FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  November 4, 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 October 24, 2015 Board of Trustees meeting, grants approved totaled $1,249,415 to be disbursed in Lorain County, Ohio; Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Columbia, South Carolina; Metro Denver, Colorado; Boston, Massachusetts and other areas of interest. Fifty-seven other actions totaling $146,723 were also ratified at the meeting bringing the total grants authorized in this round to $1,396,138. 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 $107 million to nonprofit organizations in northern Ohio and selected geographic areas of family interest.

 

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 February 2016. Deadline for consideration of online grant applications is December 1, 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

The Nord Family Foundation

Approved Grants – October 24, 2015

 

Arts and Culture
Center for Arts-Inspired Learning $30,000
Cleveland, OH
in continued support of arts and art-integrated programs in Lorain County schools
Firelands Association for the Visual Arts $65,000
Oberlin, OH
in support of operations and programming, as well as capacity building and strategic plan implementation
Great Lakes Theater Festival, Inc. $20,000
Cleveland, OH
in support of the 2016 Touring “Outreach” Production in Cuyahoga and Lorain counties
Littleton Town Hall Arts Center $12,000
Littleton, CO
in continued support of Actors’ Playground and Arts on the Move
MCA DENVER $20,000
Denver, CO
in support of general operations
Professional Flair/Dancing Wheels $7,000
Cleveland, OH
in support of Dancing Wheels’ Lorain County Outreach Programs: Celebration of the ADA’s 25th Anniversary
Total Arts and Culture $154,000
Civic Affairs
Cornucopia, Inc. $25,000
Lakewood,, OH
toward Vocational Training and Job Placement Programs for people with developmental disabilities
The Nature Conservancy $65,000
Dublin, OH
in support of developing an Ohio Water Trust, a collaborative method to improve Ohio’s water quality
Vocational Guidance Services $30,000
Elyria, OH
in continued support of general operations for the Elyria Center
Total Civic Affairs $120,000
Education
Cleveland Council on World Affairs $10,000
Cleveland, OH
in continued support of the Model United Nations Program 2015-2016 for Lorain County students
Envision Excellence in STEM Education $20,000
Cleveland, OH
in support of a Computer Science strategy for Northeast Ohio
Great Lakes Biomimicry, Inc. $25,000
Elyria, OH
to support the Lorain County Biomimicry Professional Learning Community and Curriculum Collaborative for the remainder of the 2015-2016 academic year
Lake Erie Nature and Science Center $40,000
Bay Village, OH
in support of general operations
Save Our Youth $50,000
Denver, CO
in continued support for one-on-one mentoring and educational support
Total Education $145,000
Health and Social Services
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lorain County $60,000
Lorain, OH
in continued support of general operations and toward strategic planning
Columbia Oral Health Clinic $10,000
Columbia, SC
toward the Denture Program for uninsured patients
Common Ground $60,000
Oberlin, OH
in continued support of general operations and toward consultancy regarding for-profit enterprise management
El Centro De Servicios Sociales $40,000
Lorain, OH
in continued support for the Adult Supportive Services Program
The Gathering Place $25,000
Denver, CO
in continued support of general operations
The Good Samaritan Clinic $15,000
Columbia, SC
in continued support of free medical and dental services for uninsured individuals in the South Carolina Midlands
Health Law Advocates, Inc. $15,000
Boston, MA
in continued support of the Mental Health and Addiction Parity Project for Boston’s Children
Little Lighthouse Learning Center $55,415
Lorain, OH
in continued support of general operations and toward expansion of services
Lorain County Free Clinic, Inc. $70,000
Lorain, OH
in continued support of general operations
Lorain County Health & Dentistry $284,000
Lorain, OH
in support of the purchase of dental equipment for the new site in Oberlin, over three years
Metro Denver Partners $10,000
Denver, CO
in continued support of GRASP (Gang Rescue and Support Project)
Neighborhood Alliance $42,000
Elyria, OH
in support of Senior Enrichment Senior Nutrition Home Delivered Meals Program
Trinity Housing Corporation $25,000
Columbia, SC
toward St. Lawrence Place’s children’s programming and literacy initiative, “Read to Succeed”
Vital Connections of the Midlands, Inc. $35,000
Columbia, SC
in continued support for the Children’s Garden Child Development Center
Welvista $50,000
Columbia, SC
in continued support of general operations
Youth Challenge $14,000
Westlake, OH
in continued support for adapted sports and recreational programs for children with physical disabilities from Lorain County
Total Health and Social Services $810,415
Other
National Center for Family Philanthropy $15,000
Washington, DC
in continued support of the Leadership Circle and toward marketing
The Philanthropy Roundtable $5,000
Washington, DC
in continued support of the Alliance for Charitable Reform (ACR)
Total Other $20,000
Grand Total $1,249,415