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Cuyahoga Land Bank Charities


You’ve Made an Incredible Impact Through Our Matching Gift Campaign!

Thank you to all who so generously donated to Cuyahoga Land Bank Charities on behalf of the participating non-profits organizations.  Cuyahoga Land Bank Charities received donations of $69,975.90! This means, with our matching donations, you’ve helped raise over $139,951 in total.

These funds will be sent to our non-profit participants to support their passionate efforts and ministries as we all work to overcome the challenges associated with COVID-19.

Thank you!

Our Mission

Cuyahoga Land Bank Charities, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit subsidiary of The Cuyahoga Land Bank, was created to provide supportive services and opportunities to vulnerable populations and communities, and the organizations that serve these populations.

What We Do

Watch this video to learn more about how, in partnership with local municipalities and nonprofit organizations, The Cuyahoga Land Bank is making an impact in Northeast Ohio.

Partnership Is The Key

How We Serve Those Most In Need

We formed Cuyahoga Land Bank Charities to provide low-cost/no-cost homes and housing support to the most vulnerable populations in our community, including adults aging out of foster care, single moms transitioning from homelessness, women escaping domestic violence and trafficking, disabled veterans and others.

Through The Cuyahoga Land Bank, we have donated over 100 homes to these vulnerable individuals. We’ve been able to accomplish this with help from our sponsors and by partnering with municipalities, nonprofit organizations, faith-based communities, and local volunteers.

Our Response to the COVID 19 Emergency

Help Is Needed Now More Than Ever

We value all of our nonprofit partners. But during this crisis, we are especially concerned about smaller organizations that do not have large donor bases or government funding, yet still serve the urgent needs of disadvantaged and vulnerable populations.

Several of the groups we work with are faith-based and minister in extraordinary ways regardless of race, creed, geography, or gender through individual volunteerism and their places of worship.

Even though our campaign is over, you can still make a difference. 

You can donate to these organizations directly, through each of their websites. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Cuyahoga Land Bank?

Led by President Gus Frangos, the Cuyahoga Land Bank strategically acquires properties, returns them to productive use, reduces blight, increases property values, promotes economic development, supports community goals, and improves the quality of life for county residents.

What is Cuyahoga Land Bank Charities, it’s goals and mission?

Cuyahoga Land Bank Charities was created to promote the Cuyahoga Land Bank’s existing charitable, social service and faith-based work with other partner charities whose clients include: disabled veterans, individuals transitioning out of incarceration, adults aging out of foster care and single moms with children.

Cuyahoga Lank Bank Charities provides support via grants, technical assistance and donated homes, with the goal of promoting:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Economic Stability and Equitable Wealth Building
  • Education
  • Family Stability through Home Ownership

Will Cuyahoga Land Bank Charities be fundraising in other ways in the future?

Yes! There will be ongoing fundraising for the work of Cuyahoga Land Bank Charities’ coupled with a $100,000 commitment from the Cuyahoga Land Bank. Cuyahoga Land Bank Charities will also sponsor and provide periodic matching grant drives for the passionate work of our partners.

How can I help Cuyahoga Land Bank Charities?

By making a donation to Cuyahoga Land Bank Charities. This donation can be general or directed to one of the agencies serving the special population group listed.

What more can I do?

  • In-kind donations of new or lightly used clothing for men and women, new furniture or appliances to be installed into one of our donated homes
  • Become a Cuyahoga Land Bank Charities’ monthly sustaining donor in any amount
  • Participate in periodic event fundraising conference calls and spreading the word to others who have a heart for veterans, single moms with children, adults aging out of foster care, refuge relief, recovery from substance abuse, and other special population groups.
  • For further information contact Jacqui Knettel at the Cuyahoga Land Bank at 216-698-8772

Why did you pick these eight organizations to support?

The organizations chosen are those that have worked with the Cuyahoga Land Bank over the past 10 years and have a proven track record of serving special population groups in a very direct and life-changing way and with urgently needed services. Each year, Cuyahoga Land Bank Charities adds to the list of qualified organizations that support the affordable housing needs of special populations.

Where can I learn more about these organizations?

Click here to visit our “Partners” page where we list and provide brief summaries about each of the eight organizations included in this campaign. From there, you can follow links to each of their websites.

When did this campaign occur?

Cuyahoga Land Bank Charities receives donations for special population groups throughout the year. This matching grant program was in response to the COVID-19 crisis and ended on July 31, 2020.

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