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  • Igniting the power of everyday people to create an extraordinary world right where they live. Photos by Janet Century Photography.
  • Investing in a resident-led projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland.
  • Bringing together a diverse network of neighbors to respond innovatively to the challenges that plague our communities.
  • Building a stronger city.




  • Neighborhood Connections offers small grants to groups of residents in Cleveland and East Cleveland to do projects that improve t...




Total Grants Given to Date

$7.15 Million

Total Projects Funded


Neighbor Up Members



Our Grassroots Directory lists more than 500 groups affiliated with Neighbor Up. Check it out to connect with neighbors doing good work right where you live, or to find out what's happening at the grassroots level across Cleveland.

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Be part of the Cleveland renaissance! Help support the innovative work of Cleveland and East Cleveland residents, Neighborhood Connections and the Neighbor Up network. Call 216-229-4688 to discuss ways to make a contribution.

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Here are a variety of resources that can help you make change in your neighborhood.

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About Us

The Cleveland Foundation launched Neighborhood Connections in 2003 to empower people in Cleveland’s neighborhoods and encourage them to become more engaged with each other and the city around them. Neighborhood Connections extends small grants that fund citizen-led neighborhood projects. More