Saint Luke's Foundation Grantmaking (Applications over $15,000)

Saint Luke's Foundation Of Cleveland, Ohio

Grant amount: More than US $15,000

Next deadline: Oct 1, 2018

Later deadlines: Apr 1, 2019, Jul 2, 2019

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Capital Project, Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Applied Project / Program, Training / Capacity Building

Location of project: Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Location of residency: United States

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NOTE: The grantmaking process begins with "Get Acquainted Meetings". Only after reviewing the  “Who Can Apply” section, and determining if you are a fit, then please contact Angel Johnson to schedule this meeting in advance of submitting an application. In lieu of a Letter of Inquiry (LOI), these meetings help determine a fit between the organization and the Foundation.

First Year Funding Priorities

The Saint Luke's Foundation provides support to organizations involved in addressing issues of health equity and social determinants of health as outlined here. There are many organizations and programs that address these issues and we recognize that we can do it all all of the time. Thus, the board has set forth the following priorities for 7/1/2018 - 12/31/2019:

  • Abate environmental triggers (such as lead and mold) affecting safety of housing
  • Demolition and rehabilitation in the Saint Luke's neighborhood (Buckeye, Woodland Hills, Mt. Pleasant and Shaker Square/Larchmere)
  • Efforts related to sustaining and building thriving commercial corridors in the Saint Luke's neighborhood
  • Improve public safety in the Saint Luke's neighborhood
  • Increase education and awareness of the effects of trauma and toxic stress and prepare organizations to better equipped to handle this
  • School and community infrastructure around availability of fresh, local and healthy food
  • Policy efforts involving Medicaid
  • Education and registration of voters in disenfranchised neighborhoods in Cuyahoga County
  • Effective lead legislation

Saint Luke's provides funding for the following:

  • General operating
  • Program support
  • Capacity building
  • Capital project

Grant applications over $15,000 must be reviewed and approved by the board.

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


  • Applicants must be either an organization designated as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, with a non-private foundation status with the IRS, or a governmental unit or agency.
  • The Foundation provides grants to organizations supporting Cuyahoga County’s underserved communities.


  • Saint Luke's Does Not Fund:
    • Religious organizations for religious or evangelical purposes
    • Individuals
    • Projects outside Cuyahoga County that do not directly benefit Cuyahoga County residents
    • Fundraising events
    • Endowment funds
    • Biomedical research
    • Debt retirement or reduction
    • Fundingshort-falls
    • Lobbying
    • Private Foundations or public charities with 509(a)(3), Type III, Non Functionally Integrated designation from the IRS
    • Organizations that in their constitution, by-laws or practices discriminate against a person or group on the basis of age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation or religious belief

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