Search The Grassroots Directory by Cause or Neighborhood

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Neighborhood Connections, in partnership with The Cleveland Foundation's Project Access program, Neighborhood Leadership Institute, the Neighborhood Leadership Development Program, and the Cleveland Neighborhood Development Coalition, created this neighborhood Grassroots Directory of all grassroots groups and faith communities affiliated with our programs.

The goals of this directory are many, but its primary purpose is to make known the work being done by grassroots groups and organizations in your neighborhood and across the city of Cleveland. This Directory is intended to serve as a catalyst to bring more grassroots groups and organizations together to effect positive change in Cleveland's neighborhoods.

The Grassroots Directory lists groups and organizations by neighborhood, by organization type, and by issue. The Grassroots Directory will be available to the general public in a bound paper copy in December 2009. There is no charge for including your organization or faith community's information in this directory.

All of the groups listed in this directory are volunteer led, very small non-profit organizations, or faith congregations. If you’d like to be considered for entry into this directory, please go to
or call 216.393.4642 to request a registration form.

The next deadline for proposals is Friday, February 12th at 5 pm. Applications can be downloaded at, or obtained by calling 216-393-4642 or by emailing

Grassroots Directory Search

Focus on Education

  • Focus on Education is an organization whose main objective is to educate parents on a variety of issues relating to the educational and social service systems.
    Lucille Short
    (216) 921-1574
    Advocacy, Buckeye

Parent's Support Network

  • A voluntary non-professional peer support group for parents whose children are in foster care or other out of home placement.
    South Collinwood
    Cheryl Mays
    Cheryl Mays

Women Entrepreneurs of America

  • A 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) nonprofit women's organzation missioned to "empower and support" women in business.
    Yolanda Lamar-Wilder
    Yoland Lamar-Wilder
    (317) 353-4961
    Advocacy, Downtown

African Soul International, Inc.

  • We provide arts and culture service to disadvantaged youth in the inner-city of Cleveland.
    Arts and Culture
    Sista Jewel Jackson
    Jewel Jackson
    (216) 224-5409

Antaeus Dance

  • Antaeus Dance is a professional modern dance company that explores the intersection of individual expression and collective expression through formal and site-specific performances of original modern dance and educational work throughout the region.
    Arts and Culture
    Joan Meggitt
    Joan Meggitt
    (216) 486-2874