Welcome to the Foundation

The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation seeks to assist Greater Cleveland's organizations and leaders to improve the health and well-being of the Jewish and general communities now and for generations to come.

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IMPORTANT: NEW PROPOSAL SUBMISSION PROCESS

GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE:
THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2021

Proposals should be submitted using the Foundation’s new grant application portal. For information about the application process, please review the "How To Apply" section of this website.

Questions? Contact Program Officers Ali Foti and Adam Nation if you have additional questions about what we fund or how to apply.

Thank you!

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Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition urges Congress to launch national fund

The Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition is calling upon the Senate Appropriations Committee to launch a new, $100 million National Lead Safe Home Fund within the Department of the Treasury.

The National Lead Safe Home Fund would provide flexible grant funding to proactively support low-income property owners in making the necessary home repairs to prevent lead poisoning. Many local municipalities have worked to enact statutes that require residential lead hazard inspections, remediation, and certification of lead-safe status, especially in rental properties. However, currently existing resources to support property owners—many of whom are low-income themselves—are not adequate to meet the need. Often, loan criteria cannot be met or the process for accessing funds can be so challenging that the remediation ultimately does not occur.

The new National Lead Safe Home Fund would enable trusted non-profit organizations across the country to disseminate funds to property owners to remediate lead quickly and effectively while also creating sustained jobs for local contractors, inspectors, and other lead safe work professionals. This funding source would complement ongoing efforts through HUD’s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes and enable local communities to leverage investments from banks, Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), nonprofit health systems and other private-sector agencies to create new home repair financial products that include low-cost, low-dollar loans, grants, and incentives to support home repairs.

In 2020, the Coalition launched a local Lead Safe Home Fund, a first-of-its-kind, public-private partnership that provides incentives, grants, and low-interest loans for low-income property owners to assist with remediating the homes they rent and comply with Cleveland’s new lead safe certification law. Financial supports can be used for inspections, assessments, and the remediation of lead hazards. The Fund is administered by CHN Housing Partners, in collaboration with Environmental Health Watch.

Nearly 100 partners across the country submitted a letter of support to Sen. Sherrod Brown and his Senate colleagues. That letter can be accessed here (PDF).

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Mt. Sinai, partners, submit sweeping testimony on State biennial budget

The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation and its grantmaking partners submitted  sweeping testimony to the Ohio General Assembly on the State Senate’s substitute bill for the biennial budget.

The Foundation’s remarks highlight urgent matters concerning:

  • Affordable housing;
  • Medicaid redetermination;
  • Conscience clause;
  • Step Up to Quality (SUTQ);
  • Municipal taxes; and
  • Broadband access.

The full written testimony can be accessed here (PDF).

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Mt. Sinai, partners, oppose H.B. 248

The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation and its partners in the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund (RRF) submitted to Ohio State Senator their firm opposition to H.B. 284. If passed, the legislation would expose more Ohioans to COVID-19 and would substantially increase the risk for other disease outbreaks. H.B. 248 has the potential to harm the health and safety of communities statewide and disrupt our economy.

The full letter can be accessed here (PDF).

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