Community West Foundation grants over $600,000 to local nonprofit agencies

The Community West Foundation board of directors approved $485,000 in second-quarter grants to nonprofit agencies that provide basic needs services to the community. The receiving organizations include:

  • Avon/Avon Lake Community Resource Services
  • Cogswell Hall
  • Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center
  • Lorain County Free Clinic
  • May Dugan Center
  • Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH)
  • Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center
  • Oberlin Community Services
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul
  • St. Herman’s/FOCUS
  • St. Paul’s Community Outreach
  • The City Mission
  • The Ed Keating Center
  • The Turn

These grants are just the beginning of the group’s recent philanthropic efforts. In March, Community West announced they were establishing the COVID-19 Emergency Fund to support nonprofit agencies in need during the pandemic crisis. That fund quickly grew to $143,000 and, in the past two months, Community West issued grants amounting to $85,140.

The receiving organizations include:                

  • Cleveland Christian Home
  • Community Service Alliance
  • Lakewood Community Services Center
  • Lutheran Hospital
  • Malachi House
  • May Dugan Center
  • Merrick House
  • Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center
  • Oberlin Community Services
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul Food Centers
  • St. Paul’s Community Outreach
  • Stella Maris
  • The Edna House for Women
  • The Village Project
  • Trials for Hope
  • Urban Community School/Refugee Response
  • Ursuline Piazza (HIV/AIDS)
  • West Side Catholic Center
  • Westlake Meals on Wheels

Community West Foundation also provided a $50,000 grant to the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund as well as a $10,000 grant to a similar collaboration being led by the Community Foundation of Lorain County.

Maria Estes

Community West Foundation, Marketing & Communications Director

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Volume 12, Issue 12, Posted 9:53 AM, 06.16.2020