The Cleveland-based Saint Luke's Foundation has announced third-round grants totaling more than $3.2 million in support of local nonprofits working in the areas of health, community development, and resilient families.
Through its Healthy People program, the foundation awarded $40,000 to Bike Cleveland in support of the organization’s policy and programming efforts; $250,000 in operating support to the Care Alliance to maintain and grow its Patient Centered Medical Home infrastructure; and $75,000 to the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation to fund scholarships for students enrolled in programs focused on health careers within the health home model of care.
Through its Strong Neighborhood program, the foundation awarded $135,000 over two years to The Centers (formerly the Centers for Families and Children) to coordinate support services at Harvey Rice Elementary School and improve attendance and academic outcomes in math and English; $150,000 over two years to Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity in support of the Buckeye/Woodland Hills Build Initiative; and $230,000 over two years to Suite 1300 Services — Neighborhood Connections in support of a program aimed at bridging geographic, class, racial, and institutional divides with the goal of creating opportunities for mutual support and collective action.
And through its Resilient Families focus area, the foundation awarded $175,939 to the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority in support of a collaborative effort involving CMHA and other community organizations to build trust between residents, law enforcement, and social service organizations and help CMHA residents access needed services; $68,718 to FrontLine Service to fund a family housing coordinator position in the organization’s Coordinated Entry and Assessment; and $80,000 to the Open Doors Academy to strengthen family advocacy and engagement efforts in conjunction with its afterschool and summer youth enrichment programming.
"Our third-round 2016 grants bring to life the foundation's mission of improving and transforming social and physical conditions in our neighborhood and improving the health and well-being of individuals and families in Greater Cleveland," said St. Luke's Foundation president and CEO Anne C. Goodman. "We have invested in vital, life-changing work, and I'm excited to see what our grantee partners will be able to accomplish with our support."
For a complete listing of the foundation's third-round grants, see the St. Luke's Foundation website.