The Cleveland Foundation has announced grants totaling $21.6 million to nonprofit organizations working in the areas of education, economic transformation, arts and culture, and youth development.
Grant recipients include Neighborhood Progress, Inc., which was awarded $500,000 for phase three of the Saint Luke's Hospital renovation; the Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET), which received $400,000 in support of its Partnership for Regional Innovation Services to Manufacturers (PRISM) program; and the Cleveland Foodbank, which was awarded $325,000 to purchase an expanded cooler/freezer that will double its cold storage capacity. The foundation also awarded $150,000 to the Ohio Aerospace Institute to help boost aerospace exports from small and midsize manufacturers in the region to France, Brazil, and India.
In addition, the foundation awarded grants of $250,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland in support of its Save Our Kids development campaign and Academic Success program and to two city capital campaigns — the Gordon Square Arts District and the PlayhouseSquare Foundation's Power of Three Allen Theatre project.
"It is a complicated dynamic to discern who gets grants and how much they get," Cleveland Foundation executive vice president Robert Eckardt told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "Our job is to try to meet the needs of our communities. Our job is further complicated in that some of the funds we have are restricted in use."
For a complete list of the foundation's third-quarter grant recipients, visit the Cleveland Foundation Web site.