1986 – Lutheran Medical Center joins Fairview General Hospital in forming Health Cleveland, Inc. Fairview Foundation expanded to become Fairview/Lutheran Foundation.
1997 – Fairview and Lutheran hospitals became part of the Cleveland Clinic Health System. When this happened, the Fairview/Lutheran Foundation became a freestanding philanthropic organization governed by its own board of trustees and independent of the health system. Henry Jacques, who previously led the Fairview Hospital Foundation, was named President of the newly formed organization.
1998 – Fairview/Lutheran Foundation reached $76.7 million in assets.
1999 – Inaugural year for the foundation’s community-wide grantmaking efforts. The foundation provided community grants to 11 organizations totaling $180,600. Henry Jacques retired after 16 years of service, announcing David T. Dombrowiak as his successor.
2006 – Fairview/Lutheran Foundation became Community West Foundation. The name change was meant to reflect the foundation’s focus on community-wide grantmaking while still supporting both Fairview and Lutheran Hospitals.
2013 – Community West Foundation reached $103.5 million in assets.
2014 – Community West Foundation started the SocksPLUS initiative after learning that socks were, and still are, the number one requested item by the homeless.
2020 — Community West Foundation provided 70 grants to community organizations, the most in the foundation’s history, totaling $2.4 million. President and CEO, David T. Dombrowiak, retired after 21 years of service, announcing Martin Uhle, 10-year term board of directors member, as his successor. The foundation reached $150.1 million in assets.