We’re advancing the everyone economy.

Our Work

At the Fund for Our Economic Future, our strategies aim to attract and create good – paying jobs in growing industries, improve pathways to opportunity, and support more accessible, sustainable economic development. They are rooted in several areas of focus that work to dismantle systems that exclude communities of color and reimagine an economy that works for everyone.

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Bring Jobs to People

Bring Jobs to People

By reversing no-growth sprawl and expanding strategic job hubs around existing workforce, infrastructure and other assets.

Connect People to Jobs

Connect People to Jobs

By promoting better, more innovative transportation options, ultimately becoming a region where mobility options abound.

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Make Workforce Systems Work

Make Workforce Systems Work

by examining barriers and testing ways to connect more people to careers with high-wage potential.

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Build Generational Wealth

Build Generational Wealth

By breaking the notion that growth is bad for neighborhoods by testing inclusive, resident-led wealth creation models.

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Grow Inclusive Clusters

Grow Inclusive Clusters

By developing new industries with the potential for growth and with good jobs accessible to all.

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Enable Emerging Opportunities

Enable Emerging Opportunities

By tracking the horizon and convening partners to compete effectively for opportunities with regional impact.

Our Unparalleled Civic Network

We are a coalition of leaders across Northeast Ohio united around a common belief – a more equitable, prosperous future is possible. The Fund combines the philanthropic leverage of a funding collaborative, the curiosity and insight of a think tank, the innovation of an incubator and the convening power of an association. And while our model defies common labels, it’s pretty simple – we create space for our members to come together across sectors and communities to learn and lead.

Regional transformation happens when we work together. Join and help us grow the everyone economy.

News

Meet the Fund’s New Economic Recovery Corps Fellow

Meet the Fund’s New Economic Recovery Corps Fellow

The Fund for Our Economic Future (Fund) is thrilled to introduce George D. Williams II, the Economic Recovery Corps (ERC) Fellow matched with the Fund to support the development of equitable housing, transportation, and land use plans alongside long-term industrial development planning.

Meet the Fund’s New Economic Recovery Corps Fellow

The Fund for Our Economic Future (Fund) is thrilled to introduce George D. Williams II, the Economic Recovery Corps (ERC) Fellow matched with the Fund to support the development of equitable housing, transportation, and land use plans alongside long-term industrial development planning.

2023 in Review

We started the year with a clear vision and a commitment to embracing ambiguity and understanding non-linear change. Our work is not just about achieving programmatic outcomes, but also about the concepts we embrace, our influence with systems partners, and the ways we are willing to use our assets.

We’re moving!

Effective December 20, 2023, our offices will be in the Hanna Building at Playhouse Square.