Economic Development & Community Revitalization
The Foundation made a grant of up to $5 million to transform Cleveland’s Public Square into a vibrant, welcoming, pedestrian-focused center in the heart of downtown. We also maintained our longtime interest in the revitalization of Cleveland’s neighborhoods with a planning grant for the Opportunity Corridor project as well as support for groups such as Cleveland Housing Network and the Western Reserve Land Conservancy’s Thriving Communities Institute. Economic development and community revitalization grantmaking totaled $6,816,000.
Downtown Cleveland Alliance$250,000Cleveland, Ohio
Economic Growth Foundation$100,000
(over 2 years)Cleveland, Ohio
Opportunity Corridor planning.
Economic Growth Foundation$30,000Cleveland, Ohio
Construction and Building Trades Community Benefits Agreement implementation.
Greater Cleveland Media Development Corporation$60,000Cleveland, Ohio
Film production, attraction and coordination.
Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education$500Cleveland, Ohio
CEOs for Cities national conference presentation.
Housing & Community Revitalization
Cleveland Housing Network, Inc.$100,000Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland State University Foundation, Inc.$10,000Cleveland, Ohio
Community Development Innovation Program.
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.$40,000Columbia, Maryland
Hebrew Free Loan Association$10,000Beachwood, Ohio
Building the Community Small Business Loan Fund.
Western Reserve Land Conservancy$50,000Novelty, Ohio
Thriving Communities Institute.
The Brookings Institution$300,000
(over 3 years)Washington, DC
City Club of Cleveland$35,000Cleveland, Ohio
Audience Re-Engagement Initiative.
City Year, Inc.$40,000Boston, Massachusetts
City Year Cleveland.
Cleveland Development Foundation$10,000Cleveland, Ohio
Connected Cities Tour.
Cleveland Leadership Center$40,000Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland Special Events Corporation$5,000Cleveland, Ohio
Gay Games in Cleveland.
Community AIDS Network$10,000Akron, Ohio
Gay Games scholarships.
The Foundation Center$2,500Cleveland, Ohio
"Spotlight on Economic Development" report.
Friends of New Orleans Inc.$25,000Arlington, Virginia
Forward Cities: A National Learning Collaborative Among Cities of Innovation.
Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity, Inc.$25,000Cleveland, Ohio
Start-up support for new east side Restore location.
International Partners in Mission$8,000Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of Greater Cleveland$10,000Cleveland, Ohio
Gay Games scholarships.
Policy Matters Ohio$60,000Cleveland, Ohio
Rid-All Foundation$10,000Cleveland, Ohio
Toy Gun Buy Back Program.
Summer on the Cuyahoga$5,000Bay Village, Ohio
University Circle Incorporated$10,000Cleveland, Ohio
Urban Design, Planning & Amenities
Cleveland Restoration Society, Inc.$25,000Cleveland, Ohio
Operating support and Historic Preservation in America's Legacy Cities conference.
LAND studio, Inc.Up to $5,000,000
(over 5 years)Cleveland, Ohio
Public Square transformation.
LAND studio, Inc.$350,000Cleveland, Ohio
Presidents' Council Foundation Inc.$25,000Cleveland, Ohio
Cleveland Rocks New Year's Eve.
Western Reserve Historical Society$150,000Cleveland, Ohio
Restoration and installation of Euclid Beach carousel.