CLEVELAND … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced several “Powering Communities Grants” totaling $ 165,500 to support community organizations in the Greater Cleveland area. The donations will be used to enhance various programs that positively affect the lives of 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.
"Eaton employees are invested in the Cleveland community and make a strong effort to give something back," said Barry Doggett, Eaton’s senior vice president, Public and Community Affairs. "We are proud to be associated with organizations that improve the quality of life for many citizens in the area."
Funding recipients include:
- Newton D. Baker School of the Arts – $50,000 to sponsor a consultant to teach yoga and dance. The school is part of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and uses art to teach core subject areas.
- St. Vincent Charity Health Center – $20,000 to establish a physician’s resource center for the management and facility of patient care. St. Vincent is a faith-based provider of quality health care, dedicated to the poor and committed to continuing education.
- First Tee of Cleveland – $15,000 to renovate classroom space at the Metroparks Washington Park Learning Center. The First Tee is an international youth organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to young people.
- Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland – $15,000 to provide curriculum for volunteers, teachers and students and to help with staff support costs. The organization provides economic education and scholarships to K-12 students in Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties.
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland (BGCC) – $10,000 for the Academic Success program designed to address academics, character and leadership development for area youth. BGCC provides a safe place for youth to go after school and during the summer where they can learn, grow, have a hot meal and have fun.
- College Now Greater Cleveland – $10,000 to provide Greater Cleveland students with guidance and funding to prepare for and graduate from college.
- MidTown Cleveland, Inc. – $10,000 to support the Cleveland Health Tech Initiative which will establish the MidTown Corridor as a globally competitive environment for attracting and growing biomedical companies.
- Ohio Grantmaker’s Forum – $10,000 for general operating support for their work to provide leadership for organized philanthropy in Ohio and to enhance the ability of members to fulfill their charitable goals.
- Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio – $10,000 to support the ArtWorks program which provides art education and hands-on learning in an 18-county area.
- Business Volunteers Unlimited (BVU): The Center for Nonprofit Excellence – $5,500 to support nonprofit board education and consulting services. BVU links volunteers to opportunities that address such issues as homelessness, the environment, crisis support, youth and families, people living with disabilities, seniors and more.
- Cleveland Public Theatre – $5,000 to support the 2012 Student Theatre Enrichment Program, an arts education and job training program for economically disadvantaged urban youth ages 14-19.
- Project Love ® Remember the Children Foundation – $5,000 to support their work of character-building education and training for elementary school students through workshops, community events, leadership training and media programs.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with more than 100 years of experience providing energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. With 2011 sales of $16.0 billion, Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components, systems and services 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 73,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries.