Grantmaking Focus Areas

Consistent with its mission, the Woodruff Foundation welcomes grant requests from tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations with a presence in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, serving residents of Cuyahoga County, whose work addresses behavioral health through the following focus areas:

  • Treatment
  • Education and prevention
  • Coordination of resources in the community
  • Research

Currently, the Foundation prioritizes efforts that improve collaboration among agencies or between systems and/or that integrate behavioral health with primary care.

The Foundation will consider requests for support of capital or program expenses, but does not consider requests for general operating expenses, endowment, scholarships, fellowships, annual fundraising campaigns, or general solicitations for funds. Grants will typically be awarded on a one-year basis. The Woodruff Foundation’s general policy is to make only one grant per year directly to an organization. The Foundation does, however, encourage collaboration and partnership among its grantees. The Foundation will consider joint requests from partner agencies, even if one of the partner agencies has already received a grant individually or plans to submit a separate request.