Community West Foundation Awards $765,500 in Fourth Quarter Grants

The Community West Foundation Board of Directors approved $640,500 in fourth quarter grants to nonprofit agencies that are located in Cleveland, Western Cuyahoga and Lorain Counties. An additional $125,000 was distributed through their Community Impact Fund bringing the grand total to $765,500. The Community Impact Fund was established for donors who want to invest alongside Community West’s mission knowing that contributions would be distributed directly to grantees quarterly.

For the fourth quarter, Community West Foundation provided grants to community service nonprofits that provide a variety of services and other unique programs.

Organizations receiving grants include:

Cuyahoga County:

  • Carolyn Farrell Foundation for Brain Health – Offers arts enrichment to help with isolation and improve the quality of life for individuals with Alzheimer’s and Dementia
  • Community of Hope – Creates communities and a sense of belonging for homeless youth and young adults who age out of foster care without a family; links youth to mental health services, job programs, school tutoring, GED courses, and parenting support
  • Ed Keating Center – Provides recovery services in a sober living environment for men and women struggling with chemical addiction
  • Frontline Services – Backbone of behavioral health services in Cuyahoga County for those with the highest barriers to services including individuals who are homeless, severely mentally disabled, in psychiatric crisis, and those who have been traumatized by violence
  • Journey Center for Safety and Healing – Serves those affected by child abuse and domestic violence through a 24-hour helpline, emergency domestic violence shelter, trauma services, and the Justice System Advocacy Program
  • Lakewood Community Services Center – Provides bi-monthly home delivery of food to low and extremely low-income clients in Lakewood, Rocky River, and Westlake
  • May Dugan Center – Addresses inequities in access to health care, food, and living wages through behavioral health and basic needs services, Seniors on the Move programs, Reception & Placement, and their Trauma Recovery and Education Resource Centers
  • Merrick House – Provides Moms First program to reduce racial disparities in poor birth outcomes and infant mortality in the City of Cleveland
  • Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center – Provides people living with HIV/AIDS with wraparound services including housing assistance, legal aid, addiction recovery, and food programs to address the root causes and impacts of systemic poverty
  • St. Paul’s Community Outreach – Meets near west side residents’ needs through food pantry, hygiene, and basic medical support, phone access, and clothing ministry; provides medical information, bus tickets, vouchers for birth certificates and IDs, and referrals; serves as an overflow men’s shelter site
  • Scranton Road Ministries – Works to break the cycle of poverty through a legal clinic, academic enrichment center, and youth jobs partnership
  • Seeds of Literacy – Improves lives through literacy by providing one to one adult education and GED tutoring in physical classrooms and online
  • Transformations by Austin Angels Cleveland – Only organization in Northeast Ohio providing volunteer, community support to fostering families to ensure healthy, affirming, and lasting relationships
  • West Side Catholic Center – Provides food, clothing, shelter, job training, rent subsidies, and case management through their Resource Center, Workforce Development Program, Moriah House shelter, the Family Engagement Program, Zacchaeus Housing Solutions, Culinary Academy, and Family Success Network

Lorain County:

  • Avon/Avon Lake Community Resource Services – Provides short-term assistance and connections to financial literacy, health and wellness, education, and job training programs
  • North Ridgeville Community Care – Provides utility and housing assistance, senior outreach, and household essentials to North Ridgeville residents
  • Oberlin Community Resources – Serves the community through food access, emergency assistance, and resiliency programs; conducts food rescue, food distribution, and food delivery
  • The Road to Hope – Provides housing to men, women, and families recovering from substance abuse

About Community West Foundation:

The mission of Community West Foundation is to advance the health and well-being of our community. The staff and Board of Directors are guided by the words in Matthew 25:35-40. While their grantmaking is based on these teachings, they are not affiliated with any particular religion. Their grantees, friends and donors come from diverse faiths and practices.

For more information, contact Community West Foundation at 440-360-7370 or visit communitywestfoundation.org

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