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2015 Grants

2015 Grantees


BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence

Support for services to nonprofits



Boys And Girls Club of Cleveland

Support for the Junior Staff Program


The Centers for Families and Children

The Centers for Families and Children

Operating Support for El Barrio


Nature's Bin


Support to hire a prep cook for the Vocational Training Center


Support for branding and communications work


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Esperanza Threads

for strategic planning


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Family Promise Of Greater Cleveland

Support for the employment services program ($100,000) and for the capital campaign to repair and renovate the Mt. Pleasant facility ($100,000)


Fund for Our Economic Future

The Fund for Our Economic Future

General Operating Support  


Lakewood Community Services Center

Lakewood Community Services Center

Support for the Networks Job Resource Center, operated in partnership with Towards Employment    


Legal Aid Society

Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

Support for the employment and economic security law practive



Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry

Support for employment services


Ohio Guidestones


Support for staffing of YouthBuild program, a component of OhioGuidestone’s Workforce Development Programs.


Open Doors Academy 2

Open Doors Academy

Support for summer internships for the high school program



The Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland

Support for employment services within the Community Corrections program


Scranton Road Ministries

Scranton Road Ministries Community Development Corp.

Support for the Youth Jobs Partnership program and for capacity building


Seeds of Literacy

Seeds of Literacy

General operating support


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Stella Maris

Support for workforce readiness programming in partnership with Edna House


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Towards Employment

Support for Talent NEO, a skills based hiring pilot


1 UCP Cleveland No Tag

United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland

Support for community employment programs


Youth Opportunities Unlimited

Youth Opportunities Unlimited

General operating support


Grants Awarded


Mission Outreach Program

Dover Congregational UCC

for the Street Ministry Project


Imani UCC

for mission outreach projects


Mt. Zion Congregational Church

for the Jobs Partnership Program


Ridge Road UCC

to purchase and distribute school supplies and backpacks to Parma students in collaboration with the Parma Area Family Collaborative


Strongsville UCC

for the Free Lunch program offered to community members


Mission Outreach Support


Total Grants Awarded In 2015