News December 13, 2021

Saint Luke’s Announces Fourth Quarter Grants for 2021

CLEVELAND – December 8th the Board of Trustees of the Saint Luke’s Foundation approved grants to 23 organizations totaling $2,673,874.00 over two years. These investments advance the Foundation’s mission to achieve health equity by addressing social determinants of health including educational attainment, financial stability, healthy eating and active living, safe and affordable housing, social connections, and the strengthening of the neighborhoods surrounding the former Saint Luke’s hospital.

Fourth Quarter Grants Awarded to Close the Health Equity Gap:



  • American Journalism Project (1 year, $200,000.00) for General Operating Support
  • Children’s Defense Fund – Ohio (1 year, $35,000.00) for Child Health Equity Project
  • City Club of Cleveland (1 year, $58,750.00) for Health Equity in Action Project
  • Esperanza Incorporated, Inc (2 years, $240,000.00) for General Operating Support
  • First Year Cleveland via Case Western Reserve University (1 year, $100,000.00) for General Operating Support
  • Philanthropy Ohio (1 year, $30,000.00) for General Operating Support
  • The Center for Community Solutions (2 years, $250,000.00) for Community and Racial Equity Project
  • The Cleveland Foundation (1 year, $175,000.00) for Funders Collaborative on COVID Recovery & Racial Equity, Racial Justice Initiative

Financial Stability

  • Economic and Community Development Institute, Inc. (1 year, $65,000.00) for General Operating Support
  • Towards Employment, Inc (1 year, $75,000.00) for General Operating Support

Housing Safety and Stability

  • Enterprise Community Partners (1 year, $140,000.00) for General Operating Support
  • Home Repair Resource Center (1 year, $30,000.00) for Build Stronger Neighborhoods Initiative

Neighborhoods of Choice

  • A Cultural Exchange (1 year, $75,000.00) for General Operating Support
  • City Year (1 year, $35,000.00) for Whole School Whole Child Supports at Harvey Rice School
  • Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, Inc. (2 years, $250,000.00) for Shaker Square Project
  • East End Neighborhood House (2 years, $230,000.00) for General Operating Support
  • Graffiti HeArt (1 year, $55,124.00) for We Wear the Mask Project Support

Social Connections

  • Art of Me Productions (1 year, $50,000.00) for Youth & Adult Story Workshop Series and Film Education Program
  • Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (1 year, $110,000.00) for Police Assisted Referral (PAR) Program
  • Suite 1300 Services, Inc. DBA Neighborhood Connections (1 year, $250,000.00) for Neighbor Up in Greater Buckeye Project
  • Neighborhood Leadership Institute (1 year, $75,000.00) for Strengthening Community Voices Initiative
  • Passages Connecting Fathers and Sons, Inc. (1 year, $70,000.00) for Family Resiliency Academy Program
  • Village of Healing (1 year, $75,000.00) for General Operating Support

About Saint Luke’s Foundation

Now in its 24th year of grant making, Saint Luke’s Foundation is dedicated to achieving health equity by addressing social determinants of health for people in neighborhoods surrounding Saint Luke’s and throughout Cuyahoga County. Saint Luke’s believes that people thrive as a result of living free of racism and poverty and experiencing equitable economic opportunities and conditions that enable them to lead healthier lives. Since it was established with the charitable assets of the Saint Luke’s Medical Center in 1997, the Foundation has awarded over $165 million in grants.


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