)
                $75,000
                * Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center
                final of $50,000 for Mobile Mini Program and Riderships for School Students
                (2 yrs.)
                $25,000
                * Friends of Breakthrough Schools
                final of $50,000 for Equity in Education for Cleveland Students
                (2 yrs.)
                $25,000
                * LifeAct
                final of $30,000 for Suicide Prevention School Programs for Northeast Ohio Grades 6-12 Students
                (2 yrs.)
                $15,000
                * Malachi Center
                final of $24,000 for Learning Pod / After-School Program
                (2 yrs.)
                $12,000
                * Rainey Institute
                final of $40,000 for 2021 and 2022 Summer Arts Camp
                (2 yrs.)
                $20,000
                * Towards Employment
                2nd of $240,000 for Chance to Advance and GOS
                (over 3 yrs.)
                $80,000
                Broadway Christian Church
                2022 Summer Reading Program
                $3,000
                Group Plan Commission
                Summer Splash 2022
                $10,000
                America SCORES Cleveland
                America SCORES Cleveland Literacy and Fitness Youth Development Programming
                $20,000
                Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gr Cleveland
                One-to-One Youth Mentoring
                $20,000
                * Boys and Girls Clubs of NEO
                1st of $60k for Out of School Time Programming in Cleveland
                (2 yrs)
                $30,000
                Boys Hope-Girls Hope NEO
                The Academy Program: Preparing Students Experiencing Poverty for Post-Secondary and Career Success
                $25,000
                Building Hope in the City
                The Hope Center for Refugees – Ongoing Educational Support
                $20,000
                Case Western Reserve University
                The Academic Year 2023 Provost Scholars Program at Case Western Reserve University
                $25,000
                Center for Employment Opportunities
                Comprehensive Justice-Involved Reentry Employment Services for Greater Cleveland
                $20,000
                * Cleveland Leadership Center
                1st of $30k for Creating pathways to success for underserved youth
                (2 yrs)
                $15,000
                Cleveland School of the Arts
                Environments of Excellence for CSA Artist Scholars 2022-23
                $18,000
                Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park
                Scholarships for students attending Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center
                $15,000
                * Cuyahoga County Public Library
                1st of $80k for General Support 2022/23
                (2 yrs)
                $40,000
                EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute
                General Support 2022
                $15,000
                Effective Leadership Academy
                Turning the city into a classroom to prepare high schoolers for work
                $10,000
                Greater Cleveland Volunteers
                AARP Foundation Experience Corps Literacy Tutoring program
                $5,000
                Jennings Center for Older Adults
                Bridges out of Poverty “Getting Ahead At Work" Classes
                $20,000
                * Lawrence School
                1st of $40k for Tuition Assistance for Lower-Income Families
                (2 yrs)
                $20,000
                MAGNET: The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network
                Engaging High School Students in Manufacturing Careers
                $20,000
                Merrick House
                Adult Learning and Workforce Development Program
                $25,000
                NewBridge Cleveland Center for Arts and Technology
                Empowering Cleveland’s Under-Served Adults to Secure Family Sustaining Jobs.
                $20,000
                Open Doors Academy
                General Operating Support FY23 (7/1/2022-6/30/2023)
                $20,000
                Refugee Response
                Educational programming support 2022
                $25,000
                * Saint Martin de Porres High School
                1st of $30k for General Operating Support
                (2 yrs)
                $15,000
                * Scranton Road Ministries CDC
                1st of $62.5k for Youth Jobs Partnership
                (2 yrs)
                $30,000
                * Seeds of Literacy
                1st of $60k for Bringing Students Back to Class
                (2 yrs)
                $30,000
                Shoes and Clothes for Kids, Inc.
                General Support 2022
                $20,000
                * Teach for America- Ohio
                1st of $20k for Supporting Teachers in Accelerating Progress Across Northeast Ohio
                (2 yrs)
                $10,000
                TECH CORPS
                Techie Workshops: Educating, Exciting and Empowering Students with the “T" in STEM.
                $10,000
                The Children’s Museum of Cleveland
                STEM Learning Kits for Low Income Youth
                $15,000
                * The Cleveland Foundation
                1st of $50k for Addressing CMSD students’ acute educational needs through accessible integrated health services
                (2 yrs)
                $25,000
                The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes
                Experiential Science Programs for Cleveland Students
                $10,000
                University Circle Incorporated
                Engaging Underserved Families and Children in University Circle
                $10,000
                Youth Opportunities Unlimited
                Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates
                $20,000
            • Greater Columbus
              $373,000
              • * Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation
                4th of $100k for Great Libraries Create Campaign: Phase II
                (5 yrs,)
                $20,000
                * City Year Columbus
                final of $40,000 for Whole School, Whole Child (WSWC) 2021-22 & 2022-23
                (2 yrs.)
                $20,000
                * Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus, Inc.
                final of $250,000 for Investing in Great Futures Comprehensive Campaign
                (2 yrs.)
                $125,000
                * Marburn Academy
                final of $40,000 for Teaching and Learning Pilot Program
                (2 yrs.)
                $20,000
                * The Childhood League Center
                final of $30,000 for Preschool program serves children with/without developmental delays
                $15,000
                * Alvis, Inc.
                1st of $55k for Workforce Development for Restored Citizens
                (2 yrs)
                $27,500
                Big Brothers Big Sisters Assn of Central Ohio
                Community-Based Mentoring in Franklin County
                $20,000
                * Bridgeway Academy
                1st of $51k for Bridgeway Academy Works
                (2 yrs)
                $25,500
                Columbus Literacy Council
                MARVEL*US (Summer Camp/After School)
                $15,000
                Columbus Speech and Hearing Center
                Speech-Language Therapy Program for School-Aged Children
                $20,000
                * Cristo Rey Columbus High School
                1st of $30k for General Operating Support
                (2 yrs)
                $15,000
                Junior Achievement of Central Ohio
                General Support 2022, ($250k for Comprehensive Campaign 2023-2027)
                $20,000
                Leveling the Playing Field, Inc.
                Free Sports Equipment Distribution Program
                $10,000
                Lower Lights Ministries
                Bright Lights Kids
                $10,000
                See Kids Dream
                Continued Support of Service-Learning In Franklin County
                $10,000
            • Ohio
              $69,500
              • * Ohioana Library
                1st of $39,000 for 2022 & 2023 Ohioana Book Festival
                (2 yrs)
                $19,500
                * Flying Horse Farms
                1st of $100k for On-site and alternative camp programming for children with serious illnesses and their families
                (2 yrs)
                $50,000
            • Program Total $1,420,500
        •  Other 
            • Northeast Ohio
              $43,000
              • Business Volunteers Unlimited
                Capacity Building for Non Profit Organizations
                $20,000
                Fund for Our Economic Future*
                Final payment of $100,000 for 2019-2021 Strategic Direction
                Distributed over 3 years
                $33,000
            • Program Total $43,000

    • Explore our 2021 Grants
      • In 2021 the Trustees of the Reinberger Foundation have approved and/or distributed more than $3,342,171 in grants to 132 organizations, with grant amounts ranging from $3,000 to $125,000.

        The grants linked below have been approved by the Foundation for distribution in 2021 or thereafter.

        Approved Grants by Program Area:
        Click each available program area below to view detailed grant records.
        •  Human Service 
            • Northeast Ohio
              $808,921
              • Children’s Hunger Alliance
                Year-round Food Access for Children in Northeast Ohio
                $30,000
                CHN Housing Partners
                General Support 2020: General Operating Support: Strengthening Housing Stability
                $20,000
                Cleveland Rape Crisis Center*
                1st of $80,000 for Children and Family Violence Prevention and Intervention Services
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $40,000
                Enterprise Community Partners
                Transition Age Young Adult Supportive Housing Development
                $15,000
                Family Promise of Greater Cleveland
                Family Homeless Shelter Operating Support 2020
                $30,000
                Front Steps Housing and Services
                Wrap-Around Support Services to Address and Prevent Homelessness
                $20,000
                Greater Cleveland Food Bank
                2nd of $500k for Capital Expansion
                Grants distributed over 5 years.
                $100,000
                Greater Cleveland Food Bank*
                1st of $500k for Capital Expansion Initiative (2021 payment was accelerated to 2020)
                Grants distributed over 5 years.
                Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
                2021 Building a Better Buckeye:Hulda Avenue
                $35,000
                Humility of Mary Housing
                Reentry Support for Homeless Previoulsy Incarcerated Young Men
                $10,000
                Joseph’s Home*
                1st of $50,000 for Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness for Women and General Support
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $25,000
                Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
                Housing Stability for Families through Legal Aid
                $15,000
                Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
                Men’s Shelter at 2100 Lakeside
                $25,000
                May Dugan Center*
                2nd of $250,000 Capital support for renovation and expansion
                Grants distributed over 5 years.
                $50,000
                Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless
                Homeless Street Outreach Services
                $15,000
                OhioGuidestone
                Housing, Utility, and Furniture Support for Behavioral Health Clients in Need
                $18,750
                Providence House, Inc.*
                2nd of $500,000 for Giving Hope for the PHuture Campaign and Services for Families Facing Homelessness and Housing Crises
                Grants distributed over 5 years.
                $100,000
                Refugee Response
                General Support 2022
                $25,000
                Stella Maris Inc.*
                1st of $30,000 for Recovery Housing: Helping Women Achieve Sobriety, Independence, and Self-Sufficiency
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $15,000
                The Salvation Army
                General Support 2020/2021
                $75,000
                University Hospitals Health System*
                3rd of $250,856 for Supporting Women to Identify, Harness and Use their Power through Community Connectivity to Address Infant Mortality
                Grants distributed over 5 years.
                $50,171
                University Settlement*
                1st of $100,000 for Broadway Rising Capital Campaign (2 yrs.) and TIP support
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $70,000
                West Side Catholic Center*
                final of $10,000 for Meals Program
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $5,000
                WomenSafe, Inc.*
                final of $40,000 for General Operating – Staff Retention
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $20,000
            • Greater Columbus
              $290,750
              • American Red Cross of Greater Columbus Ohio
                Emergency Shelter for Families Impacted by Disasters
                $15,000
                CASA Of Franklin County*
                final of $35,000 for Advanced Application of Trauma-Informed Care Principles
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $17,500
                Children’s Hunger Alliance
                Year-round Food Access for Children in Central Ohio
                $10,000
                Choices*
                final of Comprehensive Campaign $175,000 ($35,000/year for 5 years) and Annual Operating Support $75,000 ($15,000/year for 5 years)
                Grants distributed over 5 years.
                $50,000
                Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center
                Meeting Needs During COVID-19
                $10,000
                Community Kitchen, Inc.
                Operating Support 2022
                $12,000
                Community Shelter Board*
                final of $80,000 for 2020 – 2021 GOS, Van Buren Center Shelters, and Rapid Re-Housing Program
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $40,000
                Legal Aid Society of Columbus
                Women’s Legal Assistance and Empowerment Project
                $15,000
                Lutheran Social Services
                General Support for LSS Food Pantries in Franklin County
                $10,000
                Maryhaven Inc
                Women’s Center Renovation
                $25,000
                Mid-Ohio Foodbank*
                final of $80,000 for Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s Community Response to Ending Hunger
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $40,000
                OhioGuidestone
                Housing, Utility, and Furniture Support for Behavioral Health Clients in Need
                $6,250
                The Homeless Families Foundation
                HFF Family Stabilization
                $15,000
                The Salvation Army, Columbus*
                1st of $50,000 for Family Stability – Food, Rent and Utility Assistance to Prevent Hunger/Homelessness
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $25,000
            • Ohio
              $25,000
              • Advocates for Victims and Justice, Inc
                Lucas County Domestic Violence Victim Support 2022
                Distributed over 5 years
                $25,000
            • Program Total $1,124,671
        •  Education 
            • Northeast Ohio
              $1,097,750
              • America SCORES Cleveland
                Deepening the Impact of America SCORES Cleveland Literacy and Fitness Youth Development Programming
                $20,000
                Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland
                One-to-One Youth Mentoring
                $20,000
                Boys and Girls Clubs of America
                CareerLaunch
                $37,500
                Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio*
                final of $50,000 for Cleveland Branch General Operating Support
                $25,000
                Boys Hope-Girls Hope Northeastern Ohio
                The Academy Program: Preparing Students Experiencing Poverty for Post-Secondary and Career Success
                $25,000
                Broadway Christian Church
                Summer Reading Program
                $3,000
                Broadway School of Music and the Arts
                Cleveland Pre-K Arts Enrichment
                $10,000
                Building Hope in the City
                The Hope Center for Refugees and Immigrants – Ongoing Educational Support
                $20,000
                Case Western Reserve University
                The Academic Year 2022 Provost Scholars Program at Case Western Reserve University
                $25,000
                Center for Arts-Inspired Learning
                General Operating Support 2021
                $25,000
                City Year Cleveland
                Whole School Whole Child program
                $30,000
                Cleveland Metroparks
                Cleveland Metroparks Division of Outdoor Experiences General Support (2021-22)
                $20,000
                Cleveland School of the Arts
                Empowering Cleveland Voices with the Creative Arts
                $15,000
                Cleveland Transformation Alliance
                Re-engaging chronically absent Cleveland students
                $10,000
                College Now Greater Cleveland*
                1st of $50,000 for Adult Programs and Services
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $25,000
                Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park
                General Support 2021 (CVEEC)
                $15,000
                Cuyahoga Community College Foundation*
                1st of $225,000 for Skills to Succeed
                Grants distributed over 3 years.
                $75,000
                Esperanza*
                final of $30,000 for Crisis Intervention – Ensuring the Academic Success of Hispanic Students in the Age of Covid-19
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $15,000
                Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center*
                1st of $50,000 for Mobile Mini Program and Riderships for School Students
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $25,000
                Flying Horse Farms
                On-site and alternative camp programming for children with serious illnesses and their families
                $10,000
                Friends of Breakthrough Schools*
                1st of $50,000 for Equity in Education for Cleveland Students
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $25,000
                Friends of Max S. Hayes High School
                Preparing Students for Well-Paying & Meaningful Careers Initiative
                $20,000
                Fugees Family
                Transforming Education for Low-Income Refugee Children
                $25,000
                Greater Cleveland Volunteers
                AARP Foundation Experience Corps Literacy Tutoring
                $4,000
                Lawrence School*
                final of $40,000 forCOVID-19 Emergency Tuition Assistance Fund (2020-2021)
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $20,000
                LifeAct*
                1st of $30,000 for Suicide Prevention School Programs for Northeast Ohio Grades 6-12 Students
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $15,000
                Malachi Center*
                1st of $24,000 for Learning Pod / After-School Program
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $12,000
                Merrick House
                Adult Learning and Workforce Development Program
                $25,000
                National Inventors Hall of Fame*
                1st of $30,000 for Camp Invention 2021 & 2022
                $15,000
                NewBridge Cleveland Center for Arts and Technology
                Empowering Cleveland’s Most Vulnerable Adults to Secure Family-Sustaining Jobs
                $20,000
                OhioGuidestone
                Incentives and Academic Supportive Services for Workforce Clients
                $10,000
                Open Doors Academy
                General Operating Support (2021-22)
                $20,000
                Passages
                General Support 2021
                $15,000
                PCs for People
                Technology Access and Digital Literacy
                $30,000
                Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio
                Virtual Sexual Health Education for Middle and High School Youth in Cleveland (CMSD)
                $18,750
                Rainey Institute*
                1st of $40,000 for 2021 and 2022 Summer Arts Camp
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $20,000
                Saint Martin de Porres High School*
                final of 20,000 for General Operating Support
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $10,000
                Scranton Road Ministries CDC
                Youth Jobs Partnership
                $27,500
                Seeds of Literacy*
                final of $30,000 for Planting Seeds for a Brighter Future: Empowering Adult Students to Live, Learn & Flourish
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $30,000
                The Children’s Museum of Cleveland
                STEM Learning Kits for Low Income Kids
                $20,000
                The Cleveland Clinic Foundation*
                final of $60,000 for ASPIRE: Nurse Scholars Program
                $30,000
                The Ohio State University Fdn.
                Fellowship Program in Public Service Law (Moritz College of Law)
                $50,000
                Towards Employment*
                1st of $240,000 for Chance to Advance and GOS
                Grants distributed over 3 years.
                $80,000
                University Circle
                Summer programming for PreK-8 youth in underserved neighborhoods around University Circle
                $10,000
                Urban Community School*
                3rd of $250k Scholarship and Campaign Support
                Grants distributed over 5 years.
                $50,000
                Vocational Guidance Services
                General Support 2021
                $25,000
                Youth Opportunities Unlimited
                Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates (JOG)
                $20,000
            • Greater Columbus
              $416,250
              • Alvis*
                final of $50,000 for HIRE (Help In Reentry Employment) Education
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $25,000
                Big Brothers Big Sisters Assn of Central Ohio
                Community-based Mentoring
                $20,000
                Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus*
                1st of $250,000 for Investing in Great Futures Comprehensive Campaign
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $125,000
                Boys and Girls Clubs of America
                CareerLaunch
                $12,500
                Bridgeway Academy*
                final of $40,000 for “Transforming Our Future” Comprehensive Campaign
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $20,000
                Central Community House
                Youth Are Central
                $10,000
                Central Ohio Youth for Christ
                Equip Skills Center 2021
                $22,500
                City Year Columbus*
                1st of $40,000 for Whole School, Whole Child (WSWC) 2021-22 & 2022-23
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $20,000
                Columbus Literacy Council*
                final of $10,000 for General Operating Support
                $5,000
                Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation*
                3rd of $100k for Great Libraries Create Campaign: Phase II
                Grants distributed over 5 years.
                $20,000
                Columbus Speech and Hearing Center
                School-Aged Speech-Language Program
                $15,000
                Columbus Zoological Park Association
                General Support 2021 Education Programs Connecting People and Wildlife
                $20,000
                Cristo Rey Columbus High School*
                final of $20,000 for Professional Work-Study Program
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $10,000
                Junior Achievement of Central Ohio*
                final of $40,000 for General Operating Support
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $20,000
                Lower Lights Ministries
                Bright Lights Kids (2021-22 school yr.)
                $10,000
                Marburn Academy*
                1st of $40,000 for Teaching and Learning Pilot Program
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $20,000
                PCs for People
                Technology Access and Digital Literacy
                $10,000
                Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio
                Virtual Sexual Health Education for Middle and High School Youth in Columbus
                $6,250
                See Kids Dream
                Support for Recovery and Rebuilding of Service-Learning Programming
                $10,000
                The Childhood League Center*
                1st of $30,000 for Preschool program serves children with/without developmental delays
                $15,000
            • Ohio
              $20,000
              • Ohioana Library*
                final of $36,000 for 2020 & 2021 Ohioana Book Festival
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $20,000
            • Program Total $1,532,000
        •   Arts, Culture and Humanities 
            • Northeast Ohio
              $485,000
              • Apollo’s Fire
                General Operating Support for 2021
                $15,000
                Beck Center for the Arts
                General Operating Support 2021.
                $10,000
                Cleveland International Film Festival
                FilmSlam Streams 2021
                $15,000
                Cleveland Orchestra
                Music Education and Enrichment Programs in 2020-21
                $25,000
                Cleveland Public Theatre
                Cleveland Act Now
                $15,000
                Cleveland Zoological Society
                Animal Care
                $50,000
                Dance Cleveland*
                final of $20,000 Read to Learn…Dance to Move Early Childhood Education Program
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $10,000
                Great Lakes Science Center*
                final of $50,000 for Great Science Academy
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $25,000
                Great Lakes Theater*
                final of $50,000 for 2019-20 & 2020-21 General Operating Support
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $25,000
                ideastream*
                final of $140,000 for NOVA and Science Friday Programming Support 2019-2021
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $70,000
                Karamu House
                General Support 2021
                $25,000
                Lake Erie Nature and Science Center
                Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation
                $15,000
                Playhouse Square Center*
                4th of $500k for Advancing the Legacy
                Grants distributed over 5 years.
                $100,000
                The Cleveland Museum of Natural History
                The Science Behind Race: Science is Real, Race is Not
                $20,000
                The Cleveland Play House*
                1st of $50,000 for CPH Theatre Education Programs
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $25,000
                The Trust for Public Land
                Cleveland’s Parks for People
                $25,000
                Western Reserve Land Conservancy
                Ubuntu Gathering Place
                $15,000
            • Greater Columbus
              $127,500
              • Actors Theatre
                General Support 2021
                $10,000
                BalletMet*
                1st of $50,000 for General Operating Support 20-21 and 21-22
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $25,000
                Columbus Children’s Theatre*
                1st of $25,000 for Bringing Joy to our Youngest Learners
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $12,500
                Columbus Museum of Art
                General Support 2021
                $15,000
                Columbus Symphony Orchestra
                2021-2022 General Operating Support
                $15,000
                COSI*
                1st of $30,000 for General Support 2021 & 2022
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $15,000
                Good Medicine Productions
                Virtual Pediatric and Senior Program 2021
                $10,000
                Momentum-Excellence
                General Support 2020-21 School Year
                $10,000
                ProMusica Chamber Orchestra*
                final of $30,000 for 2019-20 & 2020-21 General Operating – Artistic & Educational Outreach
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $15,000
            • Program Total $612,500
        •  Other 
            • Northeast Ohio
              $50,500
              • Business Volunteers Unlimited $10,000
                Foundation Center $7,500
                Fund for Our Economic Future $33,000
            • Greater Columbus
              $15,000
              • Philanthropitch $15,000
            • Ohio
              $7,500
              • Philanthropy Ohio $7,500
            • Program Total $73,000

    • Explore our 2020 Grants
      • In 2020 the Trustees of the Reinberger Foundation have approved and/or distributed more than $2,849,682 in grants to 119 organizations, with grant amounts ranging from $2,500 to $100,000.

        The grants linked below have been approved by the Foundation for distribution in 2020 or thereafter.

        Approved Grants by Program Area:
        Click each available program area below to view detailed grant records.
        •  Human Service 
            • Northeast Ohio
              $735,172
              • Casa Board Volunteer Association Inc
                Final of $20k for Child Advocates Preventing Human Trafficking*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $10,000
                City Mission
                New Horizons, moving families from homeless to homeownership
                $20,000
                Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
                Final of $80k for Comprehensive Sexual Violence Prevention Continuation and Expansion*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $40,000
                Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center
                Final of $90k for Trauma Therapy: Children and Adult Victims/Survivors of Childhood Abuse and Domestic Violence*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $45,000
                Family Promise of Greater Cleveland
                Shelter and Supportive Services to Help Young Homeless Families Achieve Self-Sufficiency
                $30,000
                Front Step Housing And Services
                Final of $20k for Life Skills Training for Chronically Homeless with a Persistent Mental Illness*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $10,000
                Greater Cleveland Food Bank
                Final of $100k for Preparing for the Great Silver Tsunami*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $50,000
                Greater Cleveland Food Bank
                1st of $500,000 for Capital Expansion Initiative*
                Grants distributed over 5 years.
                $100,000
                Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity
                Building a Better Buckeye
                $35,000
                Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland
                Sustaining Stipends
                $25,000
                Joseph’s Home
                General Operating Support
                $10,000
                LifeAct
                Final of $30k for “Saving Young Lives: Grades 6-12 Classroom Suicide Prevention Programs for Northeast Ohio Youth”*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $15,000
                Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry
                Family Stability Fund for LMM’s Breaking New Ground Affordable Housing Initiative
                $50,000
                Malachi House
                General Operating Support
                $25,000
                May Dugan Center
                1st of $250,000 Capital support for renovation and expansion*
                Grants distributed over 5 years.
                $50,000
                MetroHealth Foundation
                Final of $50k for Food as Medicine*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $25,000
                Providence House, Inc.
                1st of $500,000 for Giving Hope for the PHuture Campaign and Services for Families Facing Homelessness and Housing Crises*
                Grants distributed over 5 years.
                $100,000
                University Hospitals Health System
                2nd of $250,856 for Supporting Women to Identify, Harness and Use their Power through Community Connectivity to Address Infant Mortality*
                Grants distributed over 5 years.
                $50,172
                University Settlement
                Supporting families in transitional housing with wraparound dollars and move-in-boxes
                $20,000
                West Side Catholic Center
                1st of $10,000 for Meals Program*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $5,000
                WomenSafe, Inc.
                1st of $40,000 for General Operating – Staff Retention*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $20,000
            • Greater Columbus
              $217,500
              • Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus
                Final of $60k for Junior Staff Program*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $30,000
                CASA Of Franklin County
                1st of $35,000 for Advanced Application of Trauma-Informed Care Principles*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $17,500
                Choices
                4th of Comprehensive Campaign $175,000 ($35,000/year for 5 years) and Annual Operating Support $75,000 ($15,000/year for 5 years)*
                Grants distributed over 5 years.
                $50,000
                Community Shelter Board
                1st of $80,000 for 2020 – 2021 GOS, Van Buren Center Shelters, and Rapid Re-Housing Program*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $40,000
                LifeCare Alliance
                Final of $40k for Meals-on-Wheels Under 60*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $20,000
                Mid-Ohio Foodbank
                1st of $80,000 for Mid-Ohio Foodbank’s Community Response to Ending Hunger*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $40,000
                Salvation Army of Central Ohio
                Final of $40k for Hilltop Capital Project*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $20,000
            • Program Total $952,672
        •  Education 
            • Northeast Ohio
              $655,500
              • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland
                One-to-One Youth Mentoring
                $15,000
                Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio
                1st of $50,000 for Cleveland Branch General Operating Support*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $25,000
                Boys Hope-Girls Hope Northeastern Ohio
                The Academy Program: Preparing Students in Poverty for Post-Secondary and Career Success
                $20,000
                Broadway Christian Church
                Summer Reading Program
                $3,000
                Building Hope in the City
                General Operating Support
                $20,000
                Center for Employment Opportunities
                Comprehensive Reentry Employment Services for Cleveland
                $20,000
                City Year Cleveland
                Final of $60k for Whole School Whole Child*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $30,000
                Cleveland Clinic Foundation
                1st of $60,000 for ASPIRE: Nurse Scholars Program*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $30,000
                Cleveland Institute of Art
                General Operating Support
                $15,000
                Cleveland Metropolitan School District
                Supporting Access to Remote Learning
                $15,000
                College Now Greater Cleveland
                Adult Programs and Services: Education to Career Pathway Advising
                $20,000
                Cuyahoga Community College Foundation
                Final of $150,000 for Veterans Education Access Program*
                Grants distributed over 3 years.
                $50,000
                Cuyahoga County Public Library
                General Operating Support
                $20,000
                Esperanza
                1st of $30,000 for Crisis Intervention – Ensuring the Academic Success of Hispanic Students in the Age of Covid-19*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $15,000
                Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center
                Mobile Mini Program: Taking our miniature horses into the community
                $25,000
                Greater Cleveland Volunteers
                AARP Foundation Experience Corp Literacy Tutoring
                $2,500
                Hiram House
                Safe Summer-Hiram House Camp
                $10,000
                Lawrence School
                1st of $40,000 forCOVID-19 Emergency Tuition Assistance Fund (2020-2021)*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $20,000
                MAGNET
                Final of $40k Early College, Early Career Program, Years 3 and 4*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $20,000
                Manufacturing Works
                Preparing Youth for Careers in Manufacturing
                $10,000
                National Inventors Hall of Fame (fka Invent Now)
                Final of $30,000 for Camp Invention® – 2019/2020*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $15,000
                Nature Center at Shaker Lakes
                Experiential Science Programming for Cleveland Students
                $10,000
                NewBridge Cleveland Center for Arts and Technology
                Empowering Cleveland’s Most Vulnerable Adults to Secure Family-Sustaining Jobs
                $20,000
                OhioGuidestone
                Final of $20k Workforce 360 Programs*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $10,000
                Open Doors Academy
                General Operating Support
                $15,000
                Refugee Response
                General Operating Support
                $25,000
                Saint Martin de Porres High School
                1st of $20,000 for General Operating Support*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $10,000
                Scranton Road Ministries CDC
                Final of $50k Youth Jobs Partnership | Best-Practice and Comprehensive Job Training*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $25,000
                Seeds of Literacy
                1st of $30,000 for Planting Seeds for a Brighter Future: Empowering Adult Students to Live, Learn & Flourish*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $30,000
                Teach for America- Ohio
                Final of $20K Talent and Leadership for Excellent Schools*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $10,000
                Towards Employment
                Final of $60k Career Pathways – Increasing Skills and Income*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $30,000
                Urban Community School
                2nd of $250k Scholarship and Campaign Support*
                Grants distributed over 5 years.
                $50,000
                Youth Opportunities Unlimited
                Final of $40k Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates (JOG)*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $20,000
            • Greater Columbus
              $220,000
              • Alvis, Inc.
                1st of $50,000 for HIRE (Help In Reentry Employment) Education*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $25,000
                Bridgeway Academy
                1st of $40,000 for “Transforming Our Future” Comprehensive Campaign*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $20,000
                Childhood League Center
                Final of $30,000 for Early Intervention and Toddler Classrooms*
                Grants distributed over 3 years.
                $10,000
                City Year Columbus
                Final of $40k for Whole School Whole Child*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $20,000
                Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center
                Providing Services, Both Legacy and New
                $15,000
                Columbus Literacy Council
                1st of $10,000 for General Operating Support*
                Grants distributed over 3 years.
                $5,000
                Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation
                Final of $100k for Great Libraries Create Campaign: Phase II*
                Grants distributed over 5 years.
                $20,000
                Cristo Rey Columbus High School
                1st of $20,000 for Professional Work-Study Program*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $10,000
                Junior Achievement of Central Ohio, Inc
                1st of $40,000 for General Operating Support*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $20,000
                KIPP Columbus
                Technology Support
                $30,000
                Lower Lights Ministries
                Bright Lights Kids
                $10,000
                Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law
                3rd of $150k Fellowship Program in Public Service Law at OSU Michael E. Mortiz College of Law*
                Grants distributed over 3 years.
                $10,000
                Run The Race Club
                The Reinberger Racer Van
                $20,000
                See Kids Dream
                Empowering youth and communities… today and tomorrow!
                $5,000
            • Ohio
              $133,000
              • Drexel Fund
                Final of $50k Investing in New, Quality Schools Across Ohio*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $25,000
                Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law
                3rd of $150k Fellowship Program in Public Service Law at OSU Michael E. Mortiz College of Law*
                Grants distributed over 3 years.
                $40,000
                Ohioana Library
                1st of $36,000 for 2020 & 2021 Ohioana Book Festival*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $18,000
                Philanthropy Ohio
                Ohio Collaborative for Educating Remotely
                $50,000
            • Program Total $1,008,500
        •   Arts, Culture and Humanities 
            • Northeast Ohio
              $485,000
              • Children’s Museum of Cleveland
                Final of $250k for A New Home for The Children’s Museum of Cleveland*
                Grants distributed over 5 years.
                $50,000
                Cleveland International Film Festival
                FilmSlam at the 44th Cleveland International Film Festival
                $15,000
                Cleveland Metropolitan School District
                21st Annual All-City Musical
                $15,000
                Cleveland Orchestra
                Final of $40,000 for Delivering world-class music and cultural enrichment, with free programs for CMSD students*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $20,000
                Cleveland Play House
                Theatre Education Programs
                $20,000
                Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park
                Final of $250k for Central Visitor Center for Cuyahoga Valley National Park*
                Grants distributed over 5 years.
                $50,000
                Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
                Final of $250k for CVSR’s Capital Campaign*
                Grants distributed over 5 years.
                $50,000
                Dance Cleveland
                1st of $20,000 Read to Learn…Dance to Move Early Childhood Education Program*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $10,000
                Great Lakes Science Center
                1st of $50,000 for Great Science Academy*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $25,000
                Great Lakes Theater
                1s of $50,000 for 2019-20 & 2020-21 General Operating Support*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $25,000
                ideastream
                1st of $140,000 for NOVA and Science Friday Programming Support 2019-2021*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $70,000
                Karamu House
                Arts Education Programs (Pre K-12 & Adult)
                $15,000
                Playhouse Square Center
                3rd of $500k for Advancing the Legacy*
                Grants distributed over 5 years.
                $100,000
                Rainey Institute
                Final of $40,000 for Summer Arts Day Camp 2019 & 2020*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $20,000
            • Greater Columbus
              $151,500
              • Children’s Museum of Cleveland
                Final of $250k for A New Home for The Children’s Museum of Cleveland*
                Grants distributed over 5 years.
                $50,000
                Cleveland International Film Festival
                FilmSlam at the 44th Cleveland International Film Festival
                $15,000
                Cleveland Metropolitan School District
                21st Annual All-City Musical
                $15,000
                Cleveland Orchestra
                Final of $40,000 for Delivering world-class music and cultural enrichment, with free programs for CMSD students*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $20,000
                Cleveland Play House
                Theatre Education Programs
                $20,000
                Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park
                Final of $250k for Central Visitor Center for Cuyahoga Valley National Park*
                Grants distributed over 5 years.
                $50,000
                Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
                Final of $250k for CVSR’s Capital Campaign*
                Grants distributed over 5 years.
                $50,000
                Dance Cleveland
                1st of $20,000 Read to Learn…Dance to Move Early Childhood Education Program*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $10,000
                Great Lakes Science Center
                1st of $50,000 for Great Science Academy*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $25,000
                Great Lakes Theater
                1s of $50,000 for 2019-20 & 2020-21 General Operating Support*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $25,000
                ideastream
                1st of $140,000 for NOVA and Science Friday Programming Support 2019-2021*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $70,000
                Karamu House
                Arts Education Programs (Pre K-12 & Adult)
                $15,000
                Playhouse Square Center
                3rd of $500k for Advancing the Legacy*
                Grants distributed over 5 years.
                $100,000
                Rainey Institute
                Final of $40,000 for Summer Arts Day Camp 2019 & 2020*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $20,000
            • Program Total $636,500
        •  Healthcare 
            • Greater Columbus
              $50,000
              • Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation
                Final of $250k for A New Era in Behavioral Health: The Launch of the Suicide Prevention Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital*
                Grants distributed over 5 years.
                $50,000
            • Program Total $50,000
        •  Covid-19 
            • Northeast Ohio
              $115,000
              • Clevend Foundation (GCC10RRF)
                Greater Cleveland Covid-19 Rapid Response Fund
                $100,000
                Greater Cleveland Food Bank
                Emergency funds (TB)
                $5,000
                Victory Gallop, Inc.
                Emergency funds (MH)
                $5,000
                WomenSafe, Inc.
                Emergency funds (KH)
                $5,000
            • Greater Columbus
              $65,000
              • Brian Muha Memorial Foundation
                Run the Race Emergency funds (RS)
                $5,000
                Community Shelter Board
                Emergency funds
                $50,000
                KIPP
                Emergency funds (VF)
                $5,000
                St. Vincent de Paul
                Emergency funds (WB)
                $5,000
            • Program Total $180,000
        •  Other 
            • Northeast Ohio
              $51,500
              • Business Volunteers Unlimited
                1st of $20,000 for Capacity Building Services for Nonprofits*
                Grants distributed over 2 years.
                $10,000
                Foundation Center
                Candid General Operating Support for the Midwest Region
                $7,500
                Fund for Our Economic Future
                1st of $100,000 for 2019-2021 Strategic Direction*
                Grants distributed over 3 years.
                $34,000
            • Ohio
              $15,510
              • Exponent Philanthropy
                General Operating Support
                $1,500
                Philanthropy Ohio
                General Operating Support
                $7,500
                Philanthropy Ohio
                Membership ($750 admin expense) balance of $7260 for “grant”
                $6,510
            • Program Total $67,010

 


History

Since The Reinberger Foundation began funding in 1970, over $125,000,000 has been distributed to the non-profit community.

Founders



Clarence T. Reinberger
(1894-1968)

Clarence T. Reinberger was born in 1894 on Cleveland’s west side, and began his business career in the 1920’s as a pioneer in the automobile replacement parts field. Starting as a clerk in the Cleveland retail store of the National Automotive Parts Association’s (NAPA), he soon advanced to manager of the firm’s store in Akron. The firm continued to grow, and when Mr. Reinberger became president in 1948 it consisted of forty retail/wholesale stores in Ohio, with warehouses in Cleveland, Columbus, and Charleston, West Virginia.

The firm prospered under Mr. Reinberger’s leadership, and in the 1960’s the Automotive Parts Company merged with the Genuine Parts Company of Atlanta. Mr. Reinberger held the position of Chairman of the Board of Genuine Parts Company until his death in 1968.


Louise Fischer Reinberger was born in Germany. After graduation from high school in the United States, she was employed by the Halle Brothers Company, a large Cleveland department store.

The Reinberger Foundation was established by Mr. and Mrs. Reinberger in 1966. Mr. Reinberger left a substantial bequest to the Foundation at his death in 1968. Upon Mrs. Reinberger’s subsequent death in 1984, the major portion of her estate was also bequeathed to the Foundation. Although the Reinbergers had no children, the Foundation continues to be managed by several generations of Mr. Reinberger’s family.


Louise Fischer Reinberger
(1894-1984)

Emeritus Trustees



William Reinberger
(1922-2019)

William Reinberger began his work in Philanthropy in 1970 beside his twin brother Robert. His career as an automotive engineer at TRW gave him a strong counterbalance to his rich understanding of the non-profit institutions of the Greater Cleveland area. He continued his work for over 45 years before moving to Trustee Emeritus in 2015.

Bill’s love of his wife, family, church and community guided his work. His passing on Christmas Eve of 2019 saw him once again reunited with his best friend, brother & twin Bob.

The 4 grandchildren of William as well as one of his daughters serve as Trustees of The Reinberger Foundation.


Robert Reinberger, our long-time Co-Director and Trustee, passed away in 2011. Bob’s tenure at The Foundation began in 1970, and he continued to attend meetings regularly until shortly before his death.

After retiring from a successful career in the aerospace industry in 1986, Bob was able to devote much time and energy to The Reinberger Foundation. Under the guidance of Bob and his identical twin, Bill, the assets of The Foundation grew significantly and through their thoughtful grantmaking, the lives of countless Greater Clevelanders have been improved.


Robert Reinberger
(1922-2011)



Richard Heer Oman
(1926-2017)

Richard Heer Oman served as Trustee and Secretary of the Board for over thirty years. As a lifelong resident of Columbus, Dick was a strong advocate of The Foundation’s grant program in Franklin County.

Dick was a retired partner of the Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease law firm, and throughout his life was active in the community, serving on many boards. As a longtime summer resident of Nantucket, Massachusetts, Dick was also a founder of the Community Foundation for Nantucket.

 

 


Board of Trustees

(from left to right)
Will Bates,
Karen Hooser,
Mary Hooser,
Rich Secor,
Lee Bates,
Vic Ferguson,
Bob Dyer,
Nick Bedell,
Ted Bedell,
Sally Dyer,
Katie Dyer

Trustees are descendants of Robert Reinberger and William Reinberger

Robert Reinberger:

  • Daughter – Sally (Reinberger) Dyer
  • Grandchildren- Nick, and Ted Bedell, Bob and Katie Dyer

William Reinberger:

  • Daughter – Karen (Reinberger) Hooser
  • Grandchildren – Rich Secor, Will Bates, Lee Bates and Mary Hooser

non-family Trustee

  • Victor Ferguson


Contact

Please address all correspondence to:

Karen R. Hooser
President

The Reinberger Foundation
30000 Chagrin Blvd., #300
Cleveland, OH 44124

Phone: (216) 292-2790
E-Mail: info@reinbergerfoundation.org