George Gund Foundation Awards $14.2 Million in Grants

George Gund Foundation Awards $14.2 Million in Grants

The Cleveland-based George Gund Foundation has announced grants totaling $14.2 million in support of nonprofit organizations in Ohio.

Awarded at the board's final meeting of 2018, the grants include renewed support of $4 million over three years to the Fund for Our Economic Future, a funder collaborative working to improve the economic competitiveness of the region, with a focus on racial inequities and the barriers to opportunity they create; $300,000 to the Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of Greater Cleveland for construction of a LEED-certified facility in the Gordon Square Arts District; and $150,000 to the Ohio Justice and Policy Center in support of its efforts to advance lasting reforms that help make Ohio's criminal justice system smarter, smaller, and more just.

Other grants include $45,500 to Twelve Literary Arts in support of its Baldwin House Urban Writing Residency, which provides a welcoming space for adult poets and writers of color looking to start a new project or complete a current project; $75,000 to College Now Greater Cleveland in support of its efforts to help high school graduates succeed in college; and $30,000 to the City Club of Ohio for a year-long forum series that will celebrate Cleveland's historic role in the creation of the modern environmental movement and explore current environmental issues such as the restoration of the Great Lakes.

(Photo credit: Gordon Square Arts District)

"The George Gund Foundation Awards Its Final Grants of 2018." George Gund Foundation Press Release 11/16/2018.