CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – Fox 8, in collaboration with more than 50 Greater Cleveland corporate, civic and philanthropic partners, presented a special one-hour program “Cleveland Rocks: From Our Living Rooms” Wednesday night.
More than $135,000 was raised — and counting — from our wonderful viewers and partners in support of Northeast Ohio nonprofits working on the frontlines to battle coronavirus.
***If you’d like to help, head to ClevelandFoundation.org/give-now/ to give to the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund***
The one-hour special highlighted musical artists performing from their homes to help raise money for the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, which to date has awarded more than $1.68 million to 21 nonprofit organizations and groups serving Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties.
Musical artists who took part included Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Alice Cooper and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, as well as Jason Mraz, Ben Folds with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra, Cleveland’s Own Michael Stanley, Eric Nolan of the O’Jay’s, Maddie Finn and several other local favorites.
“Cleveland Rocks: From Our Living Rooms” was presented with limited commercial interruption by CrossCountry Mortgage.
The Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund is designed to complement the work of public health officials and expand local capacity among frontline nonprofit organizations in Cuyahoga, Lake and Geauga counties to address all aspects of the outbreak in Northeast Ohio as efficiently as possible. The partners plan to continue to make grants once a week through June, with the potential to extend grant opportunities as needed and as additional funding resources become available through new partners joining the effort.
There was a $50K match from members of the fund for viewer donations during the show.
Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund partners include: The Abington Foundation; Bank of America; The Bruening Foundation; Chip and Karen Chaikin; Citizens Charitable Foundation; The City of Cleveland; Cleveland Cavaliers and Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse organization; Cleveland Foundation; Cleveland Indians Charities; Community West Foundation; Cuyahoga County; Deaconess Foundation; The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement; Dollar Bank; Dominion Energy; The George Gund Foundation; Giant Eagle Foundation; The Glenmede Trust Company, N.A.; JoAnn and Bob Glick; The Gries Family Foundation; Haslam 3 Foundation; The Higley Fund; Huntington Bank; Karry & Jonathan Hatch; HealthComp Foundation; Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation; KeyBank Foundation; Lincoln Electric; Lowenthal Family Fund; The McHale Family Foundation; Samuel H. and Maria Miller Foundation; Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation; Mullin, Shank & Rehak Family; David and Katharine Outcalt; Jane and Jon Outcalt Foundation; Robin and Jon H. Outcalt Jr.; The Reinberger Foundation; RPM International Inc.; Saint Luke’s Foundation; The Sherwin-Williams Company; Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland; The Stone Family Fund in memory of Lael Stone, M.D.; Bill and Pam Summers; TEGNA Foundation; Third Federal Foundation; The Thomas H. White Foundation, a Key Trust; Three Arches Foundation; Union Home Mortgage Foundation; United Way of Greater Cleveland; Margaret W. Wong; and the Woodruff Foundation.