The Nurture an Idea Award is intended to recognize and reward nonprofit organizations for innovative and transformative community development initiatives that create opportunity and address inequities in Cuyahoga County through affordable housing, transportation, community resources, jobs, health care and more.
Enterprise is proud to announce these five deserving finalists who will compete for two $10,000 cash awards. One of those awards is given to the team that raises the most here on CrowdRise!
Cosmic Bobbins Foundation: The Cleveland Sews Initiative Stitching together Cuyahoga County’s social fabric through an educational, outreach and wealth-building worker-owned sewing collaborative that hosts workforce development programming.
EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute: EDWINS Butcher Shop: A Stronger Student, A Stronger Community Enriching its rigorous culinary institute and thriving Shaker Square French eatery with a butcher shop located in the Buckeye/Shaker neighborhood.
ESOP: ESOP Realty, Inc. Helping people transcend poverty and build wealth through homeownership to develop a fully sustainable model as a nonprofit real estate brokerage.
Greater Cleveland Food Bank: Food as Medicine Initiatives Impacting health outcomes by providing healthy and nutritious food to clients with low income who have been diagnosed with food-related challenges such as diabetes and hypertension.
Tremont West Development Corporation & Famicos Foundation: Workforce Housing Investment Coop Exploration Carrying out a community process and engaging relevant expertise to establish Ohio’s first Real Estate Investment Cooperative (REIC) to protect affordable workforce housing in Cleveland.
The 2016 Nurture an Idea Forum is sponsored by Ohio Savings Bank, a division of New York Community Bank and JPMorgan Chase.