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Focused on Helping People

Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis following a review process by our Board of Directors and Grants Committee. 

Please plan to apply in the quarter that best fits with your mission: 

  • First Quarter: Food provision and hunger elimination; assistance for our refugee and immigrant neighbors.
  • Second Quarter: Housing and homeless services; incarcerated or those who are re-entering society.
  • Third Quarter: Mental/physical health programming; services for the disabled; addiction treatment and recovery.
  • Fourth Quarter: Community service organizations that provide a variety of services and any other unique programs not specifically listed.

Applying For A Grant 

  • The first item needed for an application is a letter of inquiry (LOI) that explains how an identified community need will be met through the program for which funding is being requested. 
  • If your LOI is approved, you will be notified via email to continue your application in the same portal.
  • Questions? Contact Peter Schindler, Senior Grantmaker, at 440-360-7215 or Maureen Stanton, Grantmaker, at 440-360-7351.

Grant Funding to Non-profit Agencies

  • Grant applications will be accepted only from organizations that are qualified as tax-exempt and charitable entities under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Your work in the community must fall into one or more of the categories called out in the Gospel of Matthew 25:35-40 i.e. shelter, hunger, thirst, stranger, sick or prison.
  • Funding will be limited to organizations located in Cleveland, Western Cuyahoga and Lorain Counties. 
  • We do not fund capital needs, endowments, grades K through 12 school programs or individuals.

2023 Schedule

  • Letter of Inquiry deadlines:
    • January 25
    • April 26
    • July 26
    • October 19

  • Application deadlines:
    • February 8 
    • May 11
    • August 9
    • November 1 

  • Grants Committee review meetings:
    • February 22
    • May 25
    • August 23
    • November 15
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