NEIGHBORHOOD PROGRESS BELIEVES THAT NEIGHBORHOODS CAN PROSPER, EVEN IN AN ERA OF DIMINISHED PUBLIC RESOURCES, THROUGH TARGETED AND LAYERED INVESTMENT, PARTNERSHIP, AND PLANNING.
Through a competitive grant process, Neighborhood Progress provides support to the following strategic community development corporations:
Buckeye Area Development Corporation
Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc.
Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization
Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation
Northeast Shores Development Corporation
Ohio City, Inc.
Slavic Village Development
Tremont West Development Corporation
We have committed resources to these nine neighborhoods as a comprehensive strategy for building market strength and healthy communities. These community development corporations have demonstrated success in their communities and are operating in neighborhoods that have significant assets. They have shown the capacity to take on catalytic projects that signal a positive change in market forces, have the ability to work with community partners to leverage additional resources, and have a willingness and ability to engage residents and stakeholders in the planning and implementation processes.
On average the service areas of these corporations contain between 3000 and 5000 households and represent a diverse range of incomes, building conditions and social conditions. The nine chosen groups represent the east and west sides of Cleveland and have a variety of economic, social and cultural conditions that are characteristic of Cleveland.
Our goal is for each of these areas to build on assets, support residents in healthy living and positive options for housing, education, and employment, and become neighborhoods of choice. We support the work of these community development corporations and offer a holistic approach to community revitalization. Better housing alone does not improve neighborhoods, but concentrated, strategic allocation of resources can have a demonstrable positive outcome and can form a counter-measure against the challenges of foreclosure, vacancy, and disinvestment. Our comprehensive approach to neighborhood revitalization incorporates real estate development, safety, access to education, work and amenities, and civic involvement.
Our grantmaking program was recognized in 2010 as a Bright Idea by The Ash Center at Harvard University. Chosen out of a pool of nearly 600 applicants, Neighborhood Progress was acknowledged for its strong partnership with the City of Cleveland in comprehensively focusing on neighborhood assets, sustainability, stabilization and collaboration.
- Charter One
- City of Cleveland
- The Cleveland Foundation
- Dominion Foundation
- Fifth Third Bank
- The George Gund Foundation
- Key Bank
- The Nord Family Foundation
- The Surdna Foundation
- Third Federal Savings & Loan