Callahan Foundation Awards $300,000 to nonprofits, including BGCC

The Callahan Foundation has awarded more than $300,000 to 13 deserving nonprofit organizations that are making a significant impact in the lives of others in the Greater Cleveland community.

The Callahan Foundation is proud to support the following organizations:

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland – Awarded $25,000 to support its “Breaking Down Barriers With Dance” program, which exposes at-risk youth to art and culture through classes, workshops and art-based community events.
  • Cleveland International Film Festival – Awarded $25,000 for the presenting sponsorship of the Roxanne T. Mueller Audience Choice Award for Best Film, CIFF’s most coveted and prestigious honor.
  • Cleveland Print Room – Awarded $10,000 to support staff members in their efforts to advance the art and appreciation of the photographic image in all its forms by providing affordable access to a community darkroom and workspace, gallery exhibitions, educational programs and collaborative outreach.
  • Case Western Reserve University’s National Youth Sports Program – Awarded a $25,000 grant to support programmatic expenses for CWRU’s sports program, which annually serves more than 500 socioeconomically disadvantaged Greater Cleveland youth aged 10 to 16.
  • Case Western Reserve University’s Research ShowCASE – Awarded $25,000 to support CWRU’s annual celebration of student research, discovery and innovation.
  • Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy – Awarded a $10,000 grant to help provide resources and address safety and security issues in DVCAC’s Cuyahoga County Emergency Domestic Violence Shelter.
  • Gilmour Academy’s Center for Performing Arts Project – Awarded $100,000 to fund the construction of a new performing arts facility, which will provide students with dedicated space to pursue their desires, develop their talents and creatively express themselves.
  • Great Lakes Science Center – Awarded $5,000 to fund 20 summer camp scholarships to be awarded to Cleveland-area children in need and provide them with hands-on learning experiences and exposure to STEM activities.
  • Lake Erie Ink – Awarded a $10,000 grant to help fund arts-based programming and to support the organization’s mission to provide Greater Cleveland youth with access to creative writing workshops, literacy, writing fluency and critical thinking.
  • MetroHealth System’s School Health Program– Awarded $35,000 to advance its mission to provide in-school and mobile primary care and mental health services to vulnerable and at-risk students in Cuyahoga County.
  • Scranton Road Ministries C.D.C. – Awarded $15,000 to support the ongoing five-year Organizational Development initiative, which focuses on community-based business development through job training programs.
  • The Sculpture Center – Awarded $19,000 to support the organization’s general operations, fund programming and art exhibitions and assist with website redesign costs.
  • UCI Transportation Study – Awarded a $35,000 grant to support UCI’s development and implementation of a dedicated transportation website, which will provide a seamless user experience for University Circle visitors.

The Callahan Foundation is committed to awarding grants to Northeast Ohio nonprofits in the arts, higher education and social services sectors. The spring 2016 grant application cycle is just around the corner – concept papers are due by March 31, 2016. Follow Callahan Foundation on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date.