FutureHeights Mini-Grants Program awards five Cleveland Heights projects

FutureHeights awarded the third round of its Neighborhood Mini-Grants Program this fall, approving $2,840 in grants to support five projects in Cleveland Heights. Grants are intended to spur small, grassroots projects to improve quality of life and build community. 

The fall 2016 grantees are:

  • Forest Hills Homeowners Association, $250 for its Forest Hills Historical Signage Beautification Program.  
  • Oxford Community Garden, $480 for its Garden Shed Repair project.
  • Fairfax Community Garden, $500 for its Community Garden Upgrade project. 
  • Urban Oak School, $610 for its Cleveland Heights P.E.A.C.E. Park Garden project.   
  • The Welcome Hub, $1,000 for its Driver’s Education Scholarships for Refugees project.   

Do you have a great idea to improve your CH neighborhood? FutureHeights invites you to apply for a grant. Attend a workshop to learn more about how to apply, and get tips about completing the application and process. The next application deadline is Wednesday, March 15, at 5 p.m. Workshop dates will be announced in January 2017.

The Neighborhood Mini-Grants Program is a component of FutureHeights Community Capacity-Building Program that awards small grants of up to $1,000 to fund citizen-led neighborhood projects, events and activities that benefit Cleveland Heights.

Through grants, FutureHeights seeks to build community with increased resilience through grassroots resident participation in civic life. In so doing, Cleveland Heights becomes better equipped to address challenges in the physical and social environment, drawing and activating the assets of residents, nonprofit organizations, public resources and departments and other stakeholders.

The FutureHeights Neighborhood Mini-Grants Program is guided by a grant-making committee comprised of seven Cleveland Heights residents with a history of community involvement. The committee reviews and makes all grant decisions. For more information, contact FutureHeights at sbasu@futureheights.org or 216-320-1423.

Sruti Basu

Sruti Basu is the director of community-building programs at FutureHeights.

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Volume 9, Issue 11, Posted 9:42 AM, 11.01.2016