September 22, 2022
The Good Samaritan Program
responds to our community’s challenge of ensuring that its residents can meet their basic needs. Basic needs are primarily defined as food, clothing, emergency shelter, and transportation to access services. As we have learned studying the social determinants of health, we also recognize the basic needs of utilities & hygiene products, identification, stipends, and short-term medications and/or medical supplies. We also consider support of physical and mental well-being, self-sufficiency, relationships and social connection, internet access, cash assistance, and narrowing our geographic focus as essential to the wellbeing of our community.
We are pleased to share the organizations receiving Good Samaritan grants this month:
- Jarvis Gibson Foundation: Beyond the Field - Healthy Meals & Hygiene Kits for Student Athletes
- Phillis Wheatley Association: Senior and Disabled Adult Congregate Meal Program
- Malachi House: Medically Supportive Residential Care for Northeast Ohio’s Dying Poor
- St. Paul's Community Outreach: Homeless and others Basic needs Program
- Front Steps Housing and Services: Behavioral Health and Prevention Services to Address Homelessness and Housing Stability
- Joseph House of Cleveland Inc: Joseph House Critical Care Kits
- Kidney Foundation of Ohio: Emergency Assistance Program
- Project H.O.P.E. of Cleveland, Inc: Outreach for the Community
- Garfield Human Development Corporation: Community Food Pantry
Grants are each $5,000 (partial funding will not be awarded). Funding requests always exceed the grant program budget for this competitive program, and priority is given to those organizations with annual budgets under $1 million and based in or serving Cleveland's Central neighborhood.
The next round of grant applications are under review and will be funded in December 2022. To be considered for funding in March 2023, applications are due no later than January 1, 2023.