The McGregor Foundation announced recently that it has distributed $520,902 to a wide range of organizations during its semi-annual grantmaking cycle. The foundation granted $45,000 to the City of Cleveland towards implementation of Economic Security Centers, a competitive matching-grant program sponsored by the National Council on Aging. The Centers will provide financial counseling to 500 low-income seniors in partnership with 11 local agencies. The latest grants bring the total to more than $7.6 million distributed since the McGregor Foundation was created in 2002.
"The needs of low-income seniors in Northeast Ohio continue to escalate," says McGregor Foundation President Rob Hilton. "At the same time, we have seen a decline in the financial resources available to meet those needs."
McGregor has also continued to support the development of affordable senior housing in Cleveland by providing funds to encourage four separate projects now in planning and a grant of $35,000 to Case Western Reserve University for Healthy Homes, a program that surveys and improves senior housing to ensure the healthiest possible living environments.
Other grants include:
Famicos Foundation, $119,000, for a program-related investment to cover predevelopment costs of renovating the Amasa Stone House in Glenville into affordable senior housing.Advertisement
Union Miles Development Corporation, $55,000, for an affordable senior housing complex.
- Burton, Bell, Carr Development, Inc., $49,000, the development of affordable senior housing.
- Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, $30,000, Pro Bono Elder Law Project.
- Jennings Center, $30,000, evaluation of REACH, a long-term care workforce initiative.
- Senior Citizen Resources, $25,000, Senior Transportation Program.
- Cuyahoga County College Foundation, $20,257, equipment for Home Health Aide Training.
- University Settlement, Inc., $20,000, senior wellness programming.
- Cleveland TOPS Swingband, $18,000, senior outreach programming.
- Schnurmann House, $15,000, community nutrition and transportation.
- Towards Employment, $10,000, for ACHIEVE, job-retention for long-term care workers.
- Boy Scouts of America Greater Cleveland Council Yard Charge Project, $7,315, to work with the Cleveland Department of Aging on free yard-maintenance for low-income seniors