Areas of Interest

The Trustees generally follow the patterns of giving established by Mr. and Mrs. Kulas in their lifetime, especially as it pertains to their interest in music and the science of music therapy.

In the recent five year period, more than half of all grants made by the Foundation were in the area of Arts and Culture, primarily for music and music education, which comprised more than seventy-five percent of grants made in this category. As in music, grants made for the visual arts and theater reflect the Foundation’s longtime support of major institutions.

Reflective of the Kulas’ strong interest in performing arts organizations, a significant percent of the Foundation’s annual giving is directed towards Cleveland’s major performing arts institutions. Encouragement is also given to many smaller performing arts institutions. Less emphasis is given to the visual arts and other types of museums.

The Foundation has long supported music schools and conservatories in the Greater Cleveland area. It also supports higher education at area colleges, universities and educational institutions. It generally does not award grants to pre-school, primary or secondary schools.

The Foundation supports organizations that contribute directly to the quality of life in the Greater Cleveland community.

The Foundation has an international reputation for supporting music therapy, especially in research in the science of music therapy as medicine.