Economic Development and Community Revitalization

The Foundation continued to encourage revitalization and development in Cleveland’s neighborhoods as well as its downtown with grants to organizations such as the Downtown Cleveland Alliance, Cleveland Housing Network and Neighborhood Progress, Inc. We also supported the merger of two longstanding grantees, Cleveland Public Art and Parkworks, into a new organization, LAND Studio, that promises to have significant positive impact on the vibrancy and design of Cleveland’s public spaces. Economic development and community revitalization grantmaking totaled $1,828,930.

Economic Development

Cleveland Development Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio | TechBelt Initiative | $5,000
Downtown Cleveland Alliance
Cleveland, Ohio | Collaborative efforts for the economic success of downtown Cleveland | up to $250,000
Greater Cleveland Media Development Corporation
Cleveland, Ohio | Film production, attraction and coordination | $60,000
Hispanic Business Association
Cleveland, Ohio | Storefront signage | $14,680
Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Beachwood, Ohio | Global Cleveland | $100,000
Neighborhood Progress, Inc.
Cleveland, Ohio | Study on individual and community asset building | $10,000
Ohio City Near West Development Corporation
Cleveland, Ohio | Market 100 | $60,000
Presidents’ Council Foundation, Inc.
Cleveland, Ohio | Operating support | $25,000
University of Akron Foundation
Akron, Ohio | Building the Ohio Innovation Economy summit | $20,000

Housing and Community Revitalization

Cleveland Housing Network, Inc.
Cleveland, Ohio | Strategic initiatives in neighborhood stabilization | $100,000
Cleveland State University Foundation, Inc.
Cleveland, Ohio | Re-thinking the Future of Community Development in Cleveland project | $20,000 over 2 years
Neighborhood Progress, Inc.
Cleveland, Ohio | Strategy development consultant | $10,000

Neighborhood Revitalization

Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization
Cleveland, Ohio | Capitol Theatre sign | $10,000

Special Programs

Black Professional Association Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Cleveland, Ohio | Scholarship program | $10,000
The Center for Community Solutions
Cleveland, Ohio | NEO Data Consortium | $7,500
Cleveland Leadership Center
Cleveland, Ohio | Operating support | $50,000
Cleveland Leadership Center
Cleveland, Ohio | Transparency Action Plan Summit | $10,000
Cleveland Leadership Center
Cleveland, Ohio | Look Up to Cleveland attendance at State of the County address | $1,750
Cleveland Social Venture Partners
Cleveland, Ohio | Challenge Cuyahoga Kick-Off event | $10,000
Economic Growth Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio | Greater Cleveland Marketing Alliance | $100,000 over 2 years
Economic Growth Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio | Cuyahoga County transition | $10,000
The German Marshall Fund of the United States – A Memorial to the Marshall Plan
Washington, DC | Cities in Transition initiative | $10,000
Hiram College
Hiram, Ohio | Listening to Young Voters program | $10,000
Ohio IAF Education Fund Inc.
Columbus, Ohio | Operating support | $30,000
Policy Matters Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio | Operating support | $60,000
Summer on the Cuyahoga
Bay Village, Ohio | Operating and administrative support | $10,000
Trinity Cathedral
Cleveland, Ohio | Trinity Commons operating support | $25,000

Urban Design, Planning and Amenities

Cleveland Restoration Society, Inc.
Cleveland, Ohio | Preservation programs | $20,000
Parkworks, Inc.
Cleveland, Ohio | LAND Studio operating and project support | $775,000 over 2 years
Parkworks, Inc.
Cleveland, Ohio | German Marshall Fund Cleveland waterfront project | $5,000

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