Entries by lmills

Available now! Circular Cleveland Community Grants

The Circular Cleveland Community Grants provide financial assistance to grassroots neighborhood groups, faith-based organizations and small non-profit organizations (with an operating budget of less than $250,000) to support their community work related to the circular economy. WHAT IS A CIRCULAR ECONOMY? A circular economy diverts waste from the landfill and reduces pollution, keeps products and […]

NEO Youth Climate Action Fund

From our partners at The NEO Youth Climate Action Fund NEO Youth Climate Action Fund is intended to support young people in planning and executing projects with a focus on climate and environmental resiliency. The project theme is “circular systems.” The fund aims to be accessible and all accepted projects will receive their funding up-front — students will […]

The Cleveland Observer: Voices on the Vaccine

Cleveland Documenters partnered with The Cleveland Observer to publish a three-part series done by Documenters who interviewed more than 40 friends, family members, neighbors and residents from across the city over the past several weeks to understand their views about the Covid-19 vaccines, which in some cases were still evolving.. Read the series here.

Projects funded through the Neighbor Up COVID-19 Rapid Response grants

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. Find a list of projects funded here. This list is updated monthly and projects marked with […]

Inspiring Action: Arts & Culture Network Night in 2021

Arts & Culture Network Night is a space designed to nurture connections, build trust and inspire action. Thank you to Caleb Wright and Seth Bisen-Hersh for the beautiful performance to open up Arts and Culture Network Night in April.  You can learn more about Caleb on the Cuyahoga Arts and Culture directory, or on Instagram and Facebook. More info […]

Community Garden and Farmers Market Grants

Neighbor Up is offering one time grants for community gardens, farmers markets, and for garden art in the cities of Cleveland and East Cleveland. Grants will be reviewed on a rolling basis each week starting May 1st through June 15th. Groups and organizations may only be funded once during this time period. If your group […]

February Arts & Culture Network Night

February Arts & Culture Network Night Thank you to everyone who joined us for Arts and Culture Network Night on February 25th. We opened the evening with poetry by Neighbor Up Member and Adult Literacy Grantrecipient, Mansa L. Bey. Check out more of his work on Instagram @poet_mansa_l_bey At every Arts & Culture Network Night, we […]

Ten-Year Housing and Investment Plan

We have joined the City of Cleveland’s initiative to create a Ten-Year Housing and Investment Plan. We know housing is an issue important to the members of our network and our community at-large, and being a part of this process allows us to ensure that residents’ voices play a role in shaping the recommendations that this plan produces. Once the plan is complete we can work with one another, the City, and partner institutions to make sure the plan is implemented.

New Microloan Program

Neighbor Up is working with a team of parishioners and community members at Blessed Trinity Parish to offer a new Microloan Program for grassroots entrepreneurs who want to start or grow businesses in the West Park area.

The new program offers very low interest microloans with manageable monthly payments and a simple, accessible application process for people who may have had no prior experience with business financing, or who may simply need some resources to help them get a project going. Designed to help more people build their own earnings, particularly those who may find challenges with employment, the Microloan Program will provide more than just finances – it will also bring entrepreneurs into a network of people who can provide support in a range of ways, from legal advice to help with marketing services, bookkeeping and business planning.