Community Foundation of Lorain County announces grant recipients

The Board of the Community Foundaiton of Lorain County has announced $580,000 in grants awarded to 34 organizations.

The Community Foundation has recently seen more requests from organizations that support senior citizens in the county and has awarded more than $176,000 to provide nutrition, health and social isolation support for seniors. “The COVID-19 outbreak has shed a spotlight on the lack of healthcare, food availability, transportation, and housing inequities faced by our elderly population in Lorain County,” said Maria Grega, chair of the Grants Committee at the Community Foundation of Lorain County, in a statement. A $12,000 grant awarded to the Lorain County Office on Aging will partially fund a needs assessment study to be conducted by The Center for Community Solutions, said Lorain County Office on Aging Executive Director Lauren Ksiazek.

 

“Many of our organizations serving seniors have a substantial waiting list,” she said. “The results from this needs assessment will not only provide data to define the need to but also help to inform our community to garner support to serve our seniors.

Of the 34 organizations receiving July grants, five focused on arts and culture will receive about $79,000. Twelve focused on education and youth development will receive about $160,000. Ten focused on health and human services will receive about

$163,000. Seven focused on “strengthening Lorain County,” including the Lorain County Urban League, Lorain County Metro Parks and multiple Main Street organizations, will receive about $128,000. Grant recipients and approximate amounts include:

Arts & Culture

  • Center for Arts-Inspired Learning — $18,000
  • Dancing Classrooms — $3,000
  • Great Lakes Theatre — $35,000
  • Lorain Historical Society — $17,000
  • MAD Factory — $5,000

Education & Youth Development

  • Atmosphere Adventures — $12,000
  • Boys and Girls Club of Northeast Ohio — $30,000
  • Cleveland Museum of Natural History — $17,000
  • College Now Greater Cleveland — $20,000
  • Educational Service Center — $7,000
  • Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland — $15,000
  • Lake Erie Council, Boy Scouts of America — $15,000
  • Lorain County Metro Parks — $2,000
  • Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra — $25,000
  • Our F.A.M.I.L.Y. — $10,000
  • Ritter Public Library — $3,000
  • Second Baptist Church Adopt-A-School Initiative — $2,000

Health & Human Services

  • A Dementia Friendly Life — $18,000
  • American Red Cross — $10,000
  • Cornerstone Pregnancy Services — $4,000
  • Family Planning Services — $40,000
  • Lorain County Office on Aging — $12,000
  • MobileMed — $30,000
  • NAMI Lorain County — $9,000
  • New Agrarian Center — $25,000
  • Ohio Guidestone — $5,000
  • Vocational Guidance Services — $8,000

Strengthening Lorain County

  • Harrison Cultural Community Centre — $15,000
  • Leadership Lorain County — $30,000
  • Lorain County Metro Parks — $8,000
  • Lorain County Urban League — $50,000
  • Main Street Amherst — $7,000
  • Main Street Wellington — $7,000
  • Western Reserve Land Conservancy — $10,000