We’re excited to share a few highlights from our recent grants to organizations serving residents of Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties. These November grants focus support on housing and services for homeless individuals and families, health and medical research, and early childhood development:
Housing & Supportive Services:
- $120,000 to Enterprise Community Partners Inc. to support Housing First Advancement, a coalition of government and philanthropic organizations working to address long-term, chronic homelessness in Cuyahoga County. Our grant will help serve an additional 200 families, and will support expanded access to employment and workforce development networks for homeless families.
- $50,000 to Hands On Northeast Ohio to increase the capacity of Homeless Stand Down, an annual collaborative event that provides vital resources, food and medical services to more than 1,500 homeless individuals.
- $149,800 to North Coast Community Homes, Inc. to support the upcoming International Accessibility Design Challenge. This competition will stimulate innovative thinking around affordable housing and accessible living in Cleveland’s Old Brooklyn neighborhood by challenging competitors to design bungalows accessible to individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness and other challenges.
Health Care & Medical Research:
- $25,000 to Case Western Reserve University to further their Mosaic Down Syndrome Pluripotent Stem Cells studies. This research will help medical professionals develop additional pharmacological and/or genetic therapies to help those with Down syndrome.
- $150,000 to Cleveland Clinic Foundation to use towards the Center for Transformative Nanomedicine, a new virtual institution that will focus on three global health threats: neurological diseases, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Our grant will support research that aims to prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease.
- $40,800 to Lake County Free Clinic to expand and improve the clinic’s care capacity by funding two part-time positions, an assistant clinical manager and a director of community engagement, and address specific concerns such as lack of medications and medical supplies as well as the increased need for chronic care.
- $200,000 to Baldwin Wallace University to upgrade its Nursing Learning Laboratory with modern medical equipment and technology to better equip students with experiential learning that will prepare them to provide high-quality patient care.
Early Childhood Development:
- $200,000 to Starting Point to support staffing and to implement the training and technical assistance necessary to enhance the quality of care for infants and toddlers, and to increase access to early care education.
- $25,000 to Montessori Development Partnerships to create Nature Play, an enriching outdoor place for children of all ages and learning abilities to play, improving overall health.
- $174,807 to Cuyahoga County Office of Early Childhood to improve the quality in infant/toddler classrooms by implementing Language Environment Analysis (LENA) methods. Our grant will help provide coaching to caregivers to improve the language environment and quality of care in their classrooms, as well as measure LENA data for each child, allowing the study of long term outcomes.
- $25,000 to Cuyahoga County Office of Early Childhood to strengthen its early childhood mental health workforce in order to serve more families as the need for early childhood mental health services continues to rise.
These are just a few of our November grants. Follow our grantmaking throughout the year by subscribing to our monthly e-newsletter!