Bruening Refreshes Its Identity

Over the past few years, the Distribution Committee of the Bruening Foundation has worked to strategically narrow its focus in an attempt to have a greater impact through its grantmaking with our limited resources. In 2014, we launched the Strong Start Strategy with a goal of reducing poverty and expanding economic prosperity in Cuyahoga County by investing in efforts that help disadvantaged families ensure that every child gets a strong start in life. This new direction resulted in changes to our responsive grantmaking strategy, as well. While the Foundation remains committed to alleviating the roots of poverty, we narrowed our grantmaking focus in 2015 to the categories of Learning and Safety Net Services.
To better represent and communicate these changes, the Bruening Foundation sought to freshen its identity and redesign it website. The new website can be found at