Civic Affairs

The Nord Family Foundation’s work in the Civic Affairs program area has an emphasis on the strengthening of communities and the economic empowerment of individuals. Much of our grantmaking supports community and economic development, commercial and neighborhood revitalization, workforce training, volunteerism/citizen engagement, and leadership development. The Civic Affairs program area also includes the Foundation’s capital grantmaking, comprising roughly 10% of our overall annual investments.

2016 Civic Affairs Grants

Amherst Downtown Betterment Association

Amherst, OH
20,000

in continued support of general operations

 

Amherst Veterans Military Honor Guard

Amherst, OH
2,000

toward the purchase of a vehicle to transport veterans providing military funeral services

 

Center for Work Education and Employment

Denver, CO
10,000

in continued support of the Career Readiness Program

 

The Coalition for Hispanic Issues and Progress, Inc.

Lorain, OH
1,000

for the annual Hispanic Leadership Conference

 

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

Denver, CO
25,000

in support of Housing First

 

Colorado Juvenile Defender Center

Denver, CO
24,000

in support of the Believe in Youth program

 

Cornucopia, Inc.

Lakewood, OH
25,000

in continued support of the vocational training and job placement programs

 

Corporation for Supportive Housing ‑ Ohio

Columbus, OH
30,000

in support of a Homeless System Analysis in Lorain County

 

Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, Inc.

Roxbury, MA
15,000

in support of No Child Goes Homeless

 

Epworth Children’s Home

Columbia, SC
100,000

in support of the Capital Campaign, over three years

 

Family Promise of Greater Cleveland

Cleveland, OH
150,000

toward general operations, over three years

 

Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers

Washington, DC
5,000

in support of the 2016 Joint Policy Institute

 

Greater Ohio Policy Center, Inc.

Columbus, OH
25,000

in support of the Ohio Urban Revitalization Agenda

 

Health Law Advocates, Inc.

Boston, MA
15,000

in continued support of the Mental Health and Addiction Parity

Project for Children

 

Home Works of America, Inc.

Columbia, SC
30,000

in continued support of general operations

 

ideastream

Cleveland, OH
80,000

in continued support of regional broadcasts

 

Joseph’s Home

Cleveland, OH
15,000

toward a Peer Recovery Supporter

 

JumpStart Inc.

Cleveland, OH
50,000

toward We Can Code IT in support of Coding Boot camps

 

The Leadership Institute at Columbia College

Columbia, SC
20,000

in support of the 2016 Summer Leadership Institute

 

Leadership Lorain County

Elyria, OH
15,000

in support of general operations

 

 

Civic Affairs Total         $1,326,600

Grand Total of 2016 Arts & Culture, Civic Affairs, Education, Health & Social Services and Other Grants: $7,097,723

League of Women Voters of the Oberlin Area Education Fund

Oberlin, OH
1,500

in continued support of the Lorain County candidates and issues online voter guide

 

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

Cleveland, OH
50,000

in continued support of Homeless Prevention for Lorain County Residents

 

Lorain County Free Clinic, Inc.

Lorain, OH
225,000

to support a marketing campaign and toward purchasing a new building to expand service provision

 

Lorain Palace Civic Center

Lorain, OH
30,000

in support of SAFETY FIRST: Restoring the Palace Theater’s foundation

 

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

Beachwood, OH
10,000

in continued support of Stop the Hate: Youth Sing Out

 

Midlands Housing Trust Fund

Columbia, SC
25,000

in continued support of general operations

 

More Than Words, Inc.

Waltham, MA
15,000

in support of capacity building

 

Neighborhood Leadership Institute

Cleveland, OH
21,900

in support of MyCom’s Youth Engagement programs

 

Oberlin Community Services Council

Oberlin, OH
40,000

in support of the Planting Seeds for Growth and Sustainability ‑ Women in Sustainable Employment initiative

 

Oberlin Historical and Improvement Organization

Oberlin, OH
31,200

in support of capital improvements for the Monroe House

 

Oberlin Historical and Improvement Organization

Oberlin, OH
2,000

to host an AmeriCorps member for one year

 

Pennsylvania Yankee Theatre Company

Penn Yan, NY
15,000

toward renovation of the Sampson Theatre

 

Primary Purpose Center, Inc.

Sheffield Township, OH
2,000

toward leadership, capacity building and exploring best practices

 

Primary Purpose Center, Inc.

Sheffield Township, OH
92,000

toward capital support for a recovery housing facility for adult men in Lorain County

 

Properties Initiative ‑ Amherst Historical Society

Amherst, OH
25,000

for maintenance and repair of charitable use properties

 

Properties Initiative ‑ Oberlin Depot

Oberlin, OH
5,000

for maintenance and repair of charitable use properties

 

Trinity Housing Corporation

Columbia, SC
2,000

in support of staff training

 

Welvista

Columbia, SC
50,000

in support of capital improvements at Welvista’s new site

 

Yates Cultural and Recreational Resources, Inc.

Penn Yan, NY
27,000

in continued support of the “You’re Welcome” Program

Other years: 2013, 2014, 2015