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Saint Luke's Foundation Grant

Grants to Cuyahoga County, Ohio Nonprofits and Agencies
for Health, Neighborhood Improvements, and Family Needs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Saint Luke's Foundation

Deadline Date:

09/09/19 - 11:59 PM for Regular Grants; Discretionary Grants are accepted on a rolling basis.


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Grants of up to $15,000 and grants starting at $15,000 to Ohio nonprofits and agencies for programs that benefit residents of Cuyahoga County. Applicants must meet with program staff in advance of submitting an application. Programs areas include health equity, education, housing and financial stability, neighborhood revitalization, active living, and healthy food programs.

The board has set forth the following priorities for 7/1/2018 - 12/31/2019:
- Abate environmental triggers (such as lead and mold) affecting safety of housing
- Demolition and rehabilitation in the Saint Luke's neighborhood (Buckeye, Woodland Hills, Mt. Pleasant and Shaker Square/Larchmere)
- Efforts related to sustaining and building thriving commercial corridors in the Saint Luke's neighborhood
- Improve public safety in the Saint Luke's neighborhood
- Increase education and awareness of the effects of trauma and toxic stress and prepare organizations to better equipped to handle this
- School and community infrastructure around availability of fresh, local and healthy food
- Policy efforts involving Medicaid
- Education and registration of voters in disenfranchised neighborhoods in Cuyahoga County
- Effective lead legislation

Saint Luke's provides funding for the following:
- General operating
- Program support
- Capacity building
- Capital projects

Please note that organizations addressing all of the Saint Luke’s strategy areas may be considered after consultation with program staff at the Foundation. Priority areas will be given special consideration, but are not requisite for funding.

Discretionary Grants
Requests for discretionary funding will be considered for time-sensitive or one-time requests under $15,000 that are tied to the funding strategy. These might include leveraging or matching opportunities, capacity building, or grants to organizations who are just starting a relationship with the Foundation. Discretionary dollars can also be used for special projects such as a strategic plan or summer program initiative. Finally, discretionary grants can be used to fund pilot projects.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174081

Estimated Size of Grant:

Discretionary Grants: $15,000 or less
Other Applications: Starting at $15,000

Term of Contract:

Funds may be requested for up to three years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be either an organization designated as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, with a non-private foundation status with the IRS, or a governmental unit or agency. The Foundation provides grants to organizations supporting Cuyahoga County’s underserved communities.

Saint Luke's does not fund:
- Religious organizations for religious or evangelical purposes
- Individuals
- Projects outside Cuyahoga County that do not directly benefit Cuyahoga County residents
- Fundraising events
- Endowment funds
- Biomedical research
- Debt retirement or reduction
- Funding shortfalls
- Lobbying
- Private Foundations or public charities with 509(a)(3), Type III, Non Functionally Integrated designation from the IRS
- Organizations that in their constitution, by-laws or practices discriminate against a person or group on the basis of age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation or religious belief

Pre-Application Information:

Please contact Angel Johnson to schedule a get-acquainted meeting in advance of submitting an application.

Grant applications over $15,000 must be reviewed and approved by the board. The deadlines to apply for 2019 are:
- March 18, 2019 (decision at board meeting early June)
- June 24, 2019 (decision at board meeting early September)
- September 9, 2019 (decision at board meeting early December)

Please submit your application by 11:59 PM on the above dates.

Discretionary grants of $15,000 or less are accepted and approved on a rolling basis. Please contact a program staff member prior to submitting an application. Applicants will be notified of a decision within four weeks of submission.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To schedule a meeting in advance of submitting an application, contact:
Angel Johnson

Apply online:

For technical questions regarding the online proposal:
Kristen Summers, Grants Manager
(216) 431-8010

Saint Luke's Foundation
11327 Shaker Blvd, Suite 600W
Cleveland, Ohio 44104

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio: Cuyahoga County