Big Deal: The Giant Supply Depot, a new concept for an innovative tutoring and literacy center on Euclid Avenue, was awarded $300 to cover the costs of the applicant to attend a national conference in order to learn how to establish this unique educational venue. The concept is based on successful literary centers established in cities across the U.S. by writer Dave Eggers.
Honey House Extractor: E Pluribus Apiaries was awarded $1,315 to purchase motorized honey extracting equipment and protective gear in order to increase efficiency in extracting and bottling honey from beehives in the city and to expand educational outreach to new beekeepers.
EDWINS Restaurant and Leadership Institute: Cleveland's first non-profit restaurant, dedicated to ensuring a successful re-entry for ex-offenders restarting their lives in Cleveland, was awarded $2,000 to assist in furnishing their bar with stools and glasses
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.
Little Frogs in Bigger Ponds, a project of the Joyful Noise Neighborhood Music School, was awarded $1,800 to cover the cost of sending 6 youth to summer music and drama camps at major art institutions in the Cleveland area.
Midwifery Project was awarded $1050 to help raise consumer awareness on the near west side of Cleveland about nurse midwifery care as an important option for expecting moms. Led by a part-time nurse midwife with organizing experience, plans include distributing brochures and presenting at least one public event.
Praxis Fiber Workshop Community Class was awarded $2,552 to buy supplies and promotional materials as well as pay instructors for four community classes at Praxis Fiber Workshop. These classes will be offered to the current residents of the Collinwood neighborhood where Praxis is located. The sampling of processes will include weaving, shibori (an eastern tie dyeing technique), felting and dye printing on fabric.