CLEVELAND …Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced several “Powering Communities Grants” to support local community organizations in the Greater Cleveland area. The $333,500 in donations will be used to augment and enhance various programs and activities benefiting citizens throughout the region.
Building on Eaton’s tradition of corporate citizenship, the company’s “Powering Communities Grants” help improve the quality of life in communities where Eaton employees live and work.
"These organizations represent some of the finest resources for education, culture, business development and training that the city has to offer," said William B. Doggett, Eaton senior vice president – Public and Community Affairs. "Supporting these organizations is a true example of our solid commitment to giving something back to the communities in which we work."
Funding recipients include:
- The Cleveland Orchestra - $50,000 toward the organization’s Annual Fund campaign.
- ideastream - $31,000 to support in-depth community affairs programming and WVIZ-PBS televised auction sponsorship.
- Cleveland Museum of Art - $30,000 to support museum programs for students and teachers in Northeast Ohio, including the reduced-fee distance learning programs.
- Cleveland Leadership Center - $25,000 toward their mission to build and engage a continuum of civic leaders committed to Cleveland’s excellence, and to serve as a catalyst for positive change in the greater community.
- Cleveland Schools Book Fund - $25,000 to purchase bookcases in school classrooms, from kindergarten through grade 3.
- Great Lakes Science Center - $25,000 for its education programs including school field trips, evenings for educators, summer camps and other outreach programs.
- Great Lakes Theatre Festival - $15,000 toward the Young Adult Subscription Program and the School Residency Program.
- Playhouse Square - $15,000 to support their mission to present the best entertainment available and educate children and adults in the performing arts.
- Center for Leadership in Education - $12,500 to sustain the continuing development of building online educational communities of practice.
- Junior Achievement - $12,500 to support economic education programs to be taught at Newton D. Baker Elementary School.
- Consortium of African American Organizations - $10,000 to help utilize the resources of Greater Cleveland African American professional organizations to promote economic development in African American communities.
- Downtown Mantua Revitalization Corporation - $10,000 toward capital improvements to re-establish a stronger, more positive downtown district image for the Village of Mantua.
- Fairhill Center - $10,000 to sustain the senior guest house, a home for temporarily displaced older adults.
- Lake/Geauga Educational Assistance Foundation - $10,000 to provide one-on-one college information, financial aid counseling and workshops for students in Lake and Geauga Counties.
- RSVP of Greater Cleveland, Inc. - $10,000 to bolster the Experience Corps program comprised of 200 tutors focusing on literacy skills for students in kindergarten through grade 3.
- Heights Youth Theatre - $7,500 to underwrite the 2008-2009 season production of Godspell.
- Cleveland Council on World Affairs - $5,000 to support the Global Economy Series and Bridges to Africa program.
- Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland - $5,000 to support educational outreach programs and improve the lives of people in Northeast Ohio affected by diabetes.
- Lake Erie Nature and Science Center - $5,000 to help connect people of all ages to nature through a variety of environmental, science and wildlife experiences.
- PLAN of Northeast Ohio -$5,000 toward their work to serve individuals challenged by chronic mental illness.
- Santa's Hide-A-Way Hollow - $5,000 to give children with life-limiting illnesses an opportunity to experience the joy of the holidays year round.
- Work in Northeast Ohio Council (WINOC) - $5,000 to help organizations achieve performance excellence and foster cooperative work environments.
- Western Reserve Fire Museum and Education Center - $5,000 to increase fire safety education and help reduce the numbers of fire deaths and injuries in Northeast Ohio.
Eaton’s World Headquarters is located in Cleveland. Approximately 1,900 employees work in Cleveland and the surrounding areas.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2008 sales of $15.4 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 75,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.