Posted September 08, 2022 in News Items
CLEVELAND, OH – On September 7th the Board of Trustees of the Saint Luke’s Foundation approved grants to 7 organizations totaling $419,800.00. 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.
Highlights of the Third Quarter Grants Awarded to Close the Health Equity Gap:
- Seeds of Literacy – (1 year $40,000) for General Operating Support to strengthen literacy skills among participants and increase workforce development initiatives
- The Phe’be Foundation (1 year, $64,800) for the continuation of financial literacy and generational wealth-building programs
Neighborhoods of Choice
- Life Exchange Center (1 year, $50,000) for peer-run advocacy and education organization that empowers unemployed and low-income adults with tools on their journey of mental health/substance recovery
- The Meeting Place Learning Center (1 year, $50,000) for General Operating Support to support children's growth and educational empowerment through after-school, summer, backpack outreach, and preschool programming
- See You At The Top – (1 year, $40,000) for General Operating Support to engage youth, youth groups, schools, and families in environmental education curriculum and physical activities
- Thea Bowman Center – (1 year, $100,000) for General Operating Support for adult education and supportive senior programming including GED classes, computer literacy training, job preparation skills classes in partnership with Tri-C, Ohio Means Jobs, and Towards Employment
- United Black Fund - (1 year, $75,000) for General Operating Support for the Center for Thriving Organizations which provides workshops, training, and consultation support for nonprofit organizations in Northeast Ohio led by Black, LatinX, and Indigenous Leaders.
About Saint Luke’s Foundation
Now in its 25th year of grant making, The 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 is committed to demonstrating grantmaking that is responsive to the community and 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 $165 million in grants. Information on the work of Saint Luke’s Foundation is available on the Foundation’s website: www.saintlukesfoundation.org.