Latest round of funding brings total nonprofit support to more than $150,000.
CLEVELAND, OH (October 28, 2020) – The Union Home Mortgage Foundation today announced that it is increasing its financial support of Northeast Ohio area nonprofits hit hardest by the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The nearly $60,000 in grant funding will go toward various initiatives designed to support families and students as they continue to navigate new hardships like virtual schooling, post-graduate career planning during economic uncertainty and housing challenges brought on by the pandemic.
The funds were awarded as follows:
- $10,000 to the Cleveland Kids Book Bank
- $5,000 will support general operating support needed through the COVID-19 crisis for basic operations.
- $5,000 will target a winter break book delivery for local students.
- $10,000 to Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland to support the virtual delivery of financial literacy programming to over 10,000 Greater Cleveland students.
- $7,500 to Literacy Cooperative’s ongoing work to promote whole-family intervention policies, practices and programs with area nonprofits in Cuyahoga County.
- $7,500 to CollegeNow, a counseling program designed to educate students on college affordability, career counseling, mentorship programs and career advising.
- $5,000 to New Horizons, a sub-nonprofit of The City Mission that purchases and rehabs vacant homes and works with single mothers within their crisis centers to develop paths to self-sufficiency.
- $5,000 to Youth Opportunities Unlimited toward their Jobs for Ohio Graduates (JOG) Program, a program focused on career development, post-graduation success and leadership skills.
- $5,000 to Boys Hope Girls Hope Northeast Ohio toward workforce development programs and career counseling of their scholars.
- $5,000 to Boys and Girls Clubs Northeast Ohio to support their Navigating Educational eXperiences & Trades (NEXT) Career Readiness programming.
- $2,500 to ideastream® to help support a two-generational STEM workshop, which explores the effectiveness of various virtual learning tools on specific STEM topics.
These donations come on the heels of the Union Home Mortgage Foundation’s back to school supply drive and distribution event, where in collaboration with Volunteers of America’s Operation Backpack campaign and University Settlement, the Foundation donated more than 180 backpacks filled with school supplies to nearly 300 students ahead of the new school year. The Union Home Mortgage Foundation was this year’s presenting sponsor for events in Ohio and Indiana.
“As many of our partners continue to navigate this extremely challenging time, we are grateful to be in a position where we can not only support those organizations, but the people they serve,” said Christina Fagan, Executive Director of the Union Home Mortgage Foundation. “Many students and their families are experiencing so many challenges as a result of the pandemic, and we are determined to play a small part in helping them maintain some kind of normalcy—especially as it relates to education and promoting a path toward financial independence—during these extraordinary times.”
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Union Home Mortgage Foundation has donated over $153,000 to nonprofit relief, something it looks to continue through 2020.
“We are passionate about supporting our neighbors and the communities where we live and work,” said Bill Cosgrove, President and CEO of Union Home Mortgage and Chairman of the Foundation. “We look forward to continuing our support of these organizations that do the work to provide students and their families these great support services. While these times have been so tough on so many, our Partners have demonstrated so much strength, and we are honored to do what we can to extend our help.”
About the Union Home Mortgage Foundation
The Union Home Mortgage Foundation was established in 2015 as the charitable arm of Strongsville based independent mortgage bank, Union Home Mortgage. The Foundation exists to equip families with the tools and resources to achieve economic self-sufficiency. Operating under the four pillars of Financial Literacy, Career Readiness, Education, and Housing, the Union Home Mortgage Foundation strives to improve the financial health of families in its communities and empower them for responsible homeownership.