George Gund Foundation Awards $17.7 Million in Third-Quarter Grants

The Cleveland-based has announced ninety-six grants totaling $17.7 million to nonprofits working in the areas of the arts, education, the environment, health and human services, and economic and community development.

The third-quarter grants include $4 million over three years to the to continue its efforts to boost entrepreneurship in the region and leverage philanthropic investments in regional economic growth and opportunity; $5 million over five years to the to create a secure digital database that will accelerate the identification of participants for clinical trials of treatments for macular degenerative diseases; $250,000 to the over two years to create a permanent exhibit at the in University Circle; and $210,000 over two years to in general operating support and to develop a citywide bike-sharing program.

Additional grants included $150,000 to to open a second early college high school in Cleveland; $250,000 to for the first phase of renovations to the James A. Garfield monument; $50,000 to the in support of an initiative to end homelessness and assist youth who have aged out of the foster-care system; and $25,000 to to create and sustain its work on public policy issues.

"Foundation Grants $17.7 Million at Final Meeting of 2015." George Gund Foundation Press Release 11/18/2015.