Cleveland Foundation grants $9.4 million to area non-profit organizations

CLEVELAND - Area non-profit organizations will benefit from $9.4 million in grants approved Friday by the Cleveland Foundation, according to a press release.

Care Alliance will receive $500,00 to help construct a new health clinic in the central neighborhood. The organization provides primary medical and dental care, as well as support services to people who are homeless, live in public housing or are uninsured or under insured.

The Cleveland Foodbank will grow its mobile pantry to increase delivery of fresh produce to underserved areas in Cleveland and the suburbs. Its grant totals $250,000.

Community Assessment and Treatment Services, Inc. will use $150,000 to expand its Broadway Avenue facility. The project will allow it to treat up to 1,000 more patients for mental health and addiction services each year.

Nearly $1 million will help the Cleveland Metropolitan School District support existing schools and plan new schools expected to launch in 2014 and 2015.

The Trust for Public Land's "Connecting Cleveland" effort will benefit from $100,000 to support connecting residents and visitors to the region's natural treasures including Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River through the park and trail systems to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

The Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland will fund two new club locations with a $250,000 grant. The new locations will be built at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center in East Cleveland and within Franklin D. Roosevelt School in the Glenville neighborhood.

Programs to increase the growth of core city manufacturers will receive $255,000 in support. The Westside Industrial Retention and Expansion Network, or WIRE-Net, will partner growing companies with experts at economic development organizations to help them with expansion plans. The grant will also connect high school students and adult job seekers with apprenticeship opportunities.

These donations bring the year-to-date total for the foundation's grants to $71.1 million.

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