Funding is available for residents, local small business owners, and faith-based groups and organizations in the Buckeye-Woodhill and Mt. Pleasant neighborhoods to combat the impact of COVID-19.
Grants are for basic needs, business support, and combating social isolation.
Do you have an idea to help your neighbors and community to address these challenges? Or do you personally need financial support as a result of this public health crisis?
- Must be a resident, small business, or member of a congregation in Mt. Pleasant or Buckeye-Woodhill
- Grant request must be made by people from Mt. Pleasant or Buckeye-Woodhill
- Must address issues related to the COVID-19 crisis
If you meet these criteria, then you are eligible for a grant!
Examples of what could be funded
For a grassroots group or organization (up to $1000):
- A street club received a grant to provide basic needs to older adults on their streets who are unable to go to the grocery store and pharmacy. The funds pay for masks, gloves, and a some to purchase basic needs (food, prescriptions, utilities).
- A neighborhood association was awarded funds to host weekly conversations with their members and others from the neighborhood. The funds pay for Zoom, a conference line, and for wi-fi hotspots for people who don’t have access to the internet.
- A neighborhood arts organization received a grant to host weekly virtual concerts that neighborhood residents could listen to on social media. Funds paid for a musician and/or small band to play together virtually each week and was broadcast across social media.
- A congregation in the neighborhood received a grant to purchase basic needs (food, toilet paper, prescriptions) for local residents who come to their food pantry.
- A group of neighbors got together and agreed to cut lawns on their street for people who couldn’t. Funds paid a stipend to residents who cut the lawns.
For personal support (up to $500):
- Bertha lost her job. She filed for unemployment benefits but it’s going to take some time. She received funding to pay for food and for utilities, so she is able to make it through until she receives benefits.
- The Allen family rents their home. The parents have reduced hours at their jobs and they can’t make rent. They received a grant to help pay their rent this month.
- Joe’s refrigerator went out. He needs it repaired but doesn’t have the money. He received a grant to pay for it to be repaired.
- The Kirkpatrick children are expected to learn online but don’t have a computer nor do they have internet access. This small grant paid for a laptop and for two months of internet access.
For a small business (up to $500):
- A coffee shop owner had to close her business during the pandemic. She received grant funds to pay for her rent while waiting for Small Business Association assistance to come.
- A neighborhood convenience store received funding to hire a person to deliver food and basic supplies to neighborhood residents.
- A neighborhood restaurant had to lay off their cook and a waitress. Both applied for unemployment insurance, but needed some temporary support to get through the month. The restaurant owner used the funds to pay their employees a small severance amount to assist them until unemployment kicks in.
Please complete the application and submit to your community contact
Buckeye-Woodhill: Orlando Grant, firstname.lastname@example.org, 216-341-1455
Burten, Bell, Carr Community Development, Inc. is working with people and groups from Buckeye-Woodhill.
Mt. Pleasant: Monique Williams Kelly, email@example.com, 216-369-9329
Neighborhood Connections is working with people and groups from Mt. Pleasant.
NOTE: Grant funds will be paid to the billing agency not to individuals or groups.