Camp Sunrise, a camp in Southern Ohio that serves children and families impacted by HIV/AIDS throughout Ohio, including many from Cleveland, was awarded $2,000 for Sleeping Under the Stars, which will provide campers with equipment such as tents so that they can experience sleeping outdoors in nature (many for the first time).
To celebrate our first 10 years of collective giving, the Cleveland Colectivo awarded one $10,000 grant to a prior grant recipient. Colectivo members selected Fresh Camp to receive the 2015 anniversary award. With the grant, Fresh Camp was able to continue growing its innovative programs and to expand from Glenville into more neighborhoods.
Fresh Camp’s Mentorship/Intership Program for Student Gardener/Music Producers was awarded $3,000 to purchase equipment to complete their portable recording lab for student interns and as seed money to pay interns a stipend to help teach classes, record other students and run new community gardens. These students will be in charge of two new gardens and will see the growing and selling of food from start to finish as well as learn how to train other students.
Landscape Apprentice Project, a job training program providing skills in landscape architecture to urban youth , was awarded $4,500 to fund program supplies and a small stipend for 10 teenage participants, ages 13-17 in Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood.
Literary Lots: A collaborative effort to extend the idea of reuse and re-imagination of vacant and underutilized lots into active spaces for kids where books come to life was awarded $1,500 to support their summer programming in Ohio City.
Slavic Village Development was awarded $3,500 for Slavic Village Riding Tigers Bike Camp, an earn-a-bike program that encourages neighborhood youth to become independent travelers able to safely reach many destinations in the city.
Sounds of the Soul Acoustic Ensemble, a free music and arts education program in Collinwood and the surrounding urban area, was awarded $1,400 to purchase music supplies and to support instructor stipend and transportation, marketing, and program expenses.
Summer in the City, a grassroots public art collaborative, was awarded $500 to help purchase art supplies for a summer beautification project. Program leaders will paint city property such as garbage can lids and benches in the Ohio City and Detroit Shoreway neighborhoods.