Gund Foundation Awards $4.8 Million in July Grants

Gund Foundation Awards $4.8 Million in July Grants

The George Gund Foundation has announced grants totaling more than $4.8 million to nonprofits working in the areas of the arts, community development, education, the environment, health and human services, and juvenile justice reform.

July grants announced by the foundation include $100,000 to launch an Excellence in Teaching Award program. Developed in partnership with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, the Cleveland Teachers Union, and the Cleveland Foundation, the annual award will recognize CMSD teachers who demonstrate creativity and innovation, make learning engaging for their students, and who set a standard of excellence.

Other grants include $150,000 to the Cleveland Water Alliance for an event focused on water-quality issues, including the toxic algal bloom that annually afflicts the western basin of Lake Erie; $60,000 to the Museum of Contemporary Art in support of organizational capacity-building efforts and the work of lead curatorial staff; $100,000 to Montessori Development Partnerships for the launch of Stonebrook Montessori charter school in Glenville; $145,000 to Juvenile Justice Coalition, Inc. and the Council for a Strong America in support of their juvenile justice reform efforts; and $60,000 to the Greater Cleveland Media Development Corporation in support of its efforts to promote the burgeoning film industry in Cleveland and advocate for greater state support of the industry.

"The George Gund Foundation Awards Its 2016 Summer Grants." George Gund Foundation Press Release 07/11/2016.