Posted December 18, 2020 in News Items
CLEVELAND – December 17th the Board of Trustees of the Saint Luke’s Foundation approved grants to 14 organizations totaling $1,981,350. These investments advance the Foundation’s mission to achieve health equity by addressing social determinants of health including educational attainment, financial stability, healthy eating and active living, safe and affordable housing, social connections, and the strengthening of the neighborhoods surrounding the former Saint Luke’s hospital.
Fourth round grants awarded to close the health equity gap:
Healthy eating, active living
- East End Neighborhood House – The Ubuntu Gathering Place (2 years, up to $200,000 matching grant) for Program/Project Support
Housing safety and stability
- CHN Housing Capital – Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition Home Fund (18 months, $200,000) for Program/Project Support
- CMHA – Choice Neighborhood Support (1 year, $200,000) for Program/Project Support)
- Enterprise Community Partners – Lead Poisoning Prevention Initiative (1 year, $143,000) for Program/Project Support
Improve the environment around Saint Luke’s to be a neighborhood of choice
- City Year – Whole School Whole Child (1 year, $35,000) for Program/Project Support
- Neighborhood Connections – Neighbor Up in Greater Buckeye (1 year, $112,000) for Program/Project Support
- Western Reserve Land Conservancy, Thriving Communities Institute – Saint Luke’s Neighborhood Revitalization (1 year, $125,000)
Advocacy and Policy – Health Equity
- Case Western Reserve University - First Year Cleveland Equity Strategy Plan (1 year, $50,000) for Capacity Building
- The Cleveland Foundation – Cleveland Foundation Special Funds including Ball Project, Black Futures, Digital Equity, and Racial Justice (1 year, $550,000) for Program/Project Support
- City Club of Cleveland – Health Equity Series (1 year, $22,500) for Program/Project Support
- The Center for Community Solutions (1 year, $125,000) for General Operating Support
- Neighborhood Leadership Institute – Civic Education/Leadership Development (1 year, $50,000) for Program/Project Support
- Birthing Beautiful Communities (1 year, $45,000) for General Operating Support
- CMHA – Police Assisted Referral Program (1 year, $103,850) for Program/Project Support
- Philanthropy Ohio (1 year, $20,000) for General Operating Support
An additional $250,000 program-related investment was committed to CHN Housing Capital for the Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition Loan Fund.
About Saint Luke’s Foundation
Now in its 23rd year of grant making, Saint Luke’s Foundation is dedicated to achieving health equity by addressing social determinants of health for people in neighborhoods surrounding Saint Luke’s and throughout Cuyahoga County. Saint Luke’s believes that people thrive as a result of living free of racism and poverty and experiencing equitable economic opportunities and conditions that enable them to lead healthier lives. Since it was established with the charitable assets of the Saint Luke’s Medical Center in 1997, the Foundation has awarded over $160 million in grants.
Information on the work of Saint Luke’s Foundation is available on the Foundation’s website: www.saintlukesfoundation.org.