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Philanthropy Impact

Thank you to every one of our generous donors. Your support funds dozens of MetroHealth programs that make Northeast Ohio and its residents healthier every day.

2021 News

Thank you to Bank of America, which has awarded MetroHealth a $200,000 grant to support the areas of greatest need for the Institute for H.O.P.E.™

The Charles M. and Karen Jaffe Chaikin Donor Advised Fund has given $200,000 to the Institute for H.O.P.E.™ for the creation and management of the Anita Chaikin Band Aid Fund. The fund will assist eligible patients on a case-by-case basis with living expenses and other immediate non-medical short-term needs.

Thank you to Howard Hanna Real Estate Services for its $25,275 donation to support MetroHealth’s Child Life and Education Program and the Aamoth Family Pediatric Wellness Center. Since 2009, Howard Hanna’s Northeast Ohio branch locations have hosted their own fundraising events and have raised more than $225,000 for MetroHealth. Nationally, the real estate company’s Children's Free Care Fund provides free care at children’s hospitals and related programs and activities.

Thank you to our many donors who have supported MetroHealth’s COVID-19 response with in-kind gifts and donations. Learn more about their impact here.

A $200,000 grant from the Cleveland Foundation is supporting the participation of MetroHealth’s School Health Program in a four-school integrated health care pilot. MetroHealth has been selected to deliver services at two Say Yes schools – John Adams High School and Mary M. Bethune School (pre-K-8).

The Farver Needleman Charitable Fund has given $12,000 to the Building for the Future Fund and the Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Gap Fund.

The Lakeside Foundation has made a $10,000 gift to support The MetroHealth Fund.


2020 News

Thank you to the following companies for their generous support of MetroHealth’s Building for the Future Fund:

  • MetroHealth Medical Staff
  • KeyBank
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • A.M. Higley Company
  • Equity Trust
  • Tucker Ellis LLP
  • Bank of America
  • Clearstead Advisors LLC
  • Maloney + Novotny
  • RSM US, LLP
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • Cleveland State University
  • Zashin & Rich Co., LPA

The Murphy Family Foundation has made a $10,000 gift to support the expansion of the Food as Medicine program at the Ohio City Health Center. 

US Communication and Electric, Inc. has redirected the first of three $10,000 presenting sponsorship payments for the annual John A. Gannon Memorial Golf Tournament (canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic) to support the Colonel Thomas C. McNeal Trauma Professorship in Trauma, Critical Care, Acute Care Surgery and Burns.

The John Patrick Carey Foundation has given a $10,000 gift to MetroHealth to go toward the John Patrick Carey Pediatric Research Fund, which was established in 2019.

MetroHealth has received $10,000 from the Harry K. Fox and Emma R. Fox Charitable Foundation to support the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program. Since 1990 the Fox Foundation has provided support to MetroHealth, with cumulative giving of $237,000.

The FirstEnergy Foundation has selected the Institute for H.O.P.E.™ to receive a one-time grant of $250,000 through its “Investing with Purpose” program. The grant will support MetroHealth’s COVID-19 response and social justice, race, equity and inclusion programming. 

The John P. Murphy Foundation awarded a grant of $175,000 over three years to Building for the Future.

The Callahan Foundation has awarded a $20,000 grant to support the MetroHealth Nurse-Family Partnership Program.

The Billie Howland Steffee Family Fund has awarded a $20,000 grant that will be used to purchase a secure digital forensic imaging (SDFI) camera system for MetroHealth’s SANE team. The equipment will enable SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) nurses to better document evidence with higher resolution photographs that are used in court to tell victims’/patients’ stories.

PNC has awarded MetroHealth’s Institute for H.O.P.E.™ a $75,000 Digital Connectivity Initiative grant. The funding supports the Tri-C Access Center at MetroHealth and the Tri- C Access Center partnership with underwriting for the offering of three courses in Digital Literacy, Workforce Success & Career Readiness and a Google IT Support Professional Certification to MetroHealth employees and the community.

Three Arches Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant for the hiring of a community health worker to initiate patient outreach and provide health care coordination services for MetroHealth’s School Health Program.

The Institute for H.O.P.E.™ Calls for HOPE volunteer program has received early support from two organizations. Cigna has approved a $25,000 business development grant. Baldwin Wallace University’s Jacket Philanthropy Program awarded a $5,000 grant to help with the program’s start-up costs. Created over the summer, the program provides regular social phone conversations to patients who are experiencing social isolation.

Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion program has awarded a $20,000 grant to support bringing an international artist to work in the Clark-Fulton neighborhood for roughly three months. The artist will engage with community members around civic awareness and civic engagement.

Bank of America has awarded two grants totaling $125,000 to the Institute for H.O.P.E.™ to support its home delivery service program, which is delivering food and other essential items to patients who have been impacted by COVID-19. The most recent grant will be used for the lease of a van for the home delivery program as well as to support the salary of a new position that would navigate and refer residents to community-based organizations for social service needs.

The Sam J. Frankino Foundation has awarded a $30,000 grant to support the MetroHealth Autism Assessment Clinic.

Thank you to UnitedHealthcare, whose three-year, $500,000 partnership with MetroHealth will help expand two programs addressing social determinants of health for underserved populations in the greater Cleveland area.

The collaboration expands initiatives targeted at high-risk pregnant mothers and medically complex patient populations. Both programs – Mom & Baby Bundle and Red Carpet Care – provide or connect participants to wrap-around services such as housing support and food assistance, as well as financial and employment resources to improve health outcomes.

MetroHealth and UnitedHealthcare will collaborate to design and test effective care management strategies based on program findings, which will have a direct impact on many of UnitedHealthcare’s Medicaid members in the Cleveland area.

The William J. and Dorothy K. Pledge O'Neill Foundation has awarded a three-year, $375,000 Deep Impact Grant for MetroHealth’s Nurse-Family Partnership Program.

Epic has made a $43,000 gift in support of MetroHealth’s Nurse-Family Partnership program.

The Sherwin-Williams Foundation has given a $10,000 grant supporting the School Health Program services at Halle School.

MetroHealth has received a $650,000 gift from an anonymous donor. $500,000 of the gift has been directed to continue supporting our front-line caregivers through the COVID-19 pandemic. The remaining portion of the gift will allow the Department of Arts in Health to continue providing art therapy delivered by board certified art therapists.

Thank you to Medical Mutual of Ohio for its recent $500,000 gift to MetroHealth’s Building for the Future Fund.

MetroHealth has been awarded $615,000 from the Ohio Department of Health’s Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program for continued support of the Nurse-Family Partnership Program, now serving 400 low-income, first-time moms.

Gilead has awarded a $295,383 grant to MetroHealth’s Infectious Disease team for continued support of the FOCUS on Cleveland, a system-wide screening program for HIV/Hepatitis C that also includes the Cuyahoga County Corrections Center, the only jail in the state providing routine HIV/HCV screening.


The Clark Family Foundation has made a $250,000 gift that will be used to establish a unique space on the Pediatric floor of the new hospital for sensory-challenged children. The therapeutic, multi-sensory room will be a place where a child can engage with and respond to a variety of sensory experiences such as touch, sound, visual, spatial awareness, and motion.

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services has awarded two grants to Dr. Joan Papp, Director of the Office of Opioid Safety. A grant of more than $96,000 will be used to provide technical assistance on delivering Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in the Emergency Department to hospitals across Ohio. And a nearly $33,000 grant will support a nurse practitioner in the ED to provide MAT to patients with substance use disorder.

Thank you to the Northeast Ohio Society of Fire Protection Engineers whose annual golf outing in August raised $3,160 for MetroHealth's Comprehensive Burn Care Center.


The Saint Luke’s Foundation has given $10,000 to MetroHealth’s Institute for H.O.P.E.(Health, Opportunity, Partnership and Empowerment), in honor of the foundation’s departing president, Anne Goodman.

Thank you to Hyland in Westlake for its continued support of MetroHealth. After having to cancel the Hy-5: Hyland 5K Run, which has supported MetroHealth for 11 years, Hyland held a virtual walk for employees, who collectively raised more than $4,000 for the MetroHealth Transformation. 


Thank you to Delta Delta Delta Cleveland Alumnae Chapter, whose Mad for Metro fundraising event in March raised $13,000 for MetroHealth's Child Life Patient Care, Education and Research Fund and the Comprehensive Burn Care Center.