Difference Makers for Children & Families
We partner with nonprofits and foundations in Northeast Ohio and beyond ranging from healthcare, education, community services, to sports and other activities. View each of the Kaulig Charitable Giving Programs™ by clicking on the logo below or using the categories to filter the list.
2nd & 7 Foundation
The mission of The 2nd & 7 Foundation is to promote reading by providing free books and positive role models to kids in need while encouraging young athletes of the community to pay it forward.
A Kid Again
A Kid Again looks forward to the day that every child with a life-threatening illness in America can be A Kid Again. We include the whole family in every adventure we host year round. Our families say adventures are something positive to look forward to and offer a distraction from routine medical care. Whether a child is battling an all too common disease like cancer, or a rare disease like Hunter syndrome, they ALL deserve to be a kid again.
A Special Wish Foundation
A Special Wish Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to granting the wishes of children under the age of 21 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening disorder.
ACCESS is dedicated to addressing the plight of homeless women and children in our community. The agency encourages the development of self-esteem and the attainment of self-sufficiency through its commitment of providing a holistic, safe and supportive environment, and through it’s programs of housing, advocacy and empowerment.
Achievement Centers for Children
Achievement Centers for Children is a Cleveland, Ohio based non-profit organization whose mission is to empower children and adults with disability and their families to achieve their greatest potential.
Adoption Network Cleveland
Adoption Network Cleveland: The Ohio Family Connection™ (ANC) is an innovative non-profit organization that fulfills otherwise unmet needs for information, advocacy, education and support for members of the adoption triad (adoptees, birthparents, and adoptive/kinship parents), youth in foster care, foster parents, siblings, and related professionals.
Akron Children's Hospital
Ranked among the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, Akron Children’s Hospital is the fastest growing children’s hospital in the U.S. according to Modern Healthcare. Akron Children’s Hospital owns and operates two pediatric hospitals in northeast Ohio and more than 80 primary and sub-specialty care locations. With more than 800,000 patient visits each year, Akron Children’s has been leading the way to healthier futures for children and communities through expert medical care, prevention and wellness programs since 1890.
Akron Community Foundation
Akron Community Foundation is where generous families, individuals, companies and nonprofits make charitable dollars go the furthest for the permanent good of our community.
ArtSparks mission is to provide access to high-quality dance programming; to foster the understanding of dance as an art form; and to challenge students of all ages and abilities to discover new heights of individual excellence through focused attention, creative exploration and a sense of community so that they might joyfully dance their way to becoming a more confident human-being than they were before they stepped onto the dance floor.
Autism Delaware’s mission is simple, help people and families affected by autism.
For 167 years, Beech Brook has been serving Northeast Ohio’s most vulnerable children. Today, as a leading behavioral health agency, Beech Brook serves more than 15,000 children and families in our community.
Ben Curtis Family Foundation
The core mission of the Ben Curtis Family Foundation is fighting to help alleviate childhood hunger. Our Birdie Bag Program, a weekend feeding program for children, helps drive our mission and gives purpose to our why.
Beyond The Game
Building every youth naturally driven through helping educational growth and maintaining excellence. The concept behind the organization is to help kids of all ages understand that sports can be used as a platform to achieve a higher education, give back to their communities and help reach their potential as adults. It is imperative to teach kids at a young age that there is more to learn from sports than just playing the game.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Summit, Medina, and Starks Counties provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one to one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Biker's Against Child Abuse - Erie Shores Ohio Chapter
Bikers Against Child Abuse, Inc. (B.A.C.A.) exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children. To empower children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live and stand ready to lend support to wounded friends by involving them with an established, united organization.
Boy Scouts of America
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.®” The Scouting organization is composed of approximately 2.2 million youth members between the ages of 5 and 21 and approximately 800,000 volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories.
Boys 2 Men
Mentoring teenage boy’s by teaching them life skills and helping them navigate their future by introducing other paths, such as college, skilled trades, entrepreneur and the armed forces.
Case Western Reserve: School of Medicine
The University’s commitment is to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. The University brings together highly qualified faculty, students and staff to: 1) Offer undergraduate education that preserves the strengths of the traditional arts and sciences, and the professions, 2) Prepare students for positions of leadership in professions that are important to society, and, 3) Advance, through research and scholarship, the understanding of its chosen disciplines and their applications.
Case-Barlow Farm aims to be a regional model of historic preservation and adaptive reuse. We engage the community in an authentic interactive experience, offering a perspective of events, issues, and people of the Western Reserve from the past to the present. Case-Barlow Farm will connect people with history, arts, and culture. We enhance the educational and cultural offerings of the region, and we captivate the learning mind!
The mission of our charitable organization is to provide first responders with
cuddle buddies (teddy bears) to give to children in stressful situations such as an accident, domestic violence, an opioid crisis or any other traumatic situation. Our goal is to have these cuddle buddies in their vehicles at all times to comfort these frightened children.
Children's Hunger Alliance
We partner with organizations throughout Ohio to provide nutritious meals to at-risk children who need them most. We help daycare providers, daycare centers, local school districts, and after-school and summer programs provide balanced, healthy meals to children in their care. Our team of educators also deliver nutrition education and lead children in physical activities to provide a balanced approach to childhood health.
Cleveland Furniture Bank
To provide furniture and mattresses to people in need who seek to establish a stable place to live.
Cleveland Indians Charities
Established in 1989, CIC is a self-sustaining charitable organization that concentrates on creative partnerships with select organizations in the community. Through fundraising, CIC provides the opportunity to jointly create and execute youth educational and recreational opportunities. These programs help young people learn to play the game of baseball, develop necessary life skills, learn responsibility, and develop confidence to face today’s hurdles.
Cleveland Zoological Society
Creating compelling experiences that connect people with wildlife and inspire personal responsibility for conserving the natural world.
Cornerstone of Hope
Cornerstone of Hope is dedicated to providing support, education, and hope for the grieving.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individual treatment, and ensuring access to high-quality specialized care.
Elves & More of NEO
To design programs to meet the needs of children which are not being met, focusing on an entire neighborhood and to mobilize financial and human resources to implement these programs.
Empower Sports is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization committed to providing sports and exercise programs for children and adults with various physical and cognitive disabilities. Empower Sports enriches the lives of athletes while promoting kindness, character, and tolerance.
Esperanza’s mission is unique within Cleveland’s social service and educational landscape: To improve the academic achievement of Hispanics in Greater Cleveland by supporting students to graduate high school and promoting postsecondary educational attainment. Our emphasis is on students from 6th grade through postsecondary education.
First Glance Student Center, Inc.
The mission of First Glance Student Center is to connect students and their communities to Christ and the church through real, loving, and nonthreatening avenues.
First Tee of Canton
The mission of First Tee Canton is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
Flashes of Hope
Flashes of Hope is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating powerful, uplifting portraits of children fighting cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
Flying Horse Farms
Flying Horse Farms (FHF) is a medical specialty camp that provides healing, transformative experiences for children with serious illnesses and their families.
Footprints Center for Autism
Our mission is to provide comprehensive, collaborative, and child-centered programming for individuals with autism in a positive and non-restrictive learning environment so that each child can reach their highest potential and achieve excellence in all aspects of life.
Fostering Hope Ohio
Fostering Hope’s mission is connecting and enriching youth who live in residential treatment and foster care with unique experiences of hope and healing.
Friends of Breakthrough Schools
Friends of Breakthrough Schools is a non-profit development and advocacy organization. Friends of Breakthrough is responsible for closing the gap in public funding needed to provide quality education to thousands of children in Cleveland each year, as well as working with community, business, and political leaders to build city-wide support for high-quality public school options for all children in Cleveland.
Friends of Rwandan Education
The Friends of Rwandan Education is dedicated to helping provide education to youth, teens and young adults of Rwanda by financially assisting in the establishment of schools in Rwanda, financially assisting other established Rwandan schools, or aiding students who come to the United States for additional education.
Gay Community Endowment Fund, a fund of Akron Community Foundation
Linking Philanthropy and Community through charitable events.
Good Knights, Inc.
Our Mission is to end child bedlessness in Lorain County by building and providing beds to child who do not have a bed of their own.
Great Lakes Science Center
To make science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) come alive.
Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity
Seeking to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. We prescribe to the principal that every person should have a safe place to live, and that decent shelter in should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
Greater Cleveland Sports Commission
GCSC serves to measurably improve the economy of Greater Cleveland and enrich the community by attracting, creating, managing and enhancing significant sporting and competitive events. GCSC supports the local economy, utilizes sports as a vehicle to forward community agendas and maintains a goal of producing events that are more successful when held in Cleveland than in other cities.
Greater Things Outreach Center
Greater Things Outreach Center is a ministry whose purpose is to help those in our community by fulfilling their physical and spiritual needs. Our desire is for each person touched by this ministry to grow in all facets of their lives.
Healthy Moms and Babes
Healthy Moms and Babes ensures that women and children have access to needed services through the use of mobile units and home visits. Focusing on the individual, Healthy Moms and Babes commits to helping the community’s most vulnerable women achieve successful pregnancies, thriving babies, enhanced parenting skills, expanded understanding of personal health and progress toward self-sufficiency.
Hockey Players in Business
Hockey Players in Business is the toughest, fastest-growing business network in the world created exclusively for those who have played the toughest, fastest sport in the world. Hockey Players in Business (HPIB)—an international, not-for-profit network, is designed to help former and current hockey players build their business networks, continue their professional development, and most importantly, give back to the sport that has helped shape us all. To learn more about why every hockey player should join this network, visit http://hockeyplayersinbusiness.org.
Hope for Henry
Hope for Henry is reinventing how hospitals care for seriously ill children and their families through innovative programs that entertain, reduce stress, and empower children to be active participants in their own care.
Housatonic Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity focuses on making a meaningful difference in the lives of qualified working families by promoting financial stability and self-sufficiency through ownership of affordable homes. Households often consists of those who have limited assets and who have jobs that also have income caps.
Hudson Community First
Hudson Community First is a nonprofit organization that promotes positive youth development and seeks to unite individuals, organizations and our schools in an effort to nurture competent, caring and responsible children and adolescents.
The vision of ideastream is to be indispensable and highly valued for its unique ability to strengthen our community. The mission of ideastream is to be a trusted and dynamic multimedia source for illuminating the world around us.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research who’s strength lies in their exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end type 1 diabetes. Their mission is to improve lives today and tomorrow by accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat type 1 diabetes and its complications.
Journey Center for Safety and Healing
The mission of Journey Center for Safety and Healing (Journey) is to provide services that foster safety and healing for those affected by child abuse and domestic violence; and to prevent abuse through education, advocacy, and systemic change.
The mission of Canopy Child Advocacy Center (Canopy) is to serve children and families affected by child abuse through a multi-disciplinary partnership focused on safety, healing, and well-being.
Julie Billiart Schools
Julie Billiart Schools are a network of schools, with campuses in Lyndhurst and Akron, which embrace and celebrate the learning differences of children in grades K-8. Small class sizes, onsite specialized therapies, and highly experienced intervention specialists are just a few ways that Julie Billiart Schools take students with high functioning autism, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning difficulties.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is at the forefront of the fight to cure cancer. We are the largest nonprofit dedicated to creating a world without blood cancers. Since 1949, we’ve invested nearly $1.3 billion in groundbreaking research, pioneering many of today’s most innovative approaches.
March of Dimes NEO
March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. They educate medical professionals and the public about best practices; support lifesaving research; provided comfort and support to families in NICUs; and advocate for those who need us most, moms and babies.
Mercury Theatre Company
Mercury Theatre Company exists to create extraordinary theatrical experiences, and to advance theatre as a means of educating, challenging and inspiring the Greater Cleveland community and its young people through family-friendly programing of rarely seen and premier works, innovative staging, and through its educational outreach and My First Musical program.
Mission4Maureen provides financial assistance to families who are burdened by the staggering cost of brain cancer treatment.
Nature Center at Shaker Lakes
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes’ mission is to conserve a natural area, connect people with nature and inspire environmental stewardship. Our vision is to be a model urban environmental resource that welcomes all and enriches people’s lives through education, innovative programs, and community involvement.
Pathway Caring for Children
Pathway Caring for Children is a private, non-profit social service agency. Our mission is to empower children and families to realize their potential and achieve the possibilities of their lives through innovative mental health, foster care and adoption services. Pathway offices are located in Brook Park, Canton, Minerva, and Sebring, OH.
Piano Cleveland promotes Cleveland as a premier piano destination by presenting world-class programming and community engagement and education initiatives. The organization’s four major programs and events include the Cleveland International Piano Competition, the CIPC for Young Artists, the Concert Series, and year-round education and community outreach programming.
Project NICU offers connection, support and community to all involved in the NICU Journey. From NICU Care Packages, Peer Support, Graduate Programming, events and more we are here for every step of the journey. Led by NICU Parents, our programs are designed with first hand experience with support by NICU medical professionals on our advisory board to truly create an environment where families and NICU Teams can feel supported.
Providence House protects at-risk children and supports families through crisis, strengthening communities to end child abuse and neglect.
Rock Hall of Fame
To engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock and roll.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Ohio, Inc.
The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Northeast Ohio, Inc. is to enhance the healthcare experience for families and children through comfort, care and supportive services.
Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland
Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland, Inc., a nonprofit organization, supports families whose children receive treatment at area medical centers by providing a home-like environment and essential resources and services. We serve thousands of families each year through our 55-family House, Family Rooms in four local hospitals, STAR Centers in two outpatient facilities, and online family resource link.
Santa PICsU is a 501(c)3 organization that brings the “Healing Power of Giving” to children and families in traumatic situations on a year-round basis. From their two annual events, Santa PICsU has provided the funding of 8 weigh cribs/beds to Akron Children’s Hospital. The team also provides children in need with gifts during the holiday season.
Stewarts Caring Place
Stewart’s Caring Place: Cancer Wellness Center provides a caring, relaxed environment offering supportive services and programs, at no cost, for individuals and families on their cancer journey. Our vision, is that our supportive services and programs: reduce the negative effects of a cancer diagnosis and its treatment, and improve participants’ coping skills, knowledge, and quality of life.
The American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.
The Autism Society of Greater Cleveland
The Autism Society of Greater Cleveland envisions individuals and families living with autism are able to maximize their quality of life, are treated with the highest level of dignity, and live in a society in which their talents and skills are appreciated and valued.
The Boys & Girls Club of Western Reserve
The Boys & Girls Clubs at Western Reserve is a life-changing developmental organization that provides a safe space for young students to belong after school and during school break programming. Their mission is to motivate and enable the youth to realize their increasing potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens within our society. The club focuses on three main Priority Outcome Areas which are: Achieving Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship and Healthy Lifestyles.
The Cameron & Katie Miele Foundation
The Cameron & Katie Miele Foundation supports charities dedicated to helping families raising children suffering from life-threatening illnesses and developmental disorders, organizations benefiting our military and their families and higher education.
The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma
The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma discovers and shares the best ways to prevent and treat severe injuries in children. The Institute funds research, education and advocacy to help improve the care and treatment injured kids receive across the U.S.
The Cooper Foundation
Assisting children and young adults with disabilities get the help they need. The assistance may be funding for therapy, a summer camp, or devices/equipment to help with everyday living. They want to provide the “extra help” these individuals need to reach their full potential.
The Emergency Assistance Center
The mission of The Emergency Assistance Center is to provide food, clothing and personal hygiene items, as well as seasonal support, to our Northern Summit County neighbors in need.
The Fuchs Mizrachi School
The Fuchs Mizrachi School is a community committed to Torah and Mitzvot. Our students and their families will be inspired to learn and grow in their love of God and His Torah, while seeing the modern State of Israel and aliyah as central to our personal and national destiny.
The Greater Cleveland Food Bank
The Greater Cleveland Food Bank is the largest hunger relief organization in Northeast Ohio having provided more than 57 million meals in 2018 to hungry people in Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Ashland and Richland counties.
The Hudson Junior Invitational Golf Event
The Hudson Junior Invitational Golf Event is one of the most prestigious junior golf tournaments in the country; one that combines both boys and girls on a large 54 hole, stroke playing field. Their mission is to be able to give back to the community, as well as promote stellar junior golf within the Northeast Ohio area. This annual event is held by the members of the Country Club of Hudson, who have successfully donated nearly $820,000 in charitable giving up to date.
The Knights of Columbus
The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled, and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief, and public relief works.
The LeBron James Family Foundation
The LeBron James Family Foundation’s mission is to positively affect the lives of children and young adults through education and co-curricular educational initiatives. The foundation focuses on the belief that an education and living an active, healthy lifestyle is pivotal to the development of children and young adults.
The Martin Truex Jr. Foundation
The Martin Truex Jr. Foundation (MTJF) was started in 2007 by NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr. and long-time partner, Sherry Pollex. The foundation exists through the generosity of donors, partners and corporate sponsors passionate about our mission to help support underfunded cancer initiatives specific to ovarian and childhood cancers, and assist the individuals and families affected by them.
The Mawaka Foundation
Scott and Julie Mawaka, a couple from Hudson, Ohio, created The Scott & Julie Mawaka Charitable Foundation in 2004. In an effort to bring awareness and funding to non-profit organizations in the Cleveland-Akron area, they began by hosting an annual golf outing at Shaker Heights Country Club (Shaker Heights, OH) to benefit local charities. With the generous support from family, friends, colleagues, and neighbors, The Mawaka Foundation raised over $500,000.00 in donations. The Mawaka Foundation, originally created as a pass-through organization, is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Foundation.
The Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism
The Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism (NEOPAT) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization created to honor patriots who serve, or have served, in the armed forces by working to minimize the sacrifices the soldiers and their families endure.
The Rotary Club of Hudson
The Rotary Club of Hudson was founded in 1930, 25 years after the very first Rotary club in 1905. Hudson Rotary, (Club #3542) is a group of men and women who are joined together by a common interest in service to their own local community – a sincere desire to give back.
The Rotary Club of Strongsville
The Rotary Club of Strongsville has become the largest Rotary club in Northeast Ohio with more than 150 members. Along with a variety of ongoing service activities, the club and its affiliated Strongsville Rotary Foundation has spearheaded or participated in several major community projects.
The TC Open
The foundation is always focused on helping children, but in recent years has put an emphasis on helping the children of our military.
The TC Open has become a registered 501(c)3 organization and is named The TC Open Charitable Foundation. In addition to the golf outing held annually in Pittsburgh, there are several additional events each year including a golf outing and sporting clay event in Hudson, OH, another sporting clays event and a live music concert in the spring in Pittsburgh, PA.
Since 2002, The Turn has been committed to serving people with physical disabilities in Northeast Ohio. Under the supervision of our team of PGA golf professionals and fitness-oriented physical therapists, in addition to support staff from the Cleveland Clinic’s Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy department, participants at The Turn receive personalized fitness services designed to improve balance, coordination, flexibility and mobility.
The University of Akron
The University of Akron is the region’s most influential public research university, contributing to the resurgence of the local economy, providing a workforce highly trained in diverse disciplines, and known for an innovative approach to higher education.
University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's
Our mission as the Rainbow Babies & Children’s Foundation is to support, promote and enhance University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in achievement of its mission of delivering the highest quality health care to children.
University Hospitals Sports Medicine
Starting with a proactive approach to sports injury prevention, UH Sports Medicine provides skilled expertise and knowledgeable resources for athletes, coaches and trainers. When sports-related injuries occur, our team brings this specially trained proficiency throughout the entire diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation process.
Victim Assistance Program
Victim Assistance Program empowers the community to restore lives impacted by crisis, violence, and tragedy regardless of age, sex, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, disability, or ability to speak English.
Victory Gallop is a place where children, ages 3-18 years of age, dealing with many different challenges are accepted for who they are. It provides an environment where children can learn, grow and succeed through their relationship with the horse. The farm is a place where a child can find a friend who is willing to listen and offer encouragement and support. There are high expectations for hard work, hand in hand with a supportive framework of caring volunteers who help each child build their self-esteem while they learn about riding and caring for the horses.
Vineyard Food Resource Center
The mission for the past 20 years has been, improve the health and well-being of Lake county and surrounding residents in need by providing access to healthy food, nutrition education and related resources; Educate the public about the issues of hunger in our area
Walk for Babies
Walk for Babies was created after a little baby girl named Amelia spent her first 26 days in the NICU at Akron Children’s Hospital. Her family was so grateful for the extraordinary care Amelia received they created Walk for Babies. That was 11 years ago. Today Walk for Babies has raised over $1,000,000.
To enrich quality of life and engage the community through theatre and education.
Women in Touch with Akron’s Needs
WITAN, (Women in Touch with Akron’s Needs) initially founded in 1943 by seven young women, has grown to an active membership of over 300 remarkable women who give their time and money as volunteers to benefit the community.
WomenSafe’s mission is to provide emergency shelter and support services for survivors of domestic violence throughout Northeastern Ohio. WomenSafe responds to the needs of victims experiencing domestic violence and provides education in the community aimed at reducing the incidence of domestic violence and making the community aware of what help is available.