Charter One offering $100,000 in neighborhood development grants
The Charter One Foundation launched a new program to create jobs, revitalize neighborhoods and promote economic development. The Charter One Growing Communities competition will award $100,000 in grants to winning nonprofits that serve neighborhoods in Cuyahoga County.
“As part of Charter One’s efforts to improve communities where we live and work, we are excited to expand the initiative, help strengthen even more neighborhoods and help create additional jobs in Cuyahoga County," said Ken Marblestone, President of Charter One and RBS Citizens in Ohio.
The goal of the program is to revitalize a distinct neighborhood corridor through programs that enhance the community and create new small businesses and jobs.
Nonprofit organizations serving neighborhoods and community development corporations are encouraged to apply. FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.charterone.com/about-us/news/charterone/2012/06_07_12_competition.aspx.
Grants will be awarded to winning projects that demonstrate innovative solutions to community development, incorporate collaborative partnerships to improve life for residents and promote economic development through job creation. Priority consideration will be given to projects that impact low or moderate income individuals and neighborhoods, demonstrate a plan for long-term sustainability and foster collaboration.
Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald welcomed the announcement. “The Growing Communities program will not only benefit businesses and residents in a particular neighborhood, it will also support innovation and collaboration throughout the county,” he said.
Charter One invites those interested to apply for the competition by July 13, 2012. Again for more information, go to http://www.charterone.com/about-us/news/charterone/2012/06_07_12_competition.aspx.