Gund Foundation Awards $9.7 Million in Fourth-Quarter Grants

The George Gund Foundation in Cleveland has announced grants totaling $9.7 million to Ohio nonprofits working in the areas of education, the environment, health and human services, economic and community development, and the arts.

The fourth-quarter grants include more than $1.3 million to the Cleveland Metropolitan School District in support of the creation of new and innovative schools, planning for those schools, and the development of systems to assist CMSD with its new student-based budgeting model as well as interventions in low-performing schools; $500,000 to Invest in Children to continue its development and promotion of a universal pre-kindergarten program for children between the ages of 3 and 5; $2 million to the Foundation Fighting Blindness in support of research on the causes, prevention, and treatment of retinal degenerative eye diseases; and $1 million to Ideastream to significantly increase its radio, television, and online news and public affairs programming.

In addition, the foundation awarded $400,000 to the Care Alliance in support of its new Central Neighborhood Clinic; $350,000 in operating and flexible project support to LAND studio; $40,000 to Case Western Reserve University for the collaborative Violins of Hope project; and $100,000 to the Ohio Organizing Collaborative in support of its work on fracking-related issues.

For a complete list of fourth-quarter grantees, visit the Gund Foundation Web site.

"Foundation Grants $9.7 Million at Final Meeting of 2014." George Gund Foundation Press Release 11/14/2014.