Who we are

The Brian & Gretchen Colleran Foundation Foundation was established in 2009 by Brian and Gretchen Colleran. The Foundation’s mission supports organizations in Northeast Ohio that wish to make a difference in the lives of those interested in cultivating community enrichment.

Focuses include:

  • senior health
  • children’s education
  • wildlife
Colleran Family

Brian & Gretchen Colleran have spent most of their lives in the Cleveland area and now reside on the near East Side with their three children. Brian’s passion for the senior population prompted him to start his own long term care business in 2000, which flourished into a successful enterprise. He now serves as a mentor and consultant for multiple companies that still actively care for seniors. Building state of the art nursing facilities that provide top notch care to their residents is just one of the many initiatives he brought to fruition and that legacy continues today.

In addition to giving back to the Senior Community and enriching the lives of local children, Brian and Gretchen share a love of the arts, nature preservation and animals. Gretchen is a former jump horse competitor and maintains her zest for the equine world today. Brian has many interests outside of his successful business which include music, art & philanthropy.

Our Process



Submit a Letter of Inquiry or LOI.



Following receipt of each LOI, each will be reviewed to determine eligibility.



Select organizations will be invited to submit a full proposal or Grant Application that details out the specifics of their need.



Grant decisions will be determined based on need, impact on the community and alignment with one or more of our areas of focus.

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For more information or to begin the process of consideration, please fill out the form below. Offer a short description and we will review each inquiry in detail.

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