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Community Foundation of Lorain County announces grants


Posted July 18, 2019
8:35 pm


Published in Morning Journal on 07/18/2019

Community Foundation of Lorain County Board of Directors announced $1 million in grant awards to 39 organizations at its regular meeting July 17, 2019.

Community Foundation, which supports nonprofit organizations serving Lorain County residents, has invested over $100 million in the community since 1980, according to a news release.

Maria Grega, Grants Committee chairperson stated, “Our Community Foundation mission is to connect people who care with causes that matter; the Grants Committee’s work is the culmination of that mission in our local community.”

July grants include:

Arts and culture $95,115

• Cleveland Museum of Natural History, $15,115 for enhancing science education in Lorain County

• Great Lakes Theater Festival, $35,000 for education programs for Lorain County students

• Lorain Historical Society, $10,000 Capacity Building Grant

• MAD Factory, $5,000 for theater arts-based programming

• Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra, $25,000 for 2019-2020 NOYO Season

• North Pointe Ballet, $5,000 for sensory-friendly performances 2019-2020

Education and youth development $124,584

• Achievement Centers for Children, $7,500 for camps for children and adults with disabilities

• Atmosphere Adventures, $15,000 for Atmosphere Adventures Science Enrichment Project

• Boys and Girls Clubs of Lorain County, $30,000 for School Year Teen Out-of-School Time Enrichment

• College Now Greater Cleveland, $18,207 for College Access Advising for Lorain County

• Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio, $5,000 for Building Youth Leadership by Cultural Exchanges

• Educational Service Center of Lorain County, $2,084 for Spelling Bee programs 2019-2020

• Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland, $15,000 for JA programs for Lorain County students

Health and human services $739,464

• American Red Cross, Lake Erie/Heartland Chapter, $10,000 request for Biomedical Fleet

• Catholic Charities Corporation, $70,000 for Catholic Charities St. Elizabeth Center

• Cleveland Clinic Research Institute, $50,000 for medication assistance for Alzheimer's patients

• Cleveland Clinic Research Institute, $50,000 for medication assistance for oncology patients

• Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center, $30,000 for 2019 Deaf Serving Deaf in Lorain County

• Family Planning Services of Lorain County, $40,000 for operating support

• Gathering Hope House, $5,000 for art recovery therapy

• Hospice of the Western Reserve, $15,000 for reframing the lens on Dementia at the End of Life

• Let's Get Real Inc., $25,000 for intake and outreach for persons moving to recovery

• Lorain County Board of Mental Health, $4,484 for vicarious trauma training for first responders

• Lorain County Children Services, $8,130 for adoption finalization package

• Lorain County Free Clinic Inc., $60,000 for general operating support and prescriptions

• Lorain County Habitat for Humanity, $15,000 for affordable housing solutions

• Lorain County Lutheran Presbyterian Cooperative Ministries, $12,500 for food and community assistance programs

• Lorain County Safe Harbor Genesis House, $50,000 for aftercare program

• Lorain County Urban League, $50,000 for 2019 Vision: Expand and Increase Outcomes

• Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry, $25,000 for Guardianship Services - Lorain County

• Neighborhood Alliance, $60,000 for support of Haven Center Shelter and senior nutrition

• Nord Center, $10,000 for Integrated Healthcare Preparation Project

• Oberlin Community Services Council, $25,000 for Cultivating Hope

• Second Baptist Church Adopt-A-School Initiative, $2,390 for senior programming, and Back to School Rally

• Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio, $56,610 for School Pantry Program expansion

• University Hospitals Health System, $50,000 for UH Rainbow Pediatric Cancer Family Fund

• Voices for Children, $5,000 for general operating support

• Wesleyan Senior Living Foundation, $10,350 for addressing unmet needs in dementia behaviors

Strengthening Lorain County

• Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, $14,225 for environmental education programs: Lorain and Elyria Schools

• Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, $30,000 for access to basic needs through Legal Aid in Lorain County

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