Neighbor Up Common Ground ‘Count Me In’ Grants

Every year, Common Ground shares a theme to help guide hosts as they build their events. This year Common Ground invites Greater Clevelanders to explore what it means to be counted and what it means to count.

We all bring something valuable to the table. Our experiences enrich the communities in which we live. When we come together to share these experiences, connections are made that improve our neighborhoods and our lives. This year, Common Ground is asking Greater Cleveland to say, “Count me in.”

We want to count you in.

Count you in on the opportunity to reflect on our community.

Count you in for taking steps to support and improve this place we call home.

Count you in on connecting with the amazing people and good work being done in Greater Cleveland.

This year, participants in conversations across the region will ask, “Are you in?”

Grant information

Grants are available up to $2500 for resident-led groups, small non-profits, and small faith-based organizations in Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties.

  • Funds must be used by November 4, 2020;
  • Funds must be used for nonpartisan “Get Out the Vote” work such as voter registration;
  • Funds cannot be used to support a particular candidate or campaign;
  • Groups or organizations are not required to have hosted a Common Ground conversation this year (due to the COVID-19 pandemic);
  • Proposals must explain how you are going to remain physically distant while increasing voting participation.

Want help making a plan?

If you have an idea, but would like help making an action plan, attend an Action Clinic and get organizing and strategy consultation from members of Neighbor Up.

6 to 8 p.m.

  • September 21
  • October 5
  • October 26

10 a.m. to noon

  • September 22
  • October 6

Join a session by clicking: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81035908394?pwd=VVdiZW4zRUpTNnpuOHpLS1F3bEIydz09

Or call in by dialing: 19292056099

with Meeting ID: 810 3590 8394

Or with one-tap mobile: +19292056099,,81035908394# US (New York)

If you need tech support in advance, please let us know by texting/calling
Erika Brown at 216-313-7263

We’re partnering with the Cleveland Foundation to host Action Clinics and offer small grants to help take your Common Ground idea to action.