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Nurture an Idea Award Compitition

Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (Enterprise) named five finalists for its third annual Nurture an Idea Award, which helps Northeast Ohio nonprofit organizations implement transformative community development initiatives that create opportunity and address inequities in Cuyahoga County.

At a free, public event from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown on Monday, October 24th, the Nurture an Idea Award finalists will present their ideas and be voted on by the audience and an expert panel of judges (RSVP here). Two winners will be selected to receive $10,000 each.

A CrowdRise campaign to raise money for the following finalists to implement their ideas also kicked off.  Consider supporting our initiative!

Tremont West Development Corporation and Famicos Foundation: Workforce Housing Investment Coop Exploration - Tremont and Famicos are propose jointly carrying out a community process and engaging relevant experts to establish Ohio's first Real Estate Investment Cooperative (REIC). This REIC would acquire, redevelop and manage mixed use and "Missing Middle" properties with the express intent of protecting affordable workforce housing in Cleveland neighborhoods experiencing private market speculation that is driving housing prices beyond the reach of the working and middle class.

There was stiff competition for two $10,000 awards.  Cosmic Bobbins Foundation and the Cleveland Sews project and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank's Food as Medicine program were the two top prize awardees.  Congrats to all!