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2018 Grants

2018 Grantees


BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence

Funding for services for nonprofits

$180,000 over 2 years

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City Club of Cleveland

Funding for sponsorship of the 2018 series on workforce development


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College Now Greater Cleveland

to develop and launch the MAP database of postsecondary training opportunities

$290,000 over 3 years


Fund for Our Economic Future

as fiscal sponsor for the Cuyahoga County Workforce Funders Group for Workforce Connect.

$450,000 over 3 years


Fund for Our Economic Future

for communications expenses related to Workforce Connect.


Open Doors Academy 2

Open Doors Academy

for the Pathways to Independence College and Career Readiness program




for the Career Advancement program



Salvation Army of Greater Cleveland

for Pathways to Work


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Towards Employment

for general operating support and capacity building


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Towards Employment

for finalization of a business plan focused on building fee for service relationships with employers


Grants Awarded


Mission Outreach Fund

Ridge Road UCC

for backpacks for the Parma Area Family Collaborative


Strongsville UCC

for the Free Lunch for all effort


Federated UCC

for the Loaves and Fishes Outreach Ministry


Imani UCC

for outreach and ministry projects


Mt. Zion Congregational Church, UCC

for the JOBS program


Denison Avenue UCC

for quarterly neighborhood first birthday parties


Saint Paul’s Community Church

for the faith-based job readiness program