The Cleveland Foundation has announced March grants totaling $17.2 million in support of organizations serving residents of Cuyahoga, Lake, and Geauga counties.
Grants were awarded to organizations working in the areas of the environment, workforce development, education, community development, and youth-driven initiatives. Grant recipients include Youth Opportunities Unlimited, which was awarded $400,000 in support of its community-based youth employment programming and to provide two thousand young adults with employment opportunities this summer; College Now Greater Cleveland, which will receive $600,000 to provide adult programs, services, and scholarships to traditional and non-traditional students and assist students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and the Cleveland Foundation College Now Scholars Program with mentorship opportunities; and the Ohio Environmental Council, which was awarded $371,600 to develop a regional environmental agenda that addresses the links between environmental protection, health equity, and regional economic prosperity.
The foundation has invested $31 million in the Northeast Ohio community to date in 2019 and awarded more than $100 million in grants in 2018.
"This month's grants epitomize the full breadth of the foundation's commitment to greater Cleveland," said Cleveland Foundation senior vice president for program India Pierce Lee. "We're proud to be able to partner with our donors to support so many wonderful organizations, including those that are crucial to the community's efforts to fully integrate Say Yes to Education in the coming years."
For a list of grantees, see the Cleveland Foundation website.
(Photo credit: College Now Greater Cleveland)