NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: SecureView; SafeGuard
JEWISH FUNDING AREAS: Education, Youth, Religious, Community, Human Services
OVERVIEW: Robert Klein and family move their philanthropy through the Robert and Ita Klein Charitable Foundation. The family's support of Jewish causes focuses on torah education, day schools, Jewish community organizations, and more. The family's philanthropy involves the Midwest, particularly the Cleveland, Ohio, area, as well as New York City, and elsewhere.
BACKGROUND: Robert Klein is a founder of Safeguard Properties and SecureView. Safeguard, which he began in 1990, is a mortgage field service company. Both companies are headquartered in Ohio. Klein keeps a low profile, but is available on social media.
FUNDING PROFILE: The Robert & Ita Klein Charitable Foundation appears to be recently minted and flies well under the radar, with a minimal web presence and no clear avenues of contact. Its trustees are Robert Klein, as well as two family members, Ita Klein and Natan Klein. The foundation has given a few million annually so far.
One area of interest for this family is education, with a focus on Torah education and Jewish day schools. The Kleins have given strong support to outfits like Mosdos Ohr Hatorah in Cleveland Heights and Kollel Mechanchim in Beachwood, Ohio. Other grantees have included Partners in Torah of Cleveland, Rabbinical College of Telshe, Jewish Center for Special Education, Torah Youth Center, and National Committee for the Furtherance of Jewish Education. The Kleins have also been active with the Hebrew Academy of Cleveland.
The family also gives support to various Jewish community organizations. A big winner here is the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. They've also supported Aguadath Israel of Illinois, Aguadath Israel of Green Road and more.
The Kleins also have an interest in human services. They've given strong support to Matan B'Sayser, which assists the needy. They've also supported Our Place which provides a "multi-faceted approach to counseling, rehabilitating and guiding troubled Jewish youth." Additionally, the family supports various congregations in New York and elsewhere. Another important grantee is American Friends of Temech. Temech is a "business organization for religious women."
LOOKING FORWARD: Expect the Kleins to continue to support the Jewish community, focusing on the Cleveland area.
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The Robert & Ita Klein Charitable Foundation does not provide a clear avenue of contact but below is an address:
Robert & Ita Klein Charitable Foundation
200 Public Sq., Ste. 2500
Cleveland, OH 44114