The Cleveland Foundation board of administrators permitted $26.2 million in grants the second quarter of 2020, bringing its year-to-date complete funding to greater than $58 million supporting residents in Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties.
The muse’s continued funding throughout its precedence areas and identification of philanthropic alternatives are “extra essential than ever,” mentioned India Pierce Lee, Cleveland Basis senior vp for program, in a information launch.
“This has been an unprecedented time for all of us,” she mentioned in a offered assertion. “It has been heartening to see the group reply, first to the pandemic and now to the nationwide reckoning with racism.”
Alongside company, civic and philanthropic companions throughout the area, the muse’s board of administrators helped launch the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, which since mid-March raised greater than $eight.eight million and awarded greater than $7.7 million, as of the newest announcement on Friday, June 26.
The pandemic led to a surge in granted from donor suggested funds on the Cleveland Basis, in accordance with the discharge. Within the weeks after COVID-19 instances have been recognized in Ohio, donor suggested funds giving elevated by 70% in comparison with the identical interval final yr. “It is a actual testomony to our donors and highlights the true responsiveness of investing by means of a group basis,” mentioned Kaye Ridolfi, Cleveland Basis senior vp of development, in a offered assertion.
Grants permitted within the first six months of 2020 by the muse’s board of administrators went to businesses working in arts and tradition, neighborhood revitalization, setting, workforce and financial growth, training, management growth and youth, well being and human companies.
In response to the discharge, these grants embody, amongst others:
• $1 million to the Mt. Sinai Well being Care Basis to fund the fiscal agent for the Lead Secure Cleveland House Fund for a first-of-its sort, public-private partnership that can present households and property house owners assets wanted to make properties lead protected. This, together with investments from town of Cleveland, state of Ohio and philanthropic companions, brings the overall pool of funds to greater than $19 million.
• $2.9 million to the Famicos Basis in funding to the fiscal agent for My Dedication to My Group (MyCom) for full-time staffing to fulfill the elevated wants of the Say Sure Cleveland partnership, along with MyCom’s common out-of-school-time programming and employment help for greater than eight,000 youth throughout Cuyahoga County.
• $300,000 to the Rainey Institute to proceed to supply El Sistema (“The System”) youth classical music training coaching to 240 college students at 4 totally different websites, with the objective to broaden to greater than 320 college students by 2022.
• $600,000 to MidTown Cleveland Inc. of two-year funding to assist speed up development centered on fairness and inclusion by way of a brand new grasp plan that can embody catalyzing innovation, cultivating a mixed-income residential group, placemaking initiatives and strengthening AsiaTown.
• Almost $three.eight million to Neighborhood Connections in three-year funding to proceed to put money into the individuals and neighborhoods of Cleveland and East Cleveland by way of its small grants program and group constructing work.
• $1.18 million to the Fairfax Renaissance Growth Corp. in two-year funding for the continued implementation of the Higher Circle Residing initiative, which gives help to the staff of taking part Higher College Circle nonprofits and anchor establishments who want to purchase, hire and/or rehabilitate housing within the surrounding neighborhoods.
• $500,000 to the Downtown Cleveland Alliance to help the Downtown Cleveland Restoration Fund, which was established to supply grants and enterprise help companies to small unbiased companies in peril of closing following the property damages after peaceable protests turned violent on Could 30, with a give attention to weak and minority owned small companies.
• $300,000 to Cleveland Water Alliance in two-year funding to assist strengthen and broaden clear water innovation and analysis, to foster “blue financial system” enterprise attraction and to place Cleveland as a middle of freshwater innovation.
• $415,000 to Manufacturing Advocacy & Development Community (MAGNET) for continued growth of the Early School Early Profession program, with the targets of accelerating the variety of college students in internships throughout the 10 taking part colleges, rising the variety of taking part employers and increasing the academic choices by providing extra trade certifications.
• $850,000 to NewBridge to assist the group broaden its no-cost workforce coaching in phlebotomy and affected person care, whereas rising its school-based choices at John Adams Excessive College and New Tech West.
• $989,700 to Cleveland Metropolitan College District (CMSD) to help the startup and phase-in of 9 new modern excessive colleges
• $950,000 to School Now Higher Cleveland to deal with postsecondary enrollment, persistence and completion in Cleveland by way of the group’s Say Sure advising program inside CMSD, in addition to packages, companies and scholarships for the greater than 424,000 adults at the least 25 years previous in Cuyahoga County who’re eligible to begin or proceed their postsecondary training. Further funding will help the Say Sure Students Program that gives teaching, complete companies and monetary help for Say Sure-eligible CMSD graduates who enroll as full-time college students at Tri-C.
• $500,000 to Mates of Breakthrough Colleges to allow the continued phase-in of grade ranges at Residents Management Academy Southeast within the Lee-Harvard neighborhood, in addition to the enlargement of the E Prep & Village Prep Woodland Hills campus in Union Miles by 50 extra seats.