Neighbor Up COVID-19 Rapid Response grants are providing financial assistance to grassroots neighborhood civic groups as well as small non-profit and faith-based organizations in Cuyahoga, Geauga and Lake counties for efforts related to the provision of needs during COVID-19.
Groups recently funded include:
- AHI: Arts & Culture in Hough will be knocking on doors, providing emergency health and safety kits where needed, and inviting families to participate in drum workshops on Sundays and Tuesdays along with a schedule of art activities for individuals and small groups. All work will follow physical distancing requirements.
- Parma Charitable Fund will assist the most needy of the Parma community with accessible nourishment. They will also provide gift cards to a local grocery store to those who apply and meet the criteria. One of their goals is to work with one of their local grocers to provide a discounts if gift cards are purchase exclusively from them, so as to stretch the grant funding further.
- LAWRS Foundation will assist those in Cuyahoga and Lake counties representing themselves in court without the assistance of an attorney with access to: legal documents and filing; research & analysis; assistance with court filing fees and other fees for civil claims; and housing deposits if applicable.
Neighbor Up COVID-19 Rapid Response grants are intended to enable civic groups and organizations to be responsive to emergency and basic needs requests, providing support for operations, and/or reducing social isolation. Applicants can be 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations or work with a 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor that will be designated to you through this grants program. Grants cover a 12-week period and will be between $500 and $5,000.