more ways to give

There are numerous ways you can help us continue our mission.

Annual Fund

Giving towards Rainey’s Annual Fund is an easy, immediate way to make an impact. Give a one-time or monthly gift online through our donation form, send a check in the mail, or call to make a donation over the phone. Your gift will be used where it is needed most, and you can even contribute in memory or in honor of a special person.

Checks can be made out to:
Rainey Institute
1705 East 55th Street
Cleveland, OH 44103

Grace Rainey Rogers Legacy Gift Society

The Grace Rainey Rogers Legacy Gift Society recognizes our donors who make a gift in their will, a trust, or another deferred giving strategy. This society is named for Eleanor B. Rainey’s daughter, Grace Rainey Rogers, who became one of the 20th century’s most notable arts philanthropists and willed Rainey’s first legacy gift of $200,000.

Legacy gifts of all sizes to Rainey Institute are an important investment in our future, and allow your commitment to arts education to live on. Becoming a member of this society is as simple as establishing a legacy gift after assuring your loved ones will be taken care of – through a bequest in a will, naming Rainey Institute as a beneficiary of a retirement account or insurance policy, or establishing a Charitable Remainder Trust.

If you choose to let us know you have generously included Rainey Institute in your legacy plans, we will show our gratitude in our annual report, through visits, and keep you updated on our students’ accomplishments year-round. For more information on setting up a legacy gift and becoming a member of the Grace Rainey Rogers Legacy Gift Society, please contact our Development Office at 216-881-1766 ext. 120 or click the button below to email.

Major Gifts

Join a generous community of donors and become a Rainey Champion with a gift of $1,000 or more annually. Major Gifts donors receive personalized invitations to visit Rainey programs, events and concerts throughout the year, as well as special recognition, engagement opportunities, and personalized reports and phone calls on the impact of their gift. Major Gifts can be made on our website, through the mail, or through the following avenues:

  • Make a Gift of Stock: In order to receive a tax receipt for your donation, please notify Rainey Institute when you have completed the stock transfer request.
  • Invite Us to Apply for a Grant: Contact [email protected] if your family fund or private foundation accepts formal applications.
  • Give Through Your Donor Advised Fund: Rainey Institute is happy to work closely with your DAF manager. If you hold a DAF with Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or the BNY Mellon Charitable Gift Fund, use our DAF Direct Widget to the right to initiate a gift directly from your DAF. If you have a different sponsoring organization, contact us below.

To find out more please click the button below to email us.

Give to our Endowment

Rainey Institute has been serving greater Cleveland’s youth for nearly 120 years, and building our endowment helps us to sustain our growth and our future. You can make a direct gift to The Rainey Institute Fund of the Cleveland Foundation by clicking below, and your gift will make a difference for generations to come.

In-Kind Gifts

Rainey Institute accepts some in-kind donations of items that can be utilized in our programs. All items must be approved by a Program Manager before being accepted. Interested in making an in-kind donation? Please reach out to the Development Office via phone at 216-881-1766 ext. 120 or email by clicking the button below.

Institutional Giving

Rainey Institute is grateful to the foundations, corporations, organizations, and government partners who support our mission to develop positive growth for Greater Cleveland’s youth through education and engagement in visual and performing arts.

Are you interested in partnering with Rainey through your foundation, organization, or company? Please reach out to our Development Office via phone at 216-881-1766 ext. 120 or email by clicking the button below.

“Whenever you give a young person, a child the opportunity to be free in a way that they can express themselves, they always do better in other parts of their lives.”

— Mayor Frank Jackson