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Cleveland Junior Jitterbugs

We’re highlighting recent grantees! This week we’re featuring Valerie Sandstrom and Cleveland Junior Jitterbugs. Do you have a great idea to improve your neighborhood? Let’s connect. Next grant deadline is Feb. 12. Find out more here.

Announcing more than $208,000 in grants to neighborhood projects

Our grant making committee, made up of residents from Cleveland and East Cleveland, has approved $208,052 in grants to support 67 different neighborhood projects. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Cuyahoga County’s public funder for arts and culture, will co-fund 17 of the resident-led arts and culture projects through a partnership with our program. Highlights of the grants • […]

Projects Funded in Fall 2015

Neighborhood Connections, in partnership with Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, funded 68 resident-led projects totaling $213,052 in Fall 2015. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is Cuyahoga County’s local public funder for arts and culture. Click the link for a complete list of funded projects.  For more information about the grants program, click here. 

Neighbor Up on Wealth Trip to Detroit

Earlier this month, a group of Neighbor Up members interested in supporting small businesses in Cleveland went to Detroit to research how black-owned businesses thrive there. In two days, we visited 11 black-owned businesses and interviewed seven entrepreneurs to learn about their successes and struggles, and to get their advice about being entrepreneurs in the post-industrial Midwest. We were particularly interested in […]

Edible Forest to Feed Neighbors

A group of Bellaire-Puritas neighbors and parishioners at Blessed Trinity Church are planting an edible forest with a grant they received from Neighborhood Connections last year. The forest has young fruit trees growing peaches, cherries, walnuts, apples and more. There is also a garden with tomatoes, peppers, melons and peas. “The idea is to always have […]

Neighborhood Connections Announces Spring Grants

The Neighborhood Connections Grant Making Committee has approved $288,536 in grants to support 126 different resident-led projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland. Through a partnership with Neighborhood Connections, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the local public funder for arts and culture in Cuyahoga County, will co-fund 54 of the projects that bring vibrant arts and cultural […]

Spring 2015 Grantees

Neighborhood Connections, in partnership with Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, funded 126 resident-led projects totaling $288,536 in Spring 2015. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is Cuyahoga County’s local public funder for arts and culture. Click the link for a complete list of funded projects. 

Politico: What works

An ambitious experiment dubbed the Greater University Circle Initiative is trying to link Glenville and its neighboring communities to the wealthy institutions of University Circle so that the entire area can flourish … more

Fall 2014 Grantees

Neighborhood Connections, in partnership with Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, funded ​67 resident-led projects totaling $150,000 in Fall 2014. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is Cuyahoga County’s local public funder for arts and culture. Click the link for a complete list of funded projects.   

Grantee Feature: Seniors Are Jewels

Seniors Are Jewels is a project that gets senior adults out of their homes and involved in activities including arts and crafts, movement and computer training. Grantee and Grant Making Committee member Tynetta Harris-McCall talks about the project and the grant funding provided by Neighborhood Connections that helped make it a reality.

Grantees Featured in People’s Art Show

The 21st People’s Art Show ran at the Galleries at Cleveland State University, near the corner of Euclid Avenue and East 13th Street, from October 30 to December 4. Anyone can enter the annual exhibit by bringing one or two works of any size and of any medium to the Galleries during specified drop-off times. […]

What Is the Grant Making Committee?

To ensure that we fund neighborhood priorities, a Grant Making Committee of Cleveland and East Cleveland residents reviews all grant applications and makes final decisions about which proposals are funded and at what level. Current committee members select new members from all areas of Cleveland and East Cleveland. Committee members serve three-year terms. The role of the […]

66 Neighborhood Projects Funded

Neighborhood Connections, with additional funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, announces $150,000 in grants to 66 neighborhood projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Cuyahoga County’s local public funder for arts and culture, will co-fund 25 of the resident-led arts and culture projects through a partnership with Neighborhood Connections. Some of projects […]

Neighbor Up for Health

Neighbor Up members passionate about the health of their neighborhoods came together around the question, “What’s working when it comes to health in the communities of Greater University Circle?” They started having conversations last year with neighbors, doctors at the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals, as well as city leaders. This year they decided to focus on having a […]