Grimes Weighs in on Neighborhood Safety Fund Grants

Image of a typewriter and the typed word news to announce grants from the Neighborhood Safety Fund

The City of Cleveland, Cleveland City Council and the Cleveland Foundation recently published a press release announcing that the Cleveland Neighborhood Safety Fund would award $1 million dollars in grants to 14 organizations for its 2024 round of grantmaking. PEP’s CEO Habeebah R. Grimes is a member of the fund’s advisory committee.

According to the press release, grantmaking this cycle will support organizations and programs focused on three critical areas: violence interruption and reduction, youth diversion and proactive mentoring, and violence prevention. The Neighborhood Safety Fund committee used data from a variety of sources, including health indicators and local police data, to prioritize proposals. Service areas are located in the Buckeye-Woodland, Central, Kinsman/Union Miles, Mt Pleasant and St. Clair Superior neighborhoods.

“The Neighborhood Safety Fund recognizes the importance of an ecosystem of providers and partners across the city to help address many of the issues that can lead to violence, ” said Grimes. “The recipients include established and promising partners dedicated to working with youth and others on crime disruption and intervention.”

Read the full press release here. To learn more about PEP, visit our website.