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Member Organizations

  • Adoption Network Cleveland


    Advocates for the basic civil rights of adoptees to know their past. Helps youth waiting to be adopted in Cuyahoga County identify and recruit families, greatly enhancing their chances to avoid homelessness or incarceration and succeed in life. adoptionnetwork.org

  • Bellaire Puritas Development Corporation


    Strives to further the wellbeing of the Bellaire Puritas neighborhood. Programs include connecting youth to job and skills training, organizing neighborhood watches, senior handyman service, and homeowner assistance finding reputable contractors. www.bpdc.org

  • Bike Cleveland


    Clevelands only advocacy group for cyclists; holds bike fix-a-thons, educates motorists and cyclists on safety procedures, and advocates for bike lanes and bike-friendly policy. www.bikecleveland.org

  • Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc.


    A neighborhood-based organization located on Clevelands east side that initiates and cultivates improvements in housing, retail, employment, and recreation. bbcdevelopment.org

  • CityMusic Cleveland


    Builds communities through the arts by performing free professional orchestra concerts and providing free after-school youth orchestra programs. citymusiccleveland.org

  • Cleveland Animal Protective League


    Fosters compassion and ends animal suffering through adoptions, humane investigations, spay/neuter, and education. Serves more than 16,000 animals each year through a variety of programs. clevelandapl.org

  • Cleveland Jobs with Justice


    Engages in issue-based campaigns that protect workers rights to organize and promote a higher standard of living for all working people. clevelandjwj.org

  • Cleveland MOTTEP (Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program)


    Promotes education and awareness in the Greater Cleveland African-American population about organ and tissue donation and issues related to prevention and wellness. clevelandmottep.org

  • Cleveland Public Theatre


    Inspires, nurtures, challenges, educates and empowers artists and audiences in order to make the Cleveland pub lic a more conscious and compassionate community. cptonline.org

  • Cogswell Hall


    Permanent affordable housing and supportive services for low income adults challenged by mental illness, developmental and physical disabilities, substance abuse, unemployment, and homelesness. cogswellhall.org

  • Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center

    216.391.HELP (4357) or 216.651.8484

    Committed to ending domestic violence through shelter, education and services that foster peaceful relationships. dvcac.org

  • Environmental Health Watch


    Provides information, assistance and advocacy on house hold and community environmental health concerns and conducts special projects on childhood asthma, lead poi soning and chemical accident prevention. ehw.org

  • ESOP (Empowering & Strengthening Ohios People)


    Uses community organizing methods to address banking, education, predatory lending and safety issues in Ohio. esop-cleveland.org

  • FutureHeights


    Promotes a more vibrant and sustainable future for Cleveland and University Heights through innovative ideas and increased civic engagement; publishes the volunteer-led paper, The Heights Observer. futureheights.org

  • Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity


    Creates partnerships among low-income families, congregations, corporations, foundations and individuals to eliminate substandard housing and strengthen neighborhoods by building and rehabilitating homes and operates the ReStore for resale of construction materials. clevelandhabitat.org

  • HandsOn Northeast Ohio


    Engages Northeast Ohio individuals and organizations in citizen-managed volunteer opportunities that meet community needs, strengthen community involvement, and build capacity of local community organizations. handsonneo.org

  • Heights Community Congress


    Serves as a monitor and advocate for diverse communi ties. Involves community residents in identifying and solving issues of mutual concern. . heightscongress.org

  • Hispanic Business Center


    Provides educational and developmental support for the economic and business growth and advancement of the Hispanic community in Northeast Ohio.

  • Housing Research & Advocacy Center


    Works to eliminate housing discrimination in Northeast Ohio by providing those at risk with intervention and advocacy, educating housing providers and conducting and disseminating research. thehousingcenter.org

  • Independent Pictures


    Presents and produces the work of emerging media artists, bringing their work and the message of social justice to a larger audience. ohiofilms.com

  • IRTF (InterReligious Task Force on Central America)


    Works to change U.S. policies, corporate actions and con sumer behaviors that undermine justice, both here and abroad. irtfcleveland.org

  • Lake Erie Ink


    Works to give youth a voice through writing, holding after-school literacy programs, creative expression workshops, and summer creative writing camps. www.lakeerieink.org

  • Linking Employment, Abilities and Potential (LEAP)


    Advances equal opportunity for all persons, regardless of disability - to gain, maintain, or regain their independence through employment services, community access, and independent living services. leapinfo.org

  • May Dugan Center


    Works to support people in need through education, counseling, wellness programs and basic needs for families and individuals in a welcoming and empowering environment.

  • Mt. Pleasant NOW Development Corporation


    Develops partnerships to eliminate barriers to safe, sanitary, and affordable housing in order to create a more desirable neighborhood in which to live and work. mtpleasantnow.org

  • NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Greater Cleveland


    Empowers persons affected by mental illness and their family members to achieve a better quality of life by pro viding them with mutual support, practical infor mation, referral, advocacy and educational resources. namigreatercleveland.org

  • NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Foundation


    Works to ensure that all women have access to and information about reproductive health care services in Ohio. naralohio.org

  • Near West Theatre


    Offers professionally directed theatre arts activities for children, teens and adults, regardless of skill level or experience, with affordable performances for the community. nearwesttheatre.org

  • Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland


    Helps achieve and sustain the American dream of homeownership by effectively preserving and preparing residents for ownership through education, home repair, lending, foreclosure prevention, and other services. nhscleveland.org

  • NEOCH (Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless)


    Empowers and organizes homeless people to break the cycle of poverty through advocacy campaigns, public edu cation and the creation of nurturing environments. neoch.org

  • New Agrarian Center/City Fresh


    Works to make healthy, locally-grown food available at fair and affordable prices to everyone in Northeast Ohio, while also supporting a just and sustainable food system in the region. gotthenac.org

  • Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund


    Organizes grassroots campaigns to protect public health, the environment and consumer rights. ohiocitizen.org

  • Organize! Ohio


    Works to advance, encourage and build a system of sup port for community organizing as a strategy for progressive change in Ohio. organizeohio.org

  • Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio


    Encourages women and men to take control of their health through advocacy, education and health care services. plannedparenthood.org/greater-ohio/

  • Policy Matters Ohio


    Statewide policy research institute dedicated to issues facing working people. Conducts research, advocacy and popular education promoting a more fair and prosperous Ohio economy. policymattersohio.org

  • Preterm


    Promotes a world that values women and cherishes children by providing safe, respectful and accessible abortion care. preterm.org

  • Providence House


    Provides a temporary nurturing home for infants, toddlers and children whose caregivers are in crisis, protects at risk children and preserves fragile families. provhouse.org

  • Slavic Village Development


    Works with residents and stakeholders in the Broadway/Slavic Village neighborhood to create a sense of ownership and belonging in a community where all people can live well. slavicvillage.org

  • St. Clair Superior Development Corporation


    Builds sustainable communities through community involvement and leadership development; real estate and business development; and housing services such as lead safety, code enforcement and service referrals. stclairsuperior.org

  • The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland


    Provides quality health care services, free of charge, to uninsured individuals and works to make health care available to all. thefreeclinic.org

  • The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Community Center of Greater Cleveland


    Works toward a society free of homophobia and gender oppression by advancing the respect, dignity and human rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community. lgbtcleveland.org

  • Tremont West Development Corporation


    Serves Tremont by organizing and inclusive community, building a unified neighborhood and promoting a national destination.

  • UHCAN (Universal Health Care Action Network) Ohio


    Promotes health care justice-universal coverage, accessible and affordable health care for all Ohioans, quality care and public accountability-through education, policy work and grassroots organizing. uhcanohio.org

  • Union Miles Development Corporation


    Maintains a strong community by rehabilitating vacant homes for low and moderate income families, weatherizing homes, promoting commercial development and organizing for a safer community. unionmiles.org

  • Waterloo Arts


    Enriches the neighborhood culturally and economically by creating a stimulating arts environment. Supports artists, exhibits, performances, special events, and educational programming for all ages. artscollinwood.org

  • Womens Recovery Center


    Certified chemical dependency treatment facility provid ing comprehensive services for medically indigent women and their families. Provides opportunities for women to take control over their lives-physically, emotionally and economi cally. womensctr.org

Member Index

Adoption Network Cleveland
Bellaire Puritas Development Corporation
Bike Cleveland
Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc.
CityMusic Cleveland
Cleveland Animal Protective League
Cleveland Jobs with Justice
Cleveland MOTTEP (Minority Organ Tissue Transplant Education Program)
Cleveland Public Theatre
Cogswell Hall
Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center
Environmental Health Watch
ESOP (Empowering & Strengthening Ohios People)
Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity
HandsOn Northeast Ohio
Heights Community Congress
Hispanic Business Center
Housing Research & Advocacy Center
Independent Pictures
IRTF (InterReligious Task Force on Central America)
Lake Erie Ink
Linking Employment, Abilities and Potential (LEAP)
May Dugan Center
Mt. Pleasant NOW Development Corporation
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Greater Cleveland
NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio Foundation
Near West Theatre
Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland
NEOCH (Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless)
New Agrarian Center/City Fresh
Ohio Citizen Action Education Fund
Organize! Ohio
Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio
Policy Matters Ohio
Providence House
Slavic Village Development
St. Clair Superior Development Corporation
The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland
The Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Community Center of Greater Cleveland
Tremont West Development Corporation
UHCAN (Universal Health Care Action Network) Ohio
Union Miles Development Corporation
Waterloo Arts
Womens Recovery Center

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Community Shares is kicking off it's 2015-16 campaign.
Effective July 2015, Community Shares welcomes three new members: The Hispanic Business Center, May Dugan Center, and Tremont West Development Corporation.
Members of Greater Cleveland Community Shares elected new board members at our Annual Meeting held Thursday, June 25th, 2015.


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