Gund Foundation Awards $9.4 Million in First-Quarter Grants

The Cleveland-based George Gund Foundation has announced fifty-six grants totaling nearly $9.4 million to Ohio nonprofits working in the areas of education, human services, economic and community development, the environment, and the arts.

First-quarter grants announced by the foundation include $3.6 million over three years to Neighborhood Progress to support its neighborhood residential and commercial revitalization efforts; $360,000 over two years to the Center for Community Solutions for its policy and fiscal analysis work and a statewide campaign to promote investment in the needs of young children; and $280,000 over three years to Planned Parenthood of Northeast Ohio for a new regional medical center.

In addition, the foundation awarded $250,000 to the Downtown Cleveland Alliance for its efforts to revitalize downtown Cleveland; $200,000 to the Center for Families and Children for its Greater Cleveland Integrated Re-Entry Project; and $90,000 in general operating support to the Cuyahoga Valley Countryside Conservancy. As previously announced, the foundation also awarded $2.6 million to the Cleveland Municipal School District to support its proposed transformation plan.

"Gund Foundation Makes Multi-Year Commitment to Cleveland Neighborhoods." George Gund Foundation Press Release 03/02/2010.