JazzFest History

The George Gund Foundation

Awarded: 2021
Established: Cleveland, Ohio

“We promote a vibrant, diverse and thriving arts community that enhances learning and strengthens pride of place.”

- The George Gund Foundation

Founded in 1952 as a private, nonprofit institution, The George Gund Foundation was created to contribute to human well-being and the progress of society.

Since its inception the Foundation has donated $722 million to the artscivic engagementcommunity developmenteconomic developmentenvironmental policyhuman servicespublic education and racial inequality.

As a friend and supporter of the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation, The Gund Foundation makes free outdoor Tri-C JazzFest concerts possible, ensuring the program’s continued growth through expanded community engagement.

The George Gund Foundation - Arts Education
The George Gund Foundation - Making the Arts Accessible