The Cleveland-based Saint Luke's Foundation has announced third-round grants totaling more than $2.6 million to local nonprofits working in the areas of health, community development, and resilient families.
Through its Healthy People program, the foundation awarded $200,000 to Neighborhood Family Practice in support of the group's efforts to build its organizational and staff capacity; $200,000 to the Care Alliance in support of its Patient Centered Medical Home model; and $159,903 to FrontLine Service in support of an integrated care outreach nurse and data analyst position that will help optimize the organization's delivery of integrated primary and behavioral health care to homeless people in the region.
Through its Strong Neighborhood program, the foundation awarded $325,000 to Western Reserve Land Conservancy/Thriving Communities Institute for Phase III of its Neighborhood Revitalization Project, which has worked since 2013 with stakeholders and residents in Buckeye, Mt. Pleasant, and Woodland Hills to prioritize demolitions, coordinate code enforcement, and plan for greenspace; $100,000 to City Year Cleveland in support of AmeriCorps members and staff at Harvey Rice Middle School and John Adams High School; and $260,000 over two years to East End Neighborhood House to implement its Collective Impact Plan 2.0 as well as a new customer feedback tool.
And through its Resilient Families focus area, the foundation awarded $175,000 to The Centers in support of its ongoing work to better integrate services for the entire family; $158,279 to the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority in support of a collaborative effort by CMHA and other community organizations to build trust between residents, law enforcement, and social service organizations; and $50,000 to Enterprise Community Partners in support of its efforts to end homelessness among families in Cuyahoga County by facilitating collaboration among multiple partners and developing local capacity to more effectively address the needs of homeless families in the region.
"The foundation's third-round 2017 grants provide exciting opportunities to launch and expand vital programs, strengthen an array of community resources, and build essential capacity for our grantee partners," said St. Luke's Foundation president and CEO Anne C. Goodman. "These organizations are doing vital work that helps residents of all ages live healthier and more enriching lives. I look forward to seeing the impacts these partners can make with our support."
For a complete listing of the foundation's third-round grants, see the St. Luke's Foundation website.
(Photo credit: Western Reserve Land Conservancy)