“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors – we borrow it from our children.”
~Native American Proverb
It’s estimated that the city harbors more than 3,200 acres of vacant land. Many grassroots organizations are developing creative ways to reuse the land for a variety of purposes that improve their communities.
Our grant recipients are using their funds to create community gardens, develop “pocket parks,” perform community beautification projects, and improve the environment. Many of these grant projects focus on bringing nature back to city spaces and lessening toxicity of urban land.
With so much vacant land, it’s a great opportunity to recreate and reinvent many parts of the city. Check out some of the creative ideas being implemented, link up with others working on these issues, and connect with some great resources available:
of Neighborhood Connections
Our address is
1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300
Cleveland, OH 44115
NC is an affiliated program of the Cleveland Foundation
and a member of Grassroots Grantmakers, an
international affinity group for grassroots funders.