Callahan Foundation Awards $160,000 to Support 12 Cleveland Nonprofit Organizations

The Callahan Foundation has awarded $160,000 to 12 deserving nonprofit organizations that are making a significant impact in the lives of others in Greater Cleveland. These organizations include:

  • Beck Center for the Arts – Awarded $10,000 in support of efforts to develop and engage new audiences by offering free, quality arts experiences.
  • Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center – Awarded $5,000 to support children and family services, which include speech-language and literacy screenings, comprehensive speech-language evaluations, and treatment.
  • Cleveland School of the Arts – Awarded 10,000 for general operating support, which will strengthen ongoing efforts for advocacy, partnerships and resources.
  • Music Masters Series – A collaboration between Case Western Reserve University College of Arts and Sciences and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Awarded $25,000 to support the series that celebrates the lives and careers of artists who changed the shape and sound of rock and roll music.
  • Case Western Reserve University Inamori Ethics Prize – Awarded $15,000 to serve as the title sponsor for the 2016 Inamori Ethics Prize events, September 8-9, 2016, which will honor Dr. Peter Eigen, a leader fighting corruption and promoting transparency and accountability in international development.
  • Downtown Cleveland Alliance – Awarded $10,000 to support the SEEDS Workforce Readiness Program, an ongoing partnership with Lutheran Metropolitan Ministries to provide homeless men with an opportunity to gain valuable work experience, and ultimately overcome the significant barriers to employment and housing.
  • The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland – Awarded $10,000 to support general operating costs to help sustain overall infrastructure while the Health Center responds to the growing and more complex healthcare needs of patients.
  • Legal Aid Society of Cleveland – Awarded $20,000 to assist 700 low-income children through the organization’s “Access to Education” program, which helps to remove barriers to education for children through direct representation, community education and advocacy.
  • Cleveland Orchestra – Awarded $25,000 to allow students to continue attending Friday Morning Concerts for the Orchestra’s 2016-17 season. Funds will ensure affordable tickets for high school students and also support the Orchestra in its ongoing initiative to build one of the youngest orchestral audiences in the world.
  • Thea Bowman Center – Awarded $10,000 to expand the current part-time Volunteer Coordinator position to full-time, which will help the organization recruit and retain new volunteers from the community and provide effective training and supervision.
  • YOU Unlimited – Awarded $10,000 to support the organization’s school-based workforce programs in academic year 2016-17, which include Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates (JOG), Jobs Unlimited Mentoring Program (JUMP) and E CITY.
  • YWCA Greater Cleveland – Awarded $10,000 to support the organization’s Nurturing Independence and Aspirations (NIA) program.

The Callahan Foundation’s fall 2016 grant application cycle is just around the corner – concept papers are due by September 30, 2016. Follow Callahan Foundation on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date.