FutureHeights awards spring mini-grants

FutureHeights awarded $3,175 in grants to support six projects in Cleveland Heights in the spring round of its 2020 Neighborhood Mini-Grants Program.

Noble Neighbors received $500 for the Noble Nook project, which seeks to transform the vacant lot at Noble and Roanoke roads into an attractive space that encourages community use. For more information, visit www.nobleneighbors.com.

Maple, Crest, Wood, & Parkhill Neighbors received $500 for the Millikin Playground Enhancements project, which will enhance the playground at the former Millikin Elementary School building and facilitate community-building in the neighborhood.

Heights Performing Arts Camp was awarded $1,000 for its 2020 performing arts camp at Ensemble Theatre, which emphasizes developing the creative abilities of learners while strengthening literacy, teamwork and problem solving. Learn more at www.ensembletheatrecle.org/heightsperformingartscamp/.

Cumberland Neighbors received $375 for its 2020 Community Event at Cumberland Park. The event seeks to build on the success of its 2019 event, which brought neighbors together.

Noble Neighbors received $500 for the Noble Little Free Library project, which will build, install and provide maintenance for five Little Free Libraries in the Noble neighborhood. Learn more at www.nobleneighbors.com

Cedarbrook Society was awarded $500 for its Placemaking Ambassador Program, which works with young people to steward the Cedar Lee Mini-Park through weeding and plantings throughout the summer.

The next application deadline is Sept. 15, at 5 p.m. To learn more, visit www.futureheights.org/programs/community-building-programs, e-mail sbasu@futureheights.org, or call 216-320-1423.


FutureHeights has been retooling its community-building efforts to fulfill its mission using online technology. Save the date for these upcoming May events:

  • Eat & Engage - Share with us and your neighbors how you’ve been coping to get through this time. Wednesday, May 20, noon
  • Advocating for Neighborhood Interests during an Economic Development Project, Tuesday, May 26, 7 p.m.

Each event will be held online. Details for how to participate will be published as we get closer to the events. Subscribe to the Heights Observer e-news, visit and follow our social media @futureheights, or e-mail info@futureheights.org for more information.

Sruti Basu

Sruti Basu is the director of community-building programs at FutureHeights.

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