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
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:
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.
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.
Groups will be notified approximately 10-12 weeks after submitting their application whether they received funding.
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.
Within a month after grant activities are completed, grant recipients will be expected to provide a report on their work.
Contact Cathi Lehn, firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 216-664-2421
Can’t wait to hear your ideas!
This 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.
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:
Visit the Workshops page to see about opportunities in Cleveland to work on your project ideas.
Contact Indigo Bishop, ioby’s Cleveland Action Strategist, or call her at (216) 930-4030.
Can’t wait to hear your ideas!
Cleveland Climate Action Fund Awards $15,000 in Neighborhood Grants
The Cleveland Climate Action Fund is awarding a total of $15,000 to three neighborhood-led projects that will reduce carbon emissions and improve the community. This marks the Fund’s first round of 2016 grant recipients. The Fund provides competitive grant opportunities for projects that advance neighborhood priorities while also furthering Cleveland’s climate action goals.
People power is the answer to true and lasting climate action in Cleveland. This means that a citizen-centered approach is needed to align climate action with the assets, capacities and priorities of Cleveland residents. The three awarded projects include:
Grant requests for the second round of Request for Proposals are due on November 18, 2016 and can be found online at www.clevelandnp.org/resilientcleveland. See the section on Cleveland Climate Action and Urban Resilience Grant Application.
The Cleveland Climate Action Fund’s 2016 request for proposals is now open! Have a project idea that would improve Cleveland’s community and the environment? You may be eligible to apply for a grant! Grants up to $5,000 are awarded to applicants committed to climate action that address at least one of these areas:
Cleveland Climate Action Fund Grant Process in 5 Simple Steps!
Cleveland Climate Action Fund
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Cleveland Climate Action Fund Awards over $26,000 in Neighborhood Grants!
CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Climate Action Fund is awarding over $26,000 to eight projects that will reduce carbon emissions and help build thriving and healthy neighborhoods. This marks the Fund’s second round of 2015 grant recipients. The Fund provides free educational climate action workshops and competitive grant opportunities for projects that advance neighborhood priorities while also furthering Cleveland’s climate action goals.
The Fund has provides an equitable model for developing and funding neighborhood projects that align climate action with the assets, concerns, and priorities of Cleveland residents. Over the last six months, the Fund’s Advisory Committee reviewed 33 grant applications during two rounds of funding. A total of thirteen grantees, each of which have been awarded small grants of up to $5,000, will be recognized at the Annual Sustainability Summit on September 16-17 in Public Auditorium.
Examples of neighborhood projects include a neighborhood composting program on bicycles, transitioning a youth landscaping employment program to gasoline-free equipment, and a solar array on a K-8 community school that integrates with STEM curriculum, a bicycle parking and repair station near a transit stop, and reforestation on vacant land. The goal of the Cleveland Climate Action Fund is to hold workshops and fund projects in all Cleveland neighborhoods by 2017. To date, the Fund has held climate action workshops in six neighborhoods, reaching over 100 residents in-person and many more on-line.
This round of grants totaling $26,000 will be awarded to fund the following eight projects:
To see the 5 projects funded in Round 1 Visit: http://www.clevelandclimateaction.org/cleveland-climate-action-fund-awards-over-20000-in-neighborhood-grants/
Founded in 2009 the Cleveland Climate Action Fund is the first community-based carbon reduction fund in the United States. The Cleveland Climate Action Fund invests in local community projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and spark community engagement in Cleveland. The Fund’s founding partners include the City of Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Foundation, George Gund Foundation, and the Green City Blue Lake Institute at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. The Fund’s Advisory Committee is composed of local community non-profit, corporate, and philanthropic organizations: ArcelorMittal, BrownFlynn, City of Cleveland, Cleveland Clinic, The Cleveland Foundation, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cuyahoga County Land Revitalization Corp., Eaton Corporation, Enterprise Community Partners, the George Gund Foundation, KeyBank, Neighborhood Connections, and Neighborhood Progress Inc.
The Fund provides an option for everyone from individuals to companies that want to reduce carbon emissions and make a local impact. Donations to the fund are tax-deductible and directly support educational workshops and carbon reduction projects. Donors can give at a variety of levels and the carbon calculator on our site can assist those who wish to offset their carbon footprint. Visit www.clevelandclimateaction.org for more information.