17 groups share $1.2M in new grants from coronavirus fund

A second round of weekly grants totaling $1.18 million for 17 Cleveland-area nonprofit groups was announced Friday, April 3, by the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund coalition.

The hope is that addressing residents' immediate needs will slow the spread and flatten the COVID-19 growth curve.

University Settlement is one of 17 groups sharing $1.2M in new grants from coronavirus fund.Funding is going to groups in Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties. Cuyahoga groups receiving grants are:
  • Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry: $285,000.
  • Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland: $75,000.
  • May Dugan Center: $50,000.
  • University Settlement: $50,000.
  • Murtis Taylor Human Services System: $70,000.
  • David's Challenge Young Achievers Ohio: $50,000.
  • YWCA Greater Cleveland: $26,000.
  • Global Cleveland: $35,000.
  • HOLA Ohio: $50,000.
  • Refugee Services Collaborative: $50,000.
  • The Spanish American Committee: $50,000.
  • Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center: $75,000.
  • Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center: $100,000.
  • Fairhill Partners: $55,000.
  • National Church Residences Foundation: $37,000.
The Rapid Response Fund has raised more than $6 million so far. The first week's grant recipients can be found here. Weekly grants are expected to continue into June. For more information or to donate, visit clevelandfoundation.org/response.

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Chris Ball became managing editor of FreshWater Cleveland in August 2019 after more than 20 years of editing and writing for The Plain Dealer. A graduate of Hawken School and Oberlin College, he previously worked for Crain Communications, the Lorain Morning Journal, The Free Times and The Cleveland Edition. A lover of Frisbee and film, Ball wrote a DVD review column for The PD for 15 years. He won a Press Club of Cleveland award in 2018 for Best Headline Writer in Ohio. Ball stepped down as managing editor of FreshWater in April 2020.