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GRANTS

Apply for a Grant

We offer small grants to groups of residents in Cleveland and East Cleveland to do projects that improve the quality of life in their communities. Grants range from $500 to $5,000. Proposals are accepted twice each year. The next deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Friday, August 9, 2019. Proposals must be received by 5 p.m. on that day. No group may receive two grants within a one-year.
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Our Racial Justice Matching Fund with ioby

If you are involved in community work, you are probably involved in racial justice work. Given the United States’ complex history, it won’t surprise most that racial injustice has long existed and continues to be embedded in our present. So in the face of the enormous challenge of confronting injustice, building community can often become a form of racial justice work; building trust and connection.
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Projects Funded in Fall 2018

We will support, with additional funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, 60 resident-led projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland with $150,041 in grants. Click the link for a list of all the funded projects including details about each project, the grant amount awarded, and neighborhood where the project will take place. Projects marked with an asterisk (*) are co-funded by the residents of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. Interested in apply for a.
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Forms Needed to Receive Your Grant

Awarded one of our small grants this season? Congratulations! There are two forms that must be completed in order for you to receive your grant. Please complete the Terms and Conditions of Grant form.  Please also complete the  Project Budget Form. Both must be completed and returned to Neighborhood Connections by Monday, December 10, 2018 in order for your group to receive the awarded grant funds. If your group received.
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Projects Funded in Spring 2018

Neighborhood Connections, with additional funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, will support 101 resident-led projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland with $293,118 in grants. Click the link for a complete list of our Spring 2018 grants including details about each project, the grant amount awarded, and neighborhood where the project will take place. Projects marked with an asterisk (*) are co-funded by the residents of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. Interested in.
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Projects Funded in Fall 2017

Neighborhood Connections, with additional funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, will support 65 resident-led projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland with $195,660 in grants. Click the link for a complete list of our Fall 2017 grants including details about each project, the grant amount awarded, and neighborhood where the project will take place. Projects marked with an asterisk (*) are co-funded by the residents of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. Interested.
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Projects Funded in Spring 2017

Neighborhood Connections, with additional funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, will support 100 projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland with grants totaling $250,745. Click the link for a list of grants from May 2017 with details about each project, the grant amount awarded, and neighborhood where the project will take place. Projects marked with an asterisk (*) are co-funded by the residents of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. Interested.
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Announcing our grants for Fall 2016!

Our Grant Making Committee has approved $200,269 in grants to support 72 projects throughout Cleveland and East Cleveland. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the county’s public funder for arts and culture, will co-fund 26 of the resident-led arts and culture projects. Highlights of the grants include: Change Makers* was awarded $4,000 for Invigorate Art Gallery @6500. This outdoor gallery will feature work of professional and novice artists in Hough..
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Projects Funded in Fall 2016

Neighborhood Connections, with additional funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, will support 72 projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland with grants totaling $200,269. Click here for details about each project, the grant amount awarded, and neighborhood where the project will take place. Projects marked with an asterisk (*) are co-funded by the residents of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. Interested in apply for a grant? Our next deadline is Friday,.
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Projects Funded in Spring 2016

Neighborhood Connections, with additional funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, will support 120 projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland with grants totaling $288,672. Click here for details about each project, the grant amount awarded, and neighborhood where the project will take place. Projects marked with an asterisk (*) are co-funded by the residents of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. Interested in apply for a grant? Our next deadline.
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Projects Funded in Fall 2015

Neighborhood Connections, in partnership with Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, funded 68 resident-led projects totaling $213,052 in Fall 2015. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is Cuyahoga County’s local public funder for arts and culture. Click the link for a complete list of funded projects.  For more information about the grants program, click here. .
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Spring 2015 Grantees

Neighborhood Connections, in partnership with Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, funded 126 resident-led projects totaling $288,536 in Spring 2015. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is Cuyahoga County’s local public funder for arts and culture. Click the link for a complete list of funded projects. .
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Fall 2014 Grantees

Neighborhood Connections, in partnership with Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, funded ​67 resident-led projects totaling $150,000 in Fall 2014. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is Cuyahoga County’s local public funder for arts and culture. Click the link for a complete list of funded projects.   .
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What Is the Grant Making Committee?

To ensure that we fund neighborhood priorities, a Grant Making Committee of Cleveland and East Cleveland residents reviews all Neighborhood Connections grant applications and makes final decisions about which proposals are funded and at what level. Current committee members select new members from all areas of Cleveland and East Cleveland. Committee members serve three-year terms. The role of the Neighborhood Connections Grant Making Committee member is to thoroughly read,.
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Project Resources

The following websites provide information useful to nonprofit organizations. You may find these to be good resources for your project. Bright Ideas Website offers stories of effective practices used by high-performing non-profits around the state. Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development Research unit at Case Western Reserve University examines issues of poverty in cities. Find publications and data on the Cleveland area. Cleveland City Planning Commission The City Planning Commission’s.
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