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Tools & Resources

Listed below are other potential funding sources for grassroots groups.


The Cleveland Colectivo welcomes individuals, new businesses, and community projects to participate. Grant amounts will range between $500 and $5,000, based on the number of projects selected.


Cuyahoga Arts & Culture’s new grant guidelines and eligibility requirements for the Project Support Grant Program are now available online at www.cacgrants.org or call 216-515-8303. Organizations must be 501 c 3 non profit organizations to receive funds through CAC.


The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. They offer a host of community programs that offer training and funds for small and emerging arts organizations. The programs include Art Access, Arts Innovation, Capacity Building, and the Building Cultural Diversity Initiative.


The Self-Development of People Fund (SDOP) of the Presbyterian Church (USA) makes grants to community groups who are working to improve their economic condition. Projects can be either start-up small businesses or grassroots non-profit organizations. Call Dick Obermanns at 216-752-3301 or by email at obermanns@aol.com. The SDOP Committee welcomes proposals from all groups without regard to affiliation.


The United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland has financially assisted many non-profit organizations in the Greater Cleveland area. An important part of the philosophy is to insure that non-profit charitable organizations serving the poor, Black, and other minorities receive an equitable share of the charitable dollars. United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland funds over 80 non-profit agencies annually.