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George Gund Foundation Supports the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Expansion with New Grant

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has received a grant from the George Gund Foundation for its capital expansion project. The funds support public engagement and the development of a community green space between the Rock Hall and Great Lakes Science Center to honor the city-to-lake connection and make it accessible to all. In the past 26 years, over 13 million Museum visitors have experienced the power and magic of rock & roll. This expansion will ensure this continues far into the future.

“This grant is another significant investment in Cleveland by the Gund Foundation,” said Greg Harris, President & CEO, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. “The Foundation supported the original construction of our remarkable Museum and many other important community focused organizations in Northeast Ohio. We are grateful for their ongoing support so that we can continue to harness the power of music to bring people together and build community.”

The Rock Hall provides immersive cultural and educational experiences that engage the local community as well as the broader community of rock & roll fans around the world. Together with the George Gund Foundation, the Museum expansion project will broaden the Rock Hall’s reach and impact in the community.

The George Gund Foundation has supported many Rock Hall initiatives from interactive educational programs to community concerts. Recently, the Foundation served as a partner on the 2021 Induction Week celebrations, which significantly impact the region.

Further details on the November 2021 grants can be found at

The Rock Hall expects to break ground on its expansion project in Summer 2022.

About the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 

Rock Connects Us. Our mission is clear: To engage, teach and inspire through the power of rock & roll. We share stories of the people, events and songs that shape our world through digital content, innovative exhibits, live music, and engaging programs. At the Rock Hall, we are dedicated to making a difference. We intentionally foster a diverse and equitable Museum that encourages and embraces creativity and innovation.  As a community leader, we value, empower, and respect all people. Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion is more than just a policy. It supports our mission and defines our future. Join the millions who love it as much as you do. Experience us live or online – Visit or follow the Rock Hall on Facebook (@rockandrollhalloffame), Twitter (@rockhall), Instagram (@rockhall) and YouTube ( Long Live Rock! 

About the George Gund Foundation

The George Gund Foundation was established in 1952 by George Gund, former chairman of the Cleveland Trust Company. The Foundation funds programs that enhance our understanding of the physical and social environment in which we live and increase our ability to cope with its changing requirements. Grants are made three times a year in the areas of climate and environmental justice, creative culture and arts, public education, thriving families and social justice, and vibrant neighborhoods and inclusive economy. Foundation commitments to date have totaled over $847 million.

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