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 funded this week include:
- Five Ladies in Cleveland will provide nutritional meals to those in need. They have served with the Metanoia Project for the last two seasons, and they hope to continue working with those who are unsheltered and sheltered-resistant.
- Choice’s Brothers and Sisters in Euclid will support individuals, families and youth in navigating through and accessing community resources. Resources will be available at the Shore Cultural Center three days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. At this location, they will distribute hygiene supplies, PPE, cleaning supplies, underwear and socks, snacks, and connection to other neighboring resources.
- Boys 2 Men in Berea is hosting the Summer Garden Works Program, an 8-week program that allows up to 15 boys the opportunity to gain experience in gardening and serving the community while also earning a stipend for participation. There will be visits to the Berea Community Farm, and youth will tend to gardens of elderly seniors in the community who may need additional help with growing or tending to their home gardens or landscapes.
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.