A supporting organization of the Cleveland Foundation, the Highley Fund was established in 1994 by Albert M. Higley, Jr. and his wife, Beverly. The Higley family has been an integral part of the Cleveland community for more than a hundred and fifty years, and in 1925 Albert M. Higley, Sr. founded the construction company bearing his name, which is still active today, and then went on to serve on and chair numerous civic and community boards, including the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Cleveland Chapter of the American Red Cross, and the Shaker Heights School Board.
In pursuit of this civic mission, the Highley Fund is accepting applications to its Responsive Grants program. Through the program, project-based grants will be awarded to organizations in Cuyahoga County working to assist residents of the region with their basic needs, including food, housing, education/training, health, and crisis intervention. Grants awarded through the fund typically range between $10,000 and $25,000, with an average grant size of $10,000.
See the Cleveland Foundation website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.