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  • We believe in igniting the power of everyday people to create an extraordinary world right where they live. Photos by Janet Century Photography.
  • We are a diverse network of neighbors responding innovatively to the challenges that plague our communities.
  • We are a small grants program that supports neighbor-led projects in Cleveland and East Cleveland neighborhoods.
  • We are a committee of resident leaders who make the small grants funding decisions.




  • Neighborhood Connections provides financial assistance and other resources to Cleveland and East Cleveland neighborhood ...


  • Feb 28, 2015, East Cleveland Public Library -

    The Anansi Artists Alliance & the Friends of the East Cleveland Public Library present the Kuumba Art & Jazz Series with featured musical guests and an art show at 4:30 p.m. Call 440-497-6862 or 216-541-4128 for tickets and information.





Total Grants Given to Date

$7.15 Million

Total Projects Funded


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  • The Freedom Empowerment Program is dedicated to promoting the empowerment of inner-city youth to unlock their potential in order to build and sustain a healthy community. ...
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About Us

The Cleveland Foundation launched Neighborhood Connections in 2003 to empower people in Cleveland’s neighborhoods and encourage them to become more engaged with each other and the city around them. Neighborhood Connections extends small grants that fund citizen-led neighborhood projects. More