Help Us Help Them


Join Our Matching Gift Campaign In Support Of Local Nonprofits

We are committing up to $80,000 in matching donations to eight of our local nonprofit partners in dire need of financial support.

Help us help them by giving what you can, today.

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.

We have identified eight partner organizations in urgent need of support. 

To ensure that they can continue their work now, when they are needed most, we are committing up to $80,000 in matching donations to assist them. 
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Please Consider Donating Today

By joining us in this effort, your gift will allow us to make an even bigger impact — supporting and strengthening these worthy organizations as they face this crisis head-on. 

We will match any individual donation up to $2,000.

We will match up to $10,000 in total combined contributions to each organization. 

100% of your donation will go to the organization(s) you designate.

Another Chance of Ohio
Bessie's Angels Cleveland
City Life Cleveland
Jordan Community Resource Center Cleveland
Julie Adams House Cleveland
The Learning Center Cleveland
Ministry of Reconciliation Cleveland
Women of Hope Cleveland

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.

How long will you be running this campaign?

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

If I donate, will my donation tax-deductible? Will I get a receipt for my donation?

Yes and yes.

100% of your donation will go directly to the organization(s) you designate, so it will be completely tax-deductible. 

You will receive a receipt and confirmation email(s) from us when you complete your donation transaction.


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