The Urban League of Greater Cleveland (ULGC), a community based nonprofit organization, was established in 1917 in response to the needs of African American families migrating from the South to urban cities in the North. Leveraging its assets as advocates and service providers, the ULGC helped to mitigate the issues of housing discrimination, limited access to employment, and poor landlord-tenant relations. In its 100-year history, the ULGC has delivered upon its mission to enable minority groups to develop and exercise their potential on par with all other Americans. Partnering with other established government and community organizations has enabled ULGC to respond effectively to the needs of those on the economic and social margins through education, research, advocacy and the provision of services.
The Capital Access Fund has given many small minority business owners an opportunity to revitalize their local businesses and communities. By enrolling in the three-year program, minority business owners gain access to approximately 50 loans totaling $8 million dollars and are able to give their business a second chance to thrive. As the American economy moves forward, the ULGC seeks to partner with other economic and community focused institutions to make sure no one is left behind.
Want to see how the Capital Access Fund is transforming businesses and communities across the city of Cleveland? Check out these clips below.
The ULGC receives support from local companies, foundations, the United Way, and caring individuals like you who believe in the programs and services we provide to the community. Your gift, large or small, supports the League’s infrastructure and agenda for Education and Youth Development, Economic Empowerment, Civic Engagement, and Civil Rights & Racial Justice.
In exchange for their support, ULGC members are invited to some of our landmark events like the Celebration in Black & White, Annual Equal Opportunity Day Luncheon and Black History Month Celebrations. All membership contributions are 100% tax-deductible.