Famicos

Famicos Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of lives in Greater Cleveland through neighborhood revitalization, affordable housing, and integrated social services. Famicos owns and manages affordable housing for those most in need — seniors, low wage-earning families, the chronically homeless, and people with disabilities. In addition, Famicos acts as a neighborhood anchor for Glenville, Hough, and St. Clair-Superior.

Specifically for their senior citizens, Famicos puts programs in to allow them to age in place and provide services that will allow them to continue to live in their own home. Home repair services are a pivotal apsect of these services whether it is mending roofs, fixing electrical issues, or installing home accessories to make the home safe for the individual. Famicos’s goal is to maintain the safety and the dignity of the individual as they age.

COVID19 made the organization take a pivot, with their largest operation now of making sure senior have access to the Covid19 vaccine. From renting buses to helping register individuals, Famicos has helped many people, specifically minority individuals, receive the vaccine, that without their help may have not gotten. Famicos has had a long standing relationship with the McGregor Foundation, and now are working in the digital divide for their seniors.

Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center

The Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center is the nation’s oldest hearing and speech center and Northeast Ohio’s only nonprofit organization dedicated solely to serving those with special communication needs through Speech-Language and Learning, Hearing Services, and the Community Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. They offer services such as hearing testing, treatment of hearing loss, and more. According to Bridgid Whitford, Director of Audiology, by 65, 1/3 of people have hearing loss, and by 75, that increases to ½ of people.

The McGregor Foundation has given grants to the Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center which has allowed for the Center to provided hearing treatments, such as hearing aids, to many patients for no cost. The grant from McGregor has also allowed for the Hearing & Speech Center to provide aid devices like doorbells and hearing aid accessories that insurance may not cover.

They have also been able to provide community outreach, and during the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, provided zoom webinars to help educate patients of the option available to them. CHSC’s biggest message to those reading: if you have a concern of any kind, call and get checked out!


2021 Grant Recipients

Fall Recipients TBA

Grant Recipient Amount
All Faiths Pantry For the home grocery delivery program $15,000
The Center for Community Solutions For the Council on Older Persoons $17,500
Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center To provide hearing aids and audiology services to Seniors $20,000
Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation For Griot Village Housing Support Services $30,000
Grantmakers in Aging For the 2021 Virtual Conference $30,000
Greater Cleveland Food Bank For the Senior Nutrition Initiatives $50,000
The Legal Aid Society To provide civil legal services to Seniors $50,000
May Dugan Center For capital support $25,000
May Dugan Center For Senior health and wellness programming $25,000
Neighborhood Connections For Senior-serving programming in Cleveland and East Cleveland $50,000
Slavic Village Development Corporation For the Senior Homes Stability Initiative $20,000
Smart Development, Inc. To provide programming for Senior Refugees and Immigrants $20,000
Ursuline Piazza For programming for Seniors living with HIV $10,000

2020 Grant Recipients

Grant Recipient Amount
Business Volunteers Unlimited

For Capacity Building Services for Nonprofits

$10,000
Community Partnership on Aging

To reduce isolation through the IConnect pilot project

$18,400
Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization

For the senior home repair program 

$20,000
Enterprise Community Partners

For state and local policy and advocacy for low-income seniors

$10,000
Famicos Foundation

to provide broadband access and digital education to seniors

$25,000
Greater Cleveland Neighborhood Centers

For IConnect - connecting seniors to experiences and opportunities

$35,000
Greater Cleveland Volunteers

For the Community Cares Friendly Caller program 

$10,000
Jennings Center for Older Adults

For the Bridges Out of Poverty Career program 

$25,000
The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center of Greater Cleveland

For services and advocacy for LGBT elders

$25,000
Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry

For guardianship services for vulnerable seniors

$40,000
Mental Health & Addiction Advocacy Coalition

For policy and advocacy work related to older adults

$7,500
Northeast Ohio Alliance for Hope

For operating support

$30,000
Senior Citizen Resources, Inc.

For senior programming

$25,000
Senior Transportation Connection

For a local match to purchase a vehicle

$20,000
Thea Bowman Center

For senior programming

$18,000
Union Miles Development Corporation

For the senior home repair program

$20,000
University Settlement

For senior programming

$25,000
West Park Kamms Neighborhood Development

For the senior home repair program 

$10,000
West Side Community House

For the Healthy Bodies-Healthy Minds program 

$25,000

Grant Recipient Amount
All Faiths Pantry

For grocery delivery for seniors

$12,000
The Center for Community Solutions

For the Council on Older Persons

$8,750
Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation

For supportive services for seniors at Griot Village

$20,000
Greater Cleveland Food Bank

For the senior nutrition initiatives

$50,000
The Legal Aid Society

For the Elder Law Project to provide legal assistance, education, and advocacy

$50,000
May Dugan Center

For senior health and wellness programming

$20,000

2019 Grant Recipients

Grant Recipient Amount
Care Alliance Health Center

To provide mobile dental services to seniors

$21,263
Case Western Reserve University

For the Geriatric Dentistry program

$25,000
Enterprise Community Partners

To advance housing policy and advocacy efforts for seniors

$20,000
Famicos

To provide home repairs that help seniors age in place

$20,000
Greater Cleveland Neighborhood Centers Association

For the IConnect program

$35,000
Jennings Center for Older Adults

For the Bridges out of Poverty Training for Career Advancement in Aging Services program

$14,100
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center of Greater Cleveland

For services and advocacy for LGBT elders

$20,000
Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry

For the Guardianship program

$40,000
Northeast Ohio Alliance for Hope

To support strategic plan implementation 

$30,000
Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation

For the home repair program

$20,000
Senior Citizen Resources, Inc.

For the activities program

$20,000
Senior Transportation Connection

For continued expansion of coordinated transportation for older adults

$50,000
Union Miles Development Corporation

For the Senior Home Repair program

$20,000
University Settlement

To provide quality programming for seniors to enhance their well-being

$20,000
West Side Community House

For the Healthy Bodies-Healthy Minds Program for older adults

$20,000

Grant Recipient Amount
Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc.

To provide home repairs for seniors living in Central, Kinsman, and Buckeye neighborhoods

$25,000
The Center for Community Solutions

For the Council on Older Persons

$17,500
Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center

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

$20,000
Cleveland TOPS Swingband Foundation

for senior outreach programming

$7,500
Court Community Services

For yard and snow services for Cleveland seniors

$45,150
Cuyahoga Community College

For equipment for the STNA training program

$8,241
ESOP

For the Senior Financial Empowerment Initiative

$20,000
Grantmakers in Aging

For the 2019 Annual Conference

$30,000
The Greater Cleveland Food Bank

To provide nutritous meals and SNAP application assistance to seniors

$50,000
Greater Cleveland Volunteers

To engage older adults in addressing community needs

$15,000
Karamu House

To provide live jazz and blues concerts at Cleveland area senior centers

$6,000
LeadingAge Ohio

For the STNA apprenticeship program 

$5,964
The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

For legal advocacy for older adults

$55,000
May Dugan Center

For programming for low-income seniors

$20,000
Mental Health & Addiction Advocacy Coalition

To continue research and advocacy regarding seniors' behavioral health needs

$12,500
Prevent Blindness

For EyeWatch, to provide access to free eyeglasses and vision services to seniors

$10,000
Slavic Village Development

For home repair services for seniors 

$25,000
Thea Bowman Center

To provide health and wellness programming for seniors

$18,000

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