Our Recent Grantmaking


Community Grants

1-year funding:

  • $6,000 to the Lakewood Public Library to offer Connecting for Kids programming (serving families in Northeast Ohio with concerns about their child) at the Main and Madison Branch Libraries.
  • $8,000 to the Lakewood City Schools Community Recreation and Education Department to provide free swimming lessons through its Learn-to-Swim program to families experiencing economic barriers and to increase access to swim programs for English Language Learning families.
  • $10,000 to Reach Out and Read Greater Cleveland to support evidence-based literacy programming during child wellness visits embedded in three Lakewood pediatric practices.
  • $10,300 to Madison Court Community Coalition (MC3) for planned community events at the Madison Court Basketball and to create a paid student internship position to increase programming capacity.
  • $15,000 to LakewoodAlive to support Project Safe Senior, including the installation of Knox Boxes to increase safety for older adult residents.
  • $20,000 to Emerald Development & Economic Network, EDEN, Inc. (EDEN) to improve incentives, resources, and relationships with Lakewood landlords with the goal of increasing affordable housing options for home insecure and disabled community members.
  • $25,000 to the West 117th Foundation, Inc. to support the development of the LGBTQIA+ Youth Sports League to create inclusive and affirming sports programming for Northeast Ohio LGBTQIA+ identifying youth.
  • $25,000 to Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU) for the Lakewood Summer Youth Employment Program that secures and mentors high school students in meaningful and skill-building summer employment.
  • $39,155 to the Lakewood Community Services Center (LCSC)  for its Summer Lunch and Enrichment Program that addresses food insecurity during summer months for low-income families and creates socialization, education, and recreational opportunities for children.
  • $40,000 to Neighborhood Family Practice to support a patient advocate at the North Coast Community Health Center to identify and remove barriers to increase access to care, enhance the overall quality of care delivered, and to improve health outcomes.

2-year funding:

  • $30,000 to Asian Services in Action, Inc. (ASIA) over two years for support to immigrant and refugee residents in Lakewood through food resources, public benefit enrollment assistance, translation services, and case management.
  • $80,000 over two years to the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland for legal assistance for issues related to health, safety, and economic security with special focus given to older adults.

Systems-Level Grants

  • $69,865 for capacity building support for the Neighborhood Paramedic Program of the City of Lakewood to provide a proactive care through EMS home visits to prevent trip-and-fall situations of senior citizens within their residencies.

Covid-Response Funding

Additional Funding

  • $5,600 to the Center for Community Solutions to provide gift cards to participants in the Community Health Needs Assessment surveys and focus groups.
Grants Awarded 2021
  • $15,000 to Asian Services in Action, Inc. (ASIA) for COVID-related relief for Lakewood residents who are immigrants or refugees.
  • $4,000 to the Barton Senior Center for an internet connectivity pilot for senior residents of the Westerly apartments.
  • $1,000 to LakewoodAlive for safe outdoor children’s play area during Light Up Lakewood event.
  • $15,000 to Lakewood City Schools to support the Coordinated Care Project to offer individualized support to families experiencing barriers and lack of access to basic needs.
  • $35,000 to Lakewood Community Services Center for food assistance for Lakewood residents for the period of February through June 2021.
  • $30,000 to the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland for services and outreach to Lakewood residents.
  • $56,038 to Ohio Guidestone to provide wraparound student mental health support in Lakewood City Schools
  • $16,650 to the West 117 Foundation for strategic planning process for newly formed Board of Directors for 3-5 year organizational and program planning during and emerging from the Covid pandemic.
  • $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 in 2020