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Maggie's Poverty Simulation Experience

David and Martha Hessler Illuminate the Light of Faith, Hope and Love

Meet Our 2017 Art of Caring Award Recipients, Henry & Betty Jacques

Meet Our 2016 Art of Caring Award Recipient, Aggie Hoskin

Community West Foundation’s 2016 Annual Meeting: From Refugee to Neighbor

Community West Foundation has moved to a new location

Why Celebrate World Refugee Day?

5 Myths About Refugees in Cleveland and the U.S.

It Is Enough

Highlights From Community West Foundation’s 2015 Annual Report

MetroHealth Donates Ambulance Full of Socks

5 Common Questions About Charitable Tax Deductions

One Year Later, Support for SocksPLUS Continues to Grow

Cleveland's 25th Homeless Stand Down Draws Record Crowds

What’s It Like to Win $100K? SFTH Raffle Winner Shares Her Story

INFOGRAPHIC: Why Socks Are So Important to the Homeless

Pair Up to Fight Frostbite: Double Your Donation on #GivingTuesday

Why You Should Take The SocksPLUS Challenge

Community West Honors Retired Couple With 2015 Art of Caring Award

Community West Foundation Recognized For Leadership

Expert Shares Proof That Doing Good Is Good for Our Health

[UPDATED] New Infographic Illustrates Poverty In Cleveland

Remembering Dr. Ted Castele

More Ways You Can Help The Homeless In Cleveland

Refugee Response CEO: What Cleveland Refugees Need Most

SocksPLUS: How Your School or Church Can Start Something That Matters

Happiness Expert Stephen G. Post On Why It's Good to Be Good

20,000 Reasons We’re Saying Thanks for Helping the Homeless in Cleveland

Who Community West Foundation Is Helping With Your Donations

How Your Donations Are Helping Refugees In Cleveland

Why You Should Donate To A Community Foundation

12 Striking Portraits That Reveal What It's Like To Be Homeless in Cleveland

Cleveland Poet Challenges Us To See the Homeless Differently

Celebrate Spring and Help Cleveland’s Homeless With Upcoming Events

Finding Courage to Change: One Man’s Journey From Homelessness to Hope

SocksPLUS Campaign for Cleveland's Homeless Kicks Off at Metanoia

Keep Cleveland's Homeless Warm This Winter With Community West

Cleveland Homeless Stand Down Meets Needs, Gives Hope

How You Can Support the Homeless Stand Down in Cleveland

Teaching Your Children About Charitable Giving This Holiday Season

SLIDESHARE: 12 Days of Christmas, 12 Ways to Give Back

Volunteering in Cleveland For the Holidays? 4 Things You Should Know

Community West Foundation Congratulates 3 Cleveland Charities

3 Ways to Make a Difference in Cleveland on #GivingTuesday

INFOGRAPHIC: How $5 A Week Adds Up to 1037 Meals a Year

Community West Foundation Presents 2014 Art of Caring Award

What Does Hunger Really Look Like?

Cleveland Heroes Delivering Food…and So Much More

How Much Can You Buy With Food Stamps?

What the Winter Weather Forecast Means for Cleveland’s Homeless

Census Survey: 1 in 3 Cleveland Residents Live in Poverty

How We’re Helping the Hungry in Cleveland This Holiday

Community West Foundation Announces Grants to Cleveland Charities

What Community West Did This Year With Your Help

How to Take Down Poverty in Cleveland With 5 Smooth Stones

Monday Morning Inspiration: 10 Quotes From Famous Philanthropists

5 More Misconceptions About Mental Illness

A Few Questions To Ask Before Taking the #IceBucketChallenge

The 5 Biggest Misconceptions About Mental Illness

Two Ways You Can Help Fairview Hospital and the Cleveland Community

What Robin Williams Wanted Us To Know About Depression

How To Give to Charity When You Don’t Have Much To Spare

Community West Blast for Kids Is Back in Full Swing

Community West Foundation President Visits Cleveland Homeless Camps

Why Statistics on Homelessness in Cleveland Fall Short

Harvest for Hunger Raises Record $4 Million

Report: Giving from Donor-Advised Funds Climbs in 2013

What Hunger in Cleveland Looks Like This Summer (And What You Can Do)

Community West Foundation Was Recently Honored by NCRP

100 Million Reasons to Be Grateful

Who Your Charitable Contributions Are Helping Now in Cleveland

Make Charitable Contributions That Matter Most to You

What It Takes to Provide 1.7 Million Meals to the Hungry in Cleveland

7 Tips Giving Officers Should Use When Rehearsing A Pitch

How Does Poverty Happen: Removing the Stigma

Why Do People Give? 8 Common Motivations for Giving Back

Community West Foundation Presents Second Annual “A Blast for Kids!”

Finding the Right Volunteer Experience

Community West Partners with Organization that Assist Veterans

Remembering Families in Need this Easter

Spotlight: Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland

Mental Illness Services in Cleveland, Ohio

Invisible People, Invisible Fires: Deliberate Arson to Homeless

Youth and Philanthropy: What You Need to Know

Cleveland Businesses Support Early Childhood Education

Why Do People Ignore The Homeless?

Beck Center Art Therapy Programs Expands Horizons

Risk Factors of Homelessness for Children

Should Philanthropists Take an Entrepreneurial Approach?

Where Should I Volunteer During Spring Break?

Boys And Girls Clubs Of Lorain County: Investing In Our Children

Outreach to the Homeless – Compassion in Action – Part One

Giving Cleveland Moms and Newborns a Healthy Start

Community Service Alliance Helps Homeless Men Rebuild Their Lives

Do You Know The Signs of Teen Suicide?

Cleveland Poverty: 2014 Calls for More Support

Volunteer to Keep Using Your Skills in Retirement

Why Do Donors Give Big? Find Out Here

Unique Ways to Give Back to Cleveland Veterans

Boys And Girls Clubs Of Lorain County: A Path Out Of Poverty

Serving the Homeless with Compassion

Become A Philanthropist with CWF Donor Advised Funds

Breaking the Cycle: Feeding Hungry Children Off School Grounds

An Introduction to #RAKE: Random Acts of Kindness Everywhere

Financial Advisors: Connecting Clients with the Community West Foundation

Hunger in Cleveland: Charities Making a Difference

How You Can Impact Child Poverty in Cleveland

5 Charitable Giving Mistakes to Avoid

Help to Save the Lives of our Homeless Brothers and Sisters

Poverty in Cleveland: Need Doesn’t Stop When the Holidays End

New Year’s Resolution: Charitable Giving in 2014

Increase Awareness About Poverty in Cleveland this Holiday Season

Ohio Food Stamp Enrollment Is Soaring

Visiting Nurse Programs Offers Seniors a Healthcare Lifeline

As You Donate Your Time to Help Others You May Help Yourself

Philanthropy…The Art of Giving

Volunteering Your Time Is Worth Its Weight in Gold

Cleveland is Where the Heart is at Community West Foundation

Giving 101: What is #GivingTuesday?

3 Tips for Choosing the Right Charity this Giving Season

9 Ways Giving With Community West Foundation Makes a Difference

Volunteers Give and Receive: Find Out How you Can Help

Connecting with Philanthropic Projects Online

Ohio to Study the Efforts of Nonprofits

Considering the Causes of Poverty, How You Can Make a Difference

Ohio Infant Mortality Rates Have Increased: You Can Help

You’re a Star for Helping Community West Assist Locals in Need

Responding to the Idea that Philanthropy Doesn’t Help

Television Producer Leaves Lasting Philanthropic Legacy

Volunteering May Make You Happier

Helping Ohio’s Homeless Veterans

Increasing Numbers of Ohio Children Live in Poverty

The Benefits of Establishing Donor Advised Funds

Make Giving Easier with a Free Guide

Donor Advised Funds: A Win-Win for Cuyahoga and Lorain Counties

Are Your Friends and Neighbors Going Hungry?

Creative Giving Helps Ease Pain in Cuyahoga and Lorain

Bake, Walk or Sing: Ways to Raise Money for Worthy Causes

Family Promise Helps Cleveland Families in Crisis Stay Intact

Giving to Charity Can Benefit Your Health

Cornucopia, Inc. Helps Those with Disabilities Find Work in Cleveland

“The Man with the Golden Voice” Works to Help the Homeless in Ohio

Youth Challenge Enriches Lives of Special Needs Children

Meal Program Provides Cleveland Seniors With More Than Healthy Food

NAMI Greater Cleveland Gives Voice To Mental Illness

Help Give Victims of Domestic Violence the Opportunity to Heal

How Will You Pay Your ‘Civic Rent’ Through Volunteering?

Community West Can Help You Give Effectively in Your Community

Financial Planners: Get Whole Families Involved in Philanthropic Giving

Find a Rewarding Career in Philanthropy

Memorial Funds and Scholarships Pay Tribute to Those We Love

Cleveland Philanthropists, Survey Shows Nonprofits in Need

Helping Others by Enrolling in Mental Health First Aid

Financial Advisors Turn to Community West Foundation to Aid Clients

Creating a Memorial Fund or Scholarship Can Help Ease Grief

Budget Cuts Forces Nonprofits to Seek More Local Funding

Cleveland’s Latino Community Finds Hope in Child’s HIV Cure

Did You Know Philanthropy Can Boost Employee Loyalty?

Incorporating Charitable Giving into Your Business Plan

Shy Philanthropist Leaves Lasting Legacy: You Can Too

Turn Charitable Giving Into a Way to Showcase Your Love

Anyone Can Be a Philanthropist: Find out How!

Honor Your Role Models Through Donations

Small Business Owners: Your Charitable Giving Can Have Great Impact

10 Things to Consider Before Volunteering

Grass Roots Giving Circles Can Benefit Local Charities

New Light for Hispanics in Cleveland, Ohio

Writing Thank You Notes Teaches Children about Gratitude

Ohio Food Stamp Enrollment Is Soaring

Finding Help for Ohio’s Rising Homeless Street Population

Food Stamps Fail to Support Healthy Diet

Weak Economy Spurs Growth of Ohio Nonprofits

Nonprofit Leaders Ask Congress to Protect and Expand Charitable Giving Tax Deductions

Financial Consequences of Mental Illness

Summer is Full of Dangers for Cleveland Homeless: You Can Help

Community West Foundation Presents “A Blast for Kids!”

Tracing Cleveland’s Philanthropic Roots

Planned Gifts Can Benefit Both Charity and Giver

Every Child Is Precious: Protecting Cleveland Children

Learning Compassion for the Poor: Help Children Curb the “Gimmies”

Behind Every Statistic of Poverty There Is a Face

Community West Foundation Presents Triumph for the Cure Golf Outing

Hit the Road with Community West Foundation

Why Is Hunger on the Rise in Ohio?

Hunger Never Takes a Break

Spotlight on the Second Harvest Food Bank

Making a Real Difference

What Is Planned Giving?

Cleveland and Cuyahoga County Have Strong Legacies of Giving

The Hidden Face of Poverty

Charitable Giving: ‘Giving Gulf’ Divides American States

Gifts to Pay Tribute or Memorialize a Loved One or Friend

Planned Giving Options & Customizing Your Gift

Young Philanthropists Can Make a Difference

The Values of Volunteerism

Even the Smallest Contribution Can Make an Impact on Someone in Need

Great Ways to Get Involved in Your Community by Donating Your Time

Understanding the Benefits of Giving—Today and Tomorrow

Honor the Memory of an Employee or Colleague with Memorial Donations

How to Align Charitable Donations with Your Giving Goals

Can Serving Others Truly Make You Happy? 8 Statistics Prove It Can

How Can You Help Feed Hungry Children in West Cleveland?

6 Tips to Talk to Teens About Drug Use

4 Tips to Get Your Workplace Excited About Corporate Social Responsibility

3 Easy Ways You Can Help the Homeless this Spring

Helping the Mentally Ill in Western Cuyahoga County

5 Tips to Make Giving a Priority in Your Life

What are the Top 5 Most Diagnosed Mental Disorders?

We’ve Undergone an Online Makeover: See What’s New With Community West Foundation