Cleveland Foundation Awards $18 Million in Grants

Cleveland Foundation Awards $18 Million in Grants

The Cleveland Foundation has announced December grants totaling $18 million, boosting its support in 2016 for nonprofits in Cuyahoga, Lake, and Geauga counties to $91.2 million.

With a focus on empowering youth through education and violence-prevention efforts, the latest grants announced by the foundation include $1.65 million to the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) for the planning, design, and start-up of new schools, $350,000 to Teach for America in support of TFA's efforts to recruit new teachers to Cleveland and develop a pool of potential education leaders for the city; $431,250 to the Cleveland State University Foundation for the second year of the Cleveland Foundation Teaching Fellows Program and the year-two roll-out of its CSforAll program, which aims to provide computer science classes to all CMSD high school students within three years; $800,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland in support of the Cleveland Peacemaker's Alliance, which BGCC has been managing for the past year with foundation support; and $180,000 to the Partnership for a Safer Cleveland to implement its Impact 25 youth violence-prevention strategy.

"This month's grants exemplify the foundation's ongoing focus on young people and ensuring they are equipped to realize their full potential," said Cleveland Foundation president and CEO Ronn Richard. "Throughout the past year, and in partnership with our donors, we're pleased that more than $91 million in grants enhanced the safety, health, and overall well-being of all in our community."