FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 9, 2015

 

                                                                                    Contact:         John Mullaney

                                                                                                            Executive Director

                                                                                                            (440) 984-3939

 

 

 

AMHERST, OH – The Nord Family Foundation announced the list of nonprofit organizations in the fields of health and social services, education, civic affairs, and arts that have been awarded grants this cycle. At the February 21, 2015 Board of Trustees meeting, grants approved totaled $1,981,500 to be disbursed in Lorain County, Ohio; Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Boston, Massachusetts; Columbia, South Carolina; Metro Denver, Colorado and other areas of interest. Sixty-three other actions totaling $279,675 were also ratified at the meeting bringing the total grants authorized in this round to $2,261,175. Attached is a complete list of the grants authorized by the Trustees at their recent meeting.

The Nord Family Foundation is a successor to the charitable trust originally established by Walter G. Nord in 1952. The predecessor organization contributed more than $12 million to a variety of charitable causes between 1953 and 1988, primarily in Lorain County, Ohio. The Nord Family Foundation has contributed more than $104 million to nonprofit organizations in northern Ohio and selected geographic areas of family interest. The Foundation’s major areas of focus over the last several years have been those projects endeavoring to strengthen families and strengthen the public service.

 

The Foundation’s grantmaking guidelines, annual report and Faces of Philanthropy videos are available at www.nordff.org or you may write to 747 Milan Avenue, Amherst, Ohio 44001, or call 440/984-3939. The Foundation only accepts grant applications on-line. The application can be accessed through the Grant Applications tab on our website. The Board of Trustees of the Nord Family Foundation will meet again in June 2015. Deadline for consideration of online grant applications is April 1, 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

747 Milan Avenue ◆ Amherst, Ohio 44001 ◆ 440/984-3939 ◆ Fax 440/984-3934 ◆ 800/745-8946 ◆ www.nordff.org

 

 

The Nord Family Foundation

Approved Grants – February 21, 2015

Arts and Culture

 

Baldwin Wallace University                                                                                                $38,000

Berea, OH

in continued support of summer music program scholarships for Lorain County students

Cleveland Public Theatre, Inc.                                                                                            150,000

Cleveland, OH

in support of The Nord Family Foundation Playwright Fellow in Residence program,

over three years

Neos Dance Theatre                                                                                                              10,000

Ashland, OH

in support of scholarships for Lorain County students and a free public performance

Oberlin College                                                                                                                     35,000

Oberlin, OH

in continued support of The Oberlin Summer Theater Festival

Yates County Arts Council, Inc.                                                                                           15,000

Penn Yan, NY

to expand arts programming for Yates County youth

 

                                                                        Total Arts and Culture                                $248,000

Civic Affairs

 

Amherst Downtown Betterment Association                                                                      $20,000

Amherst, OH

in continued support of general operations

EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute                                                                    25,000

Cleveland, OH

in support of “Staffing for Success”

Home Works of America, Inc.                                                                                              50,000

Irmo, SC

in support of capacity building to improve quality programming

Institute for Leadership & Professional Excellence at Columbia College                          30,000

Columbia, SC

toward the expansion of the Summer Leadership Institute and launch of the Girls

Entrepreneurship Program

Lorain County Community College Foundation                                                                   25,000

Elyria, OH

as fiscal agent for the Small Business Development Center at LCCC for the nonprofit leadership

and performance management coaching initiative

Lorain Historical Society                                                                                                    100,000

Lorain, OH

capital support for phase 2 renovation of the Carnegie Center, over two years and for the

digitization project collaboration with LCCC Library/Community Resources Center

Mainstreet Wellington, Inc.                                                                                                   15,000

Wellington, OH

in continued support of general operations

Midlands Housing Trust Fund                                                                                               25,000

Columbia, SC

in continued support of general operations

Oberlin Community Services Council                                                                                   50,000

Oberlin, OH

toward OCS: Planting Seeds for Economic Growth and Sustainability Program

Oberlin Historical and Improvement Organization                                                             50,000

Oberlin, OH

in support of capital improvements at the Jewett House and barn

Finger Lakes Economic Development Center                                                                       38,000

Penn Yan, NY

as fiscal agent for the Yates Development Fund’s “You’re Welcome” initiative

Young Americans Center for Financial Education                                                                 6,500

Denver, CO

in continued support of at-risk youth participation in the International Towne global

economics and financial literacy program

 

                                                                        Total Civic Affairs                                      $434,500

 

Education

 

College Now Greater Cleveland                                                                                         $30,000

Cleveland, OH

to provide college access advising for Lorain County high school students

Esperanza, Inc.                                                                                                                      30,000

Cleveland, OH

in continued support of academic mentoring for Hispanic students in grades 6-12

Lexington Medical Center Foundation                                                                                 20,000

West Columbia, SC

toward the Partners Program

Mercy Foundation of Lorain County                                                                                    40,000

Lorain, OH

in support of the Rising Star Healthcare Internship Program

Ohio Aerospace Institute                                                                                                      20,000

Brook Park, OH

for undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships through the Ohio Space

Grant Consortium

The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, Inc.                                                             50,000

Columbus, OH

in continued support of The Nord Family Foundation Scholarship Programs

Teach For America                                                                                                              100,000

Cleveland, OH

in support of Teach For America’s Growth in Cuyahoga County

Teach For America                                                                                                                50,000

Florence, SC

in continued support toward teacher recruitment and placement in high-need

South Carolina schools

 

                                                                        Total Education                                          $340,000

Health and Social Services

 

The Advertising Council of Rochester                                                                                $15,000

Penn Yan, NY

to help Pro Action of Steuben and Yates, Inc. coordinate services with

providers of similar services in Penn Yan

American Red Cross Northeast Ohio Region Lake Erie Chapter                                       30,000

Elyria, OH

in continued support for Disaster Relief Services in Lorain County

Blessing House                                                                                                                       70,000

Lorain, OH

in continued support for the Residential Crisis Care Center

Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center                                                                                    15,000

Cleveland, OH

in continued support for the Community Center for the Deaf and Hard

of Hearing in Lorain County

Colorado Lions KidSight Program                                                                                         2,500

Centennial, CO

in continued support for the KidSight Colorado Referral and Follow-Up

Program in Metro Denver

Colorado Meth Project                                                                                                          15,000

Broomfield, CO

in continued support for the Rise Above Colorado program in Metro Denver

The Delores Project                                                                                                               25,000

Denver, CO

in continued support of general operations

Doctors Care                                                                                                                         20,000

Littleton, CO

in continued support toward affordable health care services for low-income

underserved children, youth and adults

Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center                                                                      20,000

Cleveland, OH

toward the Safe and Sound Supervised Visitation Center

The Family Shelter                                                                                                                 40,000

Columbia, SC

in continued support of general operations

Healing Families Foundation                                                                                                 20,000

Columbia, SC

to provide resources for families leaving the Midlands Family Care

Center and transitioning to long-term recovery

Healthy Learners                                                                                                                   25,000

Columbia, SC

in continued support of general operations

Inner City Health Center                                                                                                      15,000

Denver, CO

toward quality dental services for uninsured and underserved

children, youth and families

Lorain County General Health District                                                                                50,000

Elyria, OH

in continued support for the Lorain County Drug Repository

Prescription Assistance Program

Lorain County Safe Harbor/Genesis House                                                                         75,000

Lorain, OH

in continued support for Community Education programming

Lorain Lighthouse United Methodist Church                                                                       12,000

Lorain, OH

in continued support for Camp I.D.E.A.S. (Individually Developed

Educational Activities in the Summertime)

Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry                                                                                           20,000

Cleveland, OH

toward the Volunteer Guardianship Program of Lorain County

National Society to Prevent Blindness – Ohio Affiliate                                                          5,000

Cleveland, OH

in continued support for the Vision Care Outreach Program in Lorain County

Oberlin Early Childhood Center                                                                                         120,000

Oberlin, OH

in continued support for the Tuition Assistance Program, over two years

Palmetto Place Children’s Shelter                                                                                         14,500

Columbia, SC

toward the Homeless Teen/Independent Living Program

Pro Action of Steuben and Yates, Inc.                                                                                  15,000

Bath, NY

toward CHAMP (Caring Hearts and Minds of Pro Action)

The Salvation Army – Elyria, OH                                                                                         25,000

Elyria, OH

in continued support for Emergency Social Services programming

Save Our Children of Elyria, Inc.                                                                                         30,000

Elyria, OH

toward afterschool programming

Savio House                                                                                                                           30,000

Denver, CO

toward Alternatives for Families Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

(AF-CBT) programming, over two years

Voices for Ohio’s Children                                                                                                    20,000

Cleveland, OH

in support of general operations

West Side Catholic Center                                                                                                    20,000

Cleveland, OH

in continued support for the Drop-In Center Basic Needs Programs

Youth Advocacy Foundation                                                                                                 20,000

Boston, MA

in support of the The EdLaw Project

Youth Opportunities Unlimited                                                                                             50,000

Cleveland, OH

toward the Summer Youth Employment Program in Lakewood

YWCA of Elyria                                                                                                                    35,000

Elyria, OH

in continued support for the Leadership Corps

2015 Summer Camp Initiative                                                                                             100,000

Lorain County, OH

 

                                                                        Total Health and Social Services               $954,000

Other

Philanthropy Ohio                                                                                                                 $5,000

Columbus, OH

in support of Philanthropy Ohio’s policy initiative

 

                                                                        Total Other                                                     $5,000

 

                                                                        Grand Total                                             $1,981,500