October 28, 2013 Press Release

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 17, 2013 Board of Trustees meeting, grants approved totaled $1,347,100 to be disbursed in Lorain County, Ohio; Cuyahoga County, Ohio; Boston, Massachusetts; Columbia, South Carolina; Penn Yan, New York; Metro Denver, Colorado and other areas of interest. Fifty-six other actions totaling $461,533 were also ratified at the meeting bringing the total grants authorized in this round to $1,808,633. 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 $95 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 and annual report are available at www.nordff.org or you may write to 747 Milan Avenue, Amherst, Ohio 44001, or call 440/984-3939 or 800/745-8946. 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 2014. Deadline for consideration of online grant applications is December 1, 2013.