The Cleveland Foundation has announced June grants totaling $11.4 million to nonprofit organizations in Cuyahoga, Lake, and Geauga counties.
The latest grants, which boost the foundation’s second-quarter grantmaking to $21.2 million, are focused on education, youth development, and health and human services. Recipients include Friends of Breakthrough Schools, which was awarded $500,000 in support of two new schools that will open in the fall as well as the expansion of Breakthrough schools that opened in 2015 and 2016; the Neighborhood Leadership Institute, which will receive $700,000 for staffing, training, curriculum and student materials, special events, and the recruitment of as many as six hundred additional mentors to ensure that all 2,453 eighth-graders in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District have access to True2U mentoring program; and Cleveland Catholic Charities, which was awarded $225,000 for staffing, transportation, and translation services designed to expand available resources for survivors of torture.
"This month we continued our focus on helping youth in our community and our underserved populations," said the foundation’s senior vice president for programs, India Pierce Lee. "From extending educational and mentoring opportunities, to supporting expansion of critical human services across a number of sectors — it's imperative that the foundation continue to serve all of Greater Cleveland."