Believe in Dreams is a non-profit organization that fulfills dreams for resilient children who are economically disadvantaged and have survived non-medical adversity by providing access to enriching opportunities, connection to community and hope for the future.
Believe in Dreams was founded in 2014 by Cleveland entrepreneur John DiJulius III and his son Cal. John rose from humble beginnings with the love and support of his family and community. They instilled in him a drive to believe in himself and make a difference in the world. In 2009, John tragically lost Stacy, his wife and the mother of his three young sons. In the years that followed, their middle son, Cal, became acutely aware that the support and opportunities for healing and hope he experienced were very different than for children who go through such hardships without an abundance of resource and support. From this vision, Believe in Dreams was born. We have fulfilled over 100 personalized, local dream experiences since 2014 and continue to increase our dream fulfillment capacity each year.