Announcing our first Neighbor Up COVID-19 Rapid Response grants!
Groups funded this week include:
- Strong Hands United in East Cleveland, who will place portable hand washing sinks in the city so that the homeless and the un-sheltered population can have access to fresh water to wash their hands and face;
- Advocates for Peace and Change, led by young adult refugees in Cleveland’s Clark-Fulton/Brooklyn Centre neighborhood, who will offer immediate assistance to many families in the refugee community that have been affected by COVID-19; and
- St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Women’s League in Chesterland, who received funding to provide a monthly free community lunch for older adults with the Chesterland Senior Center.
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.
Funds are intended to enable these 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.