Community Grants

Saint Luke’s Community Grants are available for projects that advance health equity via:

  • Physical Environment (housing/neighborhood)
  • Behaviors (diet and exercise)
  • Education, Job Status and Income
  • Social Connections and Safety
  • Advocacy/Policy

Your group or small organization may be eligible for funding up to $6k, IF your project occurs in the following neighborhoods:  

  • Buckeye-Shaker  (incl. Shaker Square, Larchmere, Cormere, Haddam, Ardoon, Ludlow & Kemper) 

  • Mt. Pleasant 

  • Woodland Hills 

Interested in Applying? 

Tell us a little about your project here or give us a call at 216.704.6089. Afterwards we will schedule a “get acquainted meeting” to determine next steps. 

We look forward to learning more about you and your project! 

Download Grant Application Questions

Community Grant Deadlines for 2024:

  • March 4, 2024
  • May 6, 2024
  • July 1, 2024
  • September 2, 2024

Note: Community grants are awarded approximately 30 days after the application deadline.

Who decides which groups get funded?

Meet the Resident Advancement Committee (RAC), Saint Luke's grantmaking body of community members who oversee the Foundation's community discretionary budget.

  • Derrick Barnes
  • Marilyn Burns
  • Marcy Clark
  • Ashley R. Evans
  • Toni Johnson
  • JaNae Hambrick
  • Zack Reed
  • R.L. (Bob) Render III
  • Jabril Shabazz
  • Ronnetta Stallworth

Through the RAC, residents of the Saint Luke’s footprint have the opportunity to review the Foundation’s Community Grant applications and award up to $140,000 annually for initiatives that zero in on the social, economic, and environmental factors which shape health in their own neighborhoods. 

The RAC, and the grants they award, widen Saint Luke's scope of influence, enhance Foundation learning, and offer residents decision-making power to promote change in their own communities.   

This participatory model was developed to help the Foundation better connect with the people in our footprint - establishing a deeper understanding of the opportunities, needs, and barriers residents face daily; and to further promoting equity, which is a core of the Foundation’s health equity strategy.  

Learn More About RAC

Community Strategy Partners in the News:

The Entrepreneur 180 Course, which "“teaches women how to become better business owners to navigate the struggles of being a business owner and making our community ‘A Better Land’ in the process” 

Buckeye Pocket Parks maintenance on three streets

Children in Mt. Pleasant Learning about Beekeeping from the Leaders of Our Future America

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