April Grant Highlights

Malpaso dancers perform in rehearsal space
Photo Credit: Malpaso Dance Company

We’re excited to share a few highlights from our recent grants to organizations serving residents of Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties. These April grants focus support on neighborhood revitalization and engagement, as well as arts and culture.

Neighborhood Revitalization & Engagement

  • $200,000 to the City of Cleveland, in partnership with the Cleveland Indians and the MLB All-Star Legacy Program, to revitalize Luke Easter Park in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood by implementing a multipurpose field design to create engagement around baseball, softball, soccer and other recreational programming.
  • $136,662 to Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) to strengthen the Police Assisted Referral (PAR) program, a collaborative effort that prepares CMHA police officers to effectively assist individuals experiencing crisis. This innovative program combines intense officer training, social service referrals, and a communication loop between police and mental health agencies.
  • $50,000 to Environmental Health Watch, Inc. to launch the final phase of the Healthy Homes Assessment Service, a program that exists to directly reduce health hazards in residences. Our grant will help Environmental Health Watch obtain customized software to perform home assessments, identify pathways to optimize and sustain the program, and complete 90 home assessments.

Arts & Culture

  • $100,000 to DANCECleveland to produce the third annual CLE Summer Dance Festival featuring Cuba’s Malpaso Dance Company. This festival raises Cleveland’s profile as a destination for dance, builds relationships with national and international dance organizations, and contributes to the abundance of excellent arts programming accessible to the community.
  • $15,000 to Artists Archives of the Western Reserve to support the seenUNseen art exhibition project which will display 20-25 works from the Kerry Davis collection alongside 50-60 works from local artists. The goal of this exhibition is to demonstrate the richness of African-American art and the importance of preserving it for future generations, all while promoting the careers of regional artists by exhibiting them alongside nationally recognized artists.
  • $35,000 to Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage to install the exhibit Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music in Cleveland. This exhibit about the life of Leonard Bernstein, acclaimed musician, composer and conductor, will further the museum’s mission to be a convener of important conversations and educational experiences around diversity, inclusion and social justice.

These are just a few of our April grants. Want to learn more about our grantmaking? Click here

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