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We’re proud to announce our fall grants!

Our Grant Making Committee, made up of 22 residents from Cleveland and East Cleveland, has approved $150,041 in grants to support 60 projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the local public funder for arts and culture, will co-fund 15 of the resident-led arts and culture projects through a partnership with us. Highlights […]

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 complete list of our Fall 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 […]

Working for economic justice

A few times every year you receive emails, calls and texts from us urging you to attend or spread the word about Step Up to UH. It’s an employment program to connect residents of Cleveland and East Cleveland with entry-level jobs at University Hospitals, one of our state’s largest employers. We’re not in the employment […]

Congratulations to Neighbor Up members!

What a great day celebrating the grand opening of Simon’s Supermarket on Buckeye Road. Congratulations to Neighbor Up members, who organized and advocated with hundreds of fellow residents — as well as Cleveland City Councilman Blaine Griffin and other city, county and nonprofit folks — to ensure this new grocery meets the needs, standards and aspirations […]

Making change with Community Network Building

Check out this great article about micro-segregation and the practical ways Community Network Building, the strategy behind Neighbor Up, can help. (And it includes a shout out to #NeighborUpCLE) Practical Ideas for Addressing Micro-Segregation in Mixed Income Communities Derek Hyra, associate professor and founding director of the Metropolitan Policy Center in the School of Public Affairs […]

WEWS-TV: Grassroots effort leads to return of supermarket in Cleveland’s Buckeye neighborhood

Neighbor Up members Lorrie, Diane and Deborah organized to bring quality food, jobs, and productive relationships to the Buckeye neighborhood. For 18 months, these amazing women worked together with nearly 50 Neighbor Up members in their neighborhood to create a mutually beneficial relationship with Simon’s grocery store. They helped host several community conversations and job […]

ideastream: Larchmere Porchfest celebrates 10 years

We were proud to support Larchmere Porchfest with a Neighbor Up Action Grant. Read on for more about the neighborhood day of concerts. Once a summer for the past decade, 30 bands play free concerts from porches of homes and businesses throughout Cleveland’s Larchmere neighborhood. While organizers of Larchmere Porchfest have not increased the number of […]

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 […]

Wealth, Equity & Happy Hour!

Neighbor Up members are committed to building wealth and working  towards economic interdependence. You’re invited to join us. Connect! Happy Hour + Meetup for Entrepreneurs Join us to connect with other entrepreneurs, contractors, artists and creative people; hear stories of success; and get mutual support in building your business. Last Thursdays every other month. July […]

Arts & Culture Network Night

Connect with artists, arts organization employees, and other creative people from across Cuyahoga County for a night of relationship building, mutual support, and to spark new initiatives with others. Co-hosted quarterly in partnership with Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. Upcoming date: May 2019

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 […]

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 […]

Excited to announce $3.1 million grant from Cleveland Foundation

Neighborhood Connections is proud to announce $3.1 million in funding from the Cleveland Foundation. The continued funding supports our signature initiatives – the grassroots grants program and the work of the Neighbor Up network, a diverse group of Greater Cleveland residents striving to make positive change in their neighborhoods and find innovative solutions to larger health and […]