The Cleveland-based Saint Luke's Foundation has announced grants totaling more than $4.2 million in support of local nonprofits working to advance the foundation's priorities of healthy people, strong neighborhoods, and resilient families.
In the last of its three funding cycles in 2015, the foundation awarded nine grants through its Healthy Peoples program, including $100,000 over two years to Asian Services in Action to strengthen the organization's home model of care; $30,000 to the Cuyahoga Health Access Partnership in support of a governance transition at the organization; and $300,000 over two years to the Health Policy Institute of Ohio in support of its efforts to advance the health of all Ohioans through informed policy decisions.
Ten grants awarded through the foundation's Strong Neighborhoods program include an award of $165,000 over two years to the Cleveland Botanical Garden in support of its Green Corps and Vacant to Vibrant programs; $150,000 over two years to the Mt. Pleasant NOW Development Corporation to train residents of the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood how to perform light construction on vacant homes in need of renovation; and $150,000 over two years to Fairhill Partners in support of the organization’s current programs and services, as well as to convene partners around crime and safety issues and conduct a strategic planning process.
The foundation also awarded six grants through its Resilient Families program, including $150,000 to FrontLine Service in support of a program that engages Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority police officers as frontline social responders, linking residents to needed services and resources; $337,500 over two years to Esperanza, Inc. for a program that offers a variety of educational and developmental supports to family members; and $109,000 over two years to Passages Connecting Fathers and Sons, Inc., which is working to combine employment and life-skills training with parent education and case management to help low-income parents and families meet their goals.
"These third-cycle grants demonstrate how our mission of improving and transforming the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities is being pursued each day through the work of our grantee partners," said Saint Luke's Foundation president and CEO Anne C. Goodman. "Our grantees bring this mission to life; their spirit of innovation and their dedication to our community really is creating lasting change."
For more information on the grants, visit the Saint Luke's Foundation website.