Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Grant News II: The George Gund Foundation, $5.9 Million

Second, the George Gund Foundation:

Foundation Awards $5.9 Million in July

CLEVELAND OH - Efforts to increase access to health care for Ohio residents, focus on issues affecting the state’s largest school districts and educate the public about environmental concerns received funding from The George Gund Foundation this month.

Trustees made 92 grants and one program-related investment totaling $5,931,306 to a wide range of education, human service, environment, arts and economic and community development organizations at the second quarterly meeting of 2007.

The Foundation continued its support for the Columbus-based Health Policy Institute of Ohio, which conducts policy analysis and research on health care issues and trends affecting the state’s residents, with a two-year $225,000 grant.

CATALYST: Cleveland, an independent newsmagazine that has reported on school improvement efforts in Cleveland since 1999, will use a two-year $350,000 grant to expand its focus to other urban districts in the state. The expanded publication will be known as CATALYST: Ohio.

Earthwatch Ohio, a free bimonthly newspaper reporting on environmental issues, received a two-year $50,000 grant.

The Foundation also made a $500,000 program-related investment as a loan to Neighborhood Progress Inc. for redevelopment of the former St. Luke Hospital site.

Other grants of interest included:
• $50,000 to the United Labor Agency for Ohio Youth Voices, a program to involve young people in development of state polices that affect their lives.

• $60,000 over two years to the Ohio Association of Childcare Agencies, Inc. to develop outcome measures for residential child welfare programs in Ohio.

• $50,000 to Karamu House for the 2007-2008 theater season.

• $15,000 to the Burning River Foundation for Burning River Fest 2007.

• $25,000 to the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio for strategic planning.

The George Gund Foundation was established in 1952 by George Gund, former chairman of the Cleveland Trust Company. The Foundation funds programs that enhance our understanding of the physical and social environment in which we live and increase our ability to cope with its changing requirements. Grants are made quarterly in the areas of education, human services, economic and community development, environment and arts. Foundation commitments to date have totaled almost $493 million.

For further information contact:
Deena M. Epstein (216)241.3114


Anonymous said...

In addition to the generous grant provided by the Gund Foundation, here is more information for people who may not have access to health care.

If not, you’re not alone.
· More than 47 million people are currently uninsured in the U.S.
· More than 150,000 of those without health insurance live in Cuyahoga County
· Today, only 61 percent of employers offer health coverage to their employees.

Health insurance coverage is important.
Life is full of risks, many of them completely unforeseeable. You could get the flu, sustain a sports injury, or be involved in a car accident. Health insurance can get you better and faster health care, and save you money. There’s also preventative care – regular check-ups and, in many cases, early detection and treatment of serious conditions.

Without it, you could face financial ruin.
Did you know…
· The average cost to X-ray, set and cast a leg is over $10,000.
· A routine tonsillectomy for a healthy adult is more than $5,000.
· The average cost to repair a new injury is almost $12,000.
· And, an additional $1,500/day for a hospital stay.

Families and Children with low-income
Health Start – Cuyahoga County’s SCHIP program
Trade Adjustment Assistant (TAA) program/Health Coverage Tax Credit Customer Contact Center (key word HCTC)
Small Business
Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) or 1-888-304-4769
Employers Resource Council (ERC)
Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce (NOACC)
General Information: The Ohio Department of Insurance or 1-800-686-1526

For more information contact the Healthcare Leadership Council about the Health Access America campaign at