The Spanish American Committee

The Spanish American Committee (SAC) supports Latino individuals and families throughout Northeast Ohio with a variety of services. They specifically support seniors with navigating benefits, social services, food, medical services, and various other resources. SAC received a grant from The McGregor Foundation that will help them to pinpoint more specific needs and provide more intentional services for their seniors.

SAC works to educate seniors on technology, benefits, community resources, as well as supporting their emotional and mental health. They recognize the importance of social interaction and held their first Senior Social this past spring! Seniors were able to gather, play games such as bingo, and win different prizes. It is important to them to not only provide services related to financial or physical needs, but also for the well-being of the senior.

The Spanish American Committee has built a reputation in the community where individuals know they can come in and ask for assistance without any judgment. Many of their clients come from families or friends that have previously benefited from The Spanish American Committees services. SAC does what they can to exhaust all options when helping a senior and develop creative solutions to help each of their specific needs. As an organization they are always working towards different certifications and licenses to provide the highest quality of services for their clients. Also, being able to provide services in Spanish has been an amazing resource for the Latino community.

The Spanish American Committee provides outstanding resources that are extremely valuable to Northeast Ohio and the Latino community.

The Cleveland Metroparks

The Cleveland Metroparks was established in 1917, with a mission to protect nature, connect communities, and inspire conservation of our world. The Cleveland Metroparks is planning to restore Forest Hill Park in East Cleveland, which is a large greenspace that provides much value to its community. The Cleveland Metroparks has planned a restoration of this park to take place in the upcoming years. Their goal is to make Forest Hill Park a safe space for people to experience nature and all of the amenities this park has to offer. The Cleveland Metroparks received a grant of $100,000 from The McGregor Foundation to support the restoration.

Forest Hill Park is a very important part of East Cleveland, and it is an asset to those in the community around it. It provides individuals, families, and seniors with a beautiful greenspace right in their neighborhood. The Cleveland Metroparks recognizes how this park, and greenery in general, promotes mental and physical health, so they want to ensure that the trails, bike paths, and other amenities will be clean and well kept. With Forest Hill Park being located directly across from McGregor, it gives our residents an opportunity to go outside and enjoy the nature of the park.

The Cleveland Metroparks priority is to provide safety and accessibility of the Forest Hill Park, so that those in the community can have a positive experience when visiting.


2024 Grant Recipients

Fall Recipients TBA

Spring Recipients TBA

2023 Grant Recipients

Grant Recipient Amount
Business Volunteers Unlimited

To provide capacity building services for nonprofits

$10,000
Cuyahoga Land Bank Charities

To provide home repairs to East Cleveland seniors

$25,000
Eliza Bryant Village

For resident engagement

$5,000
Fairhill Partners

To expand access to benefits

$5,000
Greater Cleveland Food Bank

For senior nutrition initiatives

$40,000
Greater Cleveland Neighborhood Centers Association

For IConnect

$40,000
Humility of Mary Housing

For enrichment programming

$5,000
The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center of Greater Cleveland

To provide health, wellness, and advocacy services for seniors

$0
Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry

For the Guardianship Program

$40,000
May Dugan Center

For senior programming

$25,000
Mental Health and Addiction Advocacy Coalition

To increase access to behavioral health services for seniors

$15,000
Neighborhood Connections

for grassroots grantmaking for successful aging in Cleveland and East Cleveland

$50,000
Senior Transportation Connection

For operating support

$40,000
Thea Bowman Center

For senior outreach and programming

$25,000
University Settlement

For Senior programming

$25,000
West Park Kamms Neighborhood Development

For home repairs for seniors

$15,000
West Park Kamms Neighborhood Development

For facility upgrades

$15,000
West Side Community House

For Healthy Bodies - Healthy Minds programming

$25,000

Grant Recipient Amount
All Faith's Pantry

To provide home delivery of groceries to seniors

$15,000
BigHearted Blooms

For operating support

$2,500
The Center for Community Solutions

For the Council on Older Persons

$20,000
Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center

For the Senior Hearing Aid and Audiology Services program

$20,000
Cleveland Metroparks

For Forest Hill Park Restoration (over two years)

$100,000
Community Partnership on Aging

For Nutrition 360

$22,460
Earn and Learn Collaborative

The Learn and Earn program, which is a joint effort of McGregor, Eliza Jennings, Jennings Center for Older Adults, and Judson for STNA and Medication-Aide training, is co-funded by The McGregor Foundation, the Deaconess Foundation and the Cuyahoga County Workforce Funders Group (CCWFG). The CCWFG is a funding collaborative of 10 public, philanthropic and community organizations focused on increasing access to family-sustaining career opportunities for workers and ensuring businesses have the talent they need to grow and prosper. CCWFG members include Cuyahoga County, Ohio Means Jobs Cleveland-Cuyahoga County, the City of Cleveland, Deaconess Foundation, George Gund Foundation, the Cleveland Foundation, the Fund for Our Economic Future, United Way of Greater Cleveland, Huntington National Bank, and TeamNEO.

$0
Enterprise Community Partners

To advance affordable housing policy for seniors

$10,000
Greater Cleveland Volunteers

For Chat Pals

$15,000
Jefferson-Puritas West Park CDC

To assist low-income seniros with home and property maintenance

$10,000
Karamu House

To provide tap dancing classes for seniors

$10,000
The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

For legal services for older adults

$40,000
Prevent Blindness

To provide free eyeglasses and direct vision services to seniors

$10,000
Senior Citizen Resources, Inc.

For operating support

$25,000
The Spanish American Committee

To provide case management and programming for Latino seniors

$25,000
United Way of Greater Cleveland

For United Way 211:Connecting seniors to resources

$10,000
Ursuline Piazza

For social engagement for seniors living with HIV

$10,000

2022 Grant Recipients

Grant Recipient Amount
Barton Center, Inc.

For operating support

$11,565
Business Volunteers Unlimited

To provide capacity building services for nonprofits

$5,000
Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation

For Griot Village

$30,000
Fund for our Economic Future

For operating support

$5,000
Greater Cleveland Neighborhood Centers Association

For IConnect

$40,000
The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center of Greater Cleveland

To provide programming and advocacy to LGBTQ+ seniors

$25,000
Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry

For guardianship services

$40,000
May Dugan Center

For senior programming

$25,000
Mental Health & Addiction Advocacy Coalition

For behavioral health services for seniors

$12,500
Neighborhood Connections

For grassroots programming for seniors

$50,000
Senior Transportation Connection

For vehicle maintenance

$40,000
Smart Development

For wrap-around services for refugee and immigrant seniors

$30,000
University Settlement

For case management services for seniors

$25,000
West Park Kamms Neighborhood Development

To provide home repairs that allow seniors to age in place

$15,000

Grant Recipient Amount
All Faiths Pantry

To provide home delivery of groceries to seniors

$15,000
Asian Services in Action

To increase virtual mental health support among seniors

$20,000
The Center for Community SOlutions

For the Council on Older Persons

$17,500
Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center

To provide hearing aids and audiology services to low-income seniors

$10,000
Community Partnership on Aging

For Nutrition 360

$24,600
Cuyahoga Land Bank Charities

To provide health/safety home repairs to East Cleveland seniors

$25,000
Enterprise Community Partners

To promote local and state policy

$10,000
Greater Cleveland Food Bank

For senior nutrition initiatives

$25,000
Greater Cleveland Volunteers

For Chat Pals

$15,000
Karamu House

To provide tap dancing classes for seniors

$10,000
The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

To provide legal services for vulnerable seniors

$40,000
Northeast Ohio Alliance for Hope

For operating support

$15,000
Northwest Neighborhoods CDC

For the senior home repair assistance program

$25,000
Prevent Blindness

For HealthyEyes, to provide access to free eyeglasses and direct vision services to seniors

$10,000
Senior Citizen Resources, Inc.

For operating support

$25,000
Slavic Village Development

For the senior home stability initiative

$25,000
Thea Bowman Center

For senior outreach and programming

$25,000
Ursuline Piazza

For social connections for seniors living with HIV

$10,000

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