The Cleveland Foundation has announced grants totaling $8.6 million to nonprofit organizations serving residents of Cuyahoga, Lake, and Geauga counties.
The July grants focus on three of the foundation's priority areas of impact: health and human services, the arts, and neighborhood revitalization. Grants awarded in the area of health and human services include $20,000 to the Center for Advanced Mental Health Practice Foundation, in support of Siggy's Village, which provides Collinwood residents with enriching activities and programs; $25,000 to Westside Community House for a literary arts mastery program; and $60,000 to Youth Challenge in support of improvements to and an expansion of programming at its Westlake facility.
Arts grants include an award of $7,500 to the Mamaí Theatre Company to improve women's access and participation in theater as the company transitions to new space in Playhouse Square; $109,000 to DANCECleveland in support of a ten-day dance festival in the city in partnership with American Dance Festival; and $50,000 to the International Documentary Association in support of a documentary about a reentry program for incarcerated women at Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry that will be screened worldwide.
In the area of neighborhood revitalization, the foundation awarded $60,000 to In Our Backyards, an organization that applies a crowdfunding approach to rebuilding and strengthening neighborhoods in the city; and $60,000 to the Cleveland Tenants Organization to help fund the hiring of a lead hazard outreach coordinator who will work with families affected by lead poisoning as well as landlords offering remediation options.
For a complete list of July grants, see the Cleveland Foundation website.