Posted October 16, 2018 in News Items
On October 11th the board of trustees of Saint Luke’s Foundation approved grants to eighteen organizations totaling roughly $1,600,000. These investments advance the Foundation’s strategic mission to achieve health equity in Cuyahoga County by addressing social determinants of health.The factors that have the biggest impact on health outcomes include educational attainment, financial stability, healthy eating and active living, safe and affordable housing and the strengthening of social connections. Additionally, an important part of our work is supporting a wide variety of people and organizations who work to strengthen the neighborhoods surrounding the former Saint Luke’s hospital. In all aspects of our mission, we are interested and engaged in efforts around public policy.
This quarter is the first round of grants made in the context of our new vision and mission. We are heartened to be able to see and support a broad range of organizations that pursue this work. Housing safety and stability
- Case Western Reserve University, Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development (14 months, $50,000) - Data to Promote a Lead Safe Cleveland
- CHN Housing Partners (1 year, $135,000) - Strategic Initiatives in Affordable Housing
- Emerald Development & Economic Network, Inc. (EDEN) (1 year, $50,000) – Operating Support to provide housing solutions to people facing the challenges of housing insecurities and homelessness
- Environmental Health Watch (2 years, $100,000) Operating Support for direct-service and advocacy for healthy homes
- Home Repair Resource Center (1 year, $38,000) (Priority areas: Rehab in the neighborhoods surrounding Saint Luke’s) - for general operating support and a home repair grants program to senior and disabled homeowners in the Buckeye and Woodland neighborhood.
Strengthen social connections
- Adoption Network Cleveland (1 year, $55,000) - Adoption Network Cleveland Programs for Adoptive, Foster and Kinship Children and Families
- Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center (1 year, $135,000) Operating Support
- The May Dugan Center (1 year, $25,000) Trauma Recovery Center Matching Support
- Positive Education Program (PEP) (2 years, $175,000) Advancing and Leveraging Trauma-Informed Expertise
- Thea Bowman Center (1 year, $25,000) – Operating Support
Improve the environment around Saint Luke’s to be a neighborhood of choice
- Kent State University Foundation, Inc. (1 year, $78,819) – for the Making Our Own Space programming exposing neighborhood youth to architecture, urban planning and placemaking.
- LAND studio (1 year, $200,000) – 2019 Program Delivery and Engagement, neighborhoods surrounding Saint Luke’s
- Mt. Pleasant Now Development Corporation (1 year, $72,880) – Capacity Building and General Operating
Healthy eating and active living
- See You at The Top (2 years, $95,000) General operating and capacity building for environmental and athletic programming for youth in the neighborhoods surrounding Saint Luke’s
Second round grants awarded to support advocacy and public policy efforts that help improve health equity for all.
- Better Health Partnership (1 year, $125,000) Bridging the Equity Divide in Children's Health
- Children's Defense Fund-Ohio (1 year, $30,000) (Priority areas: Medicaid) – Operating Support, child advocacy
- Health Policy Institute of Ohio (HPIO) (1 year, $150,000) Operating Support for independent and nonpartisan analysis needed to create evidence-informed state health policy.
- Universal Health Care Action Network (UHCAN) Ohio (18 mo., $60,000) Operating Support assuring access to affordable, quality health care.