Working to change lives for good

Our focus is on supporting non-profit and charitable organizations that help empower people so that we can improve lives for good.  This is driven by a genuine desire and commitment to make a difference to people’s lives and deliver lasting and positive change within the communities we serve.  In addition to donating money, the Skylight Foundation works in close partnership with organizations to understand their work so that we can collaborate, build new ideas and advocate for change.  This way we continually improve the impact of what we do.

Below are some examples of the ways we are improving lives and creating opportunities. To find out more and keep up to date on the initiatives and organizations we support, please visit news and events


     

                                                  

 

 

Making a real difference to the lives of children with special needs in our community

The Skylight Foundation supports and sponsors “Everyone wins” camps, which are held in different cities throughout the country and have made a real difference to the lives of children with special needs.  The camps, organized by Empower Sports, a non-profit organization, bring together children from diverse backgrounds and abilities to play basketball and other sports in a fun and positive environment.  Not only do these camps help children with the fundamentals of ball skills but they also provide a fantastic opportunity for the children to make new friends and build self-esteem.

 


 

                                                     

Educating, entertaining and bringing the community together through the power of film arts

The Skylight Foundation has been an official Gold sponsor of the Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) for three years.  Running for over three decades and with an attendance of over 97,000 in 2014, CIFF has become one of the largest and longest running film festivals in the US.  The festival helps people discover the power of the film arts to educate, entertain and celebrate the human experience and is a great way to bring the community together in our hometown.  

 


 

                                         

Promoting a healthy, convenient and eco-friendly mode of transport in Cleveland

We have partnered with a coalition of private companies and organizations in Cleveland to sponsor and launch a new bike share service in the city. This program promotes greater access to bicycles for our community and contributes to making Cleveland a great place to live, work, play and visit. 

 


 

                                              

Enriching lives through contemporary art

We are playing our part in enabling the widest possible audiences to understand, engage in and enjoy contemporary art through our support of the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (better known by its acronym MOCA). MOCA is the only museum in Northeast Ohio dedicated solely to contemporary art and is a leading force in the cultural life of Northeast Ohio, including art education to school children and their families.  

 


 

                                                   

Strengthening our economy and community through support of the North American Gaelic Games

Labor Day weekend 2013 saw over 2,300 athletes across 100 teams come to Cleveland to participate in the North American County Board (NACB) Annual Championship of Gaelic football, hurling and camogie. Skylight Foundation, who were the title sponsors, took an active part in the event organization which was hailed the largest NACB finals in history and best organized. The Championship is estimated to have brought in close to $1.5 million to the region’s economy and community.