The in Cleveland has announced grants totaling more than $2.2 million to eighteen organizations working to advance healthy living, strong communities, and resilient families in Northeast Ohio.
The grants include $75,000 to the in support of a collaborative effort with the City of Cleveland and the Shaker Heights Public Health Departments to create the county's first ever community-wide health improvement plan; $65,000 to in support of an initiative to train ex-offenders for careers in the fine dining restaurant industry; $200,000 over two years to Suite 1300 Services-Neighborhood Connections for an initiative designed to spur community engagement and civic participation; and $125,000 to in support of its operations and an expansion of its parent engagement and support programming.
Other recipients include , which was awarded a three-year, $200,000 operating support grant; , which will receive $84,000 in support of its life skills and parent education programming; and , which was awarded $200,000 over two years for a housing program that employs a combination of temporary rent subsidies and individualized case management to help low-income families in the region become self-sufficient.
In addition to grants targeting its priorities, the foundation awarded $60,000 to , a network of two hundred and twenty-one foundations, giving programs, and individual donors in the state.
"The foundation's grantmaking approach is structured to tie grant decisions directly to mission-driven criteria and outcomes in our three strategic program areas," said Saint Luke's Foundation president and CEO Anne C. Goodman. "These third-cycle 2014 grants are reflective of that approach. We have invested in some really exciting work."