Grants Awarded 2021
- $4,000 to the Barton Senior Center for an internet connectivity pilot for senior residents of the Westerly apartments.
- $35,000 to Lakewood Community Services Center for food assistance for Lakewood residents for the period of February through June 2021.
- $25,000 to the YMCA of Greater Cleveland to support capacity to provide school-day care for Lakewood’s elementary school-age children while learning is remote or hybrid for the period of January through March 2021.
Grants Awarded 2020
- $25,000 to the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland for services and outreach to Lakewood residents.
- $25,000 to the YMCA of Greater Cleveland, to support its expansion of capacity to provide school-day care to school-age children while learning is remote.
- $35,000 to the Lakewood Community Services Center, for food distribution to Lakewood residents.
- $32,000 to the Lakewood City Schools, for digital connectivity for families with school-age children .
- $10,000 to the LakewoodAlive, for housing outreach for seniors and low-moderate income residents.
- $25,000 to the Department of Human Services, City of Lakewood to be used for food assistance, grocery/drug store gift cards for distribution to residents in need, RTA fare cards, prescription assistance and/or other transportation assistance.
- $50,000 to Lakewood Community Services Center to be used for food distribution.
- $57,500 to HFLA of Northeast Ohio to establish a pool of COVID-19 emergency loans exclusively for Lakewood Residents.
- $15,000 to Asian Services in Action, Inc. (ASIA, Inc.) to meet the emergency needs of refugee and immigrant families in Lakewood.
- $60,000 to the Department of Human Services, City of Lakewood for resident emergency needs.
2020 grantmaking will focus on community needs stemming from the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis. The Foundation will be taking a phased approach for the remainder of the year to respond with additional grants to meet needs in the community as the crisis unfolds.
Grantmaking Focus Area
Grants are limited to projects and efforts that address the needs of Lakewood residents. The projects and efforts should primarily serve the following vulnerable populations: single-parent heads of household of minor children; children/youth; seniors; refugees/immigrants
Remaining grant funds for 2020 will be dedicated to meeting community needs stemming from the COVID-19 crisis. These will be selected through proactive outreach to community government leaders and nonprofit leadership.
Details for grantmaking in 2021 will be available at a later time. HLF intends to launch an open application process for grants in 2021 and hopes to provide a combination of Opportunity, Community, and Systems Change grants.
Healthy Lakewood Foundation
Responds to COVID-19
The HLF Board recognizes that responsible stewardship requires an initial investment of time and resources to ensure our grantmaking process and priorities are effective, efficient, and equitable.
With the help of local experts, we are engaged in intentional educational sessions covering philanthropy, grant-making, social determinants of health, and other important topics specific to the Lakewood community.
Over the coming months, we will apply this learning to inform decisions about funding priorities.
The HLF Board continues to develop priorities and organizational guidelines in alignment with our mission, vision, and values that will inform our effective, efficient, and equitable grant-making strategy.
We will share more information in 2020.