2009 Grantees

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).


Cleveland Public Art was awarded $3,250 to create a juried artist competition for Public Art Signage for a Downtown Bike Station slated to be built this year.


The Committee for Larchmere PorchFest was awarded $1,875 for Larchmere Porchfest, a community event that promotes the historic Larchmere neighborhood, creating a free, multi-destination concert by pairing musicians with porches throughout the neighborhood.

The Earth Day Coalition was awarded $2,000 for Naturehood Native Plant Nursery, an effort to reclaim and beautify vacant, city-owned lots in the Stockyards neighborhood by creating a nursery of native plants that can be replicated in other communities.

Extended Family, an existing giving circle with roots on the east side of Cleveland, was awarded up to $750 in matching funds to help expand and promote their current efforts.

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.

Youth Giving Circle, a start-up giving circle, was awarded up to $250 in matching funds to help create a youth-based giving circle in the Warrensville Heights school system.