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NOPEC Foundation

A New Philanthropic Organization



The NOPEC Foundation was created to help communities and non-profit organizations in NOPEC's footprint fund projects which may not be conventionally served by alternative grants or public resources. 

The NOPEC Foundation supports causes that align with its mission to positively impact NOPEC member communities in these following areas:

  • Health and Medical
  • Social Services
  • Environmental
  • Community and Economic Development

Foundation funds for the 2024 round of funding will be administered through the Cleveland Foundation.

Applications for funding will be available April 1 - August 1, 2024.

NOPEC Foundation FAQs

The NOPEC Foundation is a separate, private 501(c)3 organization funded through contributions from both private and non-profit entities.

  • Qualified 501c3 nonprofit organizations 
  • Located within a NOPEC community or serves NOPEC communities 
  • Governmental entities from NOPEC member communities 

The following list of projects are just a few examples of the types of projects that might qualify: 

  • Investigative early projects 
  • Feasibility studies 
  • Diversity & inclusion programs 
  • Poverty reduction programs 
  • Energy equity initiatives 
  • Inter-community cooperative programs 
  • Capacity building 
  • Bridging the “Digital Divide” 

In general, it is the expectation of the Foundation that awards will generally be between $10,000 - $40,000, depending on the type of project. 

The NOPEC Foundation will begin accepting applications for the 2024 calendar year on April 1, 2024 with an application deadline of August 1, 2024.  

Foundation awards will be announced in fall of 2024.  

The full list of application details and requirements will be available starting April 1, 2024 on the NOPEC Foundation's page through the Cleveland Foundation's Affiliated Funds page. 

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