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Your Support Provides Fair and Equal Futures

EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and our EIN is 26-0656263. Find a copy of our IRS determination letter here.  All donations to EDWINS are tax-deductible.

Both EDWINS Restaurant and the institute are the same 501(c)(3) organization, but it’s important to know that the restaurant covers its own expenses. Financial support is only used for our educational programming and case management services.

We invite you to visit us to see how your generosity is at work; view our calendar of open house events here.

Financial Donations

Your financial gift allows us to provide tuition-free education for our students and critical wrap-around support services including free housing, help with childcare, transportation assistance, financial literacy and more.


Checks can be made out to EDWINS and mailed to the following: The EDWINS Foundation 13101 Shaker Square Cleveland, Ohio 44120

Matching Gifts Through Your Employer

You may be able to increase your impact on our students’ lives! Many employers will match your contribution. You can easily obtain a copy of our IRS tax-exempt status letter here, and our tax ID number is 26-0656263.  All financial and material donations to EDWINS are tax-deductible. If you have questions about employer matching, please contact us at or (216) 921-3333.

In-Kind and Material Donations

If you are interested in donating material items, such as vehicles, toiletries, construction materials or similar, please contact Chris Kenney at  

Donation Drives

If your business, faith organization, school or community organization would like to hold a donation drive to benefit EDWINS, our most-needed items include:

  • Toiletries (shaving cream, deodorant, shampoo, feminine hygiene products, toothpaste, etc.)
  • Twin-sized sheet sets (new, please)
  • Blankets and comforters (all sizes but new, please)
  • Men’s socks (new, please)
  • Men’s underwear (new, please – all sizes)
  • Silverware (used – but clean – is OK!)

If you’re interested in learning more about how a donation drive will support our mission, please contact Heather at

Amazon Smile

Amazon Smile allows shoppers to direct Amazon to donate 0.5% of their qualifying purchases to the non-profit organization of their choice. Visit to enroll for the benefit of EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute. Your Amazon Smile selection is added on to your existing Amazon user profile and does not require any additional passwords or steps once enrollment is complete. Helping EDWINS is as easy as filling your Amazon cart!

Donate Your Time and Talents

Learn more about volunteer opportunities at EDWINS here.