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1525 Foundation

1525 Foundation

Kelvin and Eleanor
Smith Foundation
30195 Chagrin Blvd., Ste. 275
Cleveland, OH 44124
Telephone: (216) 591-9111
Contact: Carol W. Zett, Grants Manager
FAX: (216) 591-9557


The foundation was incorporated in 1955 in Ohio. Its fields of interest include
nonsectarian education, the performing and visual arts, and the environment,
Arts; Education; Environment; Health care; Human services. The foundation focuses
funding primarily in Cleveland, Ohio with some giving within the state of Ohio.
The foundation will provide grants for Annual campaigns, Building/renovation,
Capital campaigns, Continuing support, General/operating support. There are
no grants to individuals, or for endowment funds, scholarships, or fellowships;
no loans. The foundation has application guidelines but no application for.
The initial approach is by letter and if a proposal is requested, one copy should
be supplied to the foundation. There are no deadlines and the board does not
meet at set times. Final notification is by mail.

Finances: (year ending 10/31/03 ):
Assets, $141,261,711 (M); total giving, $5,836,959; giving activities include
$5,836,959 for 62 grants (high: $1,000,000; low: $1,500; average: $3,000-$150,000).

EIN: 346555349

Selected grants: The following grants were reported in 2003.

$775,000 to Musical Arts Association, Cleveland, OH for 3 grants: $500,000 (For
capital campaign), $150,000 (For Blossom Initiative), $125,000 (For annual fund).

$500,000 to Laurel School, Shaker Heights, OH, For capital campaign.
$150,000 to Trinity Commons Foundation, Cleveland, OH, For capital campaign.

$55,000 to Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH, For technology equipment.

$50,000 to Great Lakes Theater Festival, Cleveland, OH, For general operating