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GRANTS

Other Funding Opportunities

Listed below are other potential funding sources for grassroots groups. The Foundation Center has a library full of resources to help you find more funders, and free training classes on fundraising, proposal writing, and nonprofit management. Call them at 216-861-1933 ext. 325, visit their website at www.foundationcenter.org/cleveland, or stop by: 1422 Euclid Avenue (Hanna Building), Suite 1600, Cleveland, OH 44115. Cleveland Climate Action Fund provides funding for.
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Find a Sample Application Here

Want to see how a Neighborhood Connections grant application is done? Click on the link to view a sample grant proposal: Demo Application   .
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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few of the most frequently asked about the grant program: Can an individual receive money from the Neighborhood Connections program? Individuals are not eligible. Will grant dollars be distributed evenly among Cleveland neighborhoods and East Cleveland? When possible, we attempt to provide an equitable share of funding to each neighborhood. However, all grant applications will be reviewed on their merits and some neighborhoods receive a larger share.
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Final Report

Awarded a Neighborhood Connections grant? Successfully completed your project?  Once you have completed your project, please complete a Final Report. Final Report Grantees have one month from the time the project is finished to complete and provide the Final Report  to Neighborhood Connections. If you have questions or would like assistance completing the report, please contact Neighborhood Connections at 216-361-0042 or e-mail us at info@neighborhoodgrants.org.  .
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Spring 2014 Grantees

Neighborhood Connections, in partnership with Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, funded 100 resident-led projects totaling $341,000 in Spring 2014.  Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is Cuyahoga County’s local public funder for arts and culture. Click here for a list of the groups that received funding..
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Fall 2013 Grantees

Neighborhood Connections, in partnership with Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, funded 90 groups totaling $270,000 in November 2013.  Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Cuyahoga County’s local public funder for arts and culture, co-funded 35 of the resident-led arts and culture projects through a unique partnership with Neighborhood Connections. For a complete list of funded projects, click here..
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Spring 2013 Grantees

Neighborhood Connections funded 90 groups totaling $270,000 in November 2013. For a complete list of funded projects, click here..
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Fall 2012 Grantees

Neighborhood Connections funded a variety of resident-led projects in Fall 2012. For a complete list of funded projects, click here.    .
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Fall 2011 Grantees

Neighborhood Connections funded 89 groups totaling $318,000 in November 2011. For a complete list of funded projects, click here.    .
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Spring 2011 Grantees

Neighborhood Connections funded a variety of resident-led projects in Spring 2011. Click here for a complete list of funded projects.    .
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Fall 2010 Grantees

Neighborhood Connections funded 93 groups totaling $325,000 in November 2010. For a complete list of funded projects, click here. .
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Spring 2010 Grantees

Neighborhood Connections funded 92 groups totaling $325,000 in Spring 2010. For a complete list of funded projects, click here. .
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Grantees in the News

Across Cleveland, folks are using a small investment from Neighborhood Connections to make their mark. Click on the headlines below to read about grantees in the news. Spring 2013 Superman celebrates 75 years! Spring 2012 The Fresh Prince of Glenville  Prince of Peace Outreach East 73rd Street Block Club  Cleveland Youth Empowerment El Sistema! Winter 2012 The Renee Jones Empowerment Center Trinity Community Garden El Sistema   Winter 2011 Wake Up and Live with the Arts The Halloran Park Skating Club  The Halloran.
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What have people done with a grant from Neighborhood Connections?

People have used grants to fund everything from community gardens to neighborhood safety projects. Click the links below for photo slideshows and descriptions of a variety of grantee projects. Projects focused on Building Community Slavic Village: Mill Creek Homeowners Association Slavic Village: Bring Back the 70's Block Club Projects focused on Community Gardening Tremont: Naturehood Glenville: Ashbury Community Garden Glenville: 109th Street Community Garden Hough: City Rising Farm  St. Clair/Superior: Community Greenhouse Partners Detroit-Shoreway: Edgewater Hill Victory Garden Detroit-Shoreway: Herman Avenue Community Garden Ohio City: Kentucky Garden Projects focused.
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Thank You Grant Making Committee Members!

We appreciate the commitment it takes to volunteer as a member of the  Grant Making Committee. The committee reviews hundreds of grant proposals each year and meets several times to review proposals before making final decisions on which projects will receive funding. Click on a photo to read more about some current and former committee members. Current committee members who are not pictured are: Charm Celestine, Glenville; Hassan Lee,.
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