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Your support is crucial in fueling our mission to create a significant impact in our community. With your generous contributions, we are able to maintain and broaden essential programs that resonate with the heart and needs of Cleveland. Here, you have the opportunity to donate to various funds, each uniquely tailored to target specific aspects of our community. Importantly, for every dollar you donate, the Cleveland 13 News Network generously matches it, amplifying the impact of your contribution.
If you are aware of an individual, family, student, or business in need or deserving of aid from these funds, we invite you to reach out to us. Please email info@cleveland13news.com with the details. Our dedicated team carefully reviews each submission, ensuring thoughtful consideration is given to every request.

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Obituary Grant Fund

At Cleveland 13, we understand that publishing an online obituary can be both costly and time-consuming, often adding to the stress of grieving families. To ease this burden, we offer a compassionate and affordable solution. Our service hosts perpetual obituaries at a fixed, affordable price of just $49. This rate is guaranteed never to increase, ensuring transparency and peace of mind. Inspired by the generosity of several members from our advisory board, we've established the Obituary Grant Fund. This initiative offers financial assistance to those who might find even our minimal cost challenging. We've opened this fund to contributions from anyone wishing to extend a helping hand to those in need during their times of loss.

Contributing to the Obituary Grant Fund is straightforward and inclusive. You can make your contribution online by clicking here and selecting “Obituary Fund” on the form. Alternatively, for those who prefer digital payment platforms, contributions can be sent via CashApp, PayPal, or Venmo to @Cleveland13News, with “Obituary Fund” noted in the memo. Your generosity can make a significant difference, ensuring that every family has the opportunity to honor and remember their loved ones in a dignified and lasting manner.

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Small Business Fund

We understand the crucial role small businesses play in the vibrancy and economy of our local communities. Recognizing the challenges they face, particularly in advertising and marketing, we've established the Small Business Fund. This initiative is not just about covering advertising costs; it's a comprehensive support system for new and struggling Cleveland small businesses to enhance their presence. Through the Small Business Fund, we assist these businesses in gaining exposure on the Cleveland 13 News website and during our news segments, reaching thousands of Cleveland residents every day. This exposure is vital for businesses starting out or those facing difficulties, helping them connect with a broader audience and spread the word about their products and services.

We also provide essential marketing materials and services. This includes professional commercial editing, voice-over work for ads, and other creative services that small businesses often find costly or hard to access. Our aim is to equip these businesses with high-quality marketing tools, giving them the best chance to thrive and grow. Contributing to the Small Business Ad Fund means directly supporting the health and diversity of Cleveland's economic landscape.

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Community Program Fund

We recognize the immense value that community programs and initiatives bring to the cultural and social fabric of Northeast Ohio; and understanding the challenges these programs often face in gaining visibility and outreach, we've created the Community Program Fund. This fund is not merely a financial resource; it's a comprehensive support network designed to elevate and amplify the voices of local community programs. Through this Fund, we empower these valuable initiatives by providing extensive advertising services. This includes prominent space on the Cleveland 13 News website and the integration of professionally produced video ads during our news segments. In addition to advertising space, our fund extends support by offering a range of marketing tools and services. This encompasses professional video editing, engaging voice-over production for ads, and other creative solutions that are often beyond the reach of community-based programs due to resource constraints. 

Supporting the Community Program Fund is an investment in the heart and soul of our communities. It's a direct contribution to the enrichment and advancement of Northeast Ohio's communal landscape. By contributing to this fund, you're playing a pivotal role in nurturing and promoting the programs that make our communities more vibrant, inclusive, and dynamic. 

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Educational Assistance Fund

At Cleveland 13, we're passionate about cultivating the next wave of talent in broadcasting and journalism. That's why we've established the Educational Assistance Fund, a robust program committed to empowering aspiring students in these dynamic fields. 
This fund opens doors to hands-on experiences and advanced learning opportunities. One of our key offerings is a comprehensive internship program. Here, students are immersed in the real-world environment of broadcasting and journalism, working closely with experienced professionals. These internships are not only about gaining practical skills but also about understanding the nuances and ethics of media in a practical setting. This Fund ensures students have access to the latest equipment and technology. From high-end cameras to state-of-the-art editing software, we provide the tools necessary for students to produce professional-quality work and develop a compelling portfolio.
Your support of this fund is an investment in the future of media. It helps us offer these critical resources and experiences to students, removing barriers and nurturing a generation of informed, skilled, and ethical media professionals. By contributing, you're not just supporting individual students; you're helping to shape the future landscape of broadcasting and journalism with fresh, innovative voices.

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Helping Hands Fund

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Whether it's a family devastated by a house fire, lacking basic necessities like clothes and shelter, or a local small business ravaged by a storm and struggling to rebuild, the Helping Hands Fund is there to provide essential support. This fund is our way of harnessing the strength and compassion of our community, allowing us to pool resources and make a direct, meaningful impact in the lives of those affected by unforeseen tragedies.
Every penny contributed to the Helping Hands Fund is used for these critical causes. We ensure that 100% of the donations go directly to the individuals or entities in need, offering immediate relief and support. This transparent and direct approach allows donors to see the tangible impact of their generosity, fostering a deeper sense of community and shared responsibility.
Your support of the Helping Hands Fund is more than just a donation; it's a lifeline to those in unexpected crises. It's a testament to the spirit of our community, always ready to extend a hand to lift others in their time of need. By contributing to this fund, you become a vital part of a collective effort to bring aid, hope, and recovery to those facing hardship in our community.

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