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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Mt. Sinai, partners, work to prototype school-based COVID testing

Mt. Sinai Foundation staff, operating on behalf of the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, are collaborating with Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), MetroHealth System, and Greater Cleveland Congregations to create a school-based COVID-19 testing program. School-based testing will allow CMSD students, families, faculty, and staff to be diagnosed with coronavirus infection, so that they can seek treatment and prevention ongoing transmission. Together with other prevention strategies, school-based testing has proven to reduce outbreaks. Partners have formed a School Testing Task Force to design and deploy a testing prototype, to be scaled across the District in the coming months.

A concept paper outlining school-based testing options can be accessed here.

School testing

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Rapid Response Fund seeks partners for COVID-19 vaccine communications

COVID-19 vaccines are just around the corner for our community. But there is a fine line between availability and access.

That’s why the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund has convened a COVID-19 Vaccine Communications Task Force—comprised of leaders from the faith-based community, health care, government, and community organizing groups as well as resident leaders—to drive the RRF’s vaccine uptake strategy.

Now, the Task Force is seeking one or more firm(s) to assist in delivering a comprehensive COVID-19 vaccine communications and marketing plan that will catalyze vaccine uptake, especially among Black people, immigrants, and other people of color—populations historically skeptical of vaccination due to well-known injustices and personal experiences with mistreatment while navigating the healthcare system.

Please consider applying to partner with us on this urgent journey, or share with your colleagues who might.

The full Request for Proposals (RFP) can be access here (PDF).

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CareSource Invests $5 Million into the Lead Safe Home Fund

CareSource, Ohio’s largest managed care organization, has committed $5 million to the Lead Safe Home Fund (the Fund) to provide Cleveland families and property owners with the resources they need to make homes lead safe. This unprecedented investment by a managed care organization to make lead safe home repair loans brings the total pool of dollars in the Fund to more than $25 million.

“Lead poisoning is a public health crisis with a housing solution. When healthcare and community leaders like CareSource invest in projects like this, they underscore that safe housing improves health outcomes,” said Mark McDermott, vice president and Ohio market leader, Enterprise Community Partners, and a member of the Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition Steering Committee. “Today’s announcement is both a commitment to Cleveland’s future as well as an invitation to public and private investors, from all sectors, to join us in this critical effort.”

The full press release can be accessed here (PDF).

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