April 24, 2014

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Nord foundation hands out grants worth $1.3M

AMHERST – The Nord Family Foundation recently announced the recipients of grants in the areas of health and social services, education, civic affairs and arts.

The grants, totaling more than $1.3 million, were approved at the Foundation`s Board of Trustees meeting late last month.

The grants will be dispersed to nonprofit organizations in Lorain and Cuyahoga counties; Columbia, S.C.; Denver, Colo.; and Boston.

GRANTS FOR LORAIN COUNTY NONPROFITS
Arts and Culture:
- CityMusic Cleveland, in support of the 2007/2008 concert series in Elyria – $5,000
- Opera Cleveland, continued support of Music! Opera! Outreach in Lorain County Schools – $35,000
- Firelands Association of the Visual Arts, Oberlin – $55,000

Civic Affairs
- Common Ground, continued support of general operations, over two years – $100,000
- Direct Action for Central Lorain, continued support of affordable housing and redevelopment efforts – $50,000
- Junior Acheivement of Lorain County Inc. – $11,636
- Lorain County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Inc. – $30,000
- Lorain County Urban League, Elyria, continued support of general operations – $35,000
- South Elyria Neighborhood Development Corp., Elyria – $46,000
- South Lorain Community Development Corp. – $35,000
- South Shore Community Development Corp., Lorain – $50,000
- Zion Community Development Corp. – $30,000

Education
- Town Hall of Cleveland, support of the Student and Distance Learning Programs for Lorain County students – $8,000

Health and Social Services
- Child Care Resource Center, support of the Child Development Association Academy – $30,000
- Easter Seal Society of Northwestern Ohio, Inc., Lorain, to hire a Vice President of Programs – $20,000
- Linking Employment, Abilities and Potential, to provide Independent living support for seniors with low vision – $22,500
- Lorain County Free Clinic, Inc. – $55,000
- Neighborhood House Association of Lorain County Inc., start-up for child care center at Elyria Neighborhood Center – $25,000
- Oberlin Community Services Council, Oberlin, for general operating support – $30,000
- Pathways Counseling and Growth Center, Elyria, in support of Project Access – $10,000