McGregor Foundation Disburses Over $500M For Senior Housing and Living Programs

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."

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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.

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  • 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