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.

2020 Civic Affairs

Amherst Downtown & Betterment Association

Amherst, OH
$25,000

continued general operating support

 

Beck Center for the Arts

Lakewood, OH
$25,000

capital improvements and facility expansion

 

Causewave Community Partners

Rochester, NY
$20,000

continued general operating support

 

Center for Work Education and Employment

Denver, CO
$35,000

continued general operating support

 

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

Denver, CO
$50,000

capital improvements and safety upgrades for supportive housing facility, Fusion Studios

 

Columbia Museum of Art

Columbia, SC
$15,000

CMA Vision program

 

Community Foundation of Lorain County

Denver, CO
$35,000

outreach and capacity building for 2020 US Census in Lorain County

 

Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, Inc.

Roxbury, MA
$50,000

continued support of Development Without Displacement program

 

EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute

Cleveland, OH
$45,000

continued general operating support

 

El Centro De Servicios Sociales

Lorain, OH
$ 750

in support of the 39th Distinguished Hispanic Ohioan Awards Gala

 

Family & Community Services, Inc.

Ravenna, OH
$50,000

permanent supportive housing for homeless veterans

 

Friends of Breakthrough Schools

Cleveland, OH
$125,000

capital support for Village and E Prep Woodland Hills

 

Funders Together To End Homelessness

Boston, MA
$25,000

advancing homelessness policy and advocacy

 

Greater Ohio Policy Center

Columbus, OH
$40,000

continued support of Revitalization in Ohio’s Small Legacy Cities Initiative

 

Heritage Ohio

Columbus, OH
$19,000

technical assistance support of Lorain County Main Streets

 

Heritage Ohio

Columbus, OH
$ 500

Reopening Your Business Webinar

 

ideastream

Cleveland, OH
$100,000

general operating support

 

International Legal Foundation

New York, NY
$5,000

in support of applying the science of adolescent development to criminal, juvenile and child welfare systems worldwide

 

Leadership Lorain County

Elyria , OH
$3,700

Summer Intern Program for Pell eligible students

 

Lorain County Chiefs Law Enforcement Association

Elyria, OH
$2,500

in support of training for Lorain County police officers

 

Lorain County Community College Foundation

Elyria, OH
$50,000

Small Business Development Center for small business grants in response to COVID-19

Lorain County Urban League, Inc.

Elyria, OH
$5,000

toward the 6th Annual Diversity & Inclusion Conference and fees associated with attending the Urban League National Conference

 

Lorain Municipal Court

Lorain, OH
$65,000

Lorain Municipal Recovery Court and opioid crisis response

 

Mass Insight Education & Research Institute, Inc.

Boston, MA
$5,000

in support of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiative

 

Mental Health & Addiction Advocacy Coalition

Cleveland, OH
$15,000

continued support to increase presence in, and impact on, Lorain County through advocacy & research

 

Neighborhood Alliance

Lorain, OH
$53,000

a truck to expand Senior Home-Delivered Meals Program in Lorain County

 

Oberlin Historical and Improvement Organization

Oberlin, OH
$5,400

capital improvements of Monroe House

 

Oberlin Weekday Community Meals

Oberlin, OH
$6,000

capacity building and staff expansion

 

Philanthropy Ohio

Columbus, OH
$ 368.14

in support of the Housing Stability funders’ affinity group

 

Rocky Mountain Microfinance Institute

Denver, CO
$30,000

continued general operating support

 

Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio

Lorain, OH
$60,000

purchase of a refrigerated tractor trailer

 

The Amherst Historical Society

Amherst, OH
$68,000

the facility manager position

 

The Coalition for Hispanic Issues and Progress, Inc.

Lorain, OH
$5,000

for the annual Hispanic Leadership Conference

 

The HadaNou Collective

Denver, CO
$40,000

nonprofit and leadership development

 

Towards Employment, Inc.

Cleveland , OH
$10,000

Career Pathways program

 

United Philanthropy Forum

Washington, DC
$5,000

for the PolicyWorks Institute and Foundations on the Hill 2020

 

Western Reserve Land Conservancy

Moreland Hills, OH
$30,000

Thriving Communities program

 

Yates Cultural & Recreational Resources, Inc.

Penn Yan, NY
$40,000

Elevate Youth programming

 

YWCA Greater Cleveland

Cleveland, OH
$60,000

Early Learning Center transportation expansion

 

Civic Affairs Total      $1,224,218

Grand Total of 2020 Arts & Culture, Civic Affairs, Education and Health, Social Services and Other Grants: $10,020,813

Other years: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019