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May 2024
EDEN Releases 2023 End-of-Year Report

According to the National Council of Nonprofits, the purpose of an annual report is to to be candid and transparent about your nonprofit’s finances and outcomes. It's goal is to build trust with the community and demonstrate the agency's impact with the dollars it has been entrusted with. Check out EDEN's 2023 Annual Report—a companion piece to its 2023-2024 Annual Appeal—and let us know if we have achieved this.

Click here for a PDF version of the report.


EDEN audits its financials every year to ensure an accurate, thorough review. Below is a summary of EDEN’s audited financial results for the year 2022.

The current economic climate and impact of COVID-19 have greatly affected EDEN’s bottom line. While income increased 13%, expenses also increased—at a rate of 18%. Despite EDEN’s extraordinary record of success, these economic factors have placed great hardship on the organization, the people we serve, and on our community. Furthermore, stagnant/declining government support has led EDEN to shoulder a tremendous burden as the organization is forced to cover more and more of its operating costs.

Securing flexible philanthropic support will play a critically-important and ongoing role in meeting EDEN’s operational needs and program priorities. If you want to help, visit www.EDENcle.org/support.





Those We Served in 2023

In 2023, EDEN programs provided housing assistance to 4,623 households / 8,089 individuals. This means that almost 8,100 individuals were not homeless because of EDEN housing programs. Norma Herr provided temporary shelter to 1,109 homeless women. Imagine the impact on the community if every one of those women could achieve housing in 2024.

Those We Served


2023 Donors

Here at EDEN, we are working hard to support our neighbors in Cleveland and all of Northeast Ohio. We have big goals and we cannot achieve them alone—we rely on the support of our community. Thank you to all who donated their time, talent, and treasure to help us achieve our vision of ending chronic homelessness and housing insecurities in Northeast Ohio.

EDEN is incredibly grateful for all contributions from corporate and individual donors. Because these dollars are unrestricted, EDEN is able to use them for where they would do the most good. Foundation and governement grants allow us to grow our programming and increase the number of people we are able to serve. It is also important to note that EDEN acheived 100% Board Participation in the 2022-2023 Annual Campaign.

Corporate Giving

Akron Fossils and Sceince Center
ALCA Associates
Allstate Hairstyling and Barber College
Angelo’s Pizza
CHN Housing Partners
CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP)
Cleveland Menu Printing
Cleveland Orchestra
Cleveland Zoo Society
DiGeronimo Companies
Drake Construction Co.
Energy Management Specialists
Enterprise Community Partners
Famicos Foundation
Front Steps Housing and Services
FrontLine Service
Gervasi Vineyard
Green Bridge Real Estate
Hard-away Support Services LLC
Hiti, DiFrancesco and Seiblod, Inc.
Huntington Bank
i.a. lewin and associates, inc.
Independence Excavating, Inc.
JAFA Properties
Janus Small Associates
John G Johnson Construction
Joseph & Mary’s Home
Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Longhorn Rockside Rd
Marous Brothers Construction
Max StrengthFitness
McSherry & Co., LPA
Mistick Construction
MUI Construction, LLC
My Time Skin & Nails
Northcoast Litho
Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH)
Oak Barrel Brasserie & Taphouse
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Olive Garden Parma Town
Oswald Companies
Parker Hannifin
PayPal Giving Fund
Pearle Vision - The Shoppes at Parma Town
Petland Parma - Parma Town
Pulp Juice and Smoothie Bar - Parma Town
Quaker Steak & Lube Valley View
Recovery Resources
Regency Construction Services, Inc.
REMAX Crossroads Properties
Starfish Computer Corporation
Stella Luna Counseling & Wellness Center
Sterling Professional Group
Surety Title Agency
Swagelok Company
Synergy Woods
The Architecture Office
Third Federal Savings & Loan Community Development Department
University Settlement Inc.
Viking Bags
Walls of Books - Parma Town
Welcome House, Inc.
West Roofing Systems
Westfield Insurance Company
Wojcik Builders

Individual Donors

Jack & Jane Archer
Richard Areddy
Milton Baldo
Mark Baynes
Jessie Beck
Brian Boswell
Kevin & Amy Brown
Trish C
Karen Carter-Bell
Kenneth & Deborah Carr
Patrick & Joan Carney
Richard Carr
Irene & Gary Collins
Diana Cyganovich
Julie Demor
Melynda DeWitt
Linda Diefendorff
Lakeisha Dillard
Barbara & Darryl Dorsey
Jim Drake & Therese Sweeney Drake

Francis Engel
Judi & Chris Engel
Linda Erb
Bryan & Megan Evans
Adam Fried
Claire Gauntner
Elaine Gimmel
Karen Henderson
Ellen Kirtner-LaFleur & Zach LaFleur
Gerri Kornblut
Tony Love
Laurel Martinson
Ryan & Terri Marrie
Gary McClenton
Rachel Miskimins
Dennis & Mary Morton
Eric Morse
Cyndie & Phil O’Bryon
Ryan Olman
Suellen Oswald
Michael Parks
Sharon Parks
Emma Petrie Barcelona & Rob Barcelona
Ronald Petrie
Michelle Pollock
Ijaz Qureshi
Khaz Ra’el
Bill & Jan Resseger
Robert & Kathleen Rosowski
Kelleen Savage
Cynthia Schumacker
Jacquie Skrzypiec
Joseph Spagnuolo
Susan Stevens
Christie Tatman-Stroh
Ari Terjanian
Rachella Tillman
Kerry & Tom Ubbing
Jack Vrnak
Lynn Walsh
Cindy Weaver
Rick Werner & Barbara Langhenry
Mark Whipkey
The Winters Family
Donna Withee

Board of Directors Donors

Dr. Andreena Jackson
Andre Campbell
Dawn Ellis
Matthew & Deanna King
Matthew & Lisa Large
Susan & Mike Licciardi
Nicholas McCauslin
Chris & Melissa Mertes
Amanda Miller
Jon & Molly Petrus
Kenneth Silliman
Michele & Rob Sommerfelt
Jessica Stoner
Phillip Studmire
John Mark Tichar
Timothy Williams

Foundation, Fund & Government Support

ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County
Bicknell Fund
City of Cleveland
Cleveland Department of Public Health/HOPWA
The Cleveland Foundation
Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio
Community West Foundation
Cuyahoga County
David B. Orlean Philanthropic Fund
Enterprise Community Partners
The George Gund Foundation
Healthy Lakewood Foundation
HUD—Continuum of Care Funding
Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation
MHARS Board of Lorain County
Nord Family Foundation
Northern Ohio NAIOP Charities
Ohio Housing Finance Agency
Patrick & Annette Stevenson Family Charitable Fund
Progressive Insurance Foundation
S. K. Wellman Foundation
Sandra Hoskins Legacy Foundation
Shorr/McKnight Fund
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland
State of Ohio—Department of Development
William C. Meier Foundation
William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation


In spite of EDEN serving a record number of households, our participants are experiencing skyrocketing rents, greatly increased costs associated with service provision, and reduced income. Meanwhile, government funding of many of our programs will remain flat in 2024. In order to continue to meet the surging demand for our services and expand upon the breadth of our programming, we must enlist additional partners in our work.

We have big goals, but we cannot achieve them alone. Now more than ever, we need the support of generous donors to help us increase our portfolio and continue to serve those experiencing homelessness and housing insecurities.

You can help! Visit www.EDENcle.org/support.


EDEN has earned the 2024 Candid-GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency, the leading symbol of accountability in the nonprofit world. Candid-GuideStar serves to legitimize nonprofits and is a source of information to potential donors and grantors. If you are thinking about donating to us — and we are incredibly grateful if you do — rest assured we value responsibility, transparency, and accountability with the funds with which we are entrusted. For more information, visit www.guidestar.org.

EDEN adheres to the ten principles of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Donor Bill of Rights.


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EDEN's mission is to provide housing solutions to people facing the challenges of housing insecurities and homelessness.

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