Winter grant applications due February 14, 2020

NeighborUp Grants

Before completing your grant application, please attend a grantseeker orientation session. We host these meetings in the month before each grant deadline to assist grantseekers in preparing their applications and to answer questions. Each session will cover how to apply and what to expect after submitting an application.  Below is a list of dates and locations:

Winter Grantseeker Workshops                             

  • January 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. @ Cleveland Public Library – Carnegie West branch, 1900 Fulton Rd, Cleveland, OH 44113                              
  • January 21 from 5 to 6:45 p.m. @ Cleveland Public Library – Rice branch, 11535 Shaker Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44104
  • January 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. @ Neighborhood Connections, 5000 Euclid Ave. #310 (inside the Agora, free parking behind the building off of Prospect)

*DEADLINE* Complete the Application by February 2020! Application is here. Submit the proposal here.

QUESTIONS? Contact Cathi Lehn, clehn@city.cleveland.oh.us or call at 216-664-2421



Register for the Beachwood Color Run!

Color Run - Beachwood

Students from Beachwood City Schools – Fairmount Pre-School, Bryden Elementary School, Hilltop Elementary School, Beachwood Middle School, and Beachwood High School will join together on Sunday, October 13 at 1 pm for a colorful run.

Participants can choose between a 1-mile walk/run or a 5k race. Either way, you’re sure to have a great time. Registration is $15 per person and includes a race t-shirt and individual color packet.

All runners are encouraged to try to raise $50 to support our chosen charities, Those who raise more can choose from fun incentives and there’s even prizes for the grade with the highest number of participants and amount raised. So get ready to have fun and GO!

*Proceeds from this fundraiser also supports the Nature Conservancy and Cleveland Climate Action Fund.

REGISTER

Color Run - Beachwood. Register and Join in on the Fun!

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New applications due August 9th, 2019!

The Cleveland Climate Action Fund’s 2019 grant cycle is open, in partnership with Neighborhood Connections

Before completing your grant application, please attend a grantseeker orientation session. We host these meetings in the month before each grant deadline to assist grantseekers in preparing their applications and to answer questions. Each session will cover how to apply and what to expect after submitting an application.  Below is a list of dates and locations:

*DEADLINE* Complete the Application by August 9, 2019! Application is here. Submit the proposal here.

QUESTIONS?

Contact Cathi Lehn, clehn@city.cleveland.oh.us or call at 216-664-2421

Can’t wait to hear your ideas!

New in 2019: CCAF is partnering with Neighborhood Connections!

We are really excited to announce our new partnership with Neighborhood Connections!  Starting in 2019, you can apply for funding for Climate Action and Sustainability projects through the Neighbor Up Action Grant proposal.

APPLICATION PROCESS & TIMELINE

  1. Attend a Grantseeker Orientation Session:

Before completing your grant application, please attend a grantseeker orientation session. We host these meetings in the month before each grant deadline to assist grantseekers in preparing their applications and to answer questions. Each session will cover how to apply and what to expect after submitting an application.  Below is a list of dates and locations:

  • Thursday, January 24: 4 to 6 p.m. Cleveland Public Library, Mt. Pleasant branch
  • Saturday, February 2: : 10:30 a.m. to noon at Cleveland Public Library, Carnegie West branch
  • Monday, February 11: 6 to 8 p.m. at West 78th Street Studios
  • Tuesday, February 19: 5 to 7 p.m. at East Cleveland Public Library
  • Office hours on February 25: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Neighborhood Connections.If you need additional help after attending an orientation session, one-on-one assistance is also available through the Neighbor Up Action Clinic by calling 216-361-0042.
  1. *DEADLINE*Complete the Application by March 1, 2019!

Application is here. Submit the proposal here.

  1. Grant Making Committee Review:

After the application is submitted, it goes to the Grant Making Committee. The committee is made up of Cleveland and East Cleveland residents. They review each application and determine which applicants to interview. Because of the volume of applicants, they can only interview the groups that meet the basic criteria.

  1. Interviews:

Interviews are conducted at convenient locations in Cleveland and East Cleveland neighborhoods. Up to three individuals may attend the meeting. Groups will have time to talk more about the ideas presented in their application, and will answer questions from the committee.

  1. Notification:

Groups will be notified approximately 10-12 weeks after submitting their application whether they received funding.

  1. Grantee Orientation:

Groups chosen to receive funding (and their fiscal agent, if appropriate) will be required to attend an orientation session providing assistance with the project’s implementation.

  1. Final Report:

Within a month after grant activities are completed, grant recipients will be expected to provide a report on their work.

QUESTIONS?

Contact Cathi Lehn, clehn@city.cleveland.oh.us or call at 216-664-2421

To learn more about past projects focused on Climate Action and Sustainability and to gain some inspiration if you need it, visit here and here.

Can’t wait to hear your ideas!

Announcing the 2017 Crowdfunding Challenge!

iobyccaf2This fall, the Cleveland Climate Action Fund and Resilient Cleveland have teamed up again with In Our Backyards (ioby) to award $1:$1 matching funds to community projects that prepare Cleveland neighborhoods for the impacts of climate change.

As a part of the CCAF Crowdfunding Challenge, every dollar raised towards your ioby project could be matched up to $5,000 (or until the funds run out)! This effectively doubles the resources available to resident-led projects and programs administered by community-based organizations all over the city.

To get started, tell us about your project at www.ioby.org/idea.

PROJECT ELIGIBILITY

The CCAF Crowdfunding Challenge is designed to fund ideas that are innovative, practical, and sustainable. Projects will be assessed and awarded match funds based on the following criteria:

  1. Project location is within the city of Cleveland
  2. Projects have an impact by reducing local emissions or making neighborhoods more resilient to the impacts of climate change. Projects often seek to improve awareness, build wealth, or support environmental justice and better health. Example projects include tree plantings, clean energy or energy efficiency,  and sustainable transportation initiatives.
  3. Project demonstrates community buy-in by receiving at least 10 donations through its ioby campaign page before midnight on December 31st, 2017

TIMELINE

  • Feb 1, 2018:  Deadline to submit your project idea at www.ioby.org/idea
  • Feb 30, 2018:  Deadline to build your campaign page at www.ioby.org/project
  • March 31, 2018:  Deadline to receive 10 donations to your campaign page
  • April 19, 2018:  Winners notified of match amounts
  • May 15, 2018:  Crowdfunding campaign ends (fundraising stops)
  • By June 28, 2018:  Check for amount fundraised + CCAF match grant arrives!
  • By June 31, 2019:  Project implemented and results reported

Visit the Workshops page to see about opportunities in Cleveland to work on your project ideas.

QUESTIONS?

Contact Indigo Bishop, ioby’s Cleveland Action Strategist, or call her at (216) 930-4030.

Can’t wait to hear your ideas!