Partnering with our Grantees for the Future Prosperity of Cuyahoga County.

Proactive and Responsive Grantmaking

We invest in the American dream.

Inspired by the civic pride and human compassion of our founders, the mission of the Bruening Foundation is to contribute to the future prosperity of Cuyahoga County by actively investing today in the people and programs that are discovering better ways to disrupt the generational cycles of poverty.

The Bruening Foundation invests through two grantmaking approaches: proactive and responsive. Our proactive strategy was developed in an attempt to have a greater impact in one area of our grantmaking and is the result of a 2-year strategic planning process. The Foundation’s responsive grantmaking remains committed to addressing the root causes of poverty.