Community West Foundation Grants

Community West Foundation

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Next deadline: Jul 15, 2020 (Letter of inquiry)

Later deadlines: Jul 29, 2020 (Full proposal), Oct 14, 2020 (Letter of inquiry), Oct 28, 2020 (Full proposal), Feb 5, 2021 (Letter of inquiry), Feb 19, 2021 (Full proposal), Apr 15, 2021 (Letter of inquiry), Apr 29, 2021 (Full proposal)

Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $125,000

Fields of work: Basic Human Needs Disability Care & Services Health & Medicine

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense

Location of project: Counties in Ohio: Cuyahoga County, Lorain County

Location of residency: Counties in Ohio: Cuyahoga County, Lorain County

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About this funder:



We are a local philanthropic organization dedicated to supporting organizations that provide the basic needs of food, clothing, shelter, and medical care to the most needy in and around Western Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

Community West Foundation is pleased to award quarterly grants to charitable agencies in our community. Grants are awarded following a review process by our Board of Directors and Grants Committee. Interested organizations may initiate a grant application process with a Letter of Intent. 

Who We Help
Our mission is to support the basic needs of individuals in our community.

Basic needs include food, shelter, and physical and mental health care. Through the generosity of our donors, we are able to offer grants to area charities that provide basic needs support throughout Western Cuyahoga County and Lorain County. These organizations offer everything from food, to housing for homeless men, women and families, to medical care for the terminally ill and underinsured.

NOTE: All applicants must submit an LOI no later than 2 weeks prior to the completed application due date.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Grant applications will be accepted only from organizations that are qualified as tax exempt and charitable entities under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Funding will be limited to organizations located in Greater Western Cleveland, usually for one year only.


  • No funding is available for capital needs, endowments or individuals.